Career Outcomes in Sustainability

Top Sustainability Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates

Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to solar and wind farms across the country, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out as you recruit for the most desirable jobs in sustainability.

Add the Erb Institute Dual Degree to Your MBA 

An MBA/MS dual degree with the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb Institute is the ultimate commitment to developing a sustainable society through the power of business. If you enroll in the Erb program, you gain unparalleled knowledge about environmental sustainability and access to a vibrant global network of students and alumni who are transforming the world in business, government, and nonprofits.

The Erb Institute Dual Degree

Tackle MAP Projects in Sustainability

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in sustainability.

Pacific Gas and Electric

San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA

Analyze the potential impacts of electrification and de-carbonization to PG&E's natural gas business.

Plan International Paraguay

Asunción, Paraguay

Devise a three-year strategic plan to sustain growth and raise local and international funds.

REFRESCH

Libreville, Gabon;Lambarene, Gabon

Research the landscape of demand for renewable energy in Gabon and develop a shortlist of commercially viable business model archetypes that meet this demand.


Take Impactful Sustainability Courses

Learn from some of the best professors around in courses covering everything from food systems to corporate social responsibility. 


Dive Deeper into Sustainability Experiences

Your immersion in sustainability doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to put learning into practice with real-world sustainability experiences around the globe.

Energy Club

The Energy Club provides Ross students who are interested in careers in the energy sector access to a forum where they can learn about the industry and interact with like-minded students, alumni, faculty, and industry representatives.

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Net Impact @ Ross

Net Impact is an international network of business leaders committed to responsible business models, policies and practices. At Ross, Net Impact provides resources and support for MBAs who are exploring careers in social impact.

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FoodBev & Biz

The FoodBev & Biz club provides members with meaningful experiences and resources that help support them in seeking both summer internships and full-time positions in the food and beverage industry.

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Trek to San Francisco

During Professional Development Week students interested in sustainability and energy travel to San Francisco Bay Area to meet with firms and network with potential employers. This past year students visited Chevron, Congruent Partners, Energy Impact Partners, Google, Nest, National Grid Ventures, Zoox, and more.


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Watch Our Sustainability Webinar

Three Ross MBA students share their experience recruiting in sustainability, and break down sustainability experiences available to Ross students across the University of Michigan.

Erb Student Advisory Board

The Erb Student Advisory Board is the representative body of the Erb Institute MBA/MS student population. It supports and advocates for the academic, professional, cultural, and social interests of students enrolled in the Erb MBA/MS program.

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Get the Support You Need to Get the Sustainability Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job you love in sustainability.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Sustainability

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Collin Knauss
Student ambassador
Class of 2021
I took a non-traditional path to Ross with career interests spanning aquatic ecology and youth environmental education. After graduating from college, I spent...
Heidi Graves
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
As a dual degree student with the Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Heidi has a passion for cultivating innovative business solutions to tackle market...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a Sustainability FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

FACT Group Spotlight: Careers with Impact 

This FACT group will bring you together with your peers and help you navigate the recruiting process as you search for a career that celebrates your passion for sustainability.

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