Sustainability is the key to giving today's businesses a competitive edge – financially, environmentally, and socially. Our Master of Science in Sustainable Management provides you with the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders within business, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

Parkside's Sustainable Management master's is an online program designed for working adults with real-world experience. It offers flexibility and value so you can balance academics with family, work, and other commitments.

The "triple bottom line" concept that is key to sustainability involves taking people (vibrant communities), planet (a healthy environment), and profits (strong profitability) into consideration. This means success is no longer defined only by monetary gain but also by an organization's impact on society as a whole.

UW-Parkside is your local connection to this degree program, where you can meet with faculty advisors and connect to the resources our campus provides.

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


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

The Master of Science in Sustainable Management is a graduate degree program designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree. The admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Resume
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of personal intent


Submit letters of recommendation, statement of personal intent, and resume here
NOTE:  Transcripts may not be sent through this portal, they must be sent directly from the institution.

Application Deadlines

  • For priority consideration, candidates should apply no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start of the semester they wish to begin.
  • Student can enter the Masters program in Sustainable Management in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms.

If you have a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, you may apply directly to the program. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission but should speak with an adviser.

Interested students should complete an electronic application and submit official transcripts, a statement of up to 1,000 words, 2 letters of recommendation, and a resume.

Five University of Wisconsin System campuses – UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior – collaborate to offer this 14-course online sustainable management master's program. Faculty members have developed a cutting-edge curriculum, combined with input from industry leaders, to ensure the program's learning objectives are up to date and of value to future employers.

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Sustainable Management can expect to have a strong foundation for leading change in their current organizations or building new careers that require systems-thinking skills.


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Faculty Highlights

  • John Skalbeck
    Professor of Geosciences

    Dr. Skalbeck is a Professor of Geosciences and the Academic Director for the Master of Science in Sustainable Management program. He earned his B.A. in geology from Gustavus Adolphus College, M.S. in geology/geophysics from Western Washington University, and Ph.D. in hydrogeology from University of Nevada-Reno. Dr. Skalbeck spent over 10 years as a groundwater consultant specializing in soil and groundwater contamination and remediation. His current research includes modeling of gravity and magnetic data for hydrogeologic applications, wetlands characterization, and water quality of beaches.

  • Julie Kinzelman
    Associate Lecturer in the Center for Environmental Studies

    Dr. Julie Kinzelman joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2007. She has a B.S. in Medical Technology from UW-Parkside, a Supervisory Management certificate and M.S. in Health (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) from UW-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology/Public Health from the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. In addition to teaching, she is the director of the City of Racine Public Health Department Laboratory (Racine, WI) where she conducts an active research program; working with local, state, and federal agencies to find applied science solutions to improve water quality, protect public health, create coastal resilience and restore natural habitat/utility. 


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