Bard MBA


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.

Admissions Events

February 5, 2014 - Bard MBA and Bard CEP Winter Open House in NYC

Bard MBA is Sustainability  and Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a fall open house in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, February 5th, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm. It is being held at the Bard MBA classroom in Midtown Manhattan. 

This open house will feature a roundtable discussion where prospective students are involved and interacting directly with both current students and faculty in a relaxed and upclose way. Prospective students will hear from our faculty and students about their experiences with the programs and their current work in the field.

Application Checklist

• Slideroom application ($65.00)
• Personal statement (written or recorded)
• Sample of written work
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official transcripts
• A personal interview. Interviews can be scheduled before or after submitting your application. Email for more information. 
• GRE or GMAT scores. Our school code is 2037. 
• A completed FAFSA.  All students applying for any sort of financial aid, including any scholarships and fellowships, must complete a FAFSA.  MORE >>

Admission Calendar

January 15, 2014: Early admission deadline*
March 15, 2014: Regular admission deadline* 
May 15, 2014: Final admission deadline
*Scholarship priority given to students who meet the early and regular admission deadlines.

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