Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality, 210 ECTS credits

> Course structure and key learning outcomes

Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a first cycle Bachelor-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the degree represents level 6.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the Applicant's Guide or the website

Applicant's Guide's instructions are written in Finnish for degree programmes taught in Finnish and in English for degree programmes taught in English. 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 head of the degree programme, student counsellor, and when necessary, the teacher of the course in question are responsible for RPL. Their task is to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.

Qualification requirements and regulations

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

Profile of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to produce Bachelors of Hospitality Management who are capable of working in an international environment, but who also value and make use of the local environment, who possess skills in handwork and who are professionals in providing services and experts in business. They have the ability to take initiative, and they have internalised the concept of entrepreneurship and are developers of the working world. They have adopted concrete ways of working, not merely the theory of those ways. Bachelors of Hospitality Management have good social skills and consider the aspects of collaboration and consumer needs in development work. They also take societal and ecological responsibility. They are competent in utilising information and carrying out business operations. Moreover, graduates from the programme are able to make use of all of the human senses and are experts in catering, who guide others in creating a culinary adventure from food. They consider aspects of health, safety, experience and finances in their work and are competent in applying the theory of service-providing business in practice.

Occupational profiles

Access to further studies

Students who have completed this programme are eligible to continue on to a university of applied sciences master's degree programme in the field of tourism, catering and domestic services.

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.

Contact persons

Head of degree programme

Ms Elina Ojala, tel. +358 40 830 2303,
e-mail: elina.ojala(at)

ECTS departmental coordinator / International coordinator

Ms Kirta Nieminen, GSM. +358 40 830 5081, e-mail: kirta.nieminen(at)

Student counsellor

Mrs Eija Putula-Hautala , GSM +358 40 830 3053, e-mail: eija.putula-hautala(at)

Student services

Mrs Kirsi Fors, 040 680 7156 e-mail: kirsi.fors(at)