Time: 10 January – 8 May 2022
Enrolment ends: 13 December 2021
Place: Online studies
Extent: 20 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 50
Target group: All that are interested in these studies. If you have already completed MODULE III of Diploma of HE Tourism & Business management in Autumn 2020, don't enrol on this! This is exactly the same module.
Required previous skills: The student has to have a fluent skills in English and readiness to study online independently on University level.
Device: You need a laptop or PC, smartphone or tablet is not enough.
Credited in degree: All degrees at Xamk (optional studies)
Price: EUR 240, the fee has to be paid before the studies start. You can read more about our payment policy here. The price of this whole does not include other open UAS courses.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enroll on OUAS courses.

The studies are suitable for students who  

  • need deeper understanding or new competences – regardless of their prior studies.
  • want to study in a flexible way – studies are carried out online.
  • are interested in developing their own work
  • are looking for a new direction in their own professional career – whether currently between jobs or at work.

Students are required to

  • be commited to these studies
  • have enough time to familiarize on materials and sources of information
  • complete all tasks and tests on time
  • to be initiative.

ECTS credits
ECTS credits represent the workload and defined learning outcomes (“what the individual knows understands and is able to do”) of a given course or programme. One credit equals 27 hours of student's work.

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)
The South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) – the 5th largest UAS in Finland. More information on higher education in Finland on page https://minedu.fi/en/higher-education-and-research.

Xamk is situated in the popular tourist region around Saimaa lake system and archipelago.


The goal is to provide students with knowledge of food safety and related legislation, in professional kitchens in European Union, and, tools to maintain the level required with self-monitoring plan. 'Producing high quality services' gives the student knowledge of recognizing global business opportunities and analyzing market areas. It provides understanding of influences of economic policies on the function of the different sectors of society.

This training adds knowledge of selecting international business operations, suited for different international business environments. It also gives tools for designing, producing and evaluating opportunities for well-being tourism.

The extent of each course is 5 ECTS credits. The courses in Spring and their duration

  • Wellbeing tourism 10.1.-6.3.2022
  • International business 10.1.-6.3.2022
  • Food safety 14.3.-8.5.2022
  • Economics 14.3.-8.5.2022


Well-being tourism

What is the key terminology in well-being tourism? What is Finland’s well-being tourism strategy, mission and vision? What is the significance of art and culture in well-being tourism? What is the role of food in well-being tourism? How do you utilize technology? How do you design, produce and evaluate products and services in this sector?

International business

What are the most important features in the international business environment? What are the company’s opportunities and prerequisites related to international operations?  What are the strategies of international operations? How to select the most appropriate operation model?

Food safety

Which food product regulations affect food safety and work in professional kitchens? Which are the risks related to handling, preparing, serving and selling food? How are the risks managed? How are food products handled and stored in a safe way? What are the responsibilities of food professionals according to the European Union legislation? What does a self-monitoring plan include and how is it implemented?


What does an economy consist of?  What is the theory of enterprise from the economics viewpoint? How do economic policies affect the various sectors of society?

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 30 days before the education starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the education (EUR 240). Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the module starts, you have to pay the fee. After the payment you'll receive an invitation to this education by email.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).