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Hospitality Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Dublin, Ireland
The BA in Hospitality Management at American College Dublin is awarded under the institution’s accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The degree may be taken on an accelerated track, which allows the student to complete the programme in three years by taking the internship components (normally taken in the second and third years during summer semesters.
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The blend of theory and the two semester-long internships give students the best of both the practical and academic worlds. The programme provides a firm foundation of business courses in the first year, and subsequently offers two hospitality industry internships, a selection of interesting general education classes, and a range of courses examining aspects of hospitality management and its related fields in the international business, event management and tourism disciplines. In the course of the final year the student also completes a hospitality management research project.

There is a worldwide demand for highly-trained and quality staff in the hospitality industry. Graduates of the BA in Hospitality Management programme at American College Dublin can expect to have a range of career opportunities within the management structures in the hospitality sector and the broader services sector.

Career paths include management positions in hotels and resorts, travel agencies, tourism providers and suppliers, self-employment, project management, financial institutions and bar, club, and conference management. In addition, graduates of the BA in Hospitality Management may progress to post graduate studies. Graduates may take bridging modules in order to allow them progress to the MB or MBA in International Business.

Career Skills

Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer. 

These skills include:

  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Sales and marketing skills 
  • Finance and accounting skills 
  • Management skills 
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management skills 

Graduates of the BA in Hospitality Management programmes can expect to have a range of career opportunities which include management positions in the following areas:

  • Travel agencies 
  • Tourism providers and suppliers
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Project management 
  • Bar, club and restaurant management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is a late application procedure until 1 May. Students are advised to apply well in advance of the deadlines.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to management
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business computing
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business law or International law
  • Probability and Statistics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. 
  • Applicants are required to have graduated from high school at a standard that satisfies the institution that they have a strong likelihood of being able to complete the program of study for which they have applied. 
  • Applicants still in high school must provide evidence from high school transcripts and / or report cards that suggest a likelihood to graduate from high school; conditional acceptance is granted pending the completion of the applicant’s senior high school year. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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