How One Student’s Background in Retail Gave Her a Competitive Edge in Sustainable Management

While sustainability concepts are rooted in science, you don’t have to be a scientist to excel in the UW Sustainable Management MS program.

Erin Bauer, a product development manager at a nonprofit trade association, was one of a few students in her class with a career path that wasn’t focused on hard science. Rather, she focused on quality and corporate social responsibility, after years of experience in business and retail. Erin graduated with her Master of Science in Sustainable Management through UW-Superior and says her business experience is actually what gave her an advantage in the program.

Originally, she had sought out an MBA since her undergraduate degrees are in marketing and business administration, and she has more than two decades of experience in business and retail.

“When I started looking into [MBAs], I felt it was redundant of what I already do and have degrees in. I was in retail for quite a long time, and that’s when I became interested in waste because of the amount of waste that retail generates…”

Read more of Erin’s story as a UW-Superior student.

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