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  • 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.

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Brady McCartney MS/MBA

Brady McCartney MS/MBA '14

I chose the Bard MBA program because Bard's joint MS in Environmental Policy/MBA in Sustainability degree allowed me to focus on both sustainable business and environmental public policy. The opportunity to pursue my graduate education in these relatively new fields at a well-established liberal arts institution in both New York City and the Hudson Valley made my decision an easy one.


The Bard MBA in Sustainability seeks motivated candidates from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated leadership potential, a commitment to business and environmental issues, and an aptitude for graduate study.

Application Instructions

  1. Slate online application ($65 application fee).
  2. A personal statement addressing your professional and educational goals, and how you feel this degree program will help you achieve them. (word, pdf document or video). Whether written or recorded,  personal statements may touch on the following four questions:
    1. Do you understand the depth of the sustainability challenges that lie ahead?
    2. Do you want to shape a different future?
    3. Do you have a talent for business?
    4. Are you called to put those talents to work building a prosperous, ecologically sound, and socially aware enterprise?
  3. A sample of written work such as a college research paper, published article, or professional work such as a brief, information for media, or grant proposal. Please include the title, date of composition, and your name.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources. The Bard MBA accepts letters of recommendation through the Slideroom online application system. When prompted in Step 8: References, enter the recommender's name and e-mail. The recommender will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions on how to submit his or her recommendation online.    
  5. Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. (Transcripts should be sent directly to the address below. The MBA program is not responsible for transcripts sent to other departments at Bard College.)
    • Bard MBA In Sustainability Admissions Office, 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
  6. A personal interview with the Office of Admission and the Director of the Bard MBA program. Interviews can be scheduled upon submission of your application. Email for more information.
  7. We will accept either GRE or GMAT scores. The Bard College school code is 2037.
  8. A completed FAFSA. All students applying for any kind of financial aid, including any scholarships or fellowships, must complete a FAFSA.