Master's Degree Programme in Food Chain Development, 90 ECTS credits

> Course structure and key learning outcomes


There are no lines of specialization. In the Master's Degree Program “Food Chain Development” hospitality management students are studying together with students whose background is in agriculture or food engineering, but they may choose courses under titles “Nutrition competence in the food chain” and “Customer-centric approach in the food chain”

Qualification awarded

Master of Hospitality Management

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the website

On the website, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach

During the studies constructivism is a main approach. Teacher is coaching students to ask for theoretical knowledge and use their working life experience to develop their competence. As a tools essays, practical assignments and various plans for real working life are used.

Profile of the programme

In the studies of Food Chain Management there are various courses in the area of studying methods, operational environment analysis, business management, process management, nutrition and marketing. Hospitality management based students may concentrate in courses under the tittle “Nutrition competence in the food chain ” and "Customer-centric approach in the food chain". In the thesis process the student deepens her/his competence in her/his subject area.

Occupational profiles

The graduates from the degree program are qualified to expert level to work in various companies and organization in the area of food chain


Internationalization There are some course books and other learning materials in English. Two courses will be taught in English.

Access to further studies

Eligible for doctoral studies.

Structure of the studies

Structure of the studies In the 60 ECTS Credit program there is 15 cr compulsory studies and 45 cr alternative studies. Already in the beginning of the studies student are advised to start their 30 cr thesis process.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

Mode of study Mode of study This programme is a part of our adult education. Students attend part-time and teaching takes place through various modes on weekends (Thu.-Sat.).

Contact persons

Head of degree programme

Jussi Esala, tel. +358 40 830 7473, jussi.esala(at)

Student services

Student services Student services Mrs Kirsi Fors, tel. +358 20 124 5704, kirsi.fors(at)