Master of Business Administration in International Tourism and Event Management, Online

General

Program Description

The Degree program in International Tourism and Event Management is intended for students who wish to develop their professional knowledge, leadership skills, strategic management, innovation, and process management in the international tourism and event management context. The main topics of the core courses are strategic management, financial evaluation and forecasting, and ethics, governance & responsible management.

Students in the program can immediately apply their learning in their workplace. Many of the graduates are able to capitalize on new opportunities either within their current organization or in new professional careers.

Gaining skills and capabilities for developing tourism and event management skills helps our graduates expand their professional possibilities to bridge business beyond the local market challenges. These studies provide an excellent possibility to improve your spoken and written English skills in order to work in an international role by practicing and working in a multicultural environment.

Applicants are required to have at least two years of work experience in a related field (working full time) and a desire to develop their professional skills in the tourism or event management business areas. Both Finnish and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. Also, applicants who are currently in a stage of career transition can invest in their future skill-set to re-enter the employment sector.

Objectives

The Degree program in International Tourism and Event Management is intended for students who wish to develop their professional knowledge, leadership skills, strategic management, innovation, and process management in the international tourism and event management context.

Applicants are required to have at least two years of work experience in a related field (working full time) and a desire to develop their professional skills in the tourism or event management business areas. Both Finnish and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. Also, applicants who are currently in a stage of career transition can invest in their future skill-set to re-enter the employment sector.

Study contents

 Through the core competence courses offered in the program (30 ECTS) you will be able to analyze opportunities to creatively develop innovative international business solutions. The main topics of the core courses are strategic management, financial evaluation and forecasting, and ethics, governance & responsible management.

In addition to the core courses, you will plan a personalized learning path through complementary competence studies (30 ECTS) in order to shape and customize your learning to better fit with the set learning objectives. At the beginning of your studies, you will complete a personalized learning plan consisting of 60 ECTS of master’s level studies and 30 ECTS of final thesis work.

The duration of the program is 1.5 years. Teaching days for core studies are usually limited to 2 to 4 online days per month. The study days for complementary competence studies depend on the courses you choose to study. Students can also choose elective master’s level courses from other universities.

The studies contain challenging independent work, online group work, and online studies in order to accommodate students’ professional and personal lives. The studies are rigorously intensive but manageable.

Qualification

The Master’s Degree in Business Administration is a fully qualified and recognized in the Finnish Educational system and in the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and fulfills the requirements for public sector positions.

More about the language of instruction

The language of the program is English.

Research focus

LAB is a higher education institution focusing on innovation, business, and industry.    

The strengths of this higher education institution specializing in innovation include the circular economy, design, the commercialization of innovations, and service innovations for health and well-being.

Career opportunities

Students in the program can immediately apply their learning in their workplace. Many of the graduates are able to capitalize on new opportunities either within their current organization or in new professional careers.

Gaining skills and capabilities for developing tourism and event management skills helps our graduates expand their professional possibilities to bridge business beyond the local market challenges. These studies provide an excellent possibility to improve your spoken and written English skills in order to work in an international role by practicing and working in a multicultural environment.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

LAB University of Applied Sciences operetas in Finland in the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta. The new institution will start its operation on 1 January 2020.

LAB University of Applied Sciences operetas in Finland in the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta. The new institution will start its operation on 1 January 2020. Read less
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