Profiting while protecting the earth, that’s what a new degree program offered through UW-Extension teaches. The Dean of Continuing Education, Outreach and E- Learning says the B.S in Sustainable Management encompasses business systems, social systems and natural systems. David Schejbal says learning how those three areas interact is key for the curriculum. Students can expect to learn about carbon trading, reducing water use to increase bottom line, in addition to creating close ties with the community to have a productive workforce.
Schejbal says the market will see a growth in these skills which can be applied in many fields. The Obama administration also predicts a 52-percent increase in green jobs by 2016.
The Sustainable Management courses, available online, are available through UW Parkside, Stout, River Falls, and Superior.