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.

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

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

  • Dr. Sahar Bahmani
    Associate Professor
    Director of the Center for Economic Education (CEE) 

    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. Professor Bahmani has published over 25 articles on money market dynamics in such journals as Empirical Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Developing Areas, Economics Bulletin, and Applied Economics.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Richard Walasek
    Professor of Geography
    Chair of the Geography Department 

    Dr. Walasek, joined UW-Parkside in 1979. He has a B.S. in Landscape Architecture (Natural Resources) from UW-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Dr. Walasek teaches courses in economic, environmental, and human geography. He believes that geographers are spatial people and that the Earth must be protected.

  • Dr. Joy Wolf
    Professor of Biogeography

    Dr. Wolf, joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2000. Her B.S. in Applied Sociology and M.A. in Geography come from Northern Arizona University, and her Ph.D. in Biogeography is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Visit her webpage to learn about her research in a variety of plant communities including old-growth mixed-conifer forests in North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; grasslands in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; riparian corridors in central Arizona and Wisconsin; and oak savanna, maple-beech forests, and ephemeral ponds in Wisconsin.

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