The Bard MBA in Sustainability focuses on the business case for sustainability. We train students to see how firms can integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives, the triple Bottom Line, to create successful businesses that build a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA Program will transform existing companies, start their own businesses, and pioneer new ways of operating that meet human needs, while protecting and restoring the earth’s natural systems. The Bard MBA is a low-residency program structured around “weekend intensives” with regular online instruction between these residencies. Five of these intensives are held each term: four in the heart of New York City and one in the Hudson Valley. Residencies take place over four days, beginning Friday morning, and ending Monday afternoon. Learn more today.

Peace Corps Shutters Popular Advanced Degree Program

For years, post-grad students combined Peace Corps service with education through Peace Corps’ Masters International. Although the program will close its doors this year, students can still tap other options to bring a Peace Corps experience together with their post-grad work.

The Carbon Pawprint

Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your pets? Stephen P. Williams, a student in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program, analyzes the ‘carbon pawprint.’

On the Trail of The B Team

A Bard MBA in Sustainability student tracks the success of the B Team: a group of corporate leaders who take as a self-evident truth that purpose, not profit, must form the foundation of any business that wants to stick around.

What’s Old is New Again: The Future of Mass Transit in New York City

New York has always prided itself on its mass transit, but any New Yorker will bemoan the pitfalls of daily commuting: overcrowding, delays, litter and more. Despite a population that continues to grow, the city and state resist the MTA’s requests for more funding, and commutes become longer and less bearable.

Everyone Can Be a Sustainability Manager

Instead of certifying a siloed specialists, the sustainability profession should seek to include and be open to everyone. In particular, let’s ensure that our profession is sufficiently diverse, before we seek to limit it.

How the United States Seal Promotes Sustainability

The Great Seal of our nation skillfully encapsulates the principles and ethics worth living by. Created as an official signature to enable the newly founded nation to sign treaties, it sealed our vows to other nations.

Sustainable Careers: The World Needs You Now

It is not too late to start researching programs for next fall. Most graduate schools will consider applications for qualified candidates into late June. And, if applicants haven’t yet taken the GRE or GMAT, don’t worry. Many programs will review student applications prior to them taking the standardized tests.

Reaching the Elusive Green Consumer

New York City startup aims to empower the responsible consumer with innovative campaign. Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability For decades now, sustainability entrepreneurs have been trying to mine the vein of responsible consumption, with only limited success. Polls show people want to shop their values, but they seldom shell out much of a … Continued

What Would You Ask Hunter Lovins?

As part of the Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series, I am holding a “Conversation with Hunter Lovins” next Monday night (March 5th) in New York City, and I’d love to know what you would ask Hunter if you had the chance to sit down with her.