Career Focus

Students come to the Bard MBA because they seek to transition to meaningful work with a sustainability focus. Our program is uniquely focused on helping graduates build powerful careers in this new world of mission-driven business. Students gain access through avenues including our Sustainable Business Fridays program, our Sustainable Business Series, and many guest lecturers. Bard has more than 200 alumni/ae working in the sustainable business and environmental policy field. We have compiled a Look Book of alumni/ae LinkedIn profiles. 

BardMBA Careers

Many of our graduates are bringing their MBA skills to their existing positions. Others transition to new work. Recent career changes by Bard MBA students and graduates include moves to:
  • Management consulting at BSR
  • Operational sustainability at Etsy
  • Marketing manager at Greyston Bakery
  • Asia regional coordinator at Waterkeepers
  • Sustainability coordinator at American Express
  • Sustainability director at Pratt & Whitney
  • Sales at Tesla Motors
  • Sustainability manager at Eversource Energy
  • Management consulting at SustainAbility
  • Director of academic advising and community outreach at Bard Early College
  • CEO for startups in food systems, green tourism, and affordable housing
One-on-One Career Advising with Shannon Houde

One-on-One Career Advising with Shannon Houde

Bard MBA students work with Shannon Houde, one of the top sustainability placement consultants in the world, and the author of the “Career Advice” column at Students are guided through Houde’s career development workshops, including one-on-one counseling, and group office hour opportunities. Students are also provided access to on-line tools such as Big Interview.

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Lookbook

Flip to page 49 for MBA alumni profiles!