Five University of Wisconsin System campuses will team up to offer an online Master of Science in Sustainable Management, Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel reported Aug. 24.
On Aug. 24, the system’s board of regents approved the collaboration between UW-Stout, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, and UW-Superior.
The master’s degree program will require 34 credits; up to 10 may be provided by each institution. A student’s degree will be administered through whichever partner campus he or she applies to.
The degree program is designed to teach sustainability from different perspectives through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Students are required to take courses covering topics including foundations, economics, and ethics of sustainability. Electives include courses in corporate responsibility, supply chain management, sustainable water management, and waste management and resource recovery. Students will also complete a capstone experience.
According to the Journal Sentinel, administrators expect an enrollment of 146 students in five years.
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