NYCLab is a key component of the Bard MBA in Sustainability curriculum. Working in teams, students engage in consultancies for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Students will gain confidence in their ability to manage projects, solve business problems, communicate effectively, and work in teams. Students will be matched up with a project based on a number of factors, including student preference, skills and team size.

This course provides an opportunity to pull together business, leadership and sustainability learnings from other courses in a real-world project setting. Additional learning objectives for this course:
  • Project management
  • Research design
  • Interviewing skills
  • Benchmarking and Gap Analysis
  • Client management and communication
  • Presentation design/storyboarding
  • Formal Verbal Presentations
  • Pyramid principle
  • Team dynamics and leadership
  • Business Development

Current Course Descriptions

  • Principles of Sustainable Management (POSM)
  • Economics for Decision-making
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Accounting and the Integrated Bottom Line
  • NYCLab
  • Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • Operations and Supply Chains
  • Finance for Sustainability
  • Customers and Marketing
  • Data, Analytics, and Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Strategy for Sustainability
  • Employees and Organizations
  • Circular Value Chain Management
  • Sustaining a Mission-Driven Organization
  • ImpactLab: Defining the Future of Finance
  • Business and Sustainable Development
  • Capstone