NYCLab

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 been released. Proposals are due July 17th, 2017. 
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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.

Please click on the client's logo below to read the project description.
Siemens Wind Power

Siemens Wind Power

Siemens Wind Power is a wind turbine manufacturer based in Hamburg, Germany. The company has manufactured nearly 13,000 wind turbines around the globe with a total capacity of 21 GW help to provide the world with clean, renewable energy.

Bard MBA NYCLab students developed internal and external communications recommendations and strategies for the results and implications of recently completed product life cycle assessments (LCAs). 

Project Summary:
 
"Working with the Bard MBA students in the NYCLab course was a great experience. The students were deeply engaged in the project and motivated during the full time frame. They also carried themselves in the utmost professional manner (including information sensitivity), especially when dealing with some of our key customer accounts. The outcome of the project serves as good inspiration for the company, and the students provided relevant, contextual and tangible recommendations, some of which will be implemented in the near future. The final presentation was presented to, and highly received by, other functions (including senior managers) in addition to the client’s mentors. The students even provided a useful 1-year implementation plan with KPIs for clear project follow-up. We would highly recommend this and consider it a second time around!"—Siemens Wind Power