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Degree Programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management, Helsinki

Degree Programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management, Helsinki

Experts for service sector

Do you want to be part of the world's most dynamic and leading socio-economic sector? Beauty of the studies is that student from outside Finland can learn from those who call this country “home”.

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students multiple competencies. Students can choose one of the two main streams:

  • Hospitality Experience Management (Accommodation Management and Food & Beverage Management)
  • Tourism Experience Management (Competitive Tourism Destinations or Developing Transportation, Travel Agency and Event Management Business)

Within the Hospitality Experience Management stream, five student places are reserved for new field of expertise, the Hospitality Innovation & Imagineering (in partnership with NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands).

Studies improve student's skills in project management, team working and presentation with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management one is an expert of the service sector. 

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Restonomi), 210 credit points (ECTS)

Campus: Helsinki, Haaga

Full-time studies that begin in August 2021

Application period from 7 to 20 January 2021 at 15.00 (UTC/GMT +2)

Entrance examination in Finland ( cooperation with Degree Programme in Tourism and Event Management, Porvoo) We are not accepting exams conducted elsewhere in Finland in other Universities of Applied Sciences.

  • FULLY Online Entrance examination February 4th,2021 (Written part 1 and 2) and February 15th – 19th, 2021 ( Interview part)
  • Entrance examination April 6th, 2021 (Written part 1 and 2) and April 20th 2021 (Interview part) – for further notice some parts might will be conducted at the campus.

Entrance examination outside Finland:

  • Entrance examination March 10th, 2021  ( phase 1 written part) and March 22nd -23rd  2021 ( Phase 2 Interview part) in Russia, Saint Petersburg
  • Entrance examination March 10th 2021 ( phase 1 written part) and March 22nd -23rd  2021 ( Phase 2 Interview part) in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh
  • Entrance examination March 10th 2021 ( phase 1 written part) and March 22nd -23rd  2021 ( Phase 2 Interview part) in China, Suzhou

The exams above will be conducted in cooperation with other degree programme at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

Information on applying and application form in (will be published later)


Application period with SAT scores from 21 January to 31 May 2021 at 15.00 (UTC/GMT +2)


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Alumni stories

Having lived in London my whole life and worked in luxury hotels for the previous 6 years, I chose to apply only to the Hospitality Management Degree Program at the Haaga Campus of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. My main reasons were to receive a hospitality degree from a ‘Leading Hotel School of the World’ so that I can progress to higher management in the hospitality industry globally, to experience living in Finland as I am a Finnish Londoner as both my parents are Finnish whom lived in London before I was born and it was considerably more affordable to study in Finland than in the UK.

I highly recommend that all students draw from the university’s best resource, the people. Absorbing knowledge from the highly experienced teachers to ‘networking’ with all your fellow students (including from all other classes) whom will be your hospitality colleagues after you graduate. It is invaluable having friends in many hotel, restaurant and tourism brands in the future.
A great way of getting to know other students is being a peer tutor, which I was twice. Be proactive and help your fellow students. You have chosen a career in hospitality after all!

Roope Musto
Account Manager at Factor Nova
(Previously: Sales Manager of PRIMEHOTELS, Sales & Marketing Manager and part of the opening management team of HARD ROCK CAFE HELSINKI)


My attitude when I joined Haaga Helia was to get the most out of the degree programme from the start to the finishing line. I had no idea where this would take me in my career but I jumped into the degree with passion from day one. On my 1st day at Haaga Helia I met my classmates, but little did I realise that early on in my degree that this one particular classmate of mine would become my business partner and together we would start building a potential franchise. With all the varied subjects and of course working simultaneously alongside the studies it is easy to find your area in which you wish to expand in. We joined Startup School, which is a Haaga Helia initiative for beginners in entrepreneurism, from there we were introduced to our mentor at Haaga Campus who encouraged us and helped us begin the groundwork of our company whilst at school leaving it to be pursued full-time after graduation. The more that you put into your life at Haaga Helia, the more you will get out of it and the networking opportunities are exceptional - if you grab them! Who would have thought though you can meet your future business partner in a classroom.    

Michael Suhonen and Sanna Langi
Co-Owners of Kitty’s Milkshake Bar

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