Sustainable Management


Our flexible online, degree completion program emphasizes you achieving a triple bottom line that integrates Profit, People and Planet. Environmental protection, social responsibility, and profitability are vital to today’s economy.

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21 courses. 63 credits. 100% online.

The sustainable management degree completion program is designed for working adults with real-world experience. You will learn a diverse set of skills in business, environmental science, resource management, and sustainable development that translate to any industry.


  • Learn to implement sustainable business practices to boost the triple bottom line
  • All course content is online for convenient study and homework options
  • Structured curriculum with 21 online courses, no electives, including a capstone experience
  • Study under top faculty from across the UW System
  • Gain a competitive advantage in an in-demand field


  • Analyze sustainability issues from local and global perspectives.
  • Analyze and interpret social, scientific, and business-related information in the context of sustainability.
  • Make informed judgments that lead to sustainable outcomes.
  • Employ systems thinking approaches to evaluate sustainability issues.
  • Communicate sustainability to diverse audiences.
  • Integrate sustainability concepts into applied settings and projects.

Find out more about the demand for sustainability skills as well as the career outlook for you with a degree in sustainability management.

Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders


This degree completion program is designed for people with 60 credits. If you have less than or no college credits, the Associate of Arts and Science program provides the opportunity to earn online "foundation" credits for a Bachelor of Science degree. To help you reach your educational goals, advisors and faculty at UW-Parkside work with you to choose courses that create a clear pathway toward a 100% online bachelor's degree in Sustainable Management.

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UW-Parkside is your local connection to this degree program, where you can meet with advisors and connect to the resources our campus provides. You have access to the same services traditional students have such as Parkside's Tutoring and Career Centers, Student Health and Counseling Center, Library, Clubs and Organizations, as well as the opportunity to meet face-to-face with faculty.

If you are interested in the Sustainable Management Degree Completion program, but you would like your transcripts evaluated before you apply, please submit your request below.

Complimentary Pre-Evaluation

Your Parkside experience features:

  • Capstone course with local businesses
  • Working on and providing solutions to real world, real-time problems
  • Leading edge curriculum to prepare you for immediate job opportunities
  • Hands-on curriculum dealing with real-world problems
  • A thoughtfully designed program with input from business across the United States 


A few courses you will take:

Environmental Science and Sustainability
Overview of the interrelationships between humans and the environment. The material presented in the first one-third of the course focuses on important ecological concepts. The remainder of the course deals with human influence on the environment and sustainable practices to avoid or ameliorate the negative impacts. 

Marketing for a Sustainable World
An analysis of an organization’s opportunities to develop sustainability practices as they relate to the development of product, pricing, supply and distribution channels (retail, wholesale), promotion (advertising, sales promotion, public relations) and target markets.

International Development and Sustainability
Historical roots of the idea of development, economic theories of growth and their implications for sustainability, and interrelationships between population growth, food security, poverty, inequality, urbanization, technological change, international trade and environmental change at local, regional and global scales. Contemporary issues and alternatives.

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The Sustainable Management (BS) is a degree completion program designed for students who already have at least 60 college credits or an associate’s degree with a 2.0 grade point average

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management

Pre-Evaluation Worksheet
Major Requirements

Sustainable Management Certificates

Sustainable Management Science

Sustainable Enterprise Management


Online format fits your busy life.

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

Career with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management
    •    Sustainability specialist

    •    Solar operations surveyor

    •    Sustainability consultant

    •    Energy and LEED analyst

    •    Social compliance analyst

    •    Zero-waste program manager

    •    Renewable energy analyst

    •    Sustainable design coordinator

    •    Environmental analyst

    •    Sustainable Management Occupations 

Careers with a Master of Science in Sustainable Management
    •    Chief sustainability officer
    •    Director of sustainability
    •    Sustainability project manager
    •    Senior environmental programs specialist
    •    Supply chain manager, sustainability and energy
    •    Director of sustainable manufacturing innovation
    •    Sustainability coordinator
    •    Vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability
    •    Director of global environmental affairs

This unique program created by UW-Extension pulls together the faculty resources and expertise from six different UW System universities: UW-Parkside, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior. 

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1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276)  |




Bryan Lewis, Ph.D. 
262-595-2330  |


Jeanne Suda
262-595-2980  |


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