Entry Points (2022)
#711 including interview points

Course Overview

This programme is delivered at the Shannon College Campus in Co Clare with your 4th year delivered on the Universities Main Campus in Galway.

The BComm in International Hotel Management at Shannon College incorporates a full Commerce Degree with an emphasis on hospitality, tourism and the development of communication and leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to study on two universities campuses and experience 21 months of paid international work placement as part of this exciting degree programme.  

Students who choose this degree will develop a unique set of skills combining professional practical training, language development, hands on work experience in the international hotel industry and extensive commerce theory specialising in a chosen business field. Students will gain international experience during their studies, making them highly sought after graduates. This has been reflected in the 100% employment record on graduation day since the college was founded in 1951. This is a very unique and versatile qualification, perfect for a student who is interested in a career in the international hotel industry or business.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

  • Dr Phillip J Smyth – Head of Shannon College of Hotel Management 
  • Deborah O Hanlon – Deputy Head of Shannon College of Hotel Management 
  • Adrian Sylver- Deputy Head of Shannon College of Hotel Management 
  • Dave o Donovan- Programme Leader- Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management 

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.  

Note: All applicants who apply to Shannon College will be invited to attend an interview, for which up to 300 CAO points may be awarded. Shannon College will contact all students directly by post after CAO closing dates to arrange their interview. Please notify Shannon College’s Admissions Office if you do not receive correspondence from the college shortly after the CAO closing dates. Interviews are normally held in April and also in July as the course is not restricted.


Additional Requirements

including interview points. See www.shannoncollege.com for more details.
Duration

4 years and 9 months

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades (2022)

See www.shannoncollege.com for minimum A Level grades

Average intake

15

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY262

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1 · Study at Shannon College
Professional, practical training forms an essential part of the Year 1 studies as students rotate between seven professional classes – Front Office, IT, Accommodation Services, Skills for Work Life, Food Science, Restaurant Service and Culinary Arts.

Business modules such as Accounting and Management are also introduced and students study their second language (French, German, Spanish, English or Intercultural Communication).

Year 2 · Professional Operative Work Placement
The Year 2 work placement is a 12 month paid professional work placement in leading European hotels. Student spend this time working in a variety of different departments within their hotel. This experience is design to reinforce the training in Year 1 and improve knowledge of industry practice and systems. Students also have the opportunity to work in different parts of Europe, improve their language skills and experience a new culture.

Year 3 · Study at Shannon College
In Year 3, students advance from the practical training and the introduction in Year 1 and instead focus on modules improving their industry knowledge, such as Rooms Division Management and Marketing principals. The language module is continued and more advanced business modules such as Business Finance are studied along with prerequisite modules in preparation for the final year of the BComm degree at NUI Galway.

Year 4 · Study at NUI Galway
Students transfer to the final year BComm at the Galway campus and study three core modules and also choose a specialism. The specialisms offered are Accounting & Performance Measurement, Digital 

Business & Analytics, Economics & Public Policy, Management of Human Resources, Marketing Management, Finance, Business Law or International Business. 

Trainee Management Work Placement
At the end of Year 4, students commence a trainee management work placement which is the students’ first job and the beginning of their career. International hotel companies visit Shannon College to recruit students onto management development programmes and as direct hires in properties around the world. 

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 4 (60 Credits)

Optional MK314: Media & Marketing Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY308: Taxation I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS325: Contemporary Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS321: Web & Interactive Media Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK3101: Cases in Marketing Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK311: The Marketing of Services - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG326: Employee Relations: Rights And Obligations - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG328: Human Resource Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY321: Management Accounting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS218: Database Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3101: Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK3104: Marketing Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS222: Decision Modelling and Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS414: Business Intelligence and Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY325: International Financial Reporting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CI300: Doing Business in China - Language & Culture 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS403: IS Strategy & Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IE309: Operations Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3104: Ethics and Corporate Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3111: Entrepreneurial Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3110: Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC423: Ireland in the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH355: Economic And Social Spanish III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GR355: Applied Language - German - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FR355: French - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG307: New Enterprise Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS323: User Experience Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG7102: Leading and Managing People - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK8103: Integrated Marketing Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG335.3: Innovation and Entrepeneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK301: Marketing Research - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY319: Taxation II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK341: Brand Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS319: Enterprise Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3103: Digital Marketing Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG323: International Business - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY322: Management Accounting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3102: Work in a Global Context - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3105: Marketing Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3100: Human Resource Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS4101: Implementing Digital Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY314: Business Finance II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK303: Global Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY326: International Financial Reporting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CI301: Doing Business in China - Language & Culture 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CI200: Doing Business in China - Language & Culture 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ME353: Quality Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3112: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3114: Founder Selling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3106: Behavioural Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MG3109: Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MG3103: Business Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH358.II: Spanish Language III (Applied) - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GR356: Applied Language - German - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional FR356: French - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS8101: Implementing Digital Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK8104: Negotiation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG8104: Business Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Students who complete this degrees programme has many options for further studies in the areas of Hospitality , Business and Management. Students may consider postgraduate programmes like :

MSc in Business and Hospitality - http://www.nuigalway.ie/shannoncollege/courses/hospitalitymanagement.html/

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this degree programme have a wide range of career opportunities both within the hospitality sector and in many other areas of business. They are highly ought after by employers to work in exciting businesses all over the world.

Combine Practical Skills and Theory

Students have the chance to learn hands on practical skills while developing their theoretical knowledge. This variety makes the course really enjoyable for students and ensures they are industry ready.

Opportunities to Travel

Hospitality and Business are global industry with career opportunities all over the world.

Diverse and Exciting Degree Programme

This degree is perfect for a student who loves to explore new places. Students spend year 1 and year 3 on the Shannon College Campus, Year 2 on a European Work Placement, Year 4 on the main NUI Galway Campus and have the chance to start their careers at the end of year 4 in businesses located all over the world.  

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Shannon College has strong partnerships with industry, working with over 100 Hotels across 16 countries worldwide. Students will work for a total of 21 months during their degree programme, gaining invaluable international experience within the hotel industry while also improving their language and communication skills. 

 

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,590 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Tuition

€4,450 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€13,640 year 1. 2021/22

 
EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

Find out More

Sarah O Mahony
Marketing Manager 

Shannon College of Hotel Management
Shannon Airport
Co Clare 
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www.shannoncollege.com

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What Our Students Say

Ceri

Ceri Miller |   Personal Lines Account Executive, LHK Insurance Ltd

I studied the Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Business & International Hotel Management through Shannon College and spent a year studying at NUI Galway. With the courses in SCHM, you really do gain an extensive knowledge of Commerce, Business and Management, which is extremely transferable and not just applicable to Hotel Management.
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Arun

Arun Singh |   BDO Limerick, Accountants, Audit, Tax Consultants

Shannon College of Hotel Management gives you the tools and the attitude to be successful and driven in your career. When I look back, I can confidently say that choosing Shannon College was one of the best decisions I have made for my career. The curriculum also allows you to develop a certain skill set which is a prerequisite to be successful within the business and hospitality industry, ranging from personality development, work ethic, interpersonal and soft skills as well as language development. The BComm Degree allowed me to focus on a business discipline during my final year, which I spent on NUI Galway’s main campus. Students have the option to focus on disciplines in various fields such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Accounting and Economics.
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