Hospitality Management – Future Megatrends and Vocational Competences

Kurskod B365402
Studiepoäng 5

– Explain and understand the meaning of future megatrends
– Understand the historical trends which has shaped labour market of today (transition from industrial to post-industrial age)
– Understand and discuss about the future work competences, organizations and systems
– Explain and reason the importance of self-development to be elastic and able to follow new trends and changes
– Explain, reason and apply the 21st century skills: collaboration, communication, creativity, complex problem-solving and critical thinking.


What will the 2020s look like? What trends will have the biggest impact on our future? A megatrend is a general direction of development consisting of various phenomena and entailing widespread change. It will shape the future vocational competences needed in work life. Therefore 21st century skills are essential for the future of work.


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Approved assignments.

Assessment criteria
Assessment criteria – grade 1
You know the key concepts of Sustainable Development, climate change and FSSD within the course’s scope, but are yet to develop the general view and the big picture of the subject matter.

You can complete given tasks, such as case work and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply knowledge.

You demonstrate some ability to perform skills and have basic knowledge, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.
Assessment criteria – grade 3
You know the key concepts of Sustainable Development, climate change and FSSD and can explain how the theories and models function and the tools are used. You have a general view of the subject matter.

You complete given tasks such as case work and assignments independently. You can reflect your own practice and identify ways to improve.

You demonstrate sufficient ability to perform skills and have basic to good knowledge. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in continuous development.
Assessment criteria – grade 5
You have a strong command of the key and related concepts of Sustainable Development, climate change and FSSD. You can critically evaluate theories, models and tools. You can demonstrate explicit knowledge of the subject matter, and how it relates to other disciplines.

You apply knowledge in demanding case work and advanced assignments. You can prioritize and critically select framework and methods for solving complex problems in the subject matter.

You execute skills with natural proficiency and you have detailed and explicit knowledge. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous development.

Kurslitteratur och studiematerial

Course material will be available in Google Classroom.


Starting level: none.
Linkage with other courses:
B365201 Sustainable Development and Climate Change, 5 ECTS and
B365301 Sustainable Finance, 5 ECTS


Introduced in the student card


Lectures, assignments, group work.


All course material will be in English. Contact teaching will be held in English. Contact teaching will be organized as a hybrid, including both classroom teaching and online teaching, still taking account current instructions of Covid-19.
This course will be piloted as a part of SuFi-project with international cooperation together with partners from Åland, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania, The project is funded by EU Interreg Central Baltic funds.

Utskriven 09 december 2022 kl 18:08