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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NYC Fleet

NYC Fleet

New York City operates the largest municipal fleet in the United States, over 29,000 vehicles including NYPD, FDNY and Sanitation. Led by the City's first Chief Fleet Officer, NYC Fleet directs efforts to improve fleet management citywide in areas of safety, sustainability, preparedness, and shared services.

In December 2015, Mayor de Blasio announced NYC Clean Fleet, a commitment to cut emissions from the City fleet in half by 2025 including establishing over 2,000 electric vehicles and transitioning away from the use of traditional diesel fuel.  The student project supported the achievement of this commitment.