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  • January 15, 2017:
    Early admission deadline
  • March 15, 2017:
    Regular admission deadline
  • May 15, 2017:
    Final admission deadline

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Ian Edwards, MBA

Ian Edwards, MBA '15

Business "as usual" no longer applies in a world in which we need to vastly rethink how we use resources, maximize our environment, and treat our human capital. With this, Bard's unique MBA in Sustainability is on point—providing foundational MBA learning, with sustainability embedded at all levels. It's a necessary focus for business leaders to understand impacts, risks, opportunities, and strategy as we grapple with game-changing sustainability issues such as global warming.

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: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038
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Check back soon for 2016-2017 Open House Dates!

Hudson Valley Open Houses: Bard College 30 Campus Road Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
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Check back soon for 2016-2017 Open House Dates!​

Attend a Weekend Residency:

Residency 2: September 16-September 19, 2016, NYC
Residency 3: October 14-October 17, 2016, NYC
Residency 4: November 11-November 14, 2016, NYC
Residency 5: December 19-December 12, 2016, NYC
Residency 6: January 20-January 23, 2017, NYC
Residency 7: February 17-February 20, 2017, NYC
Residency 8: March 17-March 20, 2017, NYC
Residency 9: April 21-April 24, 2017, 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