Sustainable Management

Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Mei Cao, Professor
Sakib Mahmud, Associate Professor
Mark McCoon, Associate Professor
Thomas Reed, Senior Lecturer

Sustainable Management Program (comprehensive) Top of Page

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management is an interdisciplinary program that helps students gain a broad understanding of the ways in which business systems, natural systems, and social systems intersect. The curriculum includes courses in:

  • Environmental studies
  • Triple bottom line accounting
  • Natural resource management
  • Information systems
  • Logistics, supply chain management, and sustainability

With a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management, you will be qualified to help businesses and organizations develop sustainable practices for a global marketplace while helping to preserve natural resources and strengthen community.

The 21 courses (63 credits) in the bachelor's program provide understanding of the intersections among business, natural sciences, and social systems. Each course is three credits. There are no electives. The Capstone course is typically taken during the final semester.  Created for working adults, the program allows students to apply previously earned credits (or an associate's degree) toward the online Sustainable Management bachelor's degree. If you have completed the first two years of a bachelor's degree or if you have 60 credits of transferable coursework, you may apply directly to the program.

This major is offered through online study in collaboration with partner universities UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout, with support from UW-Extension. It is housed in the School of Business and Economics, and supported by the Online Learning.

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Sustainable Management Major Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

63 total credits

Required courses:

Environmental Science and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Systems Thinking -- 3.00 credits
Triple Bottom Line Accounting for Managers -- 3.00 credits
Economics in Society and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Business Communication for Sustainable Management -- 3.00 credits
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security -- 3.00 credits
Climate Change and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Ecology and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Renewable Energy for Sustainable Management -- 3.00 credits
Natural Resource Management -- 3.00 credits
Marketing for a Sustainable World -- 3.00 credits
Economics of Environmental Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Management and Environmental Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Organizational Behavior and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Environmental and Sustainability Policy -- 3.00 credits
Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
The Built Environment and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
International Development and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Environment and Society -- 3.00 credits
Sustainable Management Capstone -- 3.00 credits

Sustainable Management Science Certificate Requirements Top of Page

12 total credits

Required courses (12 credits):

Climate Change and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Ecology and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Renewable Energy for Sustainable Management -- 3.00 credits
Natural Resource Management -- 3.00 credits

Sustainable Enterprise Management Certificate Requirements Top of Page

Required Courses (12 credits):

Triple Bottom Line Accounting for Managers -- 3.00 credits
Economics in Society and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Management and Environmental Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Organizational Behavior and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits