SHANNON COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT
A small and niche institution near Limerick, the Shannon College of Hotel Management takes in a maximum of 100 students a year and many are from India.
The institute has a small but very cohesive alumni network that run some of the top hotel chains in the world. This means that current students often get placed in hotels where alumni are already working. The College has consistently managed to achieve 100 per cent placement for all its students.
The degree awarded to the students is a bachelor of business studies, meaning that they can keep their options open if they do not want to continue in the hotel line. The course is spread over four years and in the second year the students are all placed in a paid internship in one of Ireland's four five star hotels. At the end of the fourth year, they are placed in a trainee management position in an international hotel. Many of the world's biggest hotel chains, including the Jumeira group and the Hilton group, regularly come to recruit from Shannon.