About Shannon College of Hotel Management

Shannon College of Hotel Management, founded in 1951, is Ireland’s only dedicated hotel management college. We offer two Level 8 degrees, preparing students for careers in business and hotel management. Central to our ethos, is a focus on intensive practical training, extensive business studies and international work placements which ensures students graduate with a bachelor’s business degree and 21 months of relevant experience.

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The M.Sc. in Business and Hospitality is designed for those with hospitality/business qualifications or experience who wish to develop their knowledge of hospitality systems, trends and business applications to an advanced level. The programme is designed as a specialist course which assists students in blending their existing talents with the advanced hospitality and business skills and knowledge needed to manage a modern hospitality organisation. Modules include Global Business and International HRM, Project Management, Information Technology for Hospitality and Performance and Revenue Management. The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over one academic year or on a part-time basis over two academic years. The programme will consist of lectures, seminars, industry exposure, experiential learning, in-company study, computer-based simulation, guest speakers and projects in the relevant subjects. 




Anyone that knows me will know that from a young age I always planned to one day study at Shannon College of Hotel Management. A huge part of this was down to my parents who also both studied at Shannon College, so growing up in the hotel industry it was always something I wanted to do.

Shannon College of Hotel Management is a truly special place. The idea of combining practical learning with theory was something that always greatly appealed to me and the endless opportunities to travel was a huge draw. 

Shannon College has given me the opportunity at 24 years of age to work with the most prestigious hotels in some of the most fascinating places around the world. During my time in Shannon College I was given the opportunity to work with the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona where I spent a year. A year later I was lucky enough to spend the summer working in New York in a fine dining restaurant. After my final year study I re-joined the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok where I spent a year completing my Food and Beverage Management development programme, following this year I was promoted and transferred to the Mandarin Orientals flagship property in Hong Kong where I am currently Assistant Restaurant Manager for Pierre Gagnaire’s 2 star Michelin restaurant. 

Shannon College is unique in the sense that there are roughly 350 students studying in the college at any one time. So your fellow students become like family. A huge part of Shannon College is the strong alumni base that is built up around the world. Given the opportunities you can almost travel anywhere in the world and you can be sure to meet some of the very best hospitality industry professionals from Shannon College. 

Studying at Shannon College was easily the best decision I’ve made, the people you meet, the endless opportunities to travel and the possibilities of working with some of the best hotels in the world is something that Shannon College has given me the opportunity to do and I would highly recommend choosing to study at Shannon College of Hotel Management to anyone.  

Shane Hannon (Graduate 2019) 

BBS (International Hotel Management) 

Assistant Restaurant Manager Pierre Gagnaire’s 2 star Michelin Restaurant. 

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong  

A culture of excellence, diversity and family is the foundation of the best educational experience at Shannon College of Hotel Management. A students’ experience at Shannon College is personalized and there is genuine care for each and every students’ success; not only academically but professionally also. The level of business acumen and practical experience of a Shannon College Graduate is far beyond that of any other hotel college globally. One is prepared to face the ever changing and challenging hospitality industry with confidence and ease. I am very proud and grateful to be a graduate of Shannon College.  

Lewis Quinn  

BComm (International Hotel Management) 2011 

Director of Sales (MICE) at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel, Singapore

I did my BSc Economics from BBK DAV College Amritsar, Punjab and was among the top three students of the college. During my undergraduate, I used to work in my father’s restaurant and had great inclination towards the hospitality industry. I had read a lot about Ireland for its great hospitality, excellent academic standards, work opportunities and economical as compared to other countries. While researching, I read about Shannon College of Hotel Management which is one of the world’s leading hotel schools and from there was no turning back. 

The idea of introducing MSc programme in the college was very appealing as it had various modules of my interest and being an international student, I had the opportunity of two years’ work permit under the graduate scheme. 

The lecturers of the college are extremely compassionate, helpful and amicable. Their way of teaching is impeccable. You instantly feel that you are a part of the Shannon Family when you meet with the teachers and students of Shannon College.  

The MSc Business and Hospitality programme gives a ‘hands on’ experience with guest speakers from the industry, projects, industry exposure and lots more. Doing this programme made me a very confident person by giving great insights of the best managerial skills and plethora of exposure of the industry. I believe choosing Shannon College was one of the best decisions of my life and I feel proud to be a part of the Shannon Family.  

Aneesha Arora 

MSc in Business and Hospitality 2019