International Project Week 2024: Business Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

13 May 2024 - 17 May 2024

Free of charge

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International Project Week 2024

We have great pleasure in inviting You and Your students to participate the traditional Metropolia International Project Week! This time, the IPW2023 takes place on 13th - 17th May 2024. The theme of this year’s IPW is Business Ethics, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility.

Invitation to contribute to the programme

The programme will be confirmed later. The IPW 2024 takes place at Myyrmäki campus as an on-site event and is open for the partner universities of Metropolia Business School. The registration will be open for partner university representatives and students.

IPW Business Ethics, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

We invite you to share your expertise on the topic by

  1. Giving a 90-minute lecture on your field of expertise in parallel sessions to 2 different groups of students. (i.e. the same lecture twice during the week).
  2. Bringing along a real-life company case on sustainability
  3. Coaching a group of 10-20 students to solve the business case provided by you.

The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for the students are to:

  • utilise the expertise of visiting lecturers to build on previous learning to solve an ethical and corporate social responsibility case.
  • discuss current ethical and corporate social responsibility dilemmas and find solutions to them.
  • collaborate in multicultural teams to produce a unified approach to corporate social responsibility cases.
  • produce a team poster reflecting key insights gained during the week and potential solutions to the case(s)
  • present the poster with clarity to an audience of professors, peers and company representatives.

What’s in it for you?

Metropolia Business School’s IPW on Business Ethics, Sustainability & CSR will include the following aspects:

  • A real-life business case for students to solve and present solutions
  • Teachers as keynote speakers in parallel lecture sessions
  • Teachers as facilitators and sparring partners in solving the case
  • Multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and solving ethical dilemmas
  • International student teams from both the international and Finnish undergraduate degree programmes
  • Cooperation with other visiting/MBS lecturers during the IPW and opportunities to discuss potential joint initiatives and develop cross-disciplinary actions.
  • You’ll also take part in “excellent activities” (according to previous years’ feedback) organised by your hosts.

How to become involved?

Please fill in the online participation form here

The registration closes 12th of February 2024. As this project week has been a great success in the past, so we can only accommodate a limited number of teachers (20 altogether).

We will confirm selection and participation by 1st of March 2024.

We also offer you an opportunity to bring a group of students with you (recommended size 5-10) to attend the IPW. Please let us know in the participation form if you are interested in this option.


The week is organized within the framework of Erasmus+. Please consult your international office whether it is possible for you to fund the participation through Erasmus+ Teacher Exchange. This requires an Erasmus+ agreement between your institution and the Metropolia Business School.

However, the international project week does not fulfill the student’s Erasmus+ Blended Mobility criteria as the scope of the week is 2 ECTS.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Please contact the organisation team mbs_exchange [at] (mbs_exchange[at]metropolia[dot]fi)


Preliminary outline of the week – Subject to change

Date Time Program Details
18.00 Welcome to Metropolia Business School:
Informal get-together
Helsinki city center
9.00-10.30 IPW kick off & opening
IPW practical matters
Introducing guest lecturers
A-auditorium (MMA101)
Keynote speaker


Group formation

Introductions, attendance list, case introduction, homework material etc

Own classroom

11.30-12.30 Lunch with your own group Metropolia cafeteria

12.30 - 16.00

12.30 - 14.00

14.15 - 15.45

Expert Lectures

Parallel Sessions lecture 1

Parallel Sessions lecture 2

Students’ independent case reading On campus/at home

Social program for visiting lecturers:

Helsinki walking tour

Meeting at the Senate Square (or at the Oodi Library in case of heavy rain or snow)

9.00 - 12.15

9.00 - 10.30

10.45 - 12.15

Expert Lectures

Parallel Sessions lecture 3

Parallel Sessions lecture 4

Own classroom
12.15 - 13.00 Lunch Metropolia cafeteria
13.00 - 16.00 Case Workshop with lecturers Own classroom
16.00 Social program for visiting lecturers:
Parliament of Finland
9.00 - 12.00 Case Workshop with lecturers

Own classroom

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch when best suited to group’s schedule Metropolia cafeteria
13.00 - 16.00 Case Workshop with lecturers

Own classroom


Social program for visiting lecturers:

Löyly or Sinebrychoff Art Museum



9.00 Poster presentation briefing A-auditorium (MMA101)
9.30 - 12.00 Case Workshop

Own classroom

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch when best suited to group’s schedule Metropolia cafeteria
13.00 - 16.00 Case Workshop Posters ready by 16.00

Own classroom


Social program for visiting lecturers

Final dinner

Helsinki city center



9.00 Meet with case group

Own classroom

9.15 - 10.30

10.45 - 12.00

Poster session 1
Poster session 2

Lunch between/during the poster presentations

C-wing lobby area/MMC104
12.30 - 13.30 Closing ceremony A-auditorium