The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the University of Wisconsin-Superior have collaborated to offer an online master’s degree program in Sustainable Management. The master’s degree in Sustainable Management is appropriate for students with an existing bachelor’s degree in a range of disciplines and the desire to continue their education in this developing field. The interdisciplinary nature of this degree encourages students to examine sustainability from different perspectives and the curriculum will ensure that students gain a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which changing human activities affect the natural, social and economic environments.

Admissions Requirements

Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by a program admissions committee from the participating campuses and approved by the Academic Director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Students need to have an undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for consideration for admission to this program.

Steps Toward the Degree

  1. The candidate applies to the Master of Sustainable Management program by submitting an application, transcripts and statement of interest to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
  2. The candidate is admitted to the Master of Sustainable Management program by the campus Academic Director.
  3. The student fulfills the degree requirements for the program.
  4. The student is awarded a Master of Sustainable Management degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Degree Requirements

Students who are adequately prepared when they enter the program may earn the degree by satisfactorily completing a minimum of 34 credits of course work, which includes 1 credit for a capstone preparation course and 3 credits for a capstone project. Those who lack appropriate prerequisites may need to take additional courses to strengthen their backgrounds. Credits earned in undergraduate courses cannot be applied toward the graduate degree in Sustainable Management.

All students in the Sustainable Management program are required to complete a core curriculum of 24 credits and the capstone preparation course and the capstone course. The remaining 6 credits can be selected from a group of specialty track electives based on the student’s areas of interest.

Master of Science in Sustainable Management – Minimum of 34 Credits

Core Curriculum – minimum of 24 credits:
SMGT 700 Cultural and Historical Foundations of Sustainability, 3 cr.
SMGT 710 The Natural Environment, 3 cr.
SMGT 720 Applied Research and the Triple Bottom Line, 3 cr.
SMGT 730 Policy, Law, and the Ethics of Sustainability, 3 cr.
SMGT 740 Economics of Sustainability, 3 cr.
SMGT 750 The Built Environment, 3 cr.
SMGT 760 Geopolitical Systems: Decision Making for Sustainability on the Local, State, and National Levels, 3 cr.
SMGT 770 Leading Sustainable Organizations, 3 cr.

Speciality Electives – choose minimum of six credits:
SMGT 780 Corporate Social Responsibility, 3 cr.
SMGT 782 Supply Chain Management, 3 cr.
SMGT 784 Sustainable Water Management, 3 cr.
SMGT 785 Waste Management and Resource Recovery, 3 cr.

Capstone Experience – minimum of four credits:
SMGT 790 Capstone Preparation Course, 1 cr.
SMGT 792 Capstone Project, 3 cr.