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.

Below is a sample list of companies that have hired SGE program students in recent years:

ABInBev logo
Accountability logo
Amazon logo
Bain & Company logo
Citi logo
Closed Loop Partners logo
Corning logo
Dairy Management Inc. logo
Danone logo
Deloitte logo
Ecolab logo
EDF Renewables logo
Emerson logo
EnterSolar logo
EVgo logo
EY Parthenon logo
Ford logo
Google logo
Guggenheim logo
Hershey logo
Highland Electric Transportation logo
Johnson & Johnson logo
Kraft Heinz logo
Maine Medical Center logo
Marathon Capital logo
McKinsey & Company logo
NextEra Energy
Nuveen logo
Pepsico logo
Sustainalytics logo
Target logo
the Wonderful company logo
Walt Disney logo
Walmart logo

Employment Report for SGE Program Students

Figures reflect class of 2018 – 2021 as of three months after graduation

Summary of permanent jobs accepted

Number of graduates 95
Graduates reporting offers as of the end of August 92%
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting base salary 83%
Mean base salary accepted $122,500
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting signing bonus 81%
Mean signing bonus accepted $30,500

Jobs accepted by industry

Consulting 22%
Consumer Products 11%
Energy / Utilities 10%
Financial services 12%
Healthcare 8%
Manufacturing 8%
Nonprofits / Government 2%
Other 6%
Real Estate 2%
Retail 2%
Technology 16%

Jobs accepted by job function

Business Development  2%
Consulting 25%
Entrepreneurship  1%
Finance 17%
General Management 14%
Human Resources 4%
Other 7%
Product Management
Rotational Development Programs 20%

Christina Chan (MBA ‘19)

The SGE experience continues to bring value to my career today having given me real world insight into how different industries are tackling sustainability issues and providing a community of like-minded individuals who can share experiences and best practices on sustainability in corporations today.

Christina Chan, MBA ‘19
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
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