Course name SDGs in Business Opportunity Recognition
Course date 15.04.2024 - 31.07.2024
Institution Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Business HUB
Teacher Adriana Mustelin
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 12.03.2024 - 02.05.2024

SDGs in Business Opportunity Recognition

15.04.2024 - 31.07.2024

Course description

  • The student recognizes the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of business and is able to apply SDGs to recognize business opportunities.
  • The student is able to develop a business model based on SDGs.


  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business
  • Roles of businesses and individuals in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Motivational drivers of entrepreneurs, companies and individuals when identifying sustainable business opportunities and innovating new sustainable solutions and business ideas
  • Resources and networks in the business opportunity recognition process
  • Business modelling processes, practices, and tools, which are applicable in recognition and development of sustainable business models



Assessment criteria

  • The course evaluation is based on different activities and a blog/diary.
  • The course is evaluated on pass/fail criteria.

Course way of working and time table

This course is based on three questions:

  1. What are the SDGs in the context of business?
  2. How do you apply the SDGs to recognise business opportunities?
  3. How do you develop a business model based on the SDGs?

These questions constitute the elements of the business opportunities recognition process and the impact on the environment, people and profit, that is, environmental, social and economic sustainability.

The course is entirely online, where the students follow a set of given steps and material, complete diverse activities and blog their progress in a diary.

Course info

Learning material and recommended literature will be uploaded to the Moodle course.

The course allows for reflecting on the topic and implementing solutions to real-life scenarios.