The online University of Wisconsin Bachelor or Master of Science in Sustainable Management will prepare you to make the connection between business and organizations, environmental science, and social systems for successful sustainable outcomes, and is an ideal choice for adult students who need the flexibility an online program offers. Students with a wide range of work experience and education have found success in the program and are making a difference in the world today.
In 1987, the United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the present needs of society without compromising the needs of future generations.” Today, more organizations recognize the role they play in conserving the planet’s resources and improving the communities in which they do business, and they need professionals with the skills and knowledge to develop strategic and successful sustainable initiatives.
What you get with a UW Sustainable Management degree
Flexibility. Because coursework in the program is entirely online, you can study and do homework whenever you like, wherever you have an internet connection. Courses have no set meeting times and you never need to come to campus.
Multi-campus partnership. The program is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior. Our campus partnerships allow us to offer programs that combine the diverse expertise, resources, and talents of UW campuses to bring you a truly multidisciplinary curriculum taught by knowledgeable and experienced UW faculty.
Student success. Even though the classes are online, you are not alone. You have ready access to advisers and faculty by phone and email. And on-campus resources, such as career assistance and libraries, are available to you.
The potential for positive change exists in every industry—agriculture, forestry, mining and extraction, marketing and communications, education, supply chain, healthcare, entrepreneurship, investing and finance, manufacturing, construction, waste management, water conservation, public policy and administration, and more.
"According to executives from more than 3,300 organizations across a wide variety of industries, sustainability is becoming a more strategic and integral part of their businesses. In 2014, 43% said their companies sought to align sustainability with their overall business goals, mission, or values--up from 30% who said so in 2012."
— McKinsey & Company 2014 Global Survey