International Business Management - International Tourism & Hospitality Management

Griffith College Limerick

International Business Management - International Tourism & Hospitality Management

This course has strong links with the tourism and hospitality industries and an agile design in order to meet the professional needs of both learners and businesses.

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Management (International Tourism and Hospitality Management) addresses a specific need for professionals working within the hospitality and tourism sectors to develop essential marketing, project management and entrepreneurial skills.

The programme is designed for both industry professionals looking to upskill and professionals interested in a career in tourism and hospitality management. It will help students develop the sector-specific knowledge and competencies which are vital to career advancement.

Our Postgraduate Diploma is tailored for professionals, introducing and exploring advanced industry insights and concepts, coupled with practices relating to the hospitality management sector. When combined with our highly-practical real-world teaching approach, learners gain considerable insights into the operation and management of contemporary and cutting-edge technologies, contemporary business practices, emerging trends and international industry developments.

Why study International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Griffith College?
Our Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management is available on a part-time basis over a one-year period and equips students with the specialist skills required for successful careers in the tourism and hospitality fields across a broad range of industries. In this course, you will:

- Enjoy a flexible study model, with part-time evening and weekend lectures, delivered in a blend of online and in-person learning (pending social distancing regulations).

- Learners benefit from a responsive and personalised learning experience, with 1-1 support video tutorials, academic skills classes, free-specialised workshops, contemporary assessments and detailed feedback on all coursework.

- All classes available online and recorded for your convenience; weekend workshops agreed with learners for maximum convenience.

- Boost your salary; a Higher Education Authority survey found that employers favour applicants with postgraduate qualifications; 43% of taught postgrads earn between €35,000-79,999, with less than a quarter of undergrads with the same earning power.

- Develop transferable skills in critical analysis, project management, hospitality workflow processes and lean business practices.

- Unique to Griffith College, we help you develop the skills to grow into an agile and dynamic manager, with our responsive and industry-specific 'Management for Managers' model.

- The programme is fully industry orientated and addresses real-world issues such as; agile business models, business transformation, revenue and value streams, marketing and brand management, financial operations and cashflow, employment and hospitality law.

- Delivered from Limerick but available to applicants nationwide.

Subjects taught

Core Business Modules:
Strategic Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management Development
International Strategy
Global Marketing
Managerial Finance
Research Methods

Tourism and Hospitality Management Modules:
Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning
International Trends and Industry Developments
International Tourism Law
International Events Management

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree, to at least H2.2 level, in a business related discipline or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary/or professional institution. Non-business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022. Please see here for further details.

Non-EU/Non-EEA applicants please note:
These Irish Government-funded programmes are only available to Non-EU/Non-EEA applicants who are currently resident in Ireland with an Immigration Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM, who have been living in Ireland with a valid Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM for 3 out of the last 5 years. The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM.

Application dates

How to Apply
You can submit an application online. Once we receive your application a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you to outline the documents required to process your application.


1 year blended learning.

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management will consist of three taught semesters over 12 months.

Per semester:
Initial six weeks – three evenings per week, as follows:

Tuesdays: International Strategy, 6.30-8pm
Tuesdays: Leadership and Management Development, 8.00-9.30pm
Wednesdays: Global Marketing, 6.30-9pm
Thursdays: Managerial Finance, 6.30-9pm

Following six weeks – three weekend workshops.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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