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International Hospitality Management

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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.

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DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Careers in Hospitality - Francis Brennan, Owner of Park Hotel, Kenmare
Careers in Hospitality - Michael Rosney, Owner of Killeen House Hotel, Killarney
Careers in Hospitality - Patrick O' Donoghue, Owner of Gleaneagle Hotel, Killarney

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DT401 - International Hospitality Management

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DT401 - International Hospitality Management
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DHCXX  5M2083  Hospitality Operations
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business

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From supervising departments in the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, exotic resorts and corporate hotel developments, to overseeing business conventions and special events - diversity, excitement and career opportunities abound in today’s hospitality industry. Graduates will have enhanced career opportunities within the hospitality and the broader services sector.

Career paths include management positions in hotels, transport, travel agencies, tourism providers/suppliers, self employment, project management, technology management, community development, public sector support, financial institutions and bar, club, and conference management.

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