Sustainable Global Enterprise

The Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE) Immersion

A focus on sustainability will give you a competitive edge and prepare you to be a leader in any industry.


Business can be a unique agent for addressing the world’s most pressing problems and needs managers who can develop competitive, profitable solutions built on rigorous business analysis of social and environmental sustainability challenges. Sustainability is relevant to all industries, making the SGE immersion a great option for any student regardless of their preferred career path–from the general manager to the functional expert.

Career Paths

  • General management
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Technology

A Sample of Companies Recruiting Here

Recent sustainable global enterprise immersion students secured MBA internships and full-time employment at prestigious companies such as:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citi
  • Corning
  • Danone
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Emerson
  • EY
  • GE Energy Finance
  • General Mills
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Liberty Mutual
  • McKinsey & Company
  • SunPower
  • Unilever
  • Vestas

And more.


Bloomberg BusinessWeek in 2013 (its most recent survey) ranked Johnson the #2 business school for sustainability, recognizing the SGE immersion’s requirement for students to address a sustainability-related challenge for a real company.

Curriculum Details

Students enrolled in the SGE immersion work in multidisciplinary teams on consulting-type assignments with real firms that are focused on strategic initiatives exploring new business opportunities related to sustainability. SGE’s dynamic curriculum includes:

  • SGE Immersion Practicum
  • Strategies for Sustainability
  • Electives relevant to a student’s specific interests and career goals

Key Skills Developed

The sustainable global enterprise immersion cultivates and strengthens your skillset with a special focus on:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Written and oral communication
  • Leadership

Clubs & Associations

Take advantage of clubs, associations, and networking opportunities related to the sustainable global enterprise immersion, such as:

Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion

Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion Handout

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Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion at Work

JGSM New Student Orientation Head Shots

The Importance of Climate Change on the Business School Syllabus


Maya Wolf

Maya Wolf: Why She Chose Johnson and Her Commitment to Making a Positive Impact


Barak Cohen

A Roller Coaster of a Year: From Complete Disorientation to an Amazing Summer Internship


Barak Cohen, MBA ‘18

Anna Poplasky

Gaming and Sustainability


Anna Poplasky, MBA ‘17

Miles Archer

Inspired by SGE and the Johnson Community


Miles Archer, MBA ’18 and Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Fellow