Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is two months. 
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Course is completed independently

! This course is the same that we have offered earlier as a part of 'Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Business Management in Finland'. If you have already completed this course, there is no need to complete this again. Credits/grade for the same course can be given only once. !

Credited in degree at Xamk: All Bachelor level degrees at Xamk
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 8.10.2023
Price: Free of charge

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 also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes: 

You are able to -use the central concepts of domestic and international tourism -understand text material related to tourism -search information about the pull factors, major tourist areas, destinations and ways of travelling in Finland – analyze Finnish nature and culture as a basis of experience tourism product development for international market – describe the structure of tourism business and traveler streams arriving to and leaving from Finland -work in an international team in English.

Contents and methods: 

  • What are the central concepts of domestic and international tourism in English?
  • Which elements of Finnish nature and culture could be used as basis of experience tourism product for international market?
  • What are the pull factors, major tourist areas, destinations, ways of travelling and special features of tourism in Finland?
  • What is the structure of tourism business and what are the traveller streams arriving to and leaving from Finland?
  • How do you work in an international team?

The student can proceed from tasks to task independently, there are no certain deadlines.

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material: All material will be provided by the lecturer and it is in Learn platform. No live lectures or group work.

Assessment: Diffrent type of tests. To pass the tests 80% must be correct.

Assessment grade: 1-5

This course is a part of Xamk Pulse’s ‘Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Service Business Management’.  

What is diploma and what are the courses included in it? 
Read more about the diploma https://koulutuskalenteri.xamk.fi/en/open-amk-courses/diploma-of-higher-education-in-tourism-and-service-business-management-60-ects-cr/. 

Want to complete the whole diploma? 
The full extent of the diploma is 60 ECTS credits. We recommend that you start from module I and complete it first.  

Want to take just some of the courses? 
If you don’t want to complete the whole diploma, you can choose just those courses that you are interested in.  

Enrolment on diploma courses 
You must enroll on each course separately. Choose just the number of courses that you can & have time to complete by the end of year 2023! All the courses will be available also in year 2024, when you can start them weekly on nonstop basis. 

Transcript of records will be delivered by email in PDF form.

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, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

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).