Center for a Sustainable Global Enterprise Students

The Center is a resource for Cornell students interested in issues pertaining to business and sustainability, engaging students in these issues through various activities and research.

  • Curriculum – Knowing that interest in sustainability is diverse, the award-winning sustainable global enterprise curriculum has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility, while maintaining a rigorous program. Johnson’s sustainability curriculum was recently ranked #2 among management schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.  In addition, the Center was named a grand prize winner for its sustainable global enterprise immersion program in the D. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. Students can elect to take the SGE Immersion and/or the SGE Concentration while customized programs can be designed for executives. In addition, MBA students can apply to the Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Fellows Program during their first semester.
  • Applied Learning – By participating in company-sponsored projects secured through the Center, students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to take on leadership roles in business, regardless of industry or functional area.
  • Careers – The Center works closely with the Johnson Career Management Center to provide the appropriate resources and support to students seeking careers that fall under the domain of sustainable global enterprise.

Ina Gjika MS '22

The knowledge I gained from researching and building the model for the SGE project sponsor was great preparation for my internship

Ina Gjika MS '22
Austin Blais (MBA '20)

The SGE curriculum was one of my most impactful and formative experiences at Johnson. Not only did it build a foundation for innovation, sustainability, and business, it also greatly advanced my teamwork and problem solving skills. It more than prepared me to take the next step in my career.

Austin Blais, MBA ‘20
Sierra Stewart

One of the most important lessons I have learned at Johnson is to let go of trying to do what people expect you to do and focus on doing the things that are going to be highest impact for you personally. For me, SGE was one of those things.

Sierra Stewart, MBA ‘15