Today, sustainability is simply smart business, and, as leading companies are finding, a key driver of financial health. That’s why more and more organizations are looking for sustainability-minded professionals who have the new management skills necessary to compete in a world of limited resources and rising consumer expectations.
Are you eager to help the world do business better?
Your bright new future starts here.
Designed for busy adults, University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management online bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs will prepare you with the technical, environmental, and business knowledge you need to tackle an economy where balancing the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit is critical to a company’s success. Expert faculty and flexible schedules are just two advantages of these online programs.
A partnership between UW-Extension and six University of Wisconsin campuses, UW Sustainable Management programs are a smart choice for busy adult learners who want to advance their careers while balancing work, family, and other commitments. You will:
Learn to implement sustainable business practices that boost the triple bottom line
Study under top faculty from across the UW System
Complete coursework online, when and where you want
Gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace
Graduate from an institution employers respect
We understand it’s not easy to juggle the responsibilities of work and family while trying to complete your degree or certificate. That’s why this program is online to give you freedom and flexibility.
- Access course content from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone
- No on-campus meetings or requirements
- No need to be online at a specific time for classes
- Interact with faculty and fellow students via online discussion boards
You’ll love learning online with us.
See 6 reasons why.
A UW Sustainable Management degree can be the foundation for a variety of high-growth positions, including:
- global supply manager
- sustainability program coordinator
- chief sustainability officer
- sustainable logistics consultant
- director of sustainability
- sustainability specialist
“The development of new skills, like systems-thinking mindsets, is lagging far behind where we need to be.”
—Harvard Business Review, “Leading in a World of Resource Constraints and Extreme Weather,” 2015
“A growing number of examples—from diverse industries—show that sustainable business practices can be good for business from the bottom-line up.”
—Fortune, “Like it or not, sustainability is now core to your business,” 2015
“Sustainability has gone from a ‘nice-to-do’ to a ‘must-do.’”
—Steve Howard, IKEA’s chief sustainability officer
“The growing body of research linking strong sustainability performance with strong financial performance only improves the value proposition for sustainable business practices.”
—MIT Sloan Management Review, “Why Sustainability Ratings Matter,” 2015
Become a sustainability-minded manager in any organization with this bachelor’s degree-completion program.
Lead sustainable change at your current organization or build a new career that requires systems-thinking skills.
Broaden your knowledge in the science or business of sustainability by completing one or both certificate programs.
Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum
- SMGT 220: Systems Thinking
- SMGT 332: Economics of Environmental Sustainability
- SMGT 360: Environmental and Sustainability Policy
- SMGT 430: International Management for a Sustainable World
- SMGT 460: Environment and Society
Tuition is an affordable flat rate of $390 per credit for the bachelor’s completion and certificate programs (63 credits and 12 or 15 credits, respectively), and $675 per credit for the master’s program (34 credits total). You will pay the same low tuition regardless of your state of residence.
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