B.S. Sustainable Management

Are you interested in engaging communities and businesses in sustainability initiatives, environmental preservation, and conservation?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers and Salary Annual Employment Report
Delivery Online

UW-Stout's online Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Management combines environmental preservation and conservation with business operations. Our graduates are equipped with the management skills they need to lead sustainable businesses. It’s a hands-on, problem-solving degree completion program that is 100 percent online.

In this unique program, the University of Wisconsin-Extension has brought together the strengths of four different University of Wisconsin campuses — UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior — to craft a degree completion program that equips you with the management skills you’ll need to lead sustainable business initiatives.

Energy independence and an educated workforce are critical to a prosperous future for Wisconsin – and the world. / UW-Stout

Careers Benefitting from the Sustainable Management Degree

Far from an academic exercise, the Sustainable Management degree takes the theories of sustainability and makes them tangible in the business setting. It's a hands-on, problem-solving degree. By learning the fundamentals of the Triple Bottom Line, you can immediately start helping your company create profits, preserve the environment, and improve the surrounding community.

Here are examples of some of the ways that you’ll be able to help:

  • The sustainability-trained Facilities Manager compares the costs of solar panels to clean coal to biofuels to determine not only the total currency cost but also the carbon cost.
  • The Plant Manager who has a sustainability degree manages storm water run-off in an environmentally sensitive way and also installs geothermal systems that use the Earth's temperature to heat and cool the plant.
  • The Human Resources Director looks at the long-term impact of today's labor decisions on the welfare of the community.
  • The green-aware Product Manager figures out a new paint technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or evaluates existing packaging processes against today's sustainability standards.

The 21-course, 63-credit degree is unique in that it’s the first online degree to combine the full resources of four nationally recognized campuses with a minimal carbon footprint and the personal flexibility that online learning has always offered. Courses are available and accessible wherever there's an Internet connection.

Online Costs, Application and Transfer Information

UW-Stout's online Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Management prepares you for a rewarding career to lead sustainable business initiatives.


  •  $398 per credit ($25,047 total for 63 credits).

Financial Aid

Students who are attending another institution, but are planning to receive their degree from UW-Stout, may be eligible to receive aid from UW‐Stout. In these cases, UW‐Stout is considered the Home Institution and the other campus is considered the Visiting Institution.

Online Support Services

In order to help you succeed, you’ll have access to:

  • E-mail, library access and other online services
  • Toll-free number (800-991-5291) to UW-Stout
  • Professional courses taught by UW-Stout faculty

Transfer Credit

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management degree at UW-Stout is a degree completion program. Students who transfer from an accredited two- or four-year college can apply earned credits to the program. University regulations require that all students complete a minimum of 32 credits from UW-Stout. 

Advisory Committee

2018 Sustainable Management Advisory Committee

Dennis Weibel Program Director  
Sakib Mahmud Academic Director SMGT, UW-Superior
Eric Sanden Academic Director SMGT, UW-River Falls
Joy Wolf Academic Director SMGT, UW-Parkside
Crystal Fey Program Director SMGT, UW-Extension
Tim  Gallager Program Manager Minnesota Power
Judith Moutan Program Director for Education Johnson Controls
Penny  Phipps Senior Director of Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance Anixter, Inc
Kevin Tubbs Senior Director, Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability  Oshkosh Corporation
Tony  Volpe Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability Anixter, Inc

Program Information

Read UW System's guide to the program, complete with information on courses, careers, and tuition.