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Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

The Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism at KAMK provides you with an understanding of sustainable and responsible tourism in addition to enhancing your business competence to succeed in working in the international tourism industry. The degree blends theory with practice to provide our graduates with the necessary skills to manage quality tourist experiences and to develop and manage tourism businesses with entrepreneurial attitude.

Tourism services consist of many different components, such as accommodation, catering, program and transport services, as well as event, conference and congress services. You will study to obtain comprehensive customer-oriented product development and marketing competence as well as the knowledge and skills to successfully manage and develop tourism businesses. An important part of the studies are projects, practical training and thesis that are done in collaboration with the working life, providing you with the networks and skills for employment after graduation.

We encourage you to develop competence in different areas of tourism and therefore to plan a personal study path. You specialize in hospitality management, but your personal study path may also include developing your international competence in one of our partner universities abroad, a double degree with a German partner university or practical training abroad. It is also possible to choose for example study modules from other fields, such as Arctic Sports and Tourism, Event Management or Marketing Communications.  

With good planning and determination, graduation in less than the official 3,5 years is possible. 

 


Study places
20
Extend
210 ECTS
Duration
3,5 years
Degree Title
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Further information
Admissions Office, admissions(at)kamk.fi
Studying
The degree includes intensive cooperation on a variety of work-based learning assignments, each conducted with actors and businesses operating in the tourism sector.
Entrance Exams

The entrance exam in the spring 2022 will be arranged online.

Further information

In the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism you will specialize in Hospitality Management. However, at KAMK, the School of Business includes degrees in Tourism, Business and Sports allowing you to select courses and modules from other fields as well, such as Arctic Sport and Tourism or Event Management. Participating in student exchange and completing part of the studies in one of our partner universities makes it possible to broaden the specialization of your studies. It is also possible to choose a double degree with our partner universities. The studies include 5 months of practical training that also gives you an excellent opportunity to strengthen your skills in different areas for a desired career.

Our innovative approach called ActivityLab combines real work-life project work and studies. Through our ActivityLab, students can apply their new knowledge in practice, create networks, and build the skills required in working life while being part of a project group. 

Read more about the content of the studies: Study Guide

During your studies, you will learn to develop and deliver high-quality experiences for tourism and to manage tourism businesses with an entrepreneurial attitude. The Bachelors of Hospitality Management with a focus on Tourism will have the skills to work in tourism development, sales, marketing and production tasks, tourism management, and as independent entrepreneurs. After graduation, your job title might be Receptionist, Tour Operator, Event Specialist, Traffic Agent, Travel Sales Coordinator, Front Desk Agent, Front Office Manager, Restaurant Manager. 

The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for studying the field, motivation, English language and mathematical/logical thinking. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must pass each section of the examination.

KAMK accepts an entrance examination taken in the same entrance exam group at another university of applied sciences.

There is pre-reading material for the entrance exam in Tourism and the material is published on this web site before the entrance exam.  The material will be available until the entrance exam date.

Co-operating degree programmes (Finnips)

If you have questions regarding the degree program, please contact our admissions office admissions@kamk.fi
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