International Tourism Development

The aim of the degree programme is to provide students with skills and knowledge in developing tourism business and services.

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

210 ECTS
Degree Programme in Tourism
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori

Important Dates

Application period: 9 January – 28 March 2018
Studies start: Autumn 2018
Studies take: 3,5 years

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Business and Well-Being from Nature

The degree programme provides you with competence to support the competitiveness of tourism destinations and organisations in international tourism markets. You will develop knowledge of various tourism-related sectors and actors for boosting the growth of international tourism business.

You will gain a broad perspective of contemporary tourism industry and its development at destination and organisational level and develop competence in managing destinations as well as business operations in a multicultural, global environment. In this programme you learn to utilise the northern nature and its wonders to provide tourists with unforgettable experiences, especially in a marine and coastal environment. In addition to business studies, you explore tourism from different perspectives including responsibility, safety and security, law and well-being.

Your Studies Include

  • Orientation Studies
  • Tourism Industry
  • Boosting International Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Managing Tourism Business Operations
  • Coastal and Maritime Tourism
  • Practical Training
  • Elective and Complementing Professional Studies
  • Research Studies, Thesis and Maturity Exam

Study Arrangements

The language of tuition is English. The studies are implemented in co-operation with the tourism industry, i.e. a variety of service providers, sales intermediaries, authorities and associations.

Teaching is carried out in different ways, according to the topic. There are contact lessons, e-learning, projects, visitor lectures and site visits. Students study in groups or individually.

As SAMK welcomes a lot of exchange students yearly, we can guarantee internationalisation at home as well as during the student’s study or working period abroad.

Practical Training and Thesis

Besides the projects, students have a practical internship of 30 credits. This can be performed in Finland or abroad.

In thesis, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply his or her knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.

  • Boosting international tourism development
  • Designing experiences based on various natural resources
  • Managing destinations and organisations in a multicultural, global environment

SAMK Students Will be Employed

With international and business-oriented approach student will get excellent opportunities to different tourism -related jobs, such as supervisors, developers, coordinators and managers. In addition, the readiness for postgraduate studies is developed during this degree.

SAMK opiskelijat

You can start your studies at the new campus in autumn 2018.

Modern and Versatile Campus

The new SAMK-campus is located in the city centre of Pori and it is future’s learning environment.

  • Over 4000 students
  • Diversified: business, health care and social services, technology, tourism
  • Around 600 degrees per year
  • Good traffic connections: located next to the Travelling Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus and within walking distance from the airport.

Interested in exchange studies?

We offer you a great chance to study a part of your tourism degree as an exchange student. Check out our academic offer  (Field of education: Services)

More information about exchange studies.

Further Information about Applying

Admissions Office:

+358 2 623 4801

Further Information about the Degree Programme:

Mrs. Maaria Berg, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3351

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 23
28130 Pori

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