Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and services. They offer the students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies. They have approximately 10,500 students and over 630 employees base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise.
The fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education. They aim to support and guide project activities and funding applications. Furthermore, they emphasize utilization and commercialization of project results. The concrete business and development-oriented projects are implemented for example in the following fields: regional development, vocational teacher education, staff development, business and sales, sport and health, tourism, hospitality and restaurant business, development of education, Information technology, RDI development, networking, entrepreneurship, and business co-operation. Projects can be divided in four focus areas depending on their contents and emphasis; New solutions of services and sales, New solutions of the learning, New solutions of entrepreneurship and digital business, Strategic projects.
The university provides Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in various disciples; Aviation Business, Business Information Technology, Hospitality, Tourism and Experience management, International Business, International Business, International Sales and Marketing, Multilingual Management Assistants, Sports Coaching and Management, Tourism and Event Management. The university provides Master’s Degree Programmes in various disciples; Communication Management, International Business Management, Information Systems Management, Sport Development and Management, Aviation and Tourism Business. The School Of Vocational Teacher Education provides courses like; Vocational teacher's programme, AOKK Alumni, Further Education, International Activity, Research and Development, Vocational Guidance Counsellor Education, Vocational special needs teacher education.