International Applicants

International students applying to the Bard MBA in Sustainability program must either be lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, refugees and possess certain nonimmigrants status or enroll in the MBA + Graduate Certificate Program. The low-residency structure of the Bard MBA program does not qualify for a F-status student visa. Bard welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and encourages interested international students to consider the MBA + Graduate Certificate option.
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MBA + Graduate Certificate Program

International students are eligible for an F-status student visa through the MBA + Graduate Certificate Program. Students simultaneously enroll in the full-time Bard MBA program and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) Professional Certificate program. The MBA + Graduate Certificate provides students with a rigorous business school education combined with an expanded background Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental Law; Climate Science; Climate and Agroforestry, Food Systems Policy; Energy Policy; GIS and Statistics and Econometrics. It also allows international students to obtain significant US work experience, through both the first-year MBA consulting course (NYCLab) as well as the CEP professional internship. 

Applying to the Bard MBA Program

International Applicants with eligible statues should follow the directions for applying to the Bard MBA
International Applicants interested in the MBA + Graduate Certificate program should complete the Bard MBA application and the CEP application.

Letters of reference, academic transcripts, and GRE/GMAT scores can be shared between the two applications. Contact Caitlin O’Donnell for more information.