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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Hudson Solar

Hudson Solar

Hudson Solar is a New York–based business that designs and installs solar energy systems for residential, commercial, agriculture, and municipal nonprofit organizations. The Bard MBA team conducted market research to identify and analyze potential market segments for new photovoltaic technology solutions. Students identified key customer motivators as well as the needs and requirements for each segment, compared the economics, benefits, and capabilities of innovative new technologies, and made recommendations for marketing strategy.

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