Sirpa Sahinjoki

Senior Lecturer of Hospitality Management

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Destination Finland, 5 cr


Extent in credits: 5 ECTS credits (1 cr = 27 hours of student's work)

University: Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Open UAS,  Department Tourism and hospitality
Credited in degree: Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality, Department Tourism and hospitality
Competence according to curriculum: Optional studies


Place: Online studies in English.
Time: Overall time is 10.10.-31.12.2016
Enrolment by: 14.8.2016
Fee: free


Target group: All that are interested in this theme. However:
If you are a degree student in Mamk, please contact student affairs office in order to enroll this course.

Prior know-how and skills: None.

Size of the group: 40

Lecturer: Mrs Sirpa Sahinjoki, email


Learning outcomes:

On this online course you will explore Finland as a travel destination.

As a tourist or a travel and tourism professional you will often have to know everything about everything. It is not enough to know your destination, your customers want to learn about the country in general as well.

Destination Finland has been designed to give you an opportunity to explore Finland from various viewpoints:

  • geography and climate
  • history
  • state and government
  • Finns and their lifestyle
  • special features of Finnish tourism
  • major tourist areas and popular tourist attractions
  • design and famous designers
  • music, composers and music festivals


Schedules and assignments:

The course is divided into 5 separate assignments 1 ECTS credit (cr) each.

Each assignment is credited with 1 cr and the minimum of 2 cr is required to complete the course. The maximum number of credits is 5.

Assignments are given in the format of multiple-choice questions. In order to pass 90 % of the questions must be answered correctly.

Each student is responsible for creating a schedule for him/herself for the completion of the course. 

Completing the course is evaluated with the grades Passed or Failed.


Certificate of these studies will be delivered 
 - in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 - by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.


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


Additional information about the enrolment: The office of the Open University of Applied Sciences, tel. +358 40 826 6050, email:


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