Integrated Management

“It’s all about appreciating the validity and innovative potential of different perspectives on value."

—Professor Steve Maguire, Former Director, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)

Integrated Management

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)

Thanks to Marcel Desautels’ generous donation and vision for management education, our Faculty established the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) in 2008.

Integrated management constructively faces the tensions of different perspectives on value to implement strategies that transcend rather than accept trade-offs. MDIIM’s mandate is to develop an integrated approach to management for the Faculty—one that breaks down disciplinary barriers, embraces multiple perspectives, and encourages holistic, context-sensitive thinking about organizations.

MDIIM develops and fosters an integrated approach to management education by:

In seeking to promote integration, innovation, and ultimately impact, MDIIM not only develops worldly management students with strong fundamental managerial skillsets, but also addresses values too often assumed to be in conflict with economic gain: health, social well-being, and sustainability.

These goals inspired us to develop a brand of management education with positive personal, organizational, and societal implications, driven by a wave of young new leaders with both a practical and theoretical appreciation of the importance of integrated management.