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Training responsible leaders

Driven by a desire to see all of its graduates contribute responsibly to the success of their organizations and to society’s sustainable development, HEC Montréal has placed the promotion of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and ethics (SD, CSR and ethics) at the core of its mission and strategic priorities.

Melody Tim Yen

“I want to become an expert in logistics and operations management. I know that I can’t ignore sustainable development if I want to get there. HEC Montréal builds these considerations into all of my projects, so I feel well prepared.”

Melody Tim Yen, Master of Science (M. Sc.) – Global Supply Chain Management

At all levels, in all fields of management

For a number of years now, HEC Montréal has seen a growing societal demand for training in responsible and sustainable management. That is why the School has constantly diversified and expanded its offering in this area to be able to provide many people and many organizations the practical knowledge and advanced skills they need in today’s world.

  • Offering more courses on SD, CSR and ethics
  • Creating programs and study tracks in this field at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Offering extensive and innovative learning activities on these themes at all levels
  • Offering free online courses

HEC Montréal intends to pursue these ambitious efforts over the next few years. The School seeks to welcome more people who are interested in this field of expertise.

HEC Montréal offers students the opportunity to earn Task international certification in sustainability knowledge. The school will also use the tool to assess how well leaders have achieved training objectives and to orient its sustainability strategy.


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Specialized study programs

HEC Montréal offers programs in sustainable development management at all levels, from bachelor’s to master’s. Social innovation management programs are also offered at the graduate level (master’s and microprogram).

Yves Plourde

“With our interdisciplinary approach, we can study not only management mechanisms, but also sustainable development concepts. Our graduates become agents of change who are able to support organizations in their ecological transition.”

Yves Plourde, Associate Professor, Academic Advisor on Management and Sustainable Development

Opportunities to put your knowledge on sustainable and responsible management into practice

HEC Montréal’s study programs allow members of the student community to develop projects that they are passionate about. Students can put their knowledge at the service of the community and receive academic credit for these efforts.

Anne Bourhis

“More and more university competitions now include responsible and sustainable management in their evaluation criteria. Competitions are a great opportunity for participants to solve real business problems and to receive credit for course-projects.”

Anne Bourhis, Professor, Academic Director of the University Competitions Service
For a career in SD, CSR or ethics

Society needs responsible leaders in all fields of management. Regardless of your specialization, you can help organizations adopt better practices.

Learn more about careers in SD, CSR and ethics

With support from a rich, robust ecosystem

HEC Montréal is the heart and soul of a vast research, teaching and transfer ecosystem in SD, CSR and ethics. This ecosystem welcomes and supports an ambitious student community looking for knowledge and models to drive our society’s sustainable development.