Sustainable Management Online


Our flexible 60 credit 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.


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.

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.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Sustainable Management at Parkside.

Find out more about specific tuition and finacial aid information for the online Sustainable Management program.

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



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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 Counceling Center, Library, Clubs and Organizations, as well as the opportunity to meet face-to-face with faculty.

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 


Some of the courses you would 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. 

Technical Writing for Sustainable Management
The psychology and mechanics of written communications are thoroughly explored and widely applied.  Also included are non-written applications in such business areas as international/intercultural, nonverbal, and ethical communications related to sustainability.

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.



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

Sustainable Management Careers:
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  



Joy Wolf  |  (262) 595-2914  |

Faculty Highlights

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    Joy Wolf
    Professor of Biogeography
    Sustainable Management Degree Completion Advisor

    Dr. Wolf's research interests include biogeography, soils, and fire ecology in forests, wetlands, and grasslands in Arizona, Colorado and Wisconsin, and bird dynamics in coastal forests in the Pacific Northwest. She teaches Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Dendrochronology, Soil Ecosystems, Field Methods, Geomorphology, Physical Geography and Natural Resources Management. She is the recipient of the 2017 Chancellor's Award for Teaching and Learning Assessment. She is published in over twenty different journals, including Journal of Applied Ecology, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

  • Gwendolyn Miller
    Senior Lecturer

    Gwendolyn Miller joined UW-Parkside in 1987. She has a B.A. in English from UW-Parkside and an M.A. in Administrative Leadership (concentration in Adult and Continuing Education) from UW-Milwaukee. Additional teaching experience includes U.W. Independent Learning, Gateway Technical College, and St. Catherine’s High School. Ms. Miller teaches courses in writing and literature.

  • Sahar Bahmani
    Associate Professor of Economics

    Dr. Bahmani received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UW-Madison in 2003, her M.A. in Economics in 2004 from UW-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. in Economics in 2007. She has taught previously at the business schools of UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, and Marquette University. She has taught courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, and Money and Banking. Professor Bahmani has also published over 25 articles on money market dynamics in such journals as Empirical Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, and Applied Economics.

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