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BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management with Business

Deliver exceptional service, while building thriving businesses.
298 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024


4 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course helps students develop business management skills and the specialist knowledge of the hospitality industry that they will need to succeed. The modern hospitality industry requires agile critical business thinkers to find solutions in this fast-paced industry. Students will focus on creating exceptional guest experiences while ensuring the smooth operations and profitability of the business. They will learn to skilfully manage customer service, staff training, financial analysis, marketing strategies, and overall business development.


What makes this course different

Additional Certifications

Students will have the opportunity to achieve additional micro-credentials such as Google Digital Garage, CHIA (Certificate in Hotel Industry Analytics), CVent, and Food Safety Certification.

Work Placement or Study Abroad

There is a semester-long work placement in Year 2 and options for studying abroad in Year 3.

Understanding the Industry

Hospitality is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and offers excellent opportunities globally. It is an exciting and diverse field that combines the art of hospitality with the principles of business management. It encompasses a range of sectors such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, event venues, and more. The industry thrives on the principles of excellent service, attention to detail, and creating a welcoming environment for guests. It offers a dynamic and rewarding career path that blends the passion for hospitality with the skills of effective business management.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Group Sales & Marketing Executive
  • Business Development Executive
  • Consumer Insights & Data Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Front Office Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Executive
  • Sales and Events Coordinator
  • Hotel Management Graduate Programmes

In these areas:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Marketing
  • Entertainment & Leisure Industry
  • Tourist Industry

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Year 1

    • Fundamentals of Hospitality Operations
    • Academic and Career Skills
    • Digital Skills for Tourism
    • Introduction to Sales and Marketing
    • Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    • Customer Service & Marketing
    • Fundamentals of Accounting


    • Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry
    • Language and Culture - French
    • English
    • The Geography of Travel and Tourism
  • Year 2

    • Food & Beverage Management
    • Hospitality Industry IT
    • Introduction to Revenue Management
    • Financially Based Decision Making
    • Placement Preparation
    • Bar Operations
    • Contemporary Hospitality Service
    • Placement (Industry Placement with the option to work in Ireland or Internationally)


    • Business Tourism
    • Language and Culture - German
    • English
  • Year 3

    • Hospitality Enterprise Development
    • Applied Law for the Hospitality Industry
    • Management Principles
    • Economics and Management Accounting
    • Hospitality Event Production
    • Revenue Management & Data Analytics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Applied Marketing for Hospitality and Event Management


    • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
    • Language and Culture - German
    • English
    • Erasmus
    • Studies Abroad
    • International Tourism Management
    • Irish Society and Culture
  • Year 4

    • International Hospitality Management
    • Financial Management
    • Leadership and Innovation
    • Strategic Management for Hospitality & Events
    • Research Paper
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Business Management Simulation
    • Digital Marketing Management


    • Strategic Destination Marketing
    • English
    • Responsible Tourism

Work Placement

There is a semester long work placement in Year 2. This gives students a much broader experience for both their soft skills and technical skills. They can also gain contacts in industry to help them in their future career. 

Professional Accreditations

Students who will successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to achieve additional micro-credentials such as Google Digital Garage, CHIA (Certificate in Hotel Industry Analytics), CVent, and Food Safety Certification.

Education Progression

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK851
Apply on CAO

International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management with Business please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Dr Kevin Burns

Acting Head of the Department of Hospitality Studies


Elizabeth Murray

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).