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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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a research, design, development, manufacturing, and integration of advance technology systems company in the aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology sectors. The Bard MBA team analyzed the challenges and opportunities in the Socially Responsible Investing space, including insights into stakeholders as well as the criteria for, and impacts of, including or excluding important companies from the sustainability conversation. By focusing on Lockheed Martin’s sustainability assets, products, and services, the team helped to define the sustainability value proposition for stakeholders.

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