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BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management

Course Points
317
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 8

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • An opportunity to build a global career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
  • Transferable skills in business management, marketing, human resource management, sustainability, cross cultural awareness.
  • Smaller class sizes leading to more student engagement and student-centred learning.
  • Professional practice placement integrated across the programme.

Course Summary

This new Level 8 course in International Tourism Management is designed to prepare graduates to become effective managers in the tourism industry. Tourism specific modules will develop an understanding of the complex issues facing a contemporary national and international tourism industry, while business and management modules will develop critical transferable skills in business, marketing, management, finance and data analysis.

The BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management will provide a pathway for those wishing to pursue a career in the vibrant, worldwide, tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the world’s largest worldwide industries and is forecast as one of the fastest-growing global sectors. In Ireland, tourism is seen as one of the most important economic sectors with significant potential to contribute to Ireland’s continued growth, with forecasted growth in employment to 250,000 by 2025 (Irish Tourism Industry Confederation).

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Tourism Operations
  • Introduction to the Tourist, Travel and Tourism
  • Business Communications and Academic Writing (year-long)
  • Business Maths and Accounting Fundamentals (year-long)
  • Spanish and Hispanic Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)
  • Career Investment Programme (year-long)

Semester 2

  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Communications and Academic Writing (year-long)
  • Business Maths and Accounting Fundamentals (year-long)
  • Spanish and Hispanic Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)
  • Career Investment Programme (year-long)

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Tourism Policy, Heritage and Culture
  • Financially Based Decision Making and Economics for Tourism
  • Career Investment Programme - Work Placement Module
  • French and Francophone Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management and Management Development
  • Revenue and Distribution Management
  • French and Francophone Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)
  • Electives: Business Tourism Or Destination Brand Management

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Tourism Issues and Challenges
  • Digital Marketing
  • Tourism Research Paper (year-long)
  • German and Germanic Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)
  • Electives: International Conference and Events Management Or Experience Marketing

Semester 2

  • Tourism Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Tourism Research Paper (year-long)
  • German and Germanic Culture for Tourism (year-long)
  • English for International Students (year-long)

* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

This programme is delivered through a mix of lectures and tutorials, with elements of on-line and blended learning. Professional practice work placement will also enhance the learning experience.

Undergraduate students who will successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to achieve two additional qualifications awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Association qualification - Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) and Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA).

The tourism industry is large and diverse, and there is a wealth of opportunities across a variety of sectors. There are numerous careers options for graduates working towards a variety of positions in or related to sales and marketing, product planning, operations, ICT, distribution, human resources, events, and finance. Typical positions including Travel consultant, Tourism officer, Reservations agent, Tour guide, Tourist Information Centre manager, Tour operator or Operations manager.

Successful graduates from the BA in International Tourism Management can progress to an MSc in several areas including Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing, Business Management and Disaster Management.

Successful graduates from the BA. in International Tourism Management can progress to an MSc. In Tourism.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

→ INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades
→ AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
→ AND Minimum Points Score of 300.


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
→ Two subjects at either:

    • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)

→ The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:

    • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
    • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

→ And a minimum score of 300 points

Co-op Placement of 1 day per week.

This course is best-suited to students:

  • who would like a career in a global industry with endless opportunities.
  • who would like to understand the potential of the tourism industry to make the world a better place.
  • who value high-quality education and the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification.

Brianáin Erraught (Head of Department of Hospitality Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370256
Email: brianain.erraught@dkit.ie

Work Placement: Yes (Co-op Placement of 1 day per week)

Course ID DK850
Level 8
Duration 3 Years
Points 317
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Hospitality Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK850.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
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