Graduates from the Degree Program in Tourism and Event Management acquire project management, research and development, coaching, problem solving, and innovation skills. Learning takes place as team work in real-life projects where personal development, networking, and presentation skills are highlighted.
The daily work of the students is all about operating in multicultural teams. They are supervised by staff representing several nationalities. The commissions they get from companies familiarize the students with topical issues in tourism and different ways of doing business. Students can also go on exchange, do work placement abroad and participate in international development projects.
Students can apply their skills in the dynamic tourism sector (e.g. airlines, travel agencies, events, hotels, destinations, resorts..), and have specific know-how of their specialization, applicable in any global company. Graduates can produce, sell or buy travel services, work in the events industry, or start up a new business.
Most of the learning takes place in real-life projects for tourism businesses operating internationally. This opens doors for the students and helps them develop their networks already during the studies. This makes it easier for graduates to find jobs both in Finland and abroad.
Bachelors of Hospitality Management have strong professional competences in the following fields:
- Business and Entrepreneurial competences in Travel and Tourism
- Sales and Service competences
- Personal and Professional Growth competences
Knowledge, skills and methods that the students acquire are the most common meta-skills needed in the job market, project management, research and development, coaching, creative problem solving and innovation.
Bachelor’s thesis is a part of the degree program and is always commissioned by a business company or organisation.
Employment possibilities are extensive because the students get a solid basis in business studies, and specialize on tourism business with transferable skills that help them find employment in all parts of the world. Jobs in the service industries are increasing, so good sales and service skills are valued globally.
Graduates from the Degree Program in Tourism and Event Management acquire skills that prepare them for versatile employment possibilities anywhere where people skills, sales and service development and a professional understanding of the tourism industry are appreciated. Possible job titles include e.g.