Course Overview

This MSc is designed for those with hospitality/business qualifications or experience who wish to develop their knowledge of hospitality systems, trends and business applications to an advanced level. It is designed as a specialist course which assists students in blending their existing talents with the advanced hospitality and business skills and knowledge needed to manage a modern hospitality organisation.

Modules include Global Business and International HRM, Project Management, Information Technology for Hospitality and Performance and Revenue Management. The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over one academic year or on a part-time basis over two academic years. The programme will consist of lectures, seminars, industry exposure, experiential learning, in-company study, computer-based simulation, guest speakers and projects in the relevant subjects.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

1. Minimum Academic Requirements

Applicants must present certified and translated copies of their undergraduate degree at a minimum of 2ndclass honours or equivalent in a related area.

2. English
A minimum IELTS band level 6.5 (no band lower than 6) or equivalent.

3. Personal statement 
Applicants must submit/upload a typed personal statement of approximately 600 words explaining why they wish to undertake the programme, outlining how it fits into their career objectives.

4. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
Applicants are required to submit/upload a current CV (max. 2 pages).

5. References 
Applicants are required to submit/upload 2 references.  One must be an academic reference (in the case of applicants currently undertaking studies) and/or an employer (in the case of applicants currently in employment), and/or suitable personal reference.

6. Passport 
A copy of your passport must be submitted/uploaded.

7. Entrance Interview 
Suitable applicants must pass an entrance interview. Interviews are conducted by representatives visiting your country or through video conferencing (Skype).


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time
2 years, part-Time

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades ()

N/A

Average intake

20

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

30 June 2022

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

Course code

1MBH1

Course Outline

The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over one academic year or on a part-time basis over two academic years. To be eligible for the award of the MSc in Business and Hospitality, candidates must successfully complete modules to a total of 90 ECTS. A candidate who has passed all modules other than the summer school and project within a period of two years from commencement of the programme shall be eligible for the award of a postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Business.

Full-time 

Semester 1

  • Global Business and International HRM
  • Information Technology for Hospitality
  • Performance and Revenue Management
  • Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Project Management
  • Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality

Semester 3 (Summer School) Students choose 3 electives

  1. Business Negotiations
  2. International Entrepreneurship in Hospitality
  3. Lean Principles
  4. Management of Organisational Change
  5. Organisational Behaviour
  6. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions.
  • Project- Business Consultancy
Part-time 
Year 1:

Semester 1

  • Performance and Revenue Management
  • Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Hotel Asset Management

Semester 3(Summer School 1) Students choose 3 electives

  1. Business Negotiations
  2. International Entrepreneurship in Hospitality
  3. Lean Principles
  4. Management of Organisational Change
  5. Organisational Behaviour
  6. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
Year 2:

Semester 3

Global Business and International HRM
Information Technology for Business

Semester 4
Project Management
Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality

Summer School 2 
Project- Business Consultancy

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Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates with the skills taught in this programme will be highly valued by a range of business and hospitality organisations, both nationally and internationally. The College will organise recruitment fairs in the final semester to give students the opportunity to meet with future employers.

Three reasons to choose this course:

  1. Employability—graduates will have excellent employment opportunities.
  2. Specialist content to enable the management of a modern hospitality organisation.
  3. Direct contact with industry while you study, enhancing your hospitality and business skills.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€9,090 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€8,950 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€15,740 p.a. 2022/23

Find out More

Loraine Kavanagh
E: loraine.kavanagh@nuigalway.ie

Shannon College of Hotel Management
Shannon Airport
Co Clare 
T: + 353 (0)61 712 210 
www.shannoncollege.com

 

Aneesha

Aneesha Arora |   Graduate, 2019

The MSc Business and Hospitality programme gives ‘hands on’ experience with guest speakers from the industry, projects, industry exposure and lots more. I believe choosing Shannon College was one of the best decisions of my life and I feel proud to be a part of the Shannon Family.
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Rohan

Rohan Dursheti |   Graduate, 2019

The advantage of having a small class was the personal attention of all the faculty and the program leader was always there to address our issues. I successfully completed MSc in Business and Hospitality program from Shannon College in November 2019. After graduating from Shannon, I immediately got an offer for a management position from one of the best 5-star properties in Ireland.
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Caroline

Caroline Boland |   Year 2, part-time student

I did look into other Masters programmes at other Universities but what ultimately made me decide to return to Shannon was knowing that at Shannon, it is personal, it is professional, it is a “family” and you are not just another student passing through, but a Shannon student or graduate that the college will nurture and support, continuing the long history and reputation of world class hospitality and management education and training.

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