About Business Studies With Travel And Tourism Management – BA (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
The BA (Honours) in Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management will appeal to students who wish to pursue a management career in the tourism industry. This programme is continually updated and developed to meet industry needs.
Graduates of the programme will have practical business know-how grounded in the tourism sector as this programme provides a broad introduction to tourism management principles and practice. The programme contains a significant work placement in Year 3, giving students the chance to apply classroom knowledge to the workplace. The programme also has professional links with the Irish Hotels Federation, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, NITB and ITOA.
Note: Students will be required to provide €200 approx. payable during the first week of college. This money is for payment of uniforms, safety shoes and contribution to field trips which will take place during the first year of study.
Who is the programme suited to?
The BA (Hons) in Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management is ideally suited to students who have a keen interest in meeting people, enjoy working as a part of a team and have good organisational skills. The tourism industry in Ireland and abroad continues to grow and this programme offers students the opportunity to travel and work in many different sectors including culture & heritage, hospitality, events, sports and transport as well as more general business areas. Overall, the programme is suited to anyone who wishes to learn more about the tourism industry while developing their business and management skills.
Top 3 Reasons
1. The tourism industry in Ireland and abroad will inevitably continue to thrive, this programme is continually updated and developed to meet industry needs and provides graduates with the knowledge and ability to develop within the industry.
2. The 6-month work placement in Year 3 gives you an opportunity to experience the real-world of the Tourism Industry and apply what you have learned in the classroom to real-life situations.
3. This programme has professional links with Shannon Development, Tourism Ireland, and Fáilte Ireland.
Class Contact Hours
20 hours per week (depending on the year)
Did You Know?
Tourism is one of the most remarkable economic and social phenomena of the last century
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have studied and experienced several aspects of business and tourism.
A graduate will have a diverse range of career opportunities both in Ireland and abroad and they can expect to find employment in a variety of different areas such as tourism enterprises, community development organisations, national and regional tourism bodies and hospitality and travel organisations. There are also opportunities for further studies, for example, taught postgraduate or research masters programmes.
“The Tourism Management programme at LIT prepared me for a career here in Ireland and abroad. I’m now taking a year out to work for a hotel in Banff, Canada, and to see a bit of the world while working in my field.”
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 Honours and 4 Passes in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish. Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5