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 2014 as of three months after graduation

Summary of permanent jobs accepted

Number of graduates 20
Graduates reporting offers as 27 August 2013 89%
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting base salary 88%
Mean base salary accepted $110,853
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting signing bonus 75%
Mean signing bonus accepted $25,428

Figures reflect class of 2012-2014 initial placement after graduation

Jobs accepted by industry

Consulting 30%
Consumer Products 9%
Energy / Utilities 9%
Financial services 6%
Healthcare 5%
Hospitality / Tourism 3%
Manufacturing 6%
Nonprofits / Social Enterprises 9%
Real Estate 3%
Retail 2%
Technology 17%

Figures reflect class of 2012-2014 initial placement after graduation

Jobs accepted by job function

Business Development 7%
Consulting 33%
Entrepreneurship  7%
Finance 11%
General Management 20%
Marketing 8%
Other 7%
Rotational Development Programs 8%


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.

Natalie Grillon, MBA ‘12
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."

Meredith Gethin-Jones, MBA ’11