Learn to lead the way to a sustainable future
The online UW Master of Science in Sustainable Management is an ideal choice for students of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking advanced education and need the flexibility an online program offers. Students with a variety of work, education, and life experience have found success in the program and are making a difference in the world today.
12 Courses. 34 Credits. 100% Online.
As a student in the program, you’ll acquire a comprehensive understanding of sustainability through eight core courses in the curriculum that explore the changing relationship of humans to the natural and built environment, scientific perspectives, the carbon cycle, economic systems, modeling techniques to assess business scenarios, public policy and law from both national and international perspectives, and how to lead effective change that can take an organization to the forefront of sustainability. You’ll choose two specialty track courses from the following that allow you to focus the program to meet your professional goals: Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Water Management, and Waste Management Resource and Recovery. You’ll finish the program with a capstone course—an opportunity to complete a project in a professional setting and apply what you’ve learned in the program to a real-world problem.
The online learning format offers working students a flexible, convenient way to pursue an advanced degree. Because the 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. At the same time, you will have ready access to success coaches, faculty, and academic directors by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources such as career assistance and libraries.
You’ll earn your degree from the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. And the multi-campus partnership means you’ll learn from expert faculty from across the UW System with strong connections to the industry.
You may be eligible for admission if you have:
- a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally or nationally accredited university and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.
Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the program is a flat fee of $740 per credit whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state, and financial aid is available for students who qualify. Scholarships are offered every fall and spring semester for new and current students. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.
The UW Master of Science in Sustainable Management is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Partnership of Five UW Campuses
Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all five partner campuses you will apply to a “home” campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid (if you qualify), advising, career services, and your diploma. This is an online program, but your degree and transcripts will be identical to those earned by on-campus students.
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