In Bard’s experiential NYCLab course, MBA students complete a yearlong professional consultancy in the first year of their business program. Over two semesters, MBA students work with corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations to solve sustainability-related business problems. Student teams are assigned clients based on the team members’ interests and skill-sets and are mentored by Laura Gitman, Chief Operating Officer at BSR, a leading global organization that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration. Learn more about the key role experience plays in preparing for a career in sustainability.
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How does NYCLab work?

Working in teams, students engage in consultancies for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. The course runs two full semesters, from August through May. Teams develop and negotiate project agreements with clients that define the scope of work, project deliverables, deadlines, and expectations for communication and information sharing.

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THINX is on a mission to create the most innovative period solutions that empower every body and sustain our planet while breaking taboos about menstruation and reproductive health everywhere. Bard MBA NYCLab students are working with THINX to create the most sustainable and comprehensive end-of-life plan for a pair of THINX period-proof underwear. Analyzing how the components can be recycled, repurposed, or disposed of and transported with the lowest environmental impact, the team is also considering how THINX can facilitate a process that will be convenient and realistic for their global consumer base.