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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Fisher Found

Fisher Found

Fisher Found is EILEEN FISHER’s clothing take back program.  EILEEN FISHER is committed to becoming 100% sustainable, and part of that commitment is taking our clothes back when customers are through with them.  Fisher Found receives all customer donations and sorts them as ‘sellable’ and ‘unsellable’.  The sellable items are resold through our Green Eileen boutiques and EILEEN FISHER Company Stores.  The unsellable items are remade into new textiles for garments and home goods.
Bard MBA students created a triple bottom-line business model for EILEEN FISHER's Fisher Found program with a focus on developing profitability for remaking unsellable goods into new products.