International Tourism Management

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

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Degree programme in International Tourism Management
Extent (credits): 210 ECTS cr
Duration: 3.5 years
Study type: Full-time studies
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 30
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori, Finland

Important Dates

Next application period: 11 July – 25 July 2022

Studies start: Autumn 2022

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Bachelor of Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management, full-time studies, Pori

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Business and Wellbeing from Nature

Do you dream of a career in tourism? Do you want to develop your English skills through your studies?

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.

Senior lecturer and students tell about the tourism studies.

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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 cooperation 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 exchange study or internship 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.

  • Boosts international tourism development
  • Creates experiences based on various natural resources
  • Manages destinations and organizations in a multicultural, global environment

SAMK Students Will be Employed

Students can get employed in various expert and management positions in tourism, sales and marketing in service industry. Tourism industry requires talented, development oriented staff to lead the business growth.

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.

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You are warmly welcome to start your studies at SAMK Campus Pori.

Modern and Versatile Campus

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 Travel Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus or train.

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| Tourism business

International tourism education provides an almost endless range of possibilities

Bogdan Enacica studies in the Degree Programme in International Tourism Management. He says that SAMK is very appealing, both nationally and internationally.
Suti Niemelä tähyilee ulos lentokoneen oviaukosta.
| Tourism business

Intrigued by SAMK’s internationality

SAMK’s Degree Programme in International Tourism Management, taught entirely in English, attracted Suti Niemelä’s interest.

Further Information about Applying

Admissions Office:

+358 2 623 4801

Further Information about the Degree Programme:

Mrs. Jaana Ruoho, Senior Lecturer
+ 358 44 710 3825

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 23
28130 Pori

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