Hotel and catering management is the practice of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business.
The first two years of this course deal with a broad range of business and hotel and catering related subjects. Students then specialise in either food and beverage management, front office and accommodation management, or conference and leisure management.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Career opportunities are almost limitless in hotels, food and tourism enterprises worldwide. Graduates are trained professionals with sound operational work experience and a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry. As such, they are in demand by a large cross section of the industry from general and operational management within the tourism industry, to more specialised areas.
Career opportunities in this sector include marketing and sales, HRM, food and beverage management, rooms division management, and conferencing management in Ireland and abroad.