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    This programme is discontinued!
    As alternative options consider: LY306 or LY327 or LY308

    Programme Title Bachelor of Business in International Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise
    CAO Code LY307
    LYIT internal code LY_TINCE_D
    Duration 3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  32
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type Major
    Awarding Body LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This new semesterised, full-time programme is developed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to effectively develop and manage small to medium sized tourism and hospitality enterprises, fulfilling government strategy and meeting industry's needs for innovation and expertise at local, regional and national levels. Check out the exciting aspects of Irish tourism” click here.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Grade D3 at Ordinary level in a minimum of five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination; including Mathematics and either Irish or English and achieving a minimum of 120 points.
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    Mature applicants
    Applicants who will be 23 years of age or older by the 1st January in the year of entry and who have appropriate work experience in the hospitality or related industry, may be exempted from the academic requirements outlined above and admitted to the programme following an interview, provided they have applied, via the CAO, before February 1st.
    What will I have to study?
    There are six semesters in total. Each semester consists of six modules in total.
    Learners will have the opportunity to complete a 320 hour mentored professional internship in registered establishments at the end of year 1.
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Tourism Operations I Mandatory  5  4
     Hospitality Operations I Mandatory  5  4
     International Tourism and Hospitality Mandatory  5  3
     IT Applications and Business Maths 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Accounting Practice Mandatory  5  3
     Learning Lifestyle and Communication Skills Elective  5  3
     Gaeilge Elective  5  3
     1/2  Tourism Operations II Mandatory  5  3
     Hospitality Operations II Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Management Mandatory  5  3
     IT Applications and Business Maths 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Facilities Operations Mandatory  5  3
     French Level I Elective  5 3
     Spanish Level I Elective  5  3
     English Elective  5  3
     2/3  Hospitality Operations III Mandatory  5  3
     Human Resource Management Mandatory  5  4
     Principles of Marketing Mandatory  5 3
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     Culture Behaviour and Tourism Elective  5  3
     French II Elective  5  3
     Spanish Level II Elective  5  3
     Rural Tourism Elective  5  3
     Gastronomy Elective  5  3
     2/4  Hospitality Operations IV Mandatory  5  3
     Services Marketing Mandatory  5 3
     Management Accounting Mandatory  5  3
      Employment Legislation Mandatory  5  4
     Applied Economics for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Elective  5  3
     Waste Management Elective  5  3
     Sustainable Tourism Elective  5  3
     International Beverage Studies Elective  5  3
     3/5  Global Trends and Tourism Innovation Mandatory  5  3
     E-Business for Tourism and Hospitality Mandatory  5  3
     Accounting Information for Decision Making Mandatory  5  3
     Human Resource Management III Elective  5  3
     Legal Case Studies for Tourism and Hospitality Elective  5  3
     Energy and Water Management Elective  5  3
     Food Product Development Elective  5  3
     International Food and Beverage Service Trends Elective  5  3
     Regional Tourism Development Elective  5  3
     3/6  Product and Process Research Mandatory  5  3
     Effective (SMTE) Management Mandatory  5  3
     New Enterprise Development Mandatory  5  3
     Quality Management and Business Excellence Elective  5  3
     Competitive Advantage in the Tourism Sector Elective  5  3
     E-Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality Elective  5  3
     Food Critique Photography and Design Elective  5  3
     Tourism Operations Policy Formulation Implementation and Review Elective  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to effectively develop and manage small to medium sized tourism and hospitality enterprises, fulfilling government strategy and meeting industry's needs for innovation and expertise at local, regional and national levels.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    This programme has been designed to develop learners' core business knowledge, skills and competencies thus providing the opportunity for transfer and access to a range of related programmes. Graduates will be well positioned to take full advantage of progression route opportunities within the National Framework of Qualifications including level 8 Honours Bachelor of Business programmes.
    Career Opportunities
    The focus of the programme ultimately is to facilitate persons who may wish to develop their own business in a Tourism related area. Very many career opportunities exist in current professions in Tourism both in Ireland and overseas.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Ciarán ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality & Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186603

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