The degree of International Tourism Development is a tourism degree offered by Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. After the completion of the degree, you will become a Bachelor of Hospitality Management, which will better prepare you for your future in tourism and allow you to pursue a successful business career, either in the Nordic countries or elsewhere in the world.

Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Credits: 210 ECTS
Duration: 3.5 academic years
Studies begin: end of August
Language of instruction: English


  • Objectives

    The aim of the degree program is to provide students with skills and knowledge in developing tourism business and services. These include customer experience and quality management, service and experience design, selling tourism products off and online, business models and profitable economic solutions. Students gain experience from hospitality, accommodation sector, event management and tourism distribution and specialize in designing extraordinary experiences in the Nordic nature.

  • Structure

    The studies are carried out in close co-operation with working life and tourism enterprises. Students are provided with conceptual and experiential learning opportunities, e.g. in local and international internships and tourism development projects that address real-life challenges. The studies include practical training (30 ECTS), which offers students an excellent opportunity to develop a comprehensive view of the tourism field and networking in it.

    The main modules for this degree are:

    • Tourism Industry
    • Managing Tourism Destination
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Developing Tourism Businesses
    • Business and Well-Being from Nature
  • Online interview

    Applicants for the degree program in International Tourism Development will be invited to an online interview after they have submitted their application and if they meet the minimum requirements.

  • Career opportunities

    With international and business-oriented approach student will get excellent opportunities to different tourism-related jobs, such as supervisors, developers, coordinators and managers. In addition, the readiness for postgraduate studies is developed during this degree.

Quick facts

Semester starts:

 Application deadline:
January 9 – April 3, 2019


Tuition fee:
9500 € / year

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