Bachelor in Hotel & Restaurant Management

Combine theory and practice

With our Hotel and Restaurant Management programme you can start your career right now – because it combines perfectly practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job.

In addition to important theoretical knowledge in the areas of Kitchen & Restaurant, Front Office & Rooms Division as well as hotel management, you will gain relevant practical experience during the main tourist season from May to September. After three years, you complete your studies with the Bachelor of Arts degree and are ideally prepared for the challenges of the hotel industry thanks to the optimal combination of practice and theory.

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Facts & Figures

Each study year you will have two theoretical terms on campus (October to April) and one practical term at a local hospitality business during the high season between May and September - including 6 weeks holiday every year.


Hotel & Restaurant Management

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
9 terms (3 years)
180 ECTS
Type of study
3 terms
Autumn & Spring*
Application deadline
* first intake Autumn 2018

Employability: The key issue for international students

Research results are impressive: International students are increasingly keen on gaining skills with practical relevance so that they can find employment directly after graduation. Practice-oriented study models have proven to be extremely successful – as a perfect blend of theoretical studies and practical experience. In Germany Study&Work programmes have delivered 97% employability for graduates and have shown a 500% growth rate in the past 8 years. Much of this success rests on the high standards we set for our faculty, our active-learning approach and curricula with practical relevance, as well as consistent corporate feedback from our corporate network. With this programme you can start your career right away!

Given the dynamic of the hotel industry, there are plenty of opportunities for challenging jobs and great careers. Our graduates take positions in a wide range of functions, such as regional marketing manager, international business developer, marketing strategy manager or project manager. The programme includes guaranteed paid industry training with the possibility to work full time after you finish your studies. Find out more about your career perspectives.

Finding a company - with IUBH support

Worldwide, IUBH is one of the leading universities in terms of corporate partnering and is the best place in terms of ensuring high employability. When looking for the right company for your practical employment, you are not on your own. We actively support you in finding a company in the region of Killarney. We can draw on a well-developed network and cooperate with numerous practice partners, who have free places for our students. Your company will usually pay the tuition fee for you.

If you prefer, you can of course also find your partner for the practical employment on your own – worldwide. In this case, you spend the winter months in Killarney to complete your theoretical study modules and are free to choose where to do your practical study parts during the summer time. Please talk to your company about a possible assumption of the tuition fees.

Why should I study Hotel & Restaurant Management at IUBH?

  • InternationalInternational campus with students and professors from all over the world
  • Practical orientationHigh degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips
  • NetworkTop-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
  • Small groupsInstruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
  • Career perspectivesStart with your career immediately
  • UniqueUnique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
  • Payment GuaranteedPaid Industrial Internship

The Gleneagle Group stands for innovation and excellence in Killarney. This in combination with the academic prowess of IUBH will built the best opportunity to become a leading global hotel and restaurant manager.

Patrick O’Donoghue

Chief Executive Officer - The Gleneagle Group

What are the professional prospects in Hotel & Restaurant Management?

After graduation, you have a wide range of possibilities for starting your career. Potential employers include international hotel chains, holiday and club resorts, conference and trade fair organisers, business consultancies or specialised service providers in the hospitality industry. As a manager in a hotel company, for example you will work in human resources, the front office or, after a few years of professional experience, in strategic management. You calculate prices, ensure excellent service quality and create conceptual plans for the hotel’s further development. You can also work in the areas of marketing, sales and public relations or specialise in food & beverages.

Living in Killarney

How is life in an Irish tourism hotspot? Employees from the local hospitality industry report on their experiences in Killarney:

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