NYCLab

In Bard’s experiential NYCLab course, MBA students complete a yearlong professional consultancy in the first year of their business program. Over two semesters, MBA students work with corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations to solve sustainability-related business problems. Student teams are assigned clients based on the team members’ interests and skill-sets and are mentored by Laura Gitman, Vice President at BSR, a leading global organization that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration.

The 2017-2018 RFP for NYCLab project proposals has been released. Proposals are due July 17th, 2017. 
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How does NYCLab work?

Working in teams, students engage in consultancies for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. The course runs two full semesters, from August through May. Teams develop and negotiate project agreements with clients that define the scope of work, project deliverables, deadlines, and expectations for communication and information sharing.

Please click on the client's logo below to read the project description.
Etsy

Etsy

Etsy operates marketplaces where millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Etsy also offers a wide range of seller services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses. The company's mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. 

Alongside the Etsy Sustainability Commission, Bard MBA students will help assess advanced energy efficiency strategies for the company’s new, global headquarters based in Brooklyn. Students will analyze the impact of new energy efficiency measures as well as develop a strategy that leverages Etsy's unique internal culture to drive behavior change around energy use.