Degree Programme in Restaurant Entrepreneurship
A degree in Restaurant Entrepreneurship (Espoo Leppävaara) prepares students for a career in hospitality field. Throughout their studies, students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in today's dynamic and competitive business environment. They acquire a broad understanding of entrepreneurship in hospitality industry and gain practical knowledge of all the basic functions of restaurant business.
Graduates will have essential skills in teamwork, communication and project work. As a key element of their studies, students collaborate with lecturers, experts and entrepreneurs from business life to work on various projects and authentic business challenges in an international environment.
Restaurant Entrepreneurship studies provide the skills to work as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business or other service field e.g. event management business. Service design methods are implemented in innovation and development projects, such as BarLaurea student restaurant and other development hubs. Restaurant Entrepreneurship programme employs a project based learning method in which students learn in practice oriented projects.
Restaurant Entrepreneurship graduates are practically oriented and can work as entrepreneurs or in different organizations and companies as experts and managers. They are able to employ analytical skills in decision-making and will have the competence in establishing and operating their own enterprises. The student develops his/her competence in designing and developing services.
The degree programme in Restaurant Entrepreneurship (210 ECTS) consists of core competence (150 ECTS) and complementary competence (60 ECTS) modules.
Students can also choose study modules from other Laurea campuses and degree programs (Business Management, for example), other universities in the area as well as partner universities abroad.
Core competence (compulsory studies) 150 ECTS
Flexible Customer Service 30 ECTS
Business and Entrepreneurship in the Service Field 30 ECTS
Introduction to Finnish Language and Culture -1 5 ECTS
A9278 Quality in Food Services 10 ECTS
Professional Communication Skills 5 ECTS
A9269 Intercultural approach to Design Thinking 10 ECTS
A9266 Customer Oriented Services 5 ECTS
A9267 Customer Relationship Management 5 ECTS
A9292 Cost Accounting and Pricing in a Service Company 5 ECTS
A9264 Service Business and Marketing 10 ECTS
A2963 Operating Environment in a Service Company 5 ECTS
Service Innovation Developer 30 ECTS
A9294 Business Game 5 ECTS
A9295 Corporate Social Responsibility 5 ECTS
A9297 Service Innovations 10 ECTS
A9298 Developing Service Systems 10 ECTS
Expert in Work Community 30 ECTS
Expert in Development and Workplace Innovation 30 ECTS
Career Planning 5 ECTS (2+2+1)
A9285 Research Communications and Project Management Skills 5 ECTS
A9287 Research and Development Methods 5 ECTS
Bachelor's Thesis 15 ECTS
Complementary competence (specialization studies) 60 ECTS
Complementary studies: module scope 15-30 ECTS focusing on
- Producer of Event Services
- Tourism Service Developer
- entrepreneur in restaurant business
- entrepreneur in event business
- entrepreneur in accommodation business
- project manager
- event manager
- restaurant manager
- hotel manager
- service design planner
- customer service officer
- marketing and sales assistant
- service specialist
Laurea exchange programme is a part of the internalisation of studies. Laurea has a network of around 250 international cooperation partners around the world. The network includes higher education institutions, companies and other organisations. Students will have an opportunity to study or do traineeship at one of the partners institutions of Laurea. Visit our SoleMOVE System to find out more about the partner institutions for your degree program. Our exchange planning officer will guide you through the process. Read more about student exchange programme at Laurea's partner institutions.