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Competency framework 

To accomplish this mission, LSM has built a competency framework, which provides a sort of compass to identify the targeted competencies envisioned for all graduates of the Masters’ in Management (120 credits) and Business Engineering (120 credits) programs, beyond their specific disciplines and the tracks selected by the students.

It outlines the targets to be reached by LSM graduates at the end of their degree course, such that professors know where to focus their teaching efforts and students realize where to concentrate their learning commitments.

The Corporate citizenship capability implies that students act consciously, are aware of their responsibilities, and place human and ethical considerations at the heart of their thinking and actions. They can reach this goal by pursuing the following path:

  1. Demonstrate independent reasoning; look critically and consciously at acquired knowledge (both academic and common sense) and managerial practices, in light of emerging circumstances and their outcomes.
  2. Decide and act by incorporating ethical and humanistic values, integrity, respect for laws and conventions, solidarity and civic action, and sustainable development.
  3. Decide and act responsibly, taking into account the social, economic, and environmental (and sometimes antinomian) outcomes in the short, medium, and long terms, for the various stakeholders.

At LSM, all Masters’ students must complete a Corporate Social Responsibility course.

Within the framework of an interdisciplinary approach and in continuous dialogue with the business world, these courses enable future managers to build and extend on existing knowledge, questions, tools, values, and behaviors, leading to a renewed perspective on the human factor within the enterprise, as well as a means to reconsider the synergy among economic, social, and environmental policies.