Desautels' New Programming in Managing for Sustainability Wins Page Prize Award

Published: 9 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and Desautels faculty members were recently named recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill University. 

The award-winning team, led by Steve Maguire, Director of the MDIIM and Professor of Strategy and Organization who holds the Desautels Chair in Integrated Management, includes faculty members from multiple management disciplines: Emmanuelle Vaast (Associate Director of the MDIIM, leading its Social Economy Initiative; and Associate Professor of Information Systems), Tamer Boyaci (Professor of Operations Management), Dror Etzion (Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization), Pavlo Kalyta (Assistant Professor of Accounting), and Jeroen Struben (Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization).

The Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration programs were acknowledged for their interconnection and integration across course offerings, encouraging students to think about sustainability and business from various angles. Informational documentation including select course syllabi have been made publicly available to other educators looking to strengthen sustainability offerings within their business schools. 

Despite being officially launched in fall 2014, the program has already seen its first graduate from the Major (Derek Smith, BCom '15). In reflecting on the Managing for Sustainability program, Smith relayed that the "integrative program allowed me to complete my bachelor’s degree and combine my interests in social entrepreneurship, environment, and business strategy. The diverse areas of focus in the program also created the opportunity to explore various learning environments ranging from lectures, independent studies, and hands on labs".

For more information on the Page Prize at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a list of this year’s recipients, please click here. To read about the award in the McGill Reporter, please click here.

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