Bachelor of Hospitality Management

A Bachelor of Hospitality Management knows how to turn food into a dining experience while considering the needs of customers. SeAMK’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management students can use the educational restaurant Prikka, where theory can be combined into practice. Your studies include also work-related development tasks in which your able see how theories are tested in real life situations. 

After graduating as a professional in the food services, you know how to create a memorable taste experience for diners, manage the nutritional and hygiene quality of the products, manage service processes, and how to run successful and sustainable business operations. 

  • Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality Management 
  • Length of studies: 210 ECTS credits, 3.5 years 
  • Number of study places: TBC

The best university for our students

The success of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) as a university valued by students continues in the 2023 results of the nationwide graduation feedback survey (AVOP), where SeAMK ranked second. This adds to an impressive streak over the past five years, during which SeAMK has secured three consecutive first-place positions and one third-place ranking. According to the graduates of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, SeAMK has the best learning environments and working life connections in Finland. In teaching, studying, study satisfaction, study support services, and feedback and evaluation, SeAMK ranked second. The ranking in the top three also came in career counselling and thesis. In this nationwide survey, students evaluate and give feedback on completed studies. (Source: vipunen.fi)

How to apply?

You can always find upcoming application periods on Admissions page. Information on eligibility (who may apply), admission criteria and the application form can be found on Studyinfo website. 

Content of the degree programme

The 210 ECTS credit programme is designed for studies lasting 3.5-4 years, entire programme can be divided into following themes: 

First year:  Service production

In addition to the common basic studies, in the first year students learn the theory related to food preparation and customer and tourism service, which is applied at the educational restaurant Prikka 

Second year: Service business management

Second year studies cover topics such as Business and Operational Management, Quality Management, Management accounting, Employment Law, Marketing and Nutrition. In addition to compulsory courses, you can select your focus area from optional professional studies and free elective courses.  

Third and fourth year: Development & specialisation

Year consists mainly of research and development projects which are conducted together with local companies and other organisations. We have conducted projects with local hotels and restaurants, Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas UNESCO global Geopark, public food services and food manufacturers. Themes of the projects may vary yearly. Common topics in projects are strategic management, kitchen and interior design, service design and nutritional projects for public food services.   

Occupational profiles 

Students who have graduated from SeAMK will find employment in both expert and managerial positions. Many of our hospitality graduates have also started their own business. Their employment has been supported by a diverse range of studies and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

The most common sources of employment are managerial positions and expert tasks in restaurants, staff restaurants and public sector kitchens (e.g. schools and hospitals). In addition, a variety of companies related to the industry such as staff leasing, the tourism and experience industry are increasingly employing our graduates.  

City of Seinäjoki – Entrepreneurial, active, and affordable city for students

The SeAMK Campus is located in the Frami area of the city of Seinäjoki. There students from all faculties of SeAMK can interact and enjoy one of the most modern and beautiful campuses in Finland. Student housing and the city center are a convenient walking distance from the campus. The Frami area is also home to several high-tech companies, which helps you get familiar with your future employers.

The fast-growing city of Seinäjoki is the heart of the South-Ostrobothnia region in the western part of Finland and is easily accessible via public transportation through major routes. Even though the capital of Helsinki is less than three hours away by train, choosing to stay and live comfortably in Seinäjoki can be much more convenient and affordable.

FINEEC Excellence. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) has awarded SeAMK the Quality Label for Excellence in higher education for enhancement work of an exceptional quality.