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Admission Calendar

  • January 15, 2016:
    Early admission deadline*
  • March 15, 2016:
    Regular admission deadline*
  • June 15, 2016:
    Final admission deadline
*Scholarship priority given to students who meet the early and regular admission deadlines.

Admission Deadlines

Past Deadlines

Upcoming Admission Events

Nia Rock, MBA

Nia Rock, MBA '14

As a pioneer in Bard's MBA in Sustainability inaugural class, I appreciate engaging in this unique program. Bard's enduring scholarship and cutting-edge thought leadership in environmental and social sustainability offers the opportunity to co-create a superior course of academic study that truly addresses today's fundamental management challenges.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability seeks motivated candidates from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Our selection committee considers academic performance and proof of quantitative skill, but also takes a close look at our applicants’ statement of purpose, general writing skills, relevant work experience, and faculty and employer evaluations. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated leadership potential, a commitment to business and environmental issues, and an aptitude for graduate study. The Bard MBA program offers competitive merit fellowships to qualified candidates. The Bard MBA in Sustainability is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in both innovative start-ups and major corporations with in-depth knowledge of core business competencies through the lens of sustainability.

Upcoming Events

New York City Open Houses: Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
(Click on dates to register)

November 12, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm
February 10, 2016: 6:00-8:00pm
April 27, 2016: 6:00-8:00pm

Hudson Valley Open Houses: Bard College 30 Campus Road Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
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November 7, 2015: 11:00-2:00pm
March 5, 2016: 11:00-2:00pm

Attend a Weekend Residency:

Residency 2: September 18-September 21, 2015, NYC
Residency 3: October 16-October 19, 2015, NYC
Residency 4: November 13-November 16, 2015, NYC
Residency 5: December 11-December 14, 2015, NYC
Residency 6: January 22-January 25, 2016, NYC
Residency 7: February 19-February 22, 2016, NYC
Residency 8: March 11-March 14, 2016, NYC
Residency 9: April 8-April 11, 2016, Bard College

Email Caitlin O'Donnell ( to RSVP for an Open House, Event or Weekend Residency. >>

Application Checklist

Slate application ($65.00)
• Personal statement (written or recorded)
• Sample of written work
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official transcripts
• A personal interview - scheduled upon submission of application
• GRE or GMAT scores sent to school code is 2037
• A completed FAFSA

Contact Us

Bard MBA in Sustainability
Graduate Admissions Office
Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7388
Fax: 845-758-7636