Combine theory and practice

Our Hotel and Restaurant Management programme in Killarney, Ireland combines practice-oriented coursework with paid industry training. 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 and will get paid for it. 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.

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.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
TYPE OF STUDY full-time
STUDY MODEL Study & Work or on Campus
DURATION 9 terms (3 years)
INTERNSHIP 1 per year during summer time
CAMPUS Killarney
INTAKE Spring & Autumn*
* first intake Autumn 2018

Leverage the Study&Work advantage

The dual study model has proven to be extremely successful – as a perfect blend of theoretical studies and practical experience. In Germany dual 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.
In Killarney, Ireland we offer you two possibilities to study in our dual model:

Finding a company on your own

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.

Matching process with IUBH support

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 salary can cover up to 100% of your tuition fee.

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. Worldwide, IUBH is one of the leading universities in terms of corporate partnering for dual studies and is the best place in terms of ensuring employability.

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.

Why should I study Hotel & Restaurant Management at IUBH?


International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations

Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience

Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry

High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips

Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad

You may choose from different specialisations



What are professional prospects?

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.

Employees from the local hospitality industry report on their experiences in Killarney: