Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Business, Master of Hospitality Management


The Master’s Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Business is based on the future needs of the tourism and hospitality industries and gives a student an opportunity to focus on areas important for his/her own professional development. The studies are planned especially for experts in tourism and travel organisations as well as for experts working in the hospitality industry. The goal of the degree programme is to raise the knowhow of an expert to a developer level.

After the studies, the graduates will be able to implement change projects and lead the transformation of their organisation toward achieving its higher competitive advantage in a fast changing, global and international tourism and hospitality business environment. They will work in positions, for example: leading work development projects, planning and implementing business strategies, acting as leaders of their own business domestically and internationally.

Compulsory studies focus on research and development skills as well as competences needed in developing organisations and leading change. Studies enhance students’ abilities in analytical and critical thinking and problem solving. Specialisation studies focus on sustainable tourism and hospitality related skills and competences. Studies enhance the students’ ability to apply current research knowledge in their professional field. Free-choice studies provide students with more general business competences like communication and designing services to strategic thinking and digital business opportunities.

Specialisation Areas

In the beginning of studies, students choose their specialisation, on the basis of individual career goals and development needs. The specialisation studies together with thesis account for the majority of the Master's studies. Specialisations cover a whole spectrum of business areas. In this degree programme, the recommended specialisation is Experience Economy and Designing Services, read more below:

Study Information and Application

Read more information about the curriculum structure, Master's studies and the application below. Did you know that you can study master's studies also in the Open University of Applied Sciences?

Applying Information

Joint application period

Application period: from 1 to 15 September 2021 at 15.00 Finnish time

Advance assignment and CV: will be published on 1 September 2021

Entrance Examination: 29 October 2021 (written part) and 15-17 November 2021 (interview) 

Student intake: 35

Studies begin: January 2022

Additional application for January 2022 intake

Application period: from 13 October to 4 November 2021 at 15:00 Finnish time. Application form can be found during the application period on Studyinfo.

Advance Assignment (written test) and CV Will be published on 13 October 2021. These must be submitted to the application form by 8 November 2021 15:00 Finnish time.

Interviews: There will be interviews 22 November. More information will be updated closer to the date.

Student intake: 5

Studies begin: January 2022

Master of Hospitality Management

Degree Programme:
Tourism and Hospitality Business

Scope of studies:

1,5 – 3 years part-time or full-time studies


Mode of studies:
evening, weekend, virtual and intensive studies

Ota yhteyttä
+358 400 230 409
Head of the Degree Programme
+358 294471177