Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Hospitality Management

  • Programme
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Principal Lecturer in Charge
Mika Boedeker

Head of Degree Programme
Leena Mäkelä

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Master of Hospitality Management, NQF 7

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Completion of curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.

Profile of the Programme

The scope of the degree is 90 cr and it is designed to be studied alongside work. The completion time is 1,5-2,5 years. The studies consist of mandatory advanced professional studies (30 cr), elective advanced master´s degree- and free choice studies (30 cr) and master’s thesis (30 cr).

Key Learning Outcomes

The advanced professional studies consist of 30 credits worth of studies from the programme itself, which include e.g. customer value creation and customer experience, environmental-based servicescape, employee experience management, customer oriented digital services and purchase and sale channels. Each course is 5 credits in scope. In addition, there are elective advanced master´s degree studies from the joint pool of studies of TAMK's master’s degree programmes. For more information about the courses and course contents, see TAMK curriculum.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The Master’s degree in Hospitality Management increases your chances for research and upper management tasks in the field.

Access to Further Studies

The degree is Master of Hospitality Management. It produces the same eligibility for public offices as a master’s degree from a university. You may also apply for doctoral studies at a university. The amount of supplementary studies required depends on the university in question.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate the student need to completed the studies in accordance to the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The studies are carried out in meetings and independent study and the tuition uses different teaching methods. The meetings of mandatory advanced professional studies, for most part, takes place on Thursday evenings (16.30 - 20.00), Fridays (8.00 - 16.00) or Saturdays (8.30-15.00) in about two consecutive day of the month.
Collaborative knowledge construction and sharing are an essential part of learning and the students are expected to participate in the classroom teaching. The attendance requirements for each course are determined by the teachers of the course.
The degree programme education is mostly carried out in Finnish. Studying also requires proficiency in English.

Development of the Programme

The curriculum is developed in co-operation with other master's courses at TAMK. Cooperation with working life is realized with students being already in working life and e.g. with students' theses and advisory board activities. Course feedback and annual feedback are collected from students.