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
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.
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.
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.
Further Information about Applying
+358 2 623 4801
Further Information about the Degree Programme:
Mrs. Maaria Berg, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3351