Degree Programme in Strategic Hospitality Management


Degree Programme in Strategic Hospitality Management (HOST) prepares students with the competencies, knowledge and skills needed in tomorrow's hospitality and service business management functions worldwide. The programme is conducted fully online and many of the courses are virtual which allows you to progress on your own pace. Part of the programme is delivered by our European partner institution International University Bad Honnef (IU). 

Our studies provide students with an extensive professional learning experience. You are immediately put on the path toward earning a Bachelor's degree. As a graduate, you will be choosing one of many careers within the hospitality, tourism, and experience industry. The jobs include positions in management, entrepreneurship, industry specialist, or service and sales.

Studies improve students' skills in project management, teamwork, and presentation. With a Bachelor of Hospitality Management, one is an expert in the service sector.

Structure of the programme:

  • Key Competencies 75 ECTS
  • Professional Competencies 90 ECTS
  • Work Placement 30 ECTS
  • Bachelor´s thesis 15 ECTS


In order to develop expertise during their studies, students are encouraged to consider their passion on their journey to graduation. After beginning their studies in the Strategic Hospitality Management programme, the students will accomplish their major in Strategic Hospitality Management (30 ECTS).

The major leads to specific competences in the hospitality and tourism field related to the needs of working life. In addition, experience is an integral part of the program-related business and management courses.

In addition, students will complete two minor packages (15 ECTS) in the field of Hospitality and Tourism.

International opportunities

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences cooperates with universities abroad and is an active member of many international organizations. Haaga-Helia’s international network abroad includes universities from over 30 different countries in Europe, Asia and South and North America: exchange possibilities include destinations such as Japan, Australia, Spain and many others.

Work placement and work-life cooperation

The working life orientation gives you a good and realistic insight into the industry and creates a solid basis for your career path. This, together with Haaga-Helia's extensive network of local and international businesses, will create chances for innovative job opportunities already during the studies. During your studies at Haaga-Helia, you will have multiple opportunities to network in your field through projects, work placements, and thesis.

Career opportunities

You will have the chance to learn how customer-oriented and profitable operations are conducted within the various sectors of hospitality, tourism, and experience business. Through these practical experiences ­– including work placement(s) – you will gain a wide range of skills to boost your knowledge of business operations. In Haaga-Helia you will have multiple opportunities to network with different companies in your field and gain knowledge and information on future career opportunities.

Our extensive alumni network will also help you find a career after graduation. You will have many opportunities to meet them and hear their success stories. Their career paths include management, specialist, supervisory positions, and entrepreneurship in Finland or abroad.

How to apply?

Full-time online studies, January 2025 intake

Joint application to higher education, autumn 2024 application

Application period from 28 August to 11 September 2024 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3).

Rolling admission, summer/autumn 2024 application

Application period through Rolling admission from 3 June to 30 September 2024 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3)

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Scope of the programme: 210 ECTS credits

Degree programme: Strategic Hospitality Management

Mode of study: Full-time online studies

Duration: 3,5 years

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 
9 500 €

Employment opportunities after graduation: management, specialist, supervisory positions and entrepreneurship

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