24 months
37240 USD/year
37240 USD/year
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Bard College's MBA in Sustainability is a globally leading business program that fully integrates a sustainability vision, real world consulting engagements, organizational transformation and entrepreneurial training, equipping graduates who are changing the game.


The Bard College MBA in Sustainability prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of business environments—from innovative start-ups to major corporations—with in-depth knowledge of core business skills through the lens of sustainability. 

The curriculum provides a grounding in management essentials, with a continual focus on the integrated bottom line: economic success, environmental integrity, and social equity. Future-thinking students who earn an MBA in Sustainability early in the development of the industry will position themselves to be the forefront of a massive shift in how we do business.

Hybrid Program: In-Person and Online Learning

The Bard MBA’s low-residency, technology-enabled structure models the future of graduate business education. The program combines intensive face-to-face interaction, community building, and career networking through in-person weekend residencies with online evening classes.

We think of our MBA as series of 3-4 day retreats, spread out over two or three years, and tied together by weekly online, live courses. Bard MBA's hybrid structure:

  • Accommodates working professionals
  • Allows students to manage family commitments
  • Enables students to attend the program from across the U.S.
  • Supports a world-class faculty of active practitioner-teachers

Individualized Career Support

Students attend the Bard MBA to transition to meaningful work in sustainable business, helping lead the change towards social and environmental justice. Our program is uniquely focused on supporting graduates to build powerful careers in this new world of mission-driven companies.  Bard's process is based in Individual Career Planning, in which every student meets every semester, one-on-one, with our career counselors to map out their transition strategy.

While in the program, students have the opportunity to build their professional network and resume through: 

  • The Impact Report Podcast where students interview global sustainability leaders
  • Our Sustainable Business Series where students moderate a public sustainability careers panel
  • Guest lecturers
  • NYCLab consulting class,
  • Internships and Consultancies
  • Case Competitions.

Students are also assigned professional mentors each year they are in the program, and take advantage of monthly career-development workshops.


Bard College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The courses of study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, and bachelor of science degrees at Bard are registered by the New York State Education Department. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Sustainable Management (POSM)
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Accounting and the Integrated Bottom Line
  • Operations and Supply Chains
  • Finance for Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Write a Personal Statement (Details on program's website)
  • Two letters of recommendation are required for admission, preferably from both an academic and professional source.
  • Transcripts for each institution of higher education that you have ever attended.
  • Submit a Resume/CV
  • Complete and Submit a Financial Aid Application
  • Schedule an Admission Interview

Tuition Fee

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    37240 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37240 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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