Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Finland , Helsinki


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Programme specific information

  • Degree Programme: Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management, full-time studies
  • Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality Management, in Finnish Restonomi (AMK)
  • Extent: 210 credit points (ECTS)
  • Tuition fee: for non EU, EEA or Switzerland citizens 9,500 EUR per academic year. More information https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/tuition-fees-and-scholarships
  • Place: Haaga-Helia UAS, Helsinki, Finland, Haaga campus, Helsinki
  • Next application period will be from 7 January to 20 January 2021 at 3 pm.
  • In order to be eligible you must have a higher secondary education. All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination.

Do you want to be part of the world's most dynamic and leading socio-economic sector?

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students multiple competencies. Students can choose one of the two main streams:

  • Hospitality Experience Management (Accommodation Management and Food & Beverage Management)
  • Tourism Experience Management (Competitive Tourism Destinations or Developing Transportation, Travel Agency and Event Management Business)

Within the Hospitality Experience Management stream, five student places are reserved for new field of expertise, the Hospitality Innovation & Imagineering (in partnership with NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands).

Studies improve student's skills in project management, team working and presentation with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management one is an expert of the service sector. 

The programme is truly international in its curriculum, teacher profiles and industry networks and also a diverse student body from over fifty countries. The programme provides students with numerous learning opportunities that assist them to prepare for management careers in Finland and abroad. The programme takes a student centred competency based approach to learning with modular curriculum that facilitates the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes critical to succeed in an ever increasing competitive environment. It enables students to bridge theory and practice by providing them with a strong balance of conceptual and experiential learning opportunities: local and international internships, projects and other activities that address real-life challenges. Students can gain expertise in two areas: Hospitality Experience Management and Tourism Experience Management.

In each of the selectable specialization areas, students will learn to process ideas and apply knowledge in a work environment while maintaining responsible business awareness. They are able to set up business strategies and design innovative hospitality, tourism and experience concepts within fast changing international networked environment. The student will have the aptitude to handle different tasks in supervisory, managerial, consulting, planning and development positions.


Degree Programme in the Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management has four corner-stones of studies: working-life orientation, business management, aesthetics and internationality. They are integrated into all study modules.

Working-life orientation
Studies are firmly linked to working-life in combination of theory and practice. The working life orientation provides the student with a good and realistic insight into the industry and creates a solid basis for the career path. The research and development methodology creates chances for innovative job opportunities already during the studies. Research & Development and the innovative approach is part of the learning through working-life. It trains the students’ skills to seek and apply information in a critical and analytical manner.

Business management
Students improve their managerial aptitude via studies in leadership and management; accounting; marketing, services and sales; entrepreneurship and innovation; and communication. They will learn to understand the economic thinking behind all business operations. The holistic managerial perspective will increase the skills for developing business operations.

Aesthetic nature
Competitive and growth potential within the industry are inter-related with aesthetics and experience. A graduate in hospitality, tourism and experience management has developed the analytical and practical skills required to create aesthetic, desirable and memorable services/experiences, products, communications and circumstances, which differ from those of competitors. The study program introduces students to service design, food design, experience design and concept design of this vibrant industry. In terms of service design students have a firm grip on customer processes and learn to understand the added value of aesthetics and experience to both the customer and the business.

Studies embrace language and culture courses, which contribute to international skills. In addition to Finland´s second language (Swedish) all students study at least one other foreign language. Students are members of an international and multicultural university of applied sciences. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences/ Haaga campus also conducts teaching in co-operation with universities abroad and is an active member of many international organizations. Students have opportunities to take part in student exchange in Europe, Asia and South or North-America. Student may complete international studies in e.g.:

- double degree programs

- student exchange programs

- work placements abroad

- study trips

- international studies in Finland or abroad.

Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme

The student will develop a solid understanding of customer-oriented and profitable operation within the various sectors of hospitality, tourism and experience management. The student learns how to put skills into practical use to boost business within Hospitality Business,Tourism and other Business Management areas. The studies will provide the student with an extensive professional outlook and logical skills.

The programme offers students with grounds for supervisory and managerial responsibilities. Hospitality and Tourism businesses are in the vibrant sector, and have been identified as the economies of the future. The dynamic nature of these sectors and their daily evolution, contribute for existing and new businesses to present employment and career opportunities for qualified graduates.

Graduates are expected to be change-makers (aka ‘champion’ of change), and either work for private or public creative organizations in junior and middle management positions or start their own business. Every day hundreds of businesses go looking for a 'champion' - someone who has the competencies and confidence to make things happen. When you graduate, you are expected to be one of those champions.

Graduates of this programme are expected to find employment and develop a career in management positions, as entrepreneurs, specialists, or in sales in the following job markets: hotels, restaurants, destinations, resorts, attractions, events, festivals, sports, entertainment, media, cruise lines, casinos, airports, spas, wellness, charities, retail, fairs and alike.