Spring | Full
Course name Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Course date 16.01.2023 - 17.03.2023
Institution HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
Course language Finnish
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Hospitality Management HUB
Teacher Jarmo Ritalahti
Available for open UAS No
Level Master’s level

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 07.12.2022
Course enrolment info

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

16.01.2023 - 17.03.2023

Course description

Learning objectives

After completion of the course, the student

  • has a holistic view of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • has a an understanding of the roles of different stakeholders in reaching SDGs in tourism
  • is able to understand and apply the key concepts of SDGs in her/his thinking and reasoning
  • can assess the appropriateness of SDGs in tourism business
  • is able to understand the relevance of SDGs for tourism business
  • can enhance SDGs in her/his (future) role in tourism business


  • UNWTO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Key stakeholders of SDGs
  • SDGs from tourism business point of view
  • Sustainable business strategies in tourism business
  • SDGs in tourism business operations
  • Solving SDGs related case in tourism

Assessment criteria

The course is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 – 3 – 5.

Assessment criteria – grade 1

The student is able to define the key concepts of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its main stakeholders and their roles in the development work. She/he can assess the appropriateness of SDGs in tourism business to some extent.

Assessment criteria – grade 3

In addition to the competences in grade 1, the student can apply the key elements of SDGs in her/his thinking and reasoning. She/he can apply SDGs in tourism operations.

Assessment criteria – grade 5

In addition to the competences in grades 1 and 3, the student can recognize business opportunities related to SDGs in tourism business.  She/he is able to think critically and solve problems in a changing operational environment.

Course grading (100 points)

  • Learning portfolio 50 / 100 points
  • Case work 40 / 100 points
  • Active attendance 10 / 100 points

Course way of working and time table

Virtual course

Course enrolment info

Enrolment link above. Please note if the course is not available on the enrolment list it is already full.

Haaga-Helia students enrol to the course (EXP4HM109) during Haaga-Helia enrolment period through Peppi.