Welcome to Xamk

Xamk is a higher education institution offering studies in English in many different study fields. We have campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna, located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland.

Students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply for the exchange and double degree studies in Tourism and service business.

 

If you wish to have more information about the content of the programme or courses available, please ask more!

Ulla Vuorinen, ulla.vuorinen@xamk.fi

 

Content of studies

Tourism and service business has a profile of producing experience-based tourism services and sustainable restaurant and catering services. The curriculum also emphasises internationality, entrepreneurship and taking advantage of technology and digital solutions in tourism and hospitality. The programme focuses on experience-based tourism business. It gives the competence to work in product development, marketing and managing functions as well as in applied research in tourist enterprises.

 

 

You can study f.ex. Design of food products and services, Seasonality and tourism planning and courses in marketing and management. You will study a lot in different groups together with your fellow students and students of other study fields. By working together you develop your skills and character and become a customer service professional with solid education and a team worker who is able to produce services as well as manage and develop the branch in collaboration.

Modes of mobility

Exchange studies

Studies are focused on experience-based tourism business. You can apply for the autumn term, spring term or the whole academic year. It is possible to complete 35 ECTS credits/autumn semester and 15 ECTS credits/spring semester. Language of instruction is English.

Double degree studies

The degree programme in Tourism and service business has a profile of producing experience-based tourism services and sustainable restaurant and catering services. The curriculum also emphasises internationality, entrepreneurship and taking advantage of technology and digital solutions in tourism and hospitality. You will study in Mikkeli for one academic year. Only the students of the partner institutions, with who we have a valid double degree agreement, can participate in double degree studies. If you are interested in the double degree studies, but you come from a university which is not listed among our double degree partner institutions, please, contact the responsible coordinator.

List of double degree partner institutions:

  • Moscow State University of Tourism Industry
  • Russian International Academy of Tourism
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics
  • Ural State University of Economics

Course list for exchange students 2018-2019

Study plan for double degree students 2018-2019

More information

Information about Xamk and Finland

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Proceed to application

Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5.2018 and 15.9.-1.11.2018

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