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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management (L8)

Galway International Hotel School
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management (L8)

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management is a four-year full time program. This program has a long-established excellent reputation and was the first hotel management degree to be offered in Ireland. Many of our graduates hold senior management positions within the sector worldwide. Lecturers who teach on this program are highly-skilled professionals with many years industry experience. This Internationally recognised degree presents the opportunity to travel the world and work in this dynamic and exciting sector. The Galway International Hotel School has reputable links with hotel groups in Ireland, Europe, USA, and Canada. This program aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a successful career in management. Teaching is delivered through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the student learning experience.

Admission requirements

The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics. Two of the six Leaving Certificate subjects must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher with a minimum of 160 points.

English Language Requirements

  • Non-EU applicants: Non-EU applicants, who are not English speakers, must have a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic) or equivalent
  • EU applicants: EU applicants, who are not English speakers, are recommended to have a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic) or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year 1:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Communications & Customer Care
  • Food and Beverage Skills & Service
  • Culinary Skills
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Introduction to Accounting and Business Maths
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Wine Studies 1
  • Language Elective

Year 2:

  • Management Principles
  • Work Placement
  • Marketing Principles
  • Advanced Food & Beverages Skills and Services
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Hospitality Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Front Office Operations
  • Wine Studies
  • Culinary Skills 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Language Elective

Year 3:

  • Strategic Management for Hospitality
  • Work Placement
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Management

Year 4:

  • Performance Management and Decision Making
  • Leading Strategy Implementation and Change
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Revenue Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Applied Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


EU students

  • Student Contribution fee - €3,000
  • Tuition fee - €819
  • Total fee - €3,819

Non-EU students

  • Student Contribution fee - €3,000
  • Tuition fee - €6,950
  • Total fee - €9,950


  • Credits: 240
  • Award for Level 8: Honours Bachelor Degree, Higher Diploma.

Continuing studies

GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Career paths

This degree will prepare you for employment at graduate management level within all aspects of the hospitality industry from restaurant/bars to five-star hotel properties. This program was developed in collaboration with industry professionals from the Hospitality Sector. This process ensures that programs remain up to date with current trends thus enhancing employability opportunities.

About this institute

Galway International Hotel School

Galway International Hotel School has an international reputation in offering courses to support the Tourism Industry. We were the first higher education institute in Ireland in 1977 to award degrees in Hotel Management and we have alumni working all over...

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