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G3: Going Green Globally Program

G3 is a cornerstone, hands-on, practical, integrative business environment that brings together first-year MBA student teams with real clients, university faculty, and industry experts to work on client strategic initiatives and sustainability plans. 

Some of the most challenging problems of the 21st century require comprehensive sustainability strategies, movement toward global opportunities, and the ability to manage in a shrinking world. Together, MBA students and organizations find ways for clients to reduce costs, and/or enhance revenues by being sustainable.

G3 is designed to prepare students to meet the most pressing issues facing businesses in the 21st Century. Each year, G3 culminates with boardroom style presentations delivered to clients, faculty, executives, university guests, and MBA students.

G3 is Hands-on and Practical

Throughout the program, we try to provide real-world experiences and challenges for our students. This program requires students to provide multiple deliverables for clients and includes executive coaching, field trips, and presentations from various sustainability experts. Throughout the program, team members are challenged to deal professionally with pressure, deadlines, and ambiguity.

G3 is designed to ensure our students understand the interconnectedness of all business processes. MBA teams work on comprehensive sustainability strategies for client companies as a way to learn and apply integrated business systems thinking. Throughout the program, we tear down functional silos by integrating our curriculum and functional content by having students, academics, scientists, and industry experts work together on sustainability-driven projects, presentations, and research papers for a local "client" company.

G3 has been created to teach each and every MBA how to succeed in the high stakes, high challenge, and high stress environments of today’s business world. Thankfully, not every day will be like this – but some will and we want our students to be prepared for them. Our shared purpose is to have students leave UAlbany's MBA program knowing they can succeed!

What Our Students Say

Jamiris Ogando
Ernst & Young

"G3 equipped me with the skill sets that are essential in the business world where engaging in sustainable practices is crucial to a company's longevity. During my summer internship this past summer, I used what I learned during G3 and I identified areas of opportunities that were crucial to the client in order to fulfill their long-term goals."


Greg Weller
Frontrunner Network Systems

"G3 was a unique experience that challenged me in many different ways. On day one, we hit the ground running with presentations, tight deadlines, and group and client meetings. It truly replicated the fast pace of today's business world. I was able to network with professionals across various industries and leveraged one relationship into a great summer internship at National Grid. I am still using many of the skills I refined during G3 in my current position as Marketing Manager for a technology company and am glad I have that experience to reflect on."


Kevin McGarry, JD
Flink Smith

"The G3 experience was a fantastic opportunity for us as MBA students to apply our newfound knowledge to a real world situation in the role of a business consultant. Each company that participated had a unique business issue that they were seeking an actual solution from us to apply in real time.
Drawing from our team of students' various strengths, as well as the resources so generously supplied by our coaches, we were able to respond to our 'client's' needs and provide them a working solution to their issue. To date, I know that our particular client has implemented our suggestions with great success!"


Peter McDaniel, JD
Conway & Kirby

"Overall, the G3 experience helped me and my classmates identify core strengths within ourselves as well as skills that we may not have been aware of had they not been battle tested. This type of practical education and real world experience is exactly what modern employers are looking for, and I know that it, and the skills I acquired, directly led to my current employment."


Sarah Csipak
HCM Analyst at Collaborative Solutions

"The G3 program was one of the top experiences that made me happy I chose this MBA program. I highly valued the opportunity to work with well-known clients in a real-world environment to develop and polish skills that I use daily in my current job. The experience was a game-changer that set me apart from other students across the nation in terms of work experience, professionalism and job performance. It is truly an opportunity that all students should experience."