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Get a degree in any area that you are interested in. It doesn't have to be directly related to sociology or Law. Apply to become a member of the Garda Reserve Gather life experience by travelling before you join.
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Hospitality management is the practice of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business.

As well as hospitality management, this course also covers a language, accounting, hospitality law, statistics, computer systems, and marketing. There is a 6 month work placement between years 3 and 4.

The work load of the course is demanding but rewarding, as most days involve lectures and tutorials from 9 to 5 each day plus additional hours needed for study each evening.

DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management produce graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry. Specific in-class modules have also been developed to enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student.

The curriculum is aimed at developing strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success.

There are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3 where the opportunity and support to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience is offered.

 

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.


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