Sustainable Management Programs

The online UW Master of Science in Sustainable Management programs are as recognized and respected as a UW degree granted to students who attend courses on campus. Thet offer you the same accredited, first-class education, renowned faculty, and rigorous standards that the University of Wisconsin is known for, and that employers highly regard.

Online learning is the smart choice for busy adult learners who want to advance their careers while balancing work, family, and other commitments. It is a lot like face-to-face learning, except you can access your classroom anytime, anywhere, from nearly any device. A simple web interface makes it easy to access your courses, connect with instructors and classmates, check your grades, and get support when you need it.

 Profit. People. Planet.




21 courses. 63 credits. 100% online.

Become a sustainability-minded manager in any organization with this bachelor’s degree-completion program. 

The multidisciplinary curriculum was designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business through the lens of sustainability, and covers topics such as: environmental science and policy, the economics of sustainability, triple-bottom-line accounting, systems thinking, natural resource management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and climate change.


12 courses. 34 credits. 100% online.

Lead sustainable change at your current organization or build a new career that requires systems-thinking skills.

The curriculum explores 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. The capstone course, typically taken during the final semester, provides you with an opportunity to lead a project in a real-world setting.


4 courses. 12 credits. 100% online.

Expand your knowledge of sustainability by completing a certificate.

Environmental Sustainability Certificate

Coursework in this certificate focuses on the environmental science behind sustainability. Learn about the interrelationship between human behavior and the environment, energy systems and emerging technologies, and how to apply this knowledge in the workplace. 


Sustainable Enterprise Certificate

Coursework in this certificate introduces business concepts necessary to strengthen an organization’s ability to implement sustainability initiatives. Learn about triple bottom line accounting, economics, human behavior in the organization, and how technology can support sustainability. View the course descriptions.


Sustainablility and Well-being Graduate Certificate Program

4 courses. 12 credits. 100% online.

Learn the fundamentals of sustainability and well-being, behavior and development of organizations, and the principles of corporate social responsibility through four courses.


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