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.

2020-2021 Proposals due July 15, 2020
** Please see our call for proposals from Black owned businesses and social justice organizations **
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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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Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is grateful for the assistance and consultation of Bard MBA students to craft two comprehensive business models: (1) a proposed MEC Center for Entrepreneurship Opportunity, and (2) a venture partnership/retail space share agreement for student-run day-by-day and pop up shop business.

"The Bard student team worked together as a high performance team. Like all great teams, they moved together in lockstep and their cohesiveness was such that there were no "I's" on that team. Their communication management was super stellar. They were unrelenting in accessing the right information to provide a meaningful product that would help us." —Micah E. S. Crump, Ph.D., Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at Medgar Evers College

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