Master of Tourism and Hospitality Business

HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
1.5-3 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Business

The Master’s Degree Program in Tourism and Hospitality Business is based on the future needs of the tourism and hospitality industries and gives a student an opportunity to focus on areas important for his/her own professional development. The studies are planned especially for experts in tourism and travel organisations as well as for experts working in the hospitality industry. The goal of the degree Program is to raise the knowhow of an expert to a developer level.

After the studies, the graduates will be able to implement change projects and lead the transformation of their organisation toward achieving its higher competitive advantage in a fast changing, global and international tourism and hospitality business environment. They will work in positions, for example: leading work development projects, planning and implementing business strategies, acting as leaders of their own business domestically and internationally.

Compulsory studies focus on research and development skills as well as competences needed in developing organisations and leading change. Studies enhance students’ abilities in analytical and critical thinking and problem solving. Specialisation studies focus on sustainable tourism and hospitality related skills and competences. Studies enhance the students’ ability to apply current research knowledge in their professional field. Free-choice studies provide students with more general business competences like communication and designing services to strategic thinking and digital business opportunities.

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Admission requirements

The degree curriculum includes core studies, specialisation studies, free choice studies, thesis and maturity test.

Haaga-Helia's operations are governed by the Act on Studies in Universities of Applied Science 18.12.2014/1129 (in Finnish) and Haaga-Helia's Degree Regulations.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory Studies

  • Applied Design Research

Common Elective Studies

  • Data Analytics
  • Futures Research
  • Evolving Organisations
  • Learning Culture in Organisations
  • Acting as Coach and Facilitator


  • Thesis Phase 1
  • Thesis Phase 2
  • Thesis Phase 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Mode of studies:

Evening, weekend, virtual and intensive studies


EUR 10,500.00 per academic year for Master's degree programme


Credits : 90 ECTS

Continuing studies

university studies (Ph.D.) or vocational teacher's Program

Career paths

The Program encourages students to study and work concurrently, which gives the students the opportunity to integrate real-life projects in studies. This exchange between work and study enhances the skills and competencies the students need to advance professionally.

The Program gives the students excellent qualifications for a variety of managerial and specialist positions in business and other organisations.

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HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

Haaga-Helia is a strongly business-oriented University of Applied Sciences in Finland. We have close ties to business world with 100 partner companies that contribute to our study projects and internship opportunities that provide a great kick start for a career....

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Why study at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

  1. Haaga-Helia is the first institution in Finland to receive THE-ICE accreditation. Haaga-Helia has also received a quality label from the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC, praising Haaga-Helia’ s excellent working-life contacts and strong pedagogical teaching approach.
  2. In 2019, Haaga-Helia was ranked the best university of applied sciences in international student mobility, as well as the best in international student satisfaction. Study in a truly international environment with students from over 100 different nationalities.
  3. Opportunity to complete one semester as an exchange student in one of Haaga-Helia’ s 200 partner universities around the world.
  4. Possibility to acquire a double degree. Double degree students complete two semesters abroad and receive a diploma from both, Haaga-Helia and the partner university.

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HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

Pasila campus
Ratapihantie 13
00520 Helsinki

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