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.
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.
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.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
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.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Diversity, excitement and career opportunities abound in today’s hospitality industry. This Honours degree in International Hospitality Management offers enhanced career opportunities in the wider services sector. Students can become supervisors and managers in the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, exotic resorts and corporate hotel developments.
Other options can include overseeing business conventions and special events, occupying 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.