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.

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Moody’s believes that knowledge fuels opportunity. The core of our business is to provide transparent research, tools and analysis that help participants in the global financial markets better understand risks and move forward with critical insight. Moody's approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in that same belief—seeking to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future — for themselves, their communities and the environment. At the core of Moody's global CSR focus is Reshape Tomorrow™, a financial empowerment initiative to help people succeed in growing a small business. In addition to empowering people with financial knowledge through Reshape Tomorrow™, Moody’s global CSR approach has two other focal points: Activating an environmentally sustainable future and Helping young people reach their potential. These three focus areas are supported by the company's employees who share their passion and purpose with the world through volunteer and giving programs. Learn more about how Moody's is opening the door to a better future at
Moody's asked the Bard MBA NYCLab team to recommend programs, initiatives and grants to help ensure success implementing the company’s new approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR).