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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

  • 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

Business and Entrepreneurship in the Service Field 30 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

  • B0233 Placement -1  15 ECTS

  • A9277 Placement -2   15 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

Career Opportunities

  • 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

Exchange Studies

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.




Next application period

9.1 - 24.1.2018
(Studies will begin in August 2018)


Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Duration of Studies

210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Tuition fees for Non-EU /EEA students 

€8000/ academic year
Read information about available grants >>


Espoo (Leppävaara)

Language of study


Contact persons

Mari Koski
Head of Student Affairs

Sirkka Antinluoma
Senior Lecturer




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