BComm Commerce in International Hotel Management

NUI Galway

Course Overview

This programme is delivered at the Shannon College Campus in Co Clare. In 2015 Shannon College of Hotel Management became a College of NUI Galway.

The BComm in International Hotel Management at Shannon College of Hotel Management incorporates a year of studies at the NUI Galway campus in the fourth year. Students who choose this degree will develop a unique set of skills combining professional practical training, language development, hands on work experience in the international hotel industry and extensive commerce theory specializing in a chosen business field. Students will gain international experience during their studies, making them highly sought after graduates. This has been reflected in the 100% employment record on graduation day since the college was founded in 1951. This is a very unique and versatile qualification, perfect for a student who is interested in a career in the international hotel industry or business.
All applicants must attend a selection interview, for which up to 300 points may be awarded. Shannon College will contact all students directly by post after CAO closing dates to arrange their interview. Please notify Shannon College’s Admissions Office if you do not receive correspondence from the college shortly after the CAO closing dates. Interviews are normally held in April and also in July as the course is not restricted.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 13,924

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

1. Interview Points
2. Requires a minimum overall score of 6 IELTS. If using Duolingo, the equivalent requirement is a score of 95-100.

Career Prospects


  • In Year 4, students also have the option to transfer to the BComm (International) Degree at NUI Galway which allows students to pursue French or German while completing the final year of the BComm. Admission to the BComm (International) is subject to meeting NUI Galway’s Leaving Certificate language entry requirements and places are limited.
  • Work Placements: Shannon College has strong partnerships with industry, working with over 100 Hotels across 16 countries worldwide. Students will work for a total of 21 months during their degree programme, gaining invaluable international experience within the hotel industry while also improving their language and communication skills.