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, Chief Operating Officer at BSR, a leading global organization that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration. Learn more about the key role experience plays in preparing for a career in sustainability.
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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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JetBlue + The Ocean Foundation

JetBlue + The Ocean Foundation

JetBlue is "New York's Hometown Airline™" which carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. JetBlue's mission is to inspire humanity – both in the air and on the ground. The company is committed to giving back in meaningful ways in the communities it serves and to inspire others to do the same.

Bard MBA students helped JetBlue further develop findings from EcoEarnings: A Shore Thing, a study linking revenue to the health of Caribbean ecosystems, through data analysis and communications recommendations. 

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