This year’s Specialized Master’s Days marked the occasion to introduce EPFL’s new joint Master’s in Sustainable Management and Technology, a degree that will prepare our next generation to spearhead the transition towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy and which is hosted by the multi-institutional initiative Enterprise for Society Center (E4S).
As our societal challenges become more and more complex and multidimensional, it is all the more important to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. Providing a transdisciplinary education is key to finding solutions to such challenges, notably in the areas of climate change and the digital and biological revolutions.
To address this need, three Swiss institutions of academic excellence, the University of Lausanne’s Business Faculty (UNIL-HEC), the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and EPFL, put their forces together and created a new Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology.
This interdisciplinary Master’s program aims to train the managers of a sustainable economy. Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg, Associate Vice-President for Education at EPFL
Similar to the other transdisciplinary Master’s programs, this new joint Master’s allows students to build theoretical, practical and social skills by encouraging interdisciplinary teamwork based on theory and real-life applications. This Master’s specially aims to build competences along three dimensions simultaneously and in a balanced manner: technology & innovation, economics & management, and tools & skills for developing sustainable solutions.
The program will be taught in English and graduates will receive a Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology delivered jointly by UNIL-HEC, IMD and EPFL.