GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Catering Management (Level 7)

Code: GA370 Level: 7

Work Placements At the end of Year 1 - students will undertake a mandatory 12-week work placement in Ireland. At the end of Year 2 - students will undertake a mandatory 30-week work placement internationally. Our industry Links Office, together with the academic team, will assist students in making the best possible choices for their placements. These placements are an integral part of student learning. Students will undertake a number of exciting field trips throughout the programme and the school also engages with high profile guest lecturers from industry, all of which are deemed essential to enhancing student learning. Follow-on Studies Graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Level 8, in Hotel and Catering Management at this Institute.

Why study Hotel Management? The Bachelor of Business in Hotel & Catering Management is a three-year full-time programme which offers a broad suite of subjects related to management within the hospitality industry from graduate entry level to the highest level of management. This dynamic programme gives the learner an industry-focused curriculum which will address both theoretical and practical concepts of the hospitality industry. Teaching is delivered through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the student learning experience. Lecturers who teach on this programme are highly skilled professionals with many years industry experience. What will I study?

Year 1: • Introduction to the Hospitality

• Communications & Customer Care • Food and Beverage Skills & Service • Accommodation Operations • Introduction to Accounting and

& Tourism Industry

• Culinary Skills

• Information Technology • Learning and Innovation Skills

Business Maths • Language Elective

• Wine Studies 1

Student experience

Year 2: • Management Principles • Work Placement • Advanced Food & Beverages • Introduction to Hospitality Law • Front Office Operations Skills & Services

Ciara Heneghan BB in Hotel Management (Current Student) Hotel & Catering was always a first choice career for me, as I was keenly aware of it from a very young age having both parents in the industry. The Hotel School at GMIT was also a natural option as it has a long- standing reputation as a noted educator in the field of Hotel & Catering Management. The prospect

• Financial Accounting • Marketing Principles

• Food & Beverage Management • Management Accounting • Information Technology

• Culinary Skills 2 • Language Elective

• Wine Studies

Year 3: • Entrepreneurship • Work Placement

• Service Marketing

• Economics

• Human Resource Management • Social and Multimedia Technologies • Conference and Banqueting • Strategic Management for Hospitality

• Contemporary Tourism • Food and Wine Appreciation

of having a business degree with practical work and learn experience as part of the course was especially attractive, along with the flexible modules offered as part of the College experience. The opportunities afforded with the organised work experience placements are invaluable. I was especially fortunate to have worked at the 5* Red Carnation Ashford Castle Estate for Year 1 placement, and at one of London’s finest 5* Hotels, The Berkeley in Knightsbridge , where I gained invaluable experience in both properties. The obvious skills obtained along with the sense of self- awareness and independence gained from such experiences, are character building and for life, and were all enabled as part of the course. Currently, I am almost through Year 3 examinations and back working with Red Carnation at Ashford Castle. I fully intend to return to Year 4 at GMIT, and I am fully committed to a career in the industry. I am excited about the opportunities in the industry, including international travel, employability and a fast- paced industry.

Students may select elective modules each semester to enhance their learning and skills.

What are my career opportunities? Graduates often begin their careers at a supervisory level in hospitality and tourism establishments and progress to general management or ownership. The focus of this business degree is to provide key business knowledge, practical skills, and a clear understanding of how the industry operates in its many different forms. This degree will prepare you for employment at graduate management level within all aspects of the hospitality industry from corporate hospitality management, restaurant/bar management to five-star hotel properties.

Galway International Hotel School

Places 50

Campus Galway

Duration 3 years

Talk to us: Colin Gilligan, Programme Chair Tel: +353 91 742402 | E-mail: colin.gilligan@gmit.ie

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