HOST Strategic Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, 210 ECTS

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

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Name and level of education

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Admission requirements and applications

Act of Polytechnics 932/2014, Section 25 §
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Scope and duration

210 ECTS, 3,5 years

Recognition of learning

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Mode of study


Language of tuition


Requirements and decrees

Completion of the courses specified in the curriculum, compulsory work placement, a thesis and maturity test.

Haaga-Helia’s operations are governed by The Government Decree on Universities of Applied Sciences (1129/2014) (only in Finnish) and the degree regulations.

Study attainments and assessment

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Targets and structure

Programme in strategic hospitality management (HOST) prepares students with the competencies, knowledge and skills needed in tomorrow´s hospitality and service business management functions worldwide. The programme is conducted fully online and many of the courses are virtual which allows you to progress on your own pace. Part of the programme is delivered by our European partner institution International University Bad Honnef (IU).

Our studies provide students with an extensive professional learning experience. You are immediately put on the path toward earning a Bachelor's degree. As a graduate, you will be choosing one of many careers within the hospitality, tourism, and experience industry. The jobs include positions in management, entrepreneurship, industry specialist or service and sales.

Studies improve students' skills in project management, team working, and presentation. With a Bachelor of Hospitality Management, one is an expert in the service sector.

Structure of the programme:

Key Competencies 75 ECTS
Professional Competencies 90 ECTS
Work Placement 30 ECTS
Bachelor´s thesis 15 ECTS


In order to develop expertise during the studies, students are encouraged to consider their passion on their journey to graduation. After beginning their studies in the Strategic Hospitality Management programme, the students will accomplisch their major in: Strategic Hospitality Management (30 ECTS). The major leads to specific competences in the hospitality and tourism field related to the needs of working life. In addition, experience is an integral part of the program-related business and management courses. In addition, students will complete two minor packages (15 ECTS) in the field of Hospitality and Tourism.


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences/Haaga campus cooperates with universities abroad and is an active member of many international organizations. Haaga-Helia’s international network abroad includes universities from over 30 different countries in Europe, Asia and South and North America: exchange possibilities include destinations such as Japan, Australia, Spain and many others.

Work placement and cooperation with the business community

The working life orientation gives you a good and realistic insight into the industry and creates a solid basis for your career path. This, together with Haaga-Helia's extensive network of local and international businesses, will create chances for innovative job opportunities already during the studies. During your studies at Haaga-Helia you will have multiple opportunities to network in your field through projects, work placements and thesis.

Career opportunities

You will have the chance to learn how customer-oriented and profitable operations are conducted within the various sectors of hospitality, tourism and experience business. Through these practical experiences ­– including work placement(s) – you will gain a wide range of skills to boost your knowledge of business operations. In Haaga-Helia you will have multiple opportunities to network with different companies in your field and gain knowledge and information on future career opportunities.

Our extensive network of alumni will also help you find a career after graduation. You will have many opportunities to meet them and hear their success stories. Their career paths include management, specialist, supervisory positions and entrepreneurship in Finland or abroad.

Postgraduate studies

Master's Degree studies
Non-Degree studies in Haaga-Helia
University studies

Alumni activities

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Contact information

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Haaga Campus
Pajuniityntie 11
FI-00320 Helsinki