Hospitality Management

Be part of the booming Hospitality Sector in Europe – Study in Ireland

Posted By : Mr Anand Dhillon/Posted on: May 22, 2017

Given below are the reasons which emphasize on the potential and opportunities that Ireland offers for hospitality industry:

After Britain’s exit from the European Union, Ireland will be the largest English speaking country in Europe.

Tourism is one of Ireland's most important economic sectors and has significant potential to play a further role in Ireland's economic renewal. In 2016, total tourism revenue for the economy in 2016 was around €7.832 billion.

The tourism sector supports 148,300 jobs in the accommodation and food sector alone, and overall employment in tourism is estimated to be in the region of 220,000.

Tourism and Hotel Industry go hand in hand. With the exponential growth in these industries, the need for skilled labour is inevitable.

Hospitality is a growing sector in Ireland and worldwide. It is a diverse and exciting industry that provides abundance of employment opportunities around the globe. The demand for hospitality graduates is growing each year within the global hotel, leisure, industrial, business, health and education sectors.

If you are planning to make a career in hospitality or hotel management, Ireland in Europe should be on your list of study and work destination.

We are listing below the best colleges to study hospitality courses in Ireland, Europe:


Shannon College of Hotel Management is a dedicated hotel management college and offers degrees in hotel management and business studies.

Only 100 students are selected each year to begin their hotel management careers at Shannon College of Hotel Management, one of Europe’s leading hotel schools

With over 100 hotel partners across 16 countries, students have internship opportunities with prestigious hotel companies including Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Jumeirah International and Hilton. Undergraduate students undertake nearly two years of paid, professional internships. Shannon College organises and supervises these internships and has a 100% placement record since 1951.

As a student of Shannon College, you can expect professional practical training, to receive two professional internships and to graduate with a business degree from the National University of Ireland, all of which will equip you to run the operations of hotels and also to manage the business of hotels.


Dublin Institute of Technology offers BSc in International Hospitality Management and equips its graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry.

Specific in-class modules have also been developed to enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student.


The business faculty at Griffith College deliver business, finance and hospitality courses at certificate, diploma and degree levels, some of which also run on a part-time basis.

The Business Faculty of Griffith College has a reputation for delivering excellence. This faculty focuses on developing the business leaders of the future, today.

Students studying in business courses are exposed to a range of subjects from various disciplines, including marketing, hospitality, enterprise, finance, management and law. All of which can benefit business students in their chosen career.

It offers diploma, bachelors and masters program in hospitality and tourism management.


The Institute boasts one of the finest Tourism and Hospitality buildings in Europe, with state-of-the-art facilities. Our courses combine practical elements of hospitality management with key management skills, knowledge and competencies, in a multi-cultural classroom environment, providing graduates with the best possible foundation for a future career.

There is a mandatory work placement of a minimum of 12 weeks between Year 1 and Year 2. There is a 6 month Management Internship in Year 3.

Work Placement is an important part of the course and this allows the student to experience hospitality organisations at various grades in Ireland and gives them opportunities to travel abroad for their 3rd year work placement.

Cork boasts one of the largest variety of hospitality organisations in the country, allowing students to study in a vibrant city with a strong culture of hospitality.

Students who take the opportunity to travel abroad for work placement experience a greater international awareness, and develop the ability to effectively communicate in the global hospitality environment.

Hospitality graduates from Ireland find opportunity as 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.

Author : Mr. Anand Dhillon [M.B.A.]

Anand Dhillon loves to write & share knowledge on Education in India, Career choices & Studying Abroad; helping Students in need of relevant information. He is a Mechanical Engineer & an MBA by qualification. He keeps himself updated with the constant changes in the Education arena & provides answers on Quora, Shiksha.

Anand has been involved in Counselling Students, Professionals about various career paths in India & Overseas for over 6 years. EDIFICE EDUCATION is his endeavour to provide FREE CONSULTANCY for courses like MBBS, Engineering, MBA, Hospitality & Tourism.

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