Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Culinary Entrepreneurship
Why take this course?
This programme develops honours degree students in the field of culinary entrepreneurship. Participants on the programme will acquire the critical thinking and applied skills necessary to succeed in culinary business, food enterprise development and food innovation management.
The programme builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Higher Certificate and B.A. degree years of the culinary arts programmes offered in AIT. This add-on honours degree year develops competences in food entrepreneurship through combining core business concepts and analytical thinking skills with culinary arts, food science, sensory awareness, food cost and waste control, managing pressure effectively and problem solving.
This programme will allow graduates to progress to management and senior positions in the food industry and to progress to Master’s degrees should they choose.
What will I experience?
On this course you will learn:
- How to develop a new food product;
- How to brand and promote food;
- International best practice in food marketing (we have an annual international fieldtrip);
- How to write a market research, business model canvas and business plan;
- Sensory analysis of food;
- An introduction to food science skills.
What opportunities might it lead to?
An honours degree (Level 8) is an effective basis for postgraduate training and research leading to Master’s and PhD (Level 9/10) qualifications. Taught postgraduate opportunities for the graduates of this programme are numerous and varied and include Master’s in food, hospitality and business management. Graduates from this course will likely work in:
- Food product development
- Food entrepreneurship
- Food tourism
- Culinary arts
- Food sales
- Contract catering
- Course Duration:
- 1 Year
- Course Duration:
- 2-3 Years P/T
- Registration Closing Date:
Applications will be open in the Spring with a closing date in early summer.
- Course Commencement Date:
- Course Award:
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 8
- Dept of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies
- Minimum Entry Requirements:
Applicants to this programme must have achieved a Level 7 degree in Culinary Arts (or closely related equivalent). All candidates for the programme must additionally satisfy the requirements of an interview to gain admittance.