Within their studies, all master students at the LSM (Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons campuses) must complete a course on the relevant principles and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility. This course is offered in English, French, and Dutch.
Since September 2017, students registered in the CSR class in Louvain-la-Neuve are invited to participate to the Sustainability Literacy Test (SULITEST) as an opportunity to raise their awareness to the multiple challenges linked to sustainability (see under the PRME Principle 3 – Methods).
The major Philippe de Woot in Corporate Sustainability Management is an option of six courses offered in our two Master programmes – the Master in Management and the Master in Business Engineering. This major is named in honour of LSM emeritus professor Philippe de Woot, who during 40 years at the School was a precursor of the groundswell embodied today in the commitment to CSR among the best enterprises and management educators. The main goal was to keep alive his spirit and inspiring thought in the LSM.
This multidisciplinary major aims to develop competent and responsible leaders with a transversal view of the different management fields. This major offers a solid understanding of the complex dilemmas and the tools to develop agile and responsible organizational cultures and to implement effective compliance, business ethics and corporate sustainable management programmes.
The objectives of this multidisciplinary major are
- to analyse how business organizations can learn how to use their resources not only efficiently but also in a sustainable and regenerative way and thus to integrate sustainability and responsibility thinking in corporate policies, strategies and practices,
- to identify how this fundamental paradigmatic change in thinking about management can contribute to addressing effectively economic, environmental, societal and human sustainability challenges (such as climate change, human rights),
- to provide appropriate understanding of the management tools needed to develop policies, strategies and practices which contribute not only to corporate sustainability but also to societal sustainable welfare and how these tools can be implemented and dealt with on a daily basis,
- to stimulate students’ critical thinking about their role in a society confronted with sustainability challenges and paradoxical choice situations as individuals, consumers, future employees and corporate leaders.
By clicking here, you will hear students sharing their opinion about the importance of sustainability in their curriculum.
The full description of the six courses from this major can be consulted here.
Each main courses' topics can be summarised as follow:
This course provides future leaders with a solid understanding of the complex dilemmas and the managerial tools to allow them to operate and implement effective business ethics and compliance programs. It covers topics such as business ethics theories, governance models, risk Management, building blocks of successful compliance programs, leading internal investigations, embedding ethics and compliance in the audit program
In September 2016, the LSM launched an executive programme in Business Ethics and Compliance Management dealing with governance models, codes of conduct, organizational culture, ethical leadership, CSR management, anticorruption, conflicts of Interests, money laundering, competition laws, human rights and data privacy. To have an overview of this programme click here.
Moreover, since 2013, our executive programme in innovation management has included a module (half-day) focused on “responsible innovation”, developed in collaboration with Prof. X. Pavie from ESSEC Business School.