Flexible, 100% online. Earn your sustainability degree or certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

Make the connection between business, environmental science, and social systems. Students with a wide range of work experience and education have found success as graduates of our programs and are making a difference in the world today.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

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Working together we can achieve a sustainable future.

In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as “meeting the present needs of society without compromising the needs of future generations.” Today, more organizations recognize their role in conserving the planet’s resources and improving the communities in which they do business. All courses in our sustainability programs are completed entirely online—watch lectures, participate in online forums, and do homework whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn to help the world do business better.

Sustainable Management—Bachelor of Science

21 courses. 63 credits. Learn business skills through a sustainability lens with courses in environmental science and policy, the economics of sustainability, triple bottom line accounting, systems thinking, natural resource management, corporate social responsibility, climate change, and more.

Sustainable Management—Master of Science

12 courses. 34 credits. Lead sustainable change with courses on cultural and historical foundations of sustainability, policy, economics, geopolitical systems, and the built and natural environment. Elective courses focus on climate change, waste management and resource recovery, supply chain, and corporate social responsibility.

Environmental Sustainability—Certificate

4 courses. 12 credits. Learn about the environmental science behind sustainability by exploring climate change, ecology, energy systems and emerging technologies, and natural resource management.

Sustainable Enterprise—Certificate

4 courses. 12 credits. Strengthen an organization’s ability to implement sustainability initiatives. Courses focus on business concepts including triple bottom line accounting, economics, organizational behavior, and information systems.

Sustainability and Well-being—Graduate Certificate

4 courses. 12 credits. Society’s well-being depends on supportive environments where we live, work, and play. Learn how to advance our workplaces and communities by integrating the concepts of sustainability and well-being.

Scholarships Available Fall and Spring Semesters

Scholarships for new Bachelor’s and Master’s students

Since launching the scholarship program in 2011, UW Sustainable Management has awarded nearly $1,300,000 to students to help pay for their education and advance the positive impact of sustainability across the world.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be admitted to a campus and registered for at least one course in the UW Sustainable Management Bachelor or Master of Science program. Certificate and special students are not eligible.

Achieve your goals with a University of Wisconsin education.

Our campus partnerships allow us to offer online degrees and certificates that combine the diverse expertise and resources of the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. UW campus partners offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sustainable Management, and certificates in Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Enterprise, and Sustainability and Well-being—100% online.

University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management programs are a collaboration of UW Extended Campus and