Teaching Sustainability at Desautels

MDIIM has been recognized for conceiving award-winning programs in Managing for Sustainability.


Undergraduate Level 

The Desautels Faculty of Management offers a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Managing for Sustainability. Managing for Sustainability (39 credits) is designed for students who wish to combine managerial and business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability. It integrates management studies with fundamentals of environmental science and sustainability, and is offered in collaboration with the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography. For more information, please click here.

Concentration in Managing for Sustainability (15 credits) is also offered and introduces students to the principles of sustainability and develops in students the key skills needed to integrate business strategies with sustainability objectives. Because organizations are increasingly prioritizing sustainability issues on their strategic agendas, contemporary managers must be able to incorporate social and environmental considerations into business activities and work with stakeholders to generate innovative solutions that transcend rather than accept trade-offs between environmental, social and economic values. For more information, please click here.

In recognition for conceiving and implementing the Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students, MDIIM was named a recipient of the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula and winner of a Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Interested in a sustainability-related career? BCom students can access a specially tailored Sustainability Careers Handbook on the BCom Portal under 'career resources'. 

For all other McGill students, please send an email to mdiim [dot] mgmt [at] mcgill [dot] ca to request an electronic copy.


Graduate Level

The joint McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA) also offers an Executive MBA Sustainability Challenge module.