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Friday, May 15, 2009

Area's UW campuses pool strengths, create sustainability management degree

From a news release issued by the UW-Extension and posted on Business North:

Energy independence and an educated workforce are critical to a prosperous future for Wisconsin. To respond, the University of Wisconsin-Extension is charging in with a bold new degree: the nation's first online sustainable management bachelor's degree.

For the first time, University of Wisconsin-Extension has brought together the strengths of four campuses UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior‹to craft a degree program that equips workers with the management skills they will need to lead sustainable business initiatives. . . .

The sustainable management degree takes the theories of sustainability and makes them tangible in the business setting, through a hands-on, problem-solving approach. By learning the fundamentals of the "Triple Bottom Line," graduates can immediately start helping their companies create profits, preserve the environment, and improve their surrounding communities.

For more information or to complete an application, visit sustain.wisconsin.edu

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