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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
Intake: 30
Degree Programme in Tourism
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori

Important Dates

Application period: 15 – 22 July 2019
Entrance exam: Online entrance exams
Studies begin: Autumn 2019

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Tourism

Business and Well-Being 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

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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 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

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 2019.

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 or train.

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MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT

Innocamp lecture, project BOOSTED
| Tourism business

Joint tourism studies attracted students in the Central Baltic Area – Teacher’s guide available on the net

More than 130 course certificates were issued to tourism students studying in the new online study programme “Boosting Growth of Tourism Business” during the academic year 2019-2020. The programme, designed and delivered in cooperation with SAMK, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Latvia, was funded by the Central Baltic project BOOSTED.
| students' stories

From Central Europe to the shores of the Baltic Sea to study Tourism

After finishing her vocational school studies in tourism, Annika Lampert from Austria worked in the USA at a country club and in her own native country as a physician´s assistant and a receptionist. However, she had always been contemplating on higher education studies and getting an international degree.

Further Information about Applying

Admissions Office:

+358 2 623 4801
admissions@samk.fi

Further Information about the Degree Programme:

Mrs. Elina Junnila, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3395
firstname.lastname@samk.fi

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 23
28130 Pori

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