Technology, Kuopio
Technology, Varkaus
Design, Kuopio
Business, Kuopio
Music and Dance, Kuopio
Tourism and Hospitality
Social Services and Health Care, Kuopio
Social Services and Health Care, Iisalmi
Natural resources, Iisalmi
Multidisciplinary Studies
Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

MM20SP Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Development of Expertise

In Savonia's curricula, the courses form broader study units. In this way, they support the overall development of the student and the development of expertise. At the same time, it is possible to combine teaching and work-based research and development.

The curriculum for the hospitality management is designed to ensure:
- the skills required in working life and
- the development of the student's expertise.

- prepares a personal study plan to support his / her studies, in which previously acquired competencies are identified (includes at least 5 credits of studying in a foreign language)
- is responsible for the progress of his / her studies.

Savonia teachers and other staff members guide and support in defining and achieving personal goals.

Tourism and hospitality students graduating from Savonia are well employed in tasks corresponding to their training. Hospitality Management degree gives one the ability to work in a variety of managerial and expert positions in the tourism and catering industry in Finland and abroad. Hospitality management studies also provide a good basis for working as an entrepreneur. The job can also be in other different service companies and organizations.

The first year of study focuses on basic knowledge and skills in the field of tourism and catering, basic knowledge of business competence, and communication and interaction skills. In the second and third years of study, professional competence is deepened and emphasis is placed on operational activities and management, as well as expertise. Professional competence is deepened e.g. in the following areas: catering services (food and drink), accommodation services and event and program services. In addition, various customer situations are planned from start to finish. In-depth studies in tourism services emphasize the experiences experienced by customers. Competence is developed in the planning and implementation of event and program services as well as meeting and congress services.

The offer of foreign language studies is diverse and based on working life. Languages ​​can also be chosen as part of optional studies.

An important part of the studies is internships in companies in the field in Finland or abroad.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.