What is... Tourism Management?
This one year programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed the BA Ordinary degree in Tourism Management to attain an honours degree in a further single year of study. It runs in conjunction with the BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management and BSc (Honours) in Hospitality Management.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the tourism sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in management positions in areas including airlines, transport companies, the travel sector and with statutory agencies. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.
What other options do I have after completion?
Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
The offering of the BSc (Honours) in Tourism Management programme further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and their knowledge of the tourism management discipline. The BSc Programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the tourism management discipline at ordinary degree level and encourages a theoretical approach and a research ethos. It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships between industry, and the School as a centre of excellence, in the tourism management area. The programme encourages social, ethical and leadership competencies in this specified field.
It is this combination of higher learning outcomes that warrants an Honours award. Through the modules offered students acquire and utilise the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis, which is applied to the area of tourism management.
Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies.
- Marketing Strategy
- Research Methods
- Strategic Management Seminars
- Strategic Human Resource Management
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“I returned to study as a mature student and have to say that DIT was the best choice for me. The lecturers and support staff were extremely supportive and understanding of the needs of mature students, making college life easy to mix with family and work commitments.
I would recommend the BSc. in Tourism Management to anybody with an interest in business and tourism. It gave me a great understanding of the travel & tourism industry and helped me build on my knowledge of the business world. The course has given me the confidence and ability to work with many different groups - including local community festivals, chambers of commerce - and, gain employment in a Heritage Centre/Tourist Office… all within a year of graduating!”