Managing for Sustainability Major

Mentor: Professor Saurabh Mishra, Associate Director of Sustainability and MSUS Programs, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management

The Major in 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.

LEARN MORE: Integration of Sustainability into Management Education at McGill 

Careers

Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers in consulting companies that specialize in sustainability and corporate social responsibility; in larger companies, including multinationals, with departments focusing on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, community and stakeholder relations, corporate environmental management, or green product development; and in small and medium sized firms, including new start-ups, that sell green products or services. Graduates may also take up positions in government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and intergovernmental organizations that focus on sustainability issues.

​BCom students can access a specially tailored Sustainability Careers Handbook on the BCom Portal under 'career resources'. Read more about examples of sustainability career paths.

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

 

 

Major in Managing for Sustainability (39 credits) 

Required courses (6 credits):

  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GEOG 360 Analyzing Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

 

Complementary courses (33 credits):
 

Choose 6-9 credits from the following: 

  • ACCT 401 Sustainability & Environ Acct 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 455 Tech&Innov for Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneur&Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGSC 488 Sustainability and Operations 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MRKT 351 Marketing & Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MSUS 402 Sys Thinking & Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following:

  • ORGB 321 Leadership 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ORGB 325 Negotiations and Conflict Res. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ORGB 401 Leadership Practicum: Soc Sect 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ORGB 421 Managing Organizational Change 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


0-3 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 365 Business-Government Relations 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Devel Countries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 567 Business in Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MSUS 434 Topics in Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

 


3 credits from the following:

  • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GEOG 460 Research in Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MSUS 400 Indep. Stud. in Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MSUS 401 Sustainability Consulting 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MSUS 497 Internship in Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

For more information on the ENVR 401 Reseach Project please contact the MSE Adviser

 

12 credits from the following:

  • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

+ 6 credits of environmentally related courses selected with the approval (Minor Approval Form) of the environmental MSE Program Adviser. See the list of suggested courses - MUST BE APPROVED prior to registration.