Sustainable Management and Technology / Management durable et technologie, Joint Master, Master spécialisé

Master HEU

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Université de Lausanne (UNIL)

Lieu de formation

Lausanne (VD)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles universitaires HEU

Modalités temporelles

À plein temps

Thèmes de formation

Économie, sciences économiques - Environnement

Domaines d'études

Économie politique - Gestion d'entreprise, économie d'entreprise - Sciences et ingénierie de l'environnement

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Mise à jour 06.12.2022


Description de la branche d'études

The Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology aims at equipping the entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs of the future with the knowledge and skills enabling them to contribute to the transition toward a more resilient, environmentally responsible and inclusive economy while harnessing the power of technology.

In a world confronted with unprecedented challenges, notably climate change and the digital and biological revolutions, institutions of higher education have a responsibility in preparing the leaders of tomorrow who will guide society and organizations, help overcome these challenges, and face the consequent societal changes.

Students will build competences along three dimensions simultaneously and in a balanced manner: technology & innovation, economics & management, and tools & skills for developing sustainable solutions.

Source : EPFL, Education

Description de la formation

Organisation des études 

The first three semesters (90 ECTS) consist of courses and team projects which are structured in three blocks, with sustainability being the guiding thread: Technology, Economics & Management, Transferable Skills & Team Projects. In addition, a group of three courses called D. Integration Weeks aims at improving students’ effectiveness in three directions: personal, group and organizational effectiveness. The fourth semester consists in a Master Project based on an Internship in Industry (30 ECTS).

The teaching approaches are diverse. Building on theory and real-life applications, the master program is committed to enhance personal and social skills by encouraging interdisciplinary team work on practical projects. The formal course work and team projects will be completed and enriched by lectures and workshops with experts from industry.

Le master représente le second diplôme universitaire après le bachelor et équivaut généralement à l’acquisition de 90-120 crédits ECTS.

Plan de la formation

Master Sustainable Management and Technology Crédit ECTS

Bloc 1 : Technology

  • Data science and machine learning I & II
  • Digitalization & sustainable logistics
  • Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Information security & digital trust
  • Robotics for society
  • Science of climate change
  • Statistics and data science

Bloc 2: Economics & Management

  • Economics for challenging times
  • Essentials of for-profit & hybrid entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to ethics & critical thinking
  • Legal aspect of sustainability & digitalisation I & II
  • Marketing & sustainability in a digital world
  • Platforms & digital business models
  • Strategy & disruption
  • Sustainability accounting
  • Sustainable & entrepreneurial finance

Bloc 3 : Compétences transférables et projets de groupe

  • Complex problem solving in organizations
  • Leadership essentials
  • Strategic partnership
  • Transformative project

Groupe : Integration Weeks

  • Improve your personal effectiveness
  • Improve your group effectiveness
  • Improve organizational & societal effectiveness
 Master project (internship in industry)
Total  120

1 crédit ECTS correspond environ à 25-30 heures de travail. 
Des changements dans les plans d'études peuvent survenir en cours d'année. Se référer aux informations disponibles sur le site de l'EPFL.

Lien sur le plan de la formation

Combinaison des branches

Le programme « Sutainable Management and Technology » ne permet pas de combinaison de branches. 


The Master Project is based on an Internship in Industry.


Conditions d’admission

  • Bachelor’s degree either with an engineering profile or a management/economics profile and with a minimum average grade of 4.5 or equivalent over the entire Bachelor’s program. Holders of a degree from a Swiss University of Applied Sciences, i.e. HES/FHS, are not eligible.
  • The admission is based on the quality of the application: excellent academic record, relevance of the Bachelor’s degree and motivation of the candidate (i.e. proven interest in topics related to sustainable management and technology).


Les cours sont donnés en anglais, un niveau C1 est recommandé. Informations sur les compétences en anglais demandées par l'EPFL.

La haute école est responsable pour l'admission (voir "Liens sur l'admission")

Lien sur l'admission


Inscription en ligne
Délais : 15 décembre ou 15 avril de chaque année
Délai pour les personnes devant obtenir un visa : 15 décembre


  • Master haute école universitaire HEU

Master of Science MSc in Sustainable Management & Technology / Master of Science MSc en Management durable et technologie

The Master is delivered jointly by UNIL-HEC, IMD and EPF



Graduates will be able to lead teams in multiple disciplines and solve complex problems in different organizations (corporations, start-ups, NGOs). They will also be ready to take non-traditional positions and pursue their ideas as entrepreneurs, by integrating sustainability largely defined in their core activities.

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Lausanne (VD)

Courses are given on the EPFL and UNIL campus. In addition, a number of activities will are organized on the IMD campus.

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours


Durée de la formation

La durée réglementaire des études de master (120 crédits) est de 4 semestres, la durée maximum de 8 semestres. Un prolongement peut être accordé pour de justes motifs.

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais


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