Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Hospitality Management

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Satu Kylmälä

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 common, mandatory advanced professional studies 40 cr, optional studies 20 cr and master’s thesis 30 cr.
The studies are carried out in classroom meetings and independent study. The classroom meetings are mostly implemented as intensive full-day study periods, approximately 2-3 days/month

Key Learning Outcomes

The advanced professional studies consist of 40 credits worth of studies from the programme itself, which include e.g. working together, managing change, responsibility, profitability, customer-based development of services and anticipating the future. These themes are covered through various development methods. Each course is 5 credits in scope. In addition, there are 20 credits of optional studies from the other master’s degree programmes about e.g. facility management, knowledge management and purchasing information systems as well as legal issues in service business.
You may choose 5-10 credits of free-choice studies, depending on your own goals. These studies should be connected to the development task you will carry out as your final project. 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 is the only master’s degree in the field and it 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 tuition uses different teaching- and developmentmethods. The classroom education, for most part, takes place on Thursday evenings (16.30-20.00) and on Fridays (8.00-16.00) and on Saturdays (8.30-14.30), once a month during the autumn and spring terms.
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.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.