MBA Career Opportunities in Sustainable Global Enterprise

Working in coordination with the Johnson Career Management Center, the Center is a resource for students seeking careers pertaining to sustainability. There is no single path to finding sustainability-related jobs as career aspirations differ greatly from student to student. While at Johnson students are encouraged to identify a functional area and/or industry that they are most passionate about to facilitate their job search whether it be through an independent job search or the traditional MBA recruiting process.

Johnson SGE students pursue diverse career interests; some immediately seek careers related to sustainability while others pursue traditional MBA careers with the understanding that sustainability frameworks and knowledge will be called upon sometime throughout their career.

To get an overview of the career path progression for students taking Sustainable Global Enterprise view our career-focused webinar.

Employment Report for SGE Immersion Students

Figures reflect class of 2013 as of three months after graduation

Summary of permanent jobs accepted
Number of graduates 28
Graduates reporting offers as 27 August 2013 75%
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting base salary 53%
Mean base salary accepted $111,333
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting signing bonus 46%
Mean signing bonus accepted $29,846

Figures reflect class of 2009-2012 initial placement after graduation

Jobs accepted by industry
Consulting 23%
Consumer Products 5%
Energy / Utilities 17%
Environmental Services 4%
Financial services 8%
Healthcare 5%
Hospitality / Tourism 3%
Manufacturing 4%
Nonprofits / Social Enterprises 13%
Retail 5%
Technology 15%

Figures reflect class of 2009-2012 initial placement after graduation

Jobs accepted by job function
Business Development 9%
Consulting 31%
Finance 9%
General Management 17%
Marketing 14%
Other 8%
Rotational Development Programs 11%

Ryan Legg

It is shocking how relevant so many of the experiences in the Immersion are both in and out of the classroom. Decision making methods and argument structure remain crucial to my success.

– Ryan Legg, MBA '13
GE Energy, Wind Blades Technology Leader


Natalie Grillon

The semester-long consulting project is the corner stone of the immersion. We interact with international stakeholders and truly exercise the problem-solving skills we’ve gleaned thus far at Johnson.


Christy Harrington, MBA ’09

I appreciate the hours you spent helping me think about my future career opportunities and connecting with professionals in the industry--an excellent example of our collaborative and close-knit community.

– Christy Harrington, MBA ’09
Renewable Energy Leadership Program Associate, GE

Meredith Gethin-Jones, MBA ’11

The Center was invaluable in helping me to refine my own job search and understand what I want to do, once I complete my MBA.