Bachelor's Degree in International Tourism Development

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Bachelor's Degree in International Tourism Development

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Hospitality Management
210 ECTS
Degree Programme in Tourism
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori
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Bachelor of Hospitality Management, International Tourism Development, full-time studies, Pori

Admission criteria

Please see (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance exam and interview spring 2018

Online entrance examination 100 points

SAMK organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. SAMK will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.

In the entrance examination applicant’s learning skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English are measured. The entrance examination can be completed from 15 January 2018 at 8.00 a.m. to at latest 13 April 2018 at 10 p.m. (all times Finnish time). Each applicant has 2 hours to complete the exam after starting it.

Admission requirement

The applicant is required to get at least 75 points out of the maximum 100 points to be selected as a student or to be selected for the online interview. To be considered for selection from a reserve place after the application period, the applicant has to get at least 55 points from the online examination.

Online interview

In the Bachelor’s degree programmes of International Business in Rauma and International Tourism Development in Pori, the applicant is required to have an online interview, after he/she has passed any of the selection methods 1, 2 and 3.

The applicant will be interviewed through a video negotiation platform with his/her own computer, webcam and Internet connection. In the interview, applicant’s skills of understanding and producing spoken English are measured. The applicants who are accepted to the interview are sent detailed information about the interview and how to register for it by e-mail within a week of completing the selection method 1 (entrance examination), 2 (SAT) or 3 (GAOKAO). The interviews will be organized from 22 January to 22 April 2018. The interview is completed in 30 minutes.

Admission requirement

The online interview will be graded passed or failed. A passed applicant is selected as a student, a failed applicant is not.

Business and Well-Being from Nature

The degree programme provides you with competence to support the competitiveness of tourism destinations and organizations in international tourism markets. You will develop knowledge of various tourism-related sectors and actors for boosting the growth of international tourism business.

You will gain a broad perspective of the contemporary tourism industry and its development at a destination and organizational level and develop competence in managing destinations as well as business operations in a multicultural, global environment. In this programme, you learn to utilize the northern nature and its wonders to provide tourists with unforgettable experiences, especially in a marine and coastal environment. In addition to business studies, you explore tourism from different perspectives including responsibility, safety, and security, law and well-being.

Your Studies Include

  • Orientation Studies
  • Tourism Industry
  • Boosting International Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Managing Tourism Business Operations
  • Coastal and Maritime Tourism
  • Practical Training
  • Elective and Complementing Professional Studies
  • Research Studies, Thesis and Maturity Exam

Study Arrangements

The language of tuition is English. The studies are implemented in co-operation with the tourism industry, i.e. a variety of service providers, sales intermediaries, authorities, and associations.

Teaching is carried out in different ways, according to the topic. There are contact lessons, e-learning, projects, visitor lectures and site visits. Students study in groups or individually.

As SAMK welcomes a lot of exchange students yearly, we can guarantee internationalization at home as well as during the student’s exchange study or internship period abroad.

Practical Training and Thesis

Besides the projects, students have a practical internship of 30 credits. This can be performed in Finland or abroad.

In the thesis, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply his or her knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.

SAMK Students Will be Employed

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

Modern and Versatile Campus

The new SAMK-campus is located in the city center of Pori and it is future’s learning environment.

  • Over 4000 students.
  • Diversified: business, health care and social services, technology, tourism.
  • Around 600 degrees per year.
  • Good traffic connections: located next to the Travelling Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus and within walking distance from the airport.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 13, 2018
Duration & Price
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42 months
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7,000 EUR
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Finland - Pori
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