Providing leadership training to face today's profound environmental and social challenges, Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer qualified students the chance to realize their calling to change the world. Both our MS policy programs at the Center for Environmental Policy and the new MBA in Sustainability integrate cutting edge interdisciplinary curricula, faculty advising, professional training, and leadership development. www.bard.edu/gps
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy believes that to solve environmental challenges and achieve sustainability in our institutions and in society, government and business policies must be grounded in the best available science. Bard CEP's cohort-based program and intensive, campus-based, first-year curriculum require students to synthesize information from a range of disciplines and sources. The emphasis on science-based policy enables students to progress from knowledge of the issues to the formulation of feasible, effective policy responses. Distinctive program features include a modular approach to course work; close student-faculty interaction; professional internships; practical training in geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, leadership, and communication strategies; and research opportunities created to fit student interests.
The Bard MBA in Sustainability graduated its first class of students in Spring 2014! The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. At Bard, students work in collaborative teams learning how to build businesses and not-for-profit organizations that combine economic, environmental, and social objectives into an integrated bottom line that creates not only healthier businesses, but also a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA will transform existing companies, start their own, and pioneer a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. Located in the heart of NYC, Bard's MBA is a low-residency 2-year or part time 3-year program combining online course work with 10 monthly residencies, 8 of which are hosted in Bard's NYC classroom bookended by two weekends at Bard's Hudson Valley campus in September and April. Get your Bard MBA, apply now, Lead the Change!