Applying

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.

Admission Deadlines

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

Steps to Apply to Bard MBA:

1. Complete the Application.

1. Complete the Application.
Create an account in our online application system, select the Bard MBA application, complete all required fields, and submit along with the $65 application fee.

2. Write a Personal Statement.

2. Write a Personal Statement.
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:

3. Submit a Writing Sample.

3. Submit a Writing Sample.
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. Submit Three Letters of Recommendation.

4. Submit Three Letters of Recommendation.
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. School Transcripts.

5. School Transcripts.
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.)

6. Submit GRE or GMAT Scores.

6. Submit GRE or GMAT Scores.
Bard MBA requires official GRE or GMAT scores for all applicants. Scores should be submitted to Bard (school code 2037) with attention to Bard MBA in Sustainability. GRE/GMAT waivers are granted for students with undergraduate GPAs of 3.7 or high OR those with previously earned Masters degrees. Contact Caitlin O’Donnell (codonnel@bard.edu) for information on how to apply for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

7. Complete and Submit FAFSA.

7. Complete and Submit FAFSA.
All applicants requesting any sort of financial aid (loans, fellowships, campus employment) must complete a FAFSA.

8. Schedule an Interview.

8. Schedule an Interview.
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 mba@bard.edu for more information.