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DkIT’s New Hospitality Course gets Five Star Rating from Industry Leaders

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DkIT’s New Hospitality Course gets Five Star Rating from Industry Leaders


Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) recently launched 8 new Honours Degree courses, 1 of which was a new honours degree in Hospitality and Business Management. This new course was specifically developed in conjunction with national and international hospitality business leaders. The new Hospitality and Business Management course was created with the view to meet industry’s ever-changing needs. DkIT prides itself on its close ties with regional hospitality businesses which leaves its graduates job ready and highly employable with the relevant skill sets required by organisations.


Dr Kevin Burns, Acting Head of the Department of Hospitality Studies said, “The new Degree in Hospitality and Business Management is a welcome addition to the Institutes already award-winning suite of course offerings from the Department of Hospitality Studies. Due to vital industry feedback, we felt it was important to weight the business training aspect of our courses so as to create a more well-rounded graduate with a multifaceted skillset”.


This 4-year, level 8 BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management with Business will provide students with a range of opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge essential to the contemporary hospitality industry, as well as expertise in specific areas of management.


This course has been designed to deliver a mix of practical and theoretical modules to prepare the students to work in the discipline areas of Hospitality and Hotel Business Management and Development. It will allow the student to understand these functional areas from both an operational and management perspective and give them theoretical understanding and practical experience in all aspects of the industry.


Alan Rooney, General Manager of The Hendrick, Smithfield, Dublin said "Pairing business acumen with the art of hospitality transforms mere stays into unforgettable experiences. A hospitality management degree marries the heart of service with the mind of strategy, crafting leaders who understand that the true luxury lies in the seamless fusion of exceptional service and sound business principles."



Saidhbhe Donegan, who is a Hospitality Management Graduate 2021 and Current Irish Hotel Federation Employee of the Year at Headford Arms Hotel, Co. Meath added, “Through the lens of hospitality management, I've learned that blending business savvy with genuine guest care isn't just a skill—it's the cornerstone of excellence in my current role as a hotel duty manager. Understanding the pulse of operations and the heartbeat of hospitality allows me to orchestrate seamless experiences where every detail matters, ensuring both guest satisfaction and business success." 

Alan Smith (Dept Technician) Alan McCabe (Prog Director Culinary Arts) (me)Mairéad McKenna (Hospitality Lecturer) David Nacipcuha (Tourism Lecturer) Alan Smyth (Culinary Arts Student).


Mark Mc Gowan – Hotel Owner – Scholars Drogheda and part-time final year Student on the BA(Hons) in Hospitality Management 

"Embarking on a degree program in hospitality management with a focus on business acumen is akin to holding the compass for a small hotel owner/operator. It's the mastery of financial finesse, strategic planning, and customer-centric approaches that breathe life into every aspect of the operation. In this competitive landscape, a solid grasp of business principles within the hospitality context becomes the catalyst for growth, sustainability, and the ability to curate unparalleled guest experiences that define our success."


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