Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and services. We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies.

Our approximately 10 500 students and almost 700 employees base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise.

Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.

Exchange Students

Haaga-Helia offers international exchange students excellent opportunities to study in English in an international environment. Studies for exchange students are available in English in 13 different degree programmes in several different study fields on five campuses. We offer students excellent services in English, modern facilities and active student life.

Each year around 350 international exchange students from around the world choose Haaga-Helia, be one of them!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students competencies for one of the world’s most dynamic and leading socio-economic sectors. [+]

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students competencies for one of the world’s most dynamic and leading socio-economic sectors. There are three fields of expertise offered for a group of 20 students in each: Accommodation Management, Food and Beverage Management Tourism Experience Management with two sub specialisations for 10 students in each: Competitive Tourism Destinations Developing Transportation, Travel Agency and Event Management Business The programme provides students with numerous learning opportunities that help them to prepare for management careers in Finland and abroad. The programme takes a unique approach and offers a modular curriculum with knowledge, skills and attitudes critical to an ever competitive environment. “My decision of studying at Haaga Campus is probably one of the best I have made in my life. As a foreign student in Finland, the study environment and the internationalism in the study scope were something I particularly treasured. The degree programme excelled me in presentation, project management and team working skills. Being an entrepreneur, I realised that the education and support I received provided me a steady foundation to start my career. I would recommend ​without hesitation anyone to pursue this degree programme and receive a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.” Evon Söderlund "I have maintained a close relationship with Haaga-Helia even after graduation. I also got the primary introduction with my current employer via Haaga while still working in Finland. My recommendation for the students aiming for an international career is to take each and every opportunity to... [-]

Bachelor in Sports Coaching and Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Vierumäki Helsinki + 1 more

The Degree Programme in Sports Coaching and Management prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed in today’s sports and leisure industry. Through real-life cases (project-based studies), the programme prepares students along four main development streams with the focus on 1) personal development and professional growth, 2) coach development 3) event and organizational management and 4) RDI competences. [+]

The Degree Programme in Sports Coaching and Management prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed in today’s sports and leisure industry. Through real-life cases (project-based studies), the programme prepares students along four main development streams with the focus on personal development and professional growth, coach development, event and organizational management, RDI competences. The teaching is organized in English enabling students to work in an international environment during their work placement and upon completion of the studies. The project-based studies demand from the students a high degree of independent working skills and self-motivation as well as already pre-existing knowledge on literature research, critical and transfer thinking. The following qualities are considered very important in finding solutions for projects by future students 1) creative thinking and 2) the application of innovative methods. The first two years of the studies include intensive studying at the Haaga-Helia UAS Vierumäki Campus, after which the student has a chance to obtain information and knowledge in a real life working environment during the 1–11/2 years of work placement. "I have worked as a professional coach in Budapest, Beijing and, in recent years, at the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. My work includes developing sport in the region (developing, supporting and helping the clubs, coaches and players) and running regional coaching clinics and regional select teams (player development programme). Our studies were very practical and, during my years as a professional coach, I have understood that my studies have supported my professional development in an excellent way. As... [-]

Bachelor in Tourism and Event Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo Helsinki + 1 more

Graduates 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. [+]

Business Tourism studies on Porvoo Campus offer a great base for a professional career in international tourism business, and enable students to choose between two alternative specializations: Sales and Service Development in Business Tourism or Events Planning and Management. Graduates 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. Students can apply their skills in the dynamic tourism sector (airlines, travel agencies, events, hotels), 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. The studies are divided into the following modules: Communication Skills in Travel and Tourism; Tourism Operational Environment; Production and Sales of Travel and Tourism Services; Social and Collaboration Skills, and Business and Entrepreneurial Skills. "Right now I am working at Tallink Silja, where I initially applied for a summer job as a salesperson. I have had a great opportunity to work in different departments in Tallink Silja; first a few months in the sales center (B2C) selling trips on the phone, then in customer relations for a few years and now in September. I started in my current position as Service Supervisor in our new Social Media team. Our team consists of four travel specialists and me. Our responsibility is to take care of customer service in Tallink Silja's social media channels, such as... [-]

BBA

Bachelor in Aviation Business

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo Helsinki + 1 more

After you completed Aviation Business studies and have become a Bachelor of Business Administration you can work in expert tasks within sales, customer service and generally in various commercial expert positions and as entrepreneur in the service chain of aviation. [+]

After you completed Aviation Business studies and have become a Bachelor of Business Administration you can work in expert tasks within sales, customer service and generally in various commercial expert positions and as entrepreneur in the service chain of aviation. You understand the processes of aviation businesses and organizations and can implement business skills in this organizational environment in practice. You are able to focus on customer orientation, network and become a constructive team member of your work community. You have a good sales and service mindset. You can combine the rules and regulations, and safety regulations of international aviation with profitable business. You act in a responsible and entrepreneurial way. You can work in English and maybe some Finnish which is a special strength in multinational companies. Professional studies are conducted in English but most of the courses are offered either in Finnish or English in a flexible way. The command of terminology in both languages is supported. As BBA you can plan, develop, anticipate, research, implement, and evaluate. Project studies with business partners make you an expert of the field and give personal growth skills, too. Study objectives A graduate of Aviation Business Bachelor degree programmes on Porvoo Campus will have a clear and comprehensive understanding of aviation business and its operational environment, such as airports, airlines, cargo, safety, and regulations. The graduate will be flexible and competent to operate across various tasks in dynamic and changing professional context of aviation business, prepared to forecast future developments. The... [-]

Bachelor in Business Information Technology

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology provides students with practical professional Business IT skills combined with an extensive theoretical base. [+]

The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology provides students with practical professional Business IT skills combined with an extensive theoretical base. We offer to our students courses on the most interesting areas of current IT education. The areas are: Digital services, Software engineering, ICT-infrastructures and IT security, and Business development and Business IT solutions. In addition, studies typically include content and practical application arranged in co-operation with partnering IT and other companies. This collaboration with both local and international companies is an integral part of the programme and enables students to learn the skills and acquire the experience to work in multicultural teams and on multinational projects. Career plans that include the development of entrepreneurship, and sales and service abilities are strongly supported. Furthermore, the programme offers general courses enhancing other skills required to successfully work in a business environment These skills are related to areas such as team work, communication, and the ability to work independently. From student to entrepreneur – Konstantinos Karatsevidis, founder and CEO of Eve-Tech Oy When Konstantinos Karatsevidis embarked on his studies at Haaga-Helia, he had no plans to start his own business. However, life took a surprising turn for the Greek-Ukrainian student: Konstantinos now runs his own company making smart devices alongside his studies. Konstantinos has had an interest in IT and business since he was at school in Ukraine. After upper secondary school, he decided to look for a study place abroad. He had been interested in Finland ever since visiting the country... [-]

Bachelor in International Business

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The BBA graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. [+]

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The BBA graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, being able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, building relationships and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions. Depending on the students’ majority choices 2–5 of the following specialisation tracks are offered: Customer Relationship Management and Communication Entrepreneurship Financial Management Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management. The student can also choose supportive courses from other specialisations. Several language and communication study options are offered as well. Career plans with service and sales orientation are strongly supported. The students’ multicultural team, negotiation and networking skills are developed with the variety of learning approaches, for example, problem and project based learning. Cooperation with international companies is an integral part of the studies. All students are encouraged to include an exchange semester or work placement abroad in their degree; this is compulsory for Finnish students. Continuous feedback from alumni and companies is taken into account in the annual planning of the curriculum implementation. »Haaga-Helia was exceptional in offering students to work in multicultural groups for real companies. These courses did not only teach me the theoretical part of the course, but they also gave me a concrete experience on how things work in real companies. I gained valuable experience while being in Haaga-Helia. I specialized in Financial Management for Global... [-]

Bachelor in International Business - part-time studies

Campus Part time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. [+]

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. The part-time evening studies provide possibilities to diversify students’ existing competences and/or deepen their theoretical learning in the areas where they already have practical work experience. The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, being able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, building relationships and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions. Depending on the students’ majority choices two of the following specialisation tracks are offered: Customer Relationship Management and Communication, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management. The student can also choose supportive courses from another specialisation. Career plans with sales and service orientation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported. The variety of learning approaches, for example, problem and project based learning as well as cooperation with international companies support the development of multicultural team, networking and negotiation skills. Contact sessions are usually 3 evenings a week, between Monday - Thursday at 17.40–20.30. An exchange semester, a work placement and shorter studies abroad can be included in the studies. "My motivator to study while working full-time was to supplement my engineering background with business education. It was very rewarding to realize the constant development and achievements in both areas even though it was challenging to combine those two from time to time. Business trips and international projects with evening lectures and study tasks kept... [-]

Bachelor in International Sales and Marketing

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo Helsinki + 1 more

Salespeople are always needed in global businesses regardless of economic trends. Sales jobs today are consultative, professional challenges that require solid business skills but also strong people-orientation. [+]

Salespeople are always needed in global businesses regardless of economic trends. Sales jobs today are consultative, professional challenges that require solid business skills but also strong people-orientation. Hardworking sales professionals can count on a fast career track, versatile working days and a generous compensation for the strategic work they do, and for the added value they create for the company. In the DP in International Sales and Marketing the students are exposed to an inspiring and unique learning environment where they have to step out of their comfort zone, take on different roles, encounter people, learn to listen and understand customer needs, identify opportunities, and create solutions together with the customers. Bachelors of Business Administration have strong professional skills in the following fields: International Business Skills Professional Sales Skills Communication and Collaboration Skills Entrepreneurial Skills Learning takes place in meaningful and challenging real business projects in multicultural teams. These commissioner contacts help students develop their professional networks during the studies, which is the key to employability in today´s business. The right attitude and motivation to grow are a must. “Our studies on Porvoo Campus revolved around projects which were commissioned by real-life companies and from these projects I learned the most. I can't emphasize enough how much it matters motivation-wise to do work that has a purpose and gives the students a unique learning journey every time. The projects gave me excellent abilities to work in today's business world, where communication and team skills are essential to possess. From Porvoo... [-]

Bachelor in Multilingual Management Assistants

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The studies focus on developing multicultural communication and business skills. The studies also help develop skills in co-operation, project and event management as well as in gathering, processing and sharing information. [+]

Graduates from this international DP are qualified for a variety of positions in many kinds of organisations. Examples of positions include management assistants, office managers, marketing assistants, and communication and PR coordinators. The studies focus on developing multicultural communication and business skills. The studies also help develop skills in co-operation, project and event management as well as in gathering, processing and sharing information. The DP aims at fluent working proficiency in multiple languages; in addition to their native language, graduates learn at least two other languages. English and Finnish are compulsory, and the other language choices are Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Finnish students have to complete one semester abroad, either as exchange students or doing their work placement there. Work placement consists of 100 full-time working days. The Bachelor’s Thesis is usually commissioned by an organisation – either a private company or public administration. Students can choose their specialization area from the following: Entrepreneurship; Leadership and HR; Marketing, Sales and Service; Meetings Industry; Organisational Communication. "My studies in Haaga-Helia made me understand the importance of the work of an assistant. It is not just waiting around and making coffee – it is about ensuring that the everyday business of your superiors runs as smoothly as possible. As the word indicates, we are here to ASSIST. The most important skills learnt at school have been languages and Microsoft Office. The law studies I took have also been a great help in my career. Thanks to Haaga-Helia, I now... [-]

Contact

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

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Website http://www.haaga-helia.fi/
Phone +358 9 229611