Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise Employment Career Outcomes

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 Immersion students in recent years:

AB InBev Google
Amazon Guggenheim Partners
Bain & Company IBM
Bank of America JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Blue Harvest Fisheries Johnson & Johnson
Citibank Karner Blue Capital
Cypress Creek Renewables Kraft Heinz
Deloitte McKinsey & Company
DTE Energy Rocky Mountain Institute
EDF Renewables SunPower
Emerson Target
EnterSolar The Wonderful Company
EVgo Unilever
Federal Reserve Bank World Bank

To get an overview of the career path progression and a framework for finding careers with a social or environmental impact view our SGE career-focused webinar.

Employment Report for SGE Immersion Students

Figures reflect class of 2016-2019 as of three months after graduation

Summary of permanent jobs accepted

Number of graduates 82
Graduates reporting offers as of the end of August 85%
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting base salary 94%
Mean base salary accepted $114,919
Of those accepting jobs, graduates reporting signing bonus 77%
Mean signing bonus accepted $28,105

Jobs accepted by industry

Consulting 23%
Consumer Products 9%
Energy / Utilities 10%
Financial services 15%
Healthcare 11%
Hospitality / Tourism 1%
Manufacturing 8%
Nonprofits / Government 3%
Real Estate 1%
Retail 1%
Technology 13%

Jobs accepted by job function

Consulting 25%
Entrepreneurship  3%
Finance 14%
General Management 10%
Human Resources 5%
Other 11%
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