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 closed. The 2018-2019 RFP will be released in May 2018.
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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.
The Moody's Foundation

The Moody's Foundation

The Moody's Foundation supports Moody’s Corporation’s contribution to people, planet and profit – the triple bottom line. Moody’s businesses, philanthropic activities and employee engagement programs touch all three components of the triple bottom line. They enrich the lives of the people of Moody’s, the people of the communities where we live and work and the people of the world. 

Moody's Foundation has asked the Bard MBA NYCLab team to translate its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategic plan into actionable programs, initiatives, and grants.