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Contents Quote from Bertil Hult Become a Global Leader What Makes Us Different
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One Global MBA, Four Locations Hult Boston Hult London Hult Dubai Hult Shanghai
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Action Learning Our Action Learning Curriculum An Intense One-Year MBA
Faculty & Students Our Distinguished Faculty A Global Student Body
Your Future Beyond the MBA, Your Career Prospects 32 Global Alumni Network 35 Other Masterâ€™s Programs Master of International Business MA of Marketing Communications MA of International Relations
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“Today, success in business is as much about understanding cultures and globalization as it is about understanding finance and marketing. With our exceptional faculty, rigorous curriculum, and unique campus network, Hult International Business School is committed to educating not just leaders of businesses, but leaders of the world.” Dubai
Bertil Hult Chairman Emeritus of Hult International Business School Founder of EF Education First—the world’s largest private education organization— and educational philanthropist
Become a Global Leader Hult's unique heritage Formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management, Hult International Business School has been at the forefront of educating global business leaders since 1964. We are dedicated to breaking down barriers of geography, language, and culture, and to providing a unique one-year MBA program to the most diverse student body of any business school in the world. We also offer one-year Master’s programs in International Business, Marketing Communications, and International Relations.
Board of Directors Philip Hult Chairman Hult International Business School Dr. Stephen Hodges President Hult International Business School HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum Chairman, Dubai International Holding Company
Accelerate your career Our programs are designed to significantly enhance your career prospects by strengthening your ability to contribute meaningfully to your business and community. To this end, we seek individuals who are ready to be actively engaged in the global economy both professionally and personally. Whether you have ten years of work experience or just a few months, we have the right Master’s program for you. Get plugged into the world We offer the unique opportunity for our students to explore the world during their MBA. With our Global Rotation Program, Hult MBAs can choose to study in Boston, London, or Dubai, with the option to take an elective module in Shanghai. It is clear that success in business is no longer confined to one location. That is why we help our students get plugged into the world. I look forward to personally welcoming you to Hult.
Dr. Christopher Ahlberg Executive Vice President, TIBCO Chief Executive Officer, Spotfire Inc. Raja Assili Finance Director Mawarid Overseas Group, U.K. Nicholas Barber, CBE Chairman, The Ashmolean Chairman, Bolero International Former Governor, London Business School Dr. David Collis Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School Tim Penasack Director, Global Strategy and Planning Cisco Systems, Inc. James L. Sintros, Esq. International Education and Business Consultant Winnie To Member of Chongqing People’s Political Consultation Committee Former CEO & Executive Director, MPI International Holdings Inc.
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A Long History of Excellence 4
Arthur D. Little Inc., the world’s oldest management consulting firm, establishes the Management Education Institute. Modeled after top business programs, the school attracts some of the world’s most successful business leaders.
Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult founds EF Education First, today the world’s largest privately held education organization, with 29,000 teachers and staff, and offices in 50 different countries.
The business school is officially accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the governing accreditation body of the top business programs in the northeastern United States.
Forbes identifies Hult’s Action Learning Program as “highly distinctive”, ranking it with the programs of the top five MBA programs in the United States.
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The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the school the third best business school in Massachusetts, after Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The school is renamed the Hult International Business School, honoring benefactor Bertil Hult’s personal vision and commitment to educating international business leaders. The school moves to its own dedicated facility near downtown Boston.
Hult’s one-year MBA program earns the accreditation of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), making Hult the first business school in the United States to be recognized by this prestigious international accrediting body.
Hult launches an elective module at its study abroad campus in Shanghai as a key component of the Hult international MBA experience.
Hult welcomes the first class of students to the MBA program in Dubai. Hult is the first U.S. academic institute to be licensed in the U.A.E.
Hult’s London campus welcomes undergraduates and graduates. Our MBA students can choose to study in one of four locations: London, Boston, Dubai, or Shanghai.
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What Makes Us Different? For over 40 years, we have attracted top international students to our unique one-year MBA. Our four campuses around the world help train global business leaders. What makes us so successful?
Top-ranked one-year U.S. MBA Ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit, www.eiu.com Hult develops global business leaders.
Our MBA program is recognized as world-class Hult offers a top-ranked MBA program. In 2008, Hult was ranked the 16th best business school in the U.S. and 31st best in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This ranking recognizes our uniquely international focus, the quality of our program and faculty, and our exceptional student body and alumni network. Our students’ ability to find employment, increase their earning power, as well as the diversity of the industries they enter after completion, are key factors in this ranking. Hult International Business School is a fully accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Hult is the first U.S. program ever to be accredited by AMBA.
Top-ranked one-year MBA The Economist Intelligence Unit (2008) ranked Hult International Business School as the 16th best MBA program in the United States and the 31st best in the world.
Hult’s Global Rotation Program provides an extraordinary opportunity to study in the world’s fastest growing economies An international perspective is crucial to understanding today’s business issues. Hult’s Global Rotation Program allows students to gain critical insights into the world’s key economies. You can opt to pursue your MBA in Boston, London, or Dubai. No matter which home campus you choose, you will receive the same fully accredited one-year MBA education of identical quality, using an identical curriculum. Students will spend nine months at their home campus (Boston, London, or Dubai) for the core courses. When students move on to their elective modules, they will be given an option to go to Hult’s other campuses to take their elective courses. Shanghai’s study abroad campus is available during the first elective module.
Payback Comparison* A Hult MBA pays for itself in half the time of other MBA programs.
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Compared to other top business schools around the world, Hult represents a very smart investment. Equipped with a Hult MBA, our students command competitive starting salaries. In combination with the fact that our one-year MBA costs less and gets students back to the workforce sooner, our graduates are, on average, able to recoup their investment in just over a year. This is far quicker than traditional two-year U.S. MBA programs or more expensive one-year European MBA programs. This means that a Hult MBA not only amplifies your earning power, but also maximizes your time and resources. Please see the chart below for a comparison to other programs.
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tuition fee + forgone salary (opportunity costs) divided by net increase in salary (pre/ post MBA). Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2008
Hult’s MBA pays for itself in half the time of other programs
Earn a valuable degree in one year instead of the traditional two years.
Pioneers in Action Learning
We attract a truly international student body
Action Learning integrates classroom teaching with real-life situations. At Hult, we focus on “learning by doing,” not simply sitting in a classroom, but actually going into the real world and applying the tools and concepts to real business situations. Theory is taught in the classroom through lectures and required readings. The theory is put to the test in real-life situations through case studies of actual business problems and business simulations. An integral part of our curriculum is the Action Learning Project, which gives you a chance to apply the skills you have learned in the classroom and work as part of a small team focused on solving a current business problem for a real company.
For over 40 years, we have been training leaders from all over the world—from Spain to South Africa, Iceland to India, and China to Chile. Our MBAs are experienced professionals from over 60 different countries. Our students’ average age is 29 and they possess an average of seven years of work experience. The breadth of experience, insights, and cultural perspectives that our students bring to the classroom creates an extraordinary learning experience. Our world-class faculty possesses real-world business experience Our global faculty has outstanding academic credentials combined with real-life experience running and managing successful businesses. Hult professors are seasoned professionals with expertise in teaching international managers— 80% have extensive international experience and many are citizens of countries other than the U.S. A substantial proportion of our faculty are practitioners and are actively engaged as directors of corporations, consultants, or managers of growth companies.
Formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management Hult International Business School was formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management. Arthur D. Little Inc., the world’s first management consulting firm, established the school in 1964 to train global business leaders. Arthur Dehon Little (1863-1935) was an MIT-educated chemist who is known as the father of the consulting industry. Dr. Little started his company in 1886 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the first to see the need for a professional organi zation to provide systematic research and development and sage advice to industry, Dr. Little began the original consulting practice that spawned successors like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Monitor. For 120 years, the company and the ideas that Arthur D. Little conceived have helped industry and governments manage change induced by technological, economic, and social forces. Today, Arthur D. Little is part of an international network of more than 16,000 professionals in over 40 offices around the world.
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Hult Boston Steeped in history and charm, Boston is home to several of the world’s best universities. Known as one of the best student towns in the U.S., Boston is an ideal place to live and study. Our campus has stunning views of downtown and the Charles River. America’s top student city
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Boston is home to over 70 universities and colleges and is one of the most attractive, historic, and academic cities in the U.S. Hult International Business School is within three kilometers of downtown Boston, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), historic landmarks, museums, and several of the world’s leading healthcare, technology, consulting, insurance, and financial services companies.
For those who would like to take advantage of our Global Rotation Program, you can start your MBA on our Boston campus and choose to study for up to two modules in London or Dubai. Alternatively, you can take your elective courses on our Shanghai campus. This unique Global Rotation Program gives you maximum exposure to both American and international business practices.
Make lifelong friends and valuable contacts.
Strong school spirit Gorgeous views and excellent location Set on the banks of the Charles River with views of downtown Boston visible from your classroom, Hult Boston is in a prime location. In walking distance from Beacon Hill and directly across the street from the Museum of Science, our facility has been designed by a renowned Swedish architect, Thomas Sandell. This internationally acclaimed building has excellent facilities, including amphitheater-style classrooms, a fully equipped computer center, student breakout rooms, lounges, and an on-site restaurant with a bar and outdoor patio. All of our classrooms, meeting rooms, lounge, and downstairs restaurant have wireless Internet access.
Our intense one-year MBA program fosters a strong sense of school spirit. Partners, spouses, and families are readily integrated into the Hult community with international nights, alumni gatherings, and distinguished speaker events. Hult Student Association actively organizes functions, parties, and excursions to make the most of your time in Boston.
World-class academic institutions, like Harvard University, are just a few miles away.
Explore the East Coast As the leading city in New England, Boston also offers a fantastic base from which to explore the U.S.. New York City is a four-hour drive from Boston, and Washington, D.C. is an easy commute by plane or train. The ski slopes of Vermont, charming resort villages of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and golf courses of Massachusetts offer plenty of options for excursions. Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Boston and the Charles River from your classroom.
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I came to Hult to accelerate my professional maturity and make a career transition. My background in Engineering and Supply Chain Management gave me the ability to understand processes, procedures, and the psychology behind customersâ€™ expectations. Nonetheless, I felt I was missing the finance and strategy skills that every global manager needs to possess. Hult gave me the technical and personal skills I was missing to make my career change. The MBA program provided me with the integrated thinking and flexibility to adapt to the changing business world. Jocelle Fernandez Manager, Business Development, Imaginatik Ltd., (Boston) Mexico, Class of 2008
Hult London Live and study in the world’s most global economy— London. The center of international finance and commerce, London is an excellent place to launch your career. Our campus has one of the most desirable addresses on Russell Square in the city’s center. The best location
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With the best location within central London, Hult’s campus overlooks beautiful Russell Square in the city’s famous literary and academic district of Bloomsbury. World-class libraries, museums, and universities are a two-minute walk away. The campus is housed in two Georgian buildings, the historic exterior of which masks completely renovated interiors that include the most up-todate technology and amenities, as well as a brand-new speakers hall and student lounge. All students have access to the University of London library and sports facilities.
Students can live at Hult’s Hall of Residence at Byng Place, a five-minute walk from our school. Depending on your budget and preference, shared accommodations or private studios are available. Our Student Services team can help you make suitable living arrangements.
Central London—thousands of things to do within minutes of your doorstep As one of the world’s most influential and important cities, London has been called the “Knowledge Capital of the World”. Hult brings you to the heart of central London. Located across the street from one of London’s largest and beautifully landscaped gardens on Russell Square, our campus is footsteps from worldclass universities, museums, and libraries. On top of this, Oxford Street’s shops and boutiques, Covent Garden’s theaters, and Soho’s exclusive restaurants and exciting nightlife are all within walking distance of our school.
Home to Europe’s largest companies and a financial powerhouse, London is the perfect place to launch your career.
Launch your career from London With 100 of Europe’s 500 biggest companies headquartered in London, we help you take advantage of your proximity to the world’s financial and business hub. Our Career Services department arranges networking functions with senior executives, job recruitment fairs, and a distinguished speakers series. In addition, a wide range of interesting field studies and internships are also available to our students. Hult’s Global Rotation Program
Situated on Russell Square, Hult London is in the best and most central city location.
For students who would like to take advantage of our Global Rotation Program, you can start your MBA in London and complete the program in either Dubai or Boston. Alternatively, you can take your electives in Shanghai. Our Global Rotation Program allows you to engage and experience the international business world firsthand. Postgraduate degree programs offered On our London campus, we also offer Master’s degree programs in: International Business, Marketing Communications, and International Relations. Ideal for candidates who want to jump start their careers directly from university. See pp. 36-43 for more details.
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Make valuable business contacts during your studies in London.
Live in the global economy’s most influential city—London.
London is the multicultural capital of the world! I love living here. You can’t beat Hult’s location right in the heart of London. The transportation links are excellent and you are just a short walk away from so many things to see and do in the city. But my favorite part of my educational experience has been to learn alongside students from all over the world—they taught me to look at international business from different perspectives and feel comfortable working with people from many different backgrounds. Laura Serafini Sales Executive, The Financial Times (U.K.) Brazil, Class of 2008
Hult Dubai Modern, prosperous, and safe, Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the gateway for trade flow between the East and the West. Hult’s campus is ultra modern and provides an innovative learning experience. One of the world’s most dynamic cities
Dubai is one of the most dynamic cities in the Middle East and has been reinventing itself as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to more than 150 nationalities, Dubai is also one of the most international with 94% of the population hailing from outside of the United Arab Emirates. Hult’s Dubai campus is located in the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), an exclusive cluster of universities, colleges, and institutions of higher learning. Dubai’s landmark Burj Dubai (the tallest skyscraper in the world) is visible from our campus.
Comfortable student accommodations is approximately a 35-minute shuttle ride from our campus. Depending on your budget and needs, single and double furnished rooms are available. Five minutes from Green Community and close to the city’s large malls, hospitals and the Dubai Marina, our residence offers you secure and well-located housing. In addition, you will have access to two outdoor pools and access to the residence’s indoor gym.
A thoroughly modern campus Our school has been designed by a team of international architects in a futuristic style. Equipped with excellent and contemporary amenities, you will find wireless internet access throughout the facility, as well as amphitheaterstyle classrooms, a computer center, numerous student breakout rooms, and a business lounge. The surrounding campus also has a full range of on-site conveniences including Western, Asian and Middle Eastern dining (café and food court) options, a bookstore, and a convenience store. These amenities make campus life self-contained.
Our campus is beautifully landscaped and self-contained in Dubai’s Academic City.
Hult’s Global Rotation Program If you would like to take advantage of our Global Rotation Program, you will begin your MBA in Dubai for the first nine months and spend the remainder of the year completing your program at either our London or Boston campus. Alternatively, you can choose to take your electives in Shanghai at our satellite facility. Our unique Global Rotation Program gives you powerful insight into the world’s leading economies.
Dubai is one of the most modern and fastest-growing cities in the world.
Bathed in natural light, Hult Dubai offers the ultimate in modern learning environments.
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Hult faculty in Dubai hail from the U.S. and Europe.
Experience one of the worldâ€™s fastest growing cities, Dubai.
Choosing Hult Dubai gave me the opportunity to learn business and management in the multicultural setting of the United Arab Emirates, the epicenter of the fast-growing Middle East region. Working on teams with classmates from over 30 countries has broadened my exposure to various cultural backgrounds, behaviors and value systems, sharpening my ability to be an efficient and effective manager in any setting. Kurtis Kaminishi United States, Class of 2009
Hult Shanghai Shanghai is a city of breathtaking transformations—modern skyscrapers juxtaposed next to ancient lane houses, sophisticated shops neighboring open-air markets. You can take elective courses at our study abroad campus in the heart of this remarkable city-on-the-move. The “Pearl of the Orient” The ascendancy of China as an economic superpower is centered in Shanghai. Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Shanghai has been compared to New York or Paris in sophistication and trend-setting power. With nearly 17 million residents, Shanghai is one of the world’s largest cities and is considered China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis. Amazing downtown location Hult’s downtown campus sits in the heart of this dynamic and fast-paced city. Hult Shanghai is located in the city’s commercial, financial, retail, and social center. Footsteps away is Shanghai’s most famous shopping street, Nanjing Road, and the extraordinary Shanghai Museum. Our school recently won first place in an architectural interior design competition for its state-of-the-art classrooms, computer laboratories, comfortable student lounges and distinctive furnishings. Convenient subway and public transportation access make it easy for you to explore the city. Residential accommodations are a short commute away.
Hult’s Global Rotation Program—study in Shanghai for your electives Hult’s Shanghai study abroad campus is available during the first elective module. During this module (6 to 8 weeks) in Shanghai, special extracurricular activities will be arranged to enrich the learning experience and provide students with the opportunity to develop excellent knowledge of the city and culture. Besides gaining a better understanding of the practicalities of doing business in Asia, students will also have opportunities to visit companies and network with senior executives and business leaders in the region.
Shanghai is the epicenter of China’s phenomenal growth.
Enriching excursions, speakers, and cultural activities Led by Hult professors and accompanied by native Chinese administrative staff, our MBA courses deep-dive into international business practices, the Asian marketplace, and managing across cultures. We organize company visits to local and multinational businesses based in Shanghai, as well as excursions to the fascinating and booming cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou. You will take factory tours to learn about operations and production, as well as speak with senior executives who are actively running businesses in China. Students enjoy a wide range of extracurricular cultural activities such as martial arts, acupuncture, and calligraphy.
Study in our award-winning Shanghai satellite and mingle with local Chinese professionals.
Electives courses, taught by Hult professors, challenge you to think globally.
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Experience China’s fascinating culture firsthand.
Understand firsthand how China is changing the world.
My experience in Shanghai was my most memorable part of Hultâ€™s MBA program. The people I met through the course electives and networking sessions helped me to explore my possible future business endeavors in China. It was an exceptional experience to actually be immersed in the culture and history of China. Hui Ming Lim Retail Banking Solutions Consultant Wincor Nixdorf Pte. Ltd Singapore, Class of 2007
“I was looking for a job where I could bring together my expertise in the hospitality industry and my interest in strategic issues and finance. Working closely together with Hult’s Career Services, I can now realize my goal by working as a tourism and hospitality consultant in Dubai. Hult has prepared me to work in an international environment and to interact with different cultures.” Aiva Swede Tourism and Hospitality Consultant Grant Thornton LLP (Dubai) Latvia, Class of 2008
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Our Action Learning Curriculum Action Learning is the combination of theoretical classroom training with real-life business simulations and Action Learning Projects. This hands-on approach to learning is the cornerstone of our progressive curriculum.
Our Action Learning approach melds theory and practice We believe that you cannot learn everything in a classroom. Our Action Learning approach ensures that you have the opportunity to test the theories that you learn from your professors in real business situations. Theoretical concepts will come to life during your Action Learning Project and business simulation exercises. While most business schools strive to incorporate a similar “learning by doing” philosophy into their curriculum, many are disadvantaged by their large class sizes. Our relatively small class size enables us to include meaningful activities that put your knowledge to work. What will you learn? Hult’s curriculum strives to create a well-rounded business leader. We equip you with essential skills needed to be successful in international business. During your program, you can learn: 1. Financial and analytical skills • Micro-and Macro-economics • Financial and Managerial Accounting • Financial Statement Analysis • Corporate Finance • Investment Banking • Financial Instruments • Capital Markets 2. General management • International Negotiations • Leadership and Team Building • Communication and Presentation Skills • Hiring Practices and Interview Skills • Organizational Behavior • Operations Management • Project Management 3. Marketing and strategy • Market and Product Segmentation • Branding Strategy and Theory • Corporate Strategy • Consumer Behavior A perfect approach to theory— The case study method Many class sessions are taught using the Harvard Business School case method of instruction. The case study method encourages students to improve their communication and
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problem-solving skills by carefully analyzing real management situations. The case study approach follows a distinct progression: first, individual preparation and analysis; next, small group discussion and review; and finally, a full class debate. The functional, industry, and geographic diversity present in these discussions provides an opportunity for you to learn from your classmates as well as from your professors. It is also a valuable way for you to practice articulating and defending your ideas. Action Learning “Innovation and Growth” Projects Recognizing that innovation is key to sustaining competitive advantage and driving growth, Hult has launched Action Learning projects based on the theme of “Innovation and Growth”. Formulate a business plan, identify innovation and growth opportunities, and work on a small team of four during your fourth module to help a real business or company. Together under the guidance of a faculty advisor, you will help a business or company to develop bold and bankable ideas to generate future growth. During this project, your team will: develop insights about the particular industry and business; identify breakthrough ideas; develop a business concept; and build an implementation plan to present to senior executives and CEOs. Previous Action Learning Projects have included: • Developing business plans for new product segments, like hand-held lighting and remote control devices, for the world’s oldest lighting manufacturer, Osram Sylvania. • Helping directors at BAE Systems, the global defense and aerospace company, to move into new fields-of-play by leveraging their existing state-of-the-art competencies and technologies in sensors, communications and systems engineering. • Identifying new applications and customers for the Director of IBM’s Human Ability and Accessibility Center, to help drive demand of IBM’s machine-to-human and human-tomachine platform technologies. • Finding new growth opportunities for IHS CERA, the leading advisor to international energy companies, financial institutes and
governments, from creating a new consulting practice around oil rights under the Arctic ice cap to creating a credit score for companies trading on Alibaba. • Generating credible new growth options for the CEO of Imaginatik, a recently IPOed enterprise software company, that could be implemented in a 6 to 12 month window. Distinguished speakers and company visits provide exposure to current business reality Hult’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings guests from a wide range of industries to campus to speak to students on a monthly basis. A number of well-known international business leaders have shared their insights on strategic business issues, including: Joel Litman, Director, Credit-Suisse; Ronald Jonash, Head of Innovation, Monitor Group; Mark Turrell, CEO, Imaginatik; Dave Balter, Founder and CEO, BzzAgent; Jonathan Rowe, COO, GeneExpress; David Contrada, Partner, Palladium; Ulrich Nielsen, CTO, Merrimack Pharmaceutical; Dr. Makaranda Chipalkatti, CIO, Osram-Sylvania; Louise Julian, Chairwoman, EF Education First; Hannah Grove, SVP, Head of Global Marketing, State Street Bank; Anil Kapur, formerly of the World Bank, Citigroup and McKinsey & Company; Stan Slap, former Patagonia board member; Tekla Back, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company; Bhasker Natarajan, Vice President, Liberty Mutual; and Scott Anthony, President, Innosight LLC. Practical skills development Hult has responded to business leaders’ requests for more practical skills development in the MBA program by integrating five skills courses into the curriculum. These five courses reflect the management and leadership skills required for success as a global manager. They are introduced through a series of workshops, exercises, simulations, and lectures offered in the first two modules of the program. Specific competencies that Hult MBAs will develop will be in the areas of: • Global Citizenship • Business Execution • Management Communications • Lifelong Career Management • IT for Business Managers
“The Action Learning Project was a key dimension to our learning in the MBA program. We designed and developed a partner channel strategy for a software firm, which was eagerly implemented by the client. To see our efforts being transformed into useful results for such a large company was really an exciting and fulfilling achievement!” Dhruv Gupta Project Manager Wireless Generation (India) India, Class of 2004
"We hired a recent Hult graduate to join our sourcing group and she has been terrific! Her analytical skills are outstanding and she has an international perspective that is so valuable as we look to expand our sourcing opportunities. Hult MBA students are high on our recruiting list." Emerson Foster Director of Talent Acquisition Stop & Shop/Ahold, U.S.
An Intense One-Year MBA Hult’s curriculum is designed to give you a practical management education. It is an innovative response to the demands of the corporate world for MBAs who can get things done under pressure. Within one intense year, you will gain the tools and knowledge you need to be successful in today’s competitive business world. MBA Toolbox
Module A: Foundations
Module B: Integration
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Early Oct - End Jan
End Jan - Early May
Early May - Late June
This mandatory non-credit course is designed for all students to cover the requisite skills and basic business knowledge that are vital to complete Hult's fast-paced one-year program.
Build your financial and analytical knowledge, gaining the functional skills that all managers need to lead a highperformance organization.
Design strategies for positioning a business in the global marketplace. Learn how to sustain a healthy business and to maintain a competitive edge during periods of unexpected change.
Learn about global business practices in an campuses through a wide range of electives
• Introduction to the MBA Program • Introduction to Accounting and Finance • Introduction to Career Strategy and Tactics (continues through Modules A and B) • Introduction to Case Analysis • Leadership Development • Data Mining and Library Research Skills • Quantitative Skills Assessment • Time Management • Team Building/Cross-Cultural Team Management • Personality and Work Style
• International Financial Management I • International Accounting • International Marketing • Global Management • Managerial Economics • Managerial Decision Making
• International Financial Management II • Strategy • Operations Management • National Strategies in the Global Economy • Consulting Methods • Project Management
• Self-Discovery Project • Team Building Exercise • Leadership Training
• Monthly Executive Seminars • Career Skills Practice Sessions
• Monthly Executive Seminars • Multinational Management Simulation
• Guest Lectures • Company Visits • Networking Events
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6 credits (2 electives @ 3 credits)
Skills Development Track
Introduction to Skills Curriculum
The following Skills Development courses are delivered across Modules A and B. Topics include: • Global Citizenship • Business Execution • Management Communication
Module C: Global Application I
Sample of past electives offered • Applied International Derivatives • Islamic Banking • Financial Statement Analysis • Corporate Restructuring • Investment Banking • Corporate Finance • Capital Markets • Electronic Commerce • Management Consulting • International Negotiations • Leadership in the Global Village • Entrepreneurship • Business-to-Business Marketing • Managing an Emerging Growth Company • Managing People: Business, Governmental, Social Policies, and Trends • New Product Development, Marketing, and International Expansion
• Lifetime Career Management • IT for Business Managers
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“Hult has taught me so many practical things that I now use in my current job at a very large bank–from trend analysis of financial statements to negotiating win-win situations for my clients. My MBA has truly been an enriching experience.” Prateek Mathur Manager, Business Banking ICICI Bank (U.S.) India, Class of 2008
Module D: Global Application II Late June- Mid Aug international environment on Hult's other taught by Hult professors.
in Modules C and D: • Growth Through Innovation • Doing Business in China • Applied Positioning Strategy • Pricing Policy/Strategy • Consumer Behavior • Mergers and Acquisitions • Marketing and Selling Industrial Products • Project Management Principles and Certification Review • Management Practices: From Attitude to Strategy • International Marketing Communications • Doing Business in the Middle East • Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism • Management Information Systems • Action Learning Project • Executive Seminars
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“Hult’s international outlook and diverse student composition helped me to find the job and cultural exposure that I was looking for. Interacting with classmates from all over the world and completing a portion of my study at Hult’s Shanghai campus opened the door to a global position. Thanks to Hult, I was able to demonstrate to my new employer, MasterCard Advisors, that I had the capabilities to understand different cultures, handle diverse colleagues, and address the needs of a global client. Hult represented my bridge between Europe, China, and the U.S.; a bridge to a truly global perspective.” Michele Tucci Management Consultant MasterCard International (U.S.) Italy, Class of 2008
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Our Distinguished Faculty Our world-class professors are involved in the latest research and have hands-on experience running and growing businesses. Some of the faculty members include: John C. Edmunds, Professor of Finance
George Kastner, Professor of Management Practices
Ph.D., Business Administration, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration; M.B.A., Boston University; M.A., Northeastern University; A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Professor Edmunds specializes in finance with particular interests in the areas of capital markets and emerging markets, international finance, and derivatives. A member of the faculty at Babson College, he has teaching experience at other Boston universities as well as in Spain, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.
Wesley W. Marple, Visiting Professor of Finance Ph.D., Business Administration, M.B.A., Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration; A.B., Princeton University Dr. Marple is a former chairman of Northeastern University’s Finance and Insurance Department. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Professor Marple serves as a trustee of a public electric utility and a number of the world’s largest mutual funds.
Agnieszka Kuzniarski, Professor of Management Communication M.A., Warsaw University; M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English and Applied Linguistics, Cambridge University Before joining Hult in Dubai as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Management Communication, Dr. Kuzniarski was Lecturer in Business Communication at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where she also engaged in curriculum development and research on intercultural aspects of professional communication. Earlier, she taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Michigan English Language Institute and was a Research Fellow in second language acquisition.
Patrick Courtin, Professor of Negotiations Ph.D. in EE and Systems Sciences, Columbia University; M.A. in EE and Computer Science, Columbia University; Ingenieur Ecole Superieure d' Electricité Paris, France Dr. Patrick Courtin has extensive experience as the CEO for a series of successful high-tech, Boston-based companies. As CEO, he negotiated alliances, joint ventures, and partnership agreements in more than 30 countries. Dr. Courtin currently serves on the boards of directors of Kashya Inc. and OpenNetwork.
Daniel Deneffe, Professor of Managerial Economics & Strategy Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial Organization/Strategy, M.A. in Economics, Cornell University; A.B., University of Toronto Dr. Deneffe is an international partner in consulting at Arthur D. Little. Prior to teaching at Hult, Dr. Deneffe taught strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is widely published in economic and managerial journals and co-authored a book on market evolution.
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Professor Kastner has over 30 years of experience in management, consulting, and strategic planning. He is CEO of REDITUS International, a management consulting firm that develops strategic plans for corporate executives. Professor Kastner has served as Director of the Nomos Project at Harvard’s Center for International Studies. He has taught at IESA in Venezuela and UNIANDES in Colombia. He has also been a visiting scholar at New York University, Cornell and MIT.
John L. Teopaco, Professor of International Marketing Management D.B.A., Harvard University; M.B.A., University of Minnesota Dr. Teopaco teaches international marketing management at Hult. He has worked in consumer packaged goods marketing, bank marketing, consulting, and executive education, and has taught at Babson College, Miami University of Ohio, and Northeastern University. Dr. Teopaco’s primary expertise is in value-based marketing strategy and services marketing management.
Jehiel Zif, Professor of Marketing Ph.D. and M.B.A., New York University; B.Sc., Technion Institute of Technology Dr. Zif has authored several books, guides and articles on marketing and sales strategy. He sits on the faculties of Tel-Aviv University’s Executive MBA Program, The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, and Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business. He also sits on the board of MIT’s Entrepreneurial Forum.
Hitendra Patel Professor of Innovation Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University; M.B.A. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Dr. Patel chairs the Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program at Hult in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to joining Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. He is also an expert at Arthur D. Little. Prior to consulting, Dr. Patel worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and is in the process of writing his third book on Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real.
Michele Souda, Professor of Communications Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. University of Wisconsin Professor Souda has served on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy Institute of Government at Harvard University. Founder and President of Wordpower Communications, she has taught business communications and writing for over 25 years. Before joining Harvard, Michele co-founded the business and technical communications programs at
Northeastern University. She has published numerous articles in notable periodicals such as the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Viktoria Dalko, Professor of Finance Ph.D. and M.A. University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Corvinus University Professor Dalko has served on the faculties of Harvard and CUNY Baruch College. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Munich and a visiting professor at Thunderbird, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Corvinus University Budapest, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Illinois. Before embarking on her academic career, Dr. Dalko served as Advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary and Chief of Staff of the Budget, Tax and Finance Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.
Lewis M. Rambo, Professor of Human Resource Management Ph.D. and M.A., Wayne State University; Post-Doc., Harvard University Graduate School of Education; A.B., University of Illinois Dr. Rambo specializes in Organization Development, Boards of Directors Effectiveness, Executive Compensation, and Human Resources. He is also a Visiting Professor at Bentley College Graduate School of Business and at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. For over 20 years, Dr. Rambo was Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Arthur D. Little. He is also a licensed psychologist. John Newman, Professor of Entrepreneurship M.B.A., Harvard University; B.A., University of California Santa Barbara Professor Newman was the founding director of the entrepreneurship program at Boston University and taught entrepreneurship at Babson College for many years. He regularly consults to universities and government bodies on the design and delivery of entrepreneurship programs internationally and has developed programs in the U.S., the Middle East, South America, and Europe. In 1999, Mr. Newman was profiled by Business Week as one of six people who contributed to the success of small businesses in the 1990s, the only academic on the list.
Yael Zif, Professor of Leadership Ph.D. in Humanistic, Developmental and Organizational Studies, Boston University; M.A. in Religious Education, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America; B.A., Yeshiva University Dr. Zif has extensive experience in leading training and development programs for managers in organizations in different cultures and environments. She has served on the faculty of the Management Department and Executive MBA Program of Tel-Aviv University since 1982, and at the Graduate School of Management of Boston University since 1987. Her areas of expertise are: courses and workshops on leadership, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural communications.
For a full list of Hult’s current faculty, please visit www.hult.edu
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A Global Student Body Selected from a wide range of industries as well as nationalities, our student body is a talented and diverse group. At Hult you learn as much from your classmates as from your professors.
Current Class Profile* Countries of origin South Asia
There is no typical Hult student Our students bring with them many different interests and areas of functional expertise––from media to marketing, finance to technology, engineering to consulting. The various skills and perspectives of each student enrich the Hult learning experience. Whether you are learning about business etiquette in Japan or negotiating tactics in Latin America, your classmates will add an essential element of diversity to your MBA. You will soon discover for yourself that there is no typical Hult student. A supportive learning environment Our school’s small size gives students the opportunity to really get to know their classmates and their professors and to develop lasting relationships. Within the first few days, you will quickly meet each person in your class. When you walk into Hult, you will immediately sense the culture of personal attention and teamwork. Despite the competitiveness and focus required to complete an MBA in one year, our students often remark on how comfortable they feel during the program and how supportive the school is of their needs. This fellowship extends beyond the classroom, as students meet informally to discover their new surroundings. These kinds of experiences cement friendships and create unforgettable memories.
“Consultants work extensively in teams. I received so much experience from Hult to draw upon and talk about during interviews.” Verena Stopp Associate McKinsey & Co. (Germany) Germany, Class of 2006
“Hult’s intense one-year program helped improve my business perspective and provided me with a platform to interact, learn, and apply management theories not only from exceptional faculty, but also from the international students. Hult’s wide choice of finance electives ensured I got the right knowledge for the right job.” Pankaj Gupta Associate, Advisory Practice KPMG LLP (U.S.) India, Class of 2006 “At Hult you learn to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds. In my current job, my teammates and clients are from various parts of the world and thanks to Hult, I am well prepared.” Ursula Fernández Senior Associate, Financial Services PricewaterhouseCoopers (U.S.) Peru, Class of 2006
Professional experience 2 years or less
Over 7 years
The average student has 7 years of work experience. Average age of Hult students Under 25 years old
25-29 years old
30-34 years old
35-39 years old
Over 40 years old
The average student is 29 years old. Pre-MBA industry Technology
Pre-MBA function Marketing/Sales
* Hult’s Boston graduating class of 2009
Engage in lively discussions about the latest business practices and trends.
â€œThe MBA training I received at Hult was first-class. Even though I had ten years of work experience before entering Hult, the program helped strengthen and polish my skills in a dynamic forum with like-minded students and business leaders. Time management is something you learn quickly at Hult, and it has served me well in my current role running a university.â€? Adam Hopewell Vice President Abu Dhabi University (U.A.E.) United Kingdom, Class of 2007
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Beyond an MBA, Your Career Prospects Hult's Career Services team specializes in helping international students find global employment opportunities. We provide active advice and personalized support to help advance your career.
Global career opportunities
Access to Hult’s alumni network
Companies around the world are recruiting MBA graduates. As the first truly global business school, we have recognized that an increasing number of our graduates seek employment outside of the United States. To support this trend, we have based Career Services personnel in Boston, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. Our team is ready to assist you in defining and realizing your next career move, whether you want to be in the U.S., Europe, Asia or the Middle East.
Our professionals develop relationships with multinational and local companies to source job opportunities. We provide access to a global database of employment opportunities that is accessible to all Hult students.
Hult's network of alumni include CEOs, COOs, CFOs, entrepreneurs, and directors across a wide range of industries in 120 countries. You will have access to Hult's global alumni network as well as Hult's broad network of contacts from our Career Services team, business associates, guest speakers, and faculty members.
A personalized approach Our Career Services team offers you individualized attention. Your career consultation starts as soon as you are accepted at Hult. Our dedicated team of professionals helps you devise a career strategy to help match your skills with opportunities. Our international team is in constant communication with the business communities in Boston, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The comprehensive career services offered include: a self-assessment tool designed by Harvard Business School; individual career counseling; effective interviewing preparation including mock-interviews; a Career Management Course to help you build a competitive edge; resumé books and online resumé resources; and work visa information.
In addition, we offer a myriad of campus activities to support Hult students in their employment search. We often host company information sessions where HR representatives speak about their firms and MBA opportunities. In concert with the Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership, we host an executive speaker series. These seminar-style events are followed by networking receptions which put our students in contact with business leaders from around the world.
Career Placement Statistics* Hult highlights • Average starting salary USD $92,073. • 80% of graduates were employed within three months of graduation.
Post-MBA Region 11% South America
16% Asia 7% Europe
Hult International Executive Seminars Each month, we host senior level international executives on campus to discuss a global business topic. A reception following the presentation provides an opportunity for students to interact directly with the speaker. Hult “Brown Bag” Seminars Throughout the year, we invite speakers to meet and talk with students. These “Brown Bag” seminars have been enormously popular as an informal way for students to network and learn about different professional paths and industries. Our executive guests represent a wide range of industries and functions, and are often drawn from distinguished Hult alumni.
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Post-MBA Industry 5% Africa/Middle East
61% North America
6% Consumer Products 4% Legal/Government/ Non-Profit
7% Manufacturing/ Industrial
Post-MBA Salary Distribution (USD) 20% $71,000-89,000
22% Financial Services 12% Medical & Pharmaceutical 2% Energy 7% Education 6% Real Estate/ Construction 24% Professional Services
Post-MBA Function 47% $90,000119,000
4% Strategy 6% Operations/ Supply Chain
17% Finance/ Accounting
30% Marketing/Sales 26% Up to $70,000
* Based on reported figures of Hult's Boston graduating Class of August 2007
26% General Management/HR
“We were very fortunate to receive continual support from Hult’s Global Career Services and Development team during our job search, whether it came in the form of votes of confidence, practical advice, suggestions, mock-interviews, and any other aspect of our career pursuits. Our instructors provided us with practical and relevant guides to succeed not only in finding a job, but also in distinguishing ourselves in our professional lives.” Mauricio Gill Education Account Manager SAP (Latin America) Columbia, Class of 2008
“When you tell an employer this is a one-year MBA program, they are impressed. Twice the work in half the time demonstrates your ability to produce results under pressure.” Max Malaret Senior Business Consultant Liberty Mutual (U.S.) Venezuela, Class of 2007
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Global Alumni Network The value of your MBA continues to grow when you graduate. As a Hult student, you will join an international community of active alumni with unparalleled global connections.
Connections that will help you for the rest of your career Among the most enduring aspects of your MBA experience is joining the global network of Hult alumni. Our former students are now entrepreneurs, CEOs, presidents, senior managers, and CFOs of international companies as well as high-ranking government officials and diplomats. They are willing to help other graduates. Friendships to last a lifetime During the course of our intensive one-year program, lifelong bonds develop. Spending long days and nights studying with your teammates leads to long-lasting friendships that span continents, languages, religions, and cultures. Regular communication Through our Alumni Update newsletter and email communications, alumni are kept informed of the latest happenings at the school. News about curriculum changes, marketing and recruiting trips, faculty members' publications, and fellow classmates are included to ensure that our alumni stay connected.
Alumni associations There are alumni groups in many major cities around the globe––there is probably one in a city near you. Classmates also plan informal reunions to get together whenever a few are in the same country. Alumni web resources Our website provides an electronic space for exchange of information and access to our online alumni directory. To help students keep in touch, each student receives a lifelong email address. This ensures that you will never lose track of your classmates after graduation. Return to the classroom Alumni have the opportunity to keep their knowledge up to date by attending our workshop electives at a reduced rate. This gives former students a chance to stay informed about the latest trends in management theory and practice. Access to career resources Our alumni are more than welcome to make use of the school’s Career Services team after graduation. Alumni seeking career management advice can call on the Career Services team for guidance about changing careers, relocating, or possible job leads.
Where do Hult graduates work?* • ABN AMRO • Accenture Ltd. • African Development Bank • AIG • Arthur D. Little • AT&T Corp. • Avaya Inc. • Bain & Company • Banco Itaú Holding Financeira S.A. • Bank of America • BBC • Bloomberg L.P. • BMW • BP • Bristol Myers Squibb • British Airways • Cemex, Inc. • Citigroup Inc. • Colgate-Palmolive • Dell Inc. • Deloitte Consulting • Deutsche Bank AG • EF Education First • Ernst & Young Global Limited • Ford Motor Credit Company • Forrester Research • Fuji Xerox • General Motors • Genzyme Corporation • Gerdau Ameristeel • Goldman Sachs • Grupo Modelo • Hewlett-Packard • Hilton Hotels • IBM • Infosys Technologies Ltd. • iProspect.com, Inc. • Japan Tobacco Inc. • Japan Airlines • Johnson & Johnson • JP Morgan • KPMG International • Liberty Mutual • Lloyds TSB • L’Oreal • Lionbridge Technologies • Maruho Co. • McKinsey & Company
• Merck & Co. • MasterCard • Merrill Lynch & Co. • Mitsubishi Co. • Morgan Stanley • Moroccan Embassy • Néstle S.A. • New Energy Finance • Nippon Oil Corporation • Nokia Corporation • Nomura Securities International, Inc. • Novartis AG • Osram Sylvania • Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co. • Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. • POSCO • PriceWaterhouseCoopers • Procter & Gamble • Prudential • Reserve Bank of India • Royal Thai Embassy • SAAB-Scania AB • Siemens AG • Sony • Standard Chartered Bank • State Street Corporation • T-Mobile • Telefonica del Peru S.A.A. • The Export-Import Bank of Korea • UBS AG • UNICEF • United Nations Development Programme • University of Nigeria • University of Oxford • AB Volvo East Asia • Volkswagen • W.R. Grace & Co. • Wal-Mart Mexico • World Bank
*Selected list of employers since 2004
Graduate as a Hult MBA with valuable new skills and lifelong contacts.
“My experience has given me the broad-based knowledge on which to build my consultancy work and confidence that I have a firm grasp on the issues. I am Chief Executive of Cause Celeb—a company I founded to provide consultancy services to celebrities on their cause-related activities. We also provide advice to not-for-profit organizations on how to work with celebrities.” Catherine Carnie Ciric Chief Executive, Cause Celeb MA of International Relations, Class of 2002
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Master of International Business Hult’s Master of International Business degree (MIB) helps launch students’ careers immediately after undergraduate studies with a one-year, intensive global business education. Students gain practical, hard business skills while learning how to think like a professional manager. Jump start your career A strong understanding of how the world is interconnected through finance, marketing, operations, technology, and strategy immediately gives students a head start when launching their careers. Hult’s Master of International Business degree (MIB) helps students acquire practical business knowledge with a focus on international and cross-cultural understanding of the marketplace. This degree is particularly well suited for recent university graduates (business and nonbusiness majors) who do not have extensive work experience. This degree is also appropriate for people who have work experience but seek to move from a domestic business into the international business realm. A seamless path to a rewarding future Hult’s MIB has been specifically adopted to meet the needs of recent university graduates. Taught by the same faculty and following an abbreviated version of Hult’s top-ranked MBA curriculum, many students graduate to exciting and rewarding careers at multinational companies. Some eventually choose to pursue an MBA. Because our MIB and MBA curricula are highly synchronized, MIB graduates can convert their MBA degree after three years of work experience and an additional 24 credits, with no re-application requirements.
Curriculum combines hard skills with lessons in decision-making and strategy Hult’s MIB curriculum delivers an understanding of today’s global marketplace. Initially, students focus on learning the hard skills in international finance, marketing, operations, and strategy. Subsequently, graduates also gain the analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking tools needed to make decisions in a rapidly evolving, cross-cultural world. Through a combination of case studies and lectures, students will also acquire presentation and communication skills necessary to work and excel in multinational settings and companies.
Start dates September 2009 September 2010
The MIB program opens opportunities in a wide range of companies from multinationals to startup ventures. Our Career Services team works with you to identify and reach your career goals. You will gain a sound foundation in international business that you will be able to bring to any job, company, or employer and apply on Day One. The training gives you the ability to choose the functional area you are most interested to pursue: whether that is sales and marketing, business development, human resources, operations, finance, or accounting.
How do I apply? You can download an application form from www.hult.edu/application
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Convert to Hult’s top-ranked MBA program 3 years of work experience + 24 credits
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Where is this offered? Hult London campus
Length of program 1 year
Launch your career
Who is this good for? Candidates with 0 to 3 years work experience who are interested in fields related to international business.
Career opportunities for Master of International Business graduates
Hult’s Master of International Business pathway— no work experience required for admission
Master of International Business Course Details
Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis; we encourage you to submit your application early. Please send us your completed application form to: Hult International Business School London 46-47 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4JP United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 5667 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7691 9344 Email: email@example.com
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MA in Marketing Communications Hult’s Master of Arts in Marketing Communications teaches students how to think strategically and excel in creative industries.
A creative field with numerous opportunities Marketing Communications is emerging as one of the most creative and empowering fields at the Master level. It changes as the nature of business itself changes. In the 21st century, business is expanding its scope, building on the principles of a competitive, free-market system and applying those practices to new sectors. Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability—these new areas of focus are not just the future, they are already the present. A thorough education in marketing The MA in Marketing Communications at Hult addresses these cutting-edge areas of business study and practice. It trains graduates rigorously in each of the core phases of the marketing process: researching, designing, planning, testing, and evaluating a marketing strategy. What sets this MA program apart, however, is its focus on social, economic, and environmental concerns, and a broad vision of using marketing innovation not only for products but also for issues; not only for private benefit but also for social transformation. Practical education to become a “marketing director” Students in this program take two companion courses at a time, in a six-week block, and they do this five times through the five steps of the marketing sequence: researching, designing, planning, testing, and evaluating. One course in each block teaches the core marketing skill, while the companion course provides grounded knowledge of contemporary issues, concentrating on the power of marketing innovation to make a positive impact. Depending on the research interests of the students, topics
studied may include human rights, climate change, renewable energy, natural resources, human trafficking, child soldiers, poverty and development, gender issues, and other issues. In the “Testing” phase, every student becomes a Marketing Director for their own project. They test their marketing plans by leading a team of marketing assistants comprising of other students; then they serve as assistants on the projects of others. Research an industry, field, or issue In addition to finishing the Master with a comprehensive, professional marketing strategy on an issue of their choosing, all students are also required to write a research paper on that issue to accompany the marketing project and set it in a wider, academic context. Career development workshop All MA students participate in an intensive career development workshop. This series of workshops held throughout the year introduces students to marketing professionals who coach them in planning and managing a career in Marketing Communications. These guest lecturers may then serve as mentors or industry contacts, helping Hult MA students build bridges to a rewarding career, even while working on their degree. Career opportunities for Master of Arts in Marketing Communications This program opens opportunities in a wide range of areas which include: marketing, public relations, corporate communications, advertising, media and entertainment, event promotion, television, or film.
Master of Arts in Marketing Communications Course Details Who is this course good for? Candidates who are interested in pursuing careers in fields such as: marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism, new media, corporate communications, event promotion, television, or film. Where is this offered? Hult London campus Start dates September 2009 September 2010 Length of program 1 year How do I apply? You can download an application form from www.hult.edu/application Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis; we encourage you to submit your application early. Please send us your completed application form to: Hult International Business School London 46-47 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4JP United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 5667 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7691 9344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MA in International Relations The field of International Relations is constantly evolving in response to changes in the global landscape. Hult’s Master of Arts in International Relations trains students to evaluate and analyze global issues and trends, and become active players in an increasingly complex world. Learn how to identify patterns and effect change
Put your knowledge to work: field studies or internship opportunities
The field of International Relations continues to develop rapidly in response to dramatic global changes. Graduates grounded in the facts of the past, skilled in the debates of the present, and able to anticipate patterns of future development, will be crucial in shaping institutional responses to global change.
Students are given the opportunity to earn credits for directed field study work. Field studies and internships put theory into practice, allowing students to gain hands-on experience of project-related work in a global context. Previous field studies range from: a conflict resolution tour in Jordan; a global justice tour in the Hague; a security studies tour of NATO in Brussels; to an ecological field study in Vietnam. These life-changing experiences bridge the gap between classroom and real-world skills.
Course grounded in contemporary events and reality Hult offers a practical Master in International Relations which prepares students for the known and unknown by offering a broad platform of knowledge on the international system, its key actors, and its essential dynamics. Coursework covers issues such as cross-border migration, globalization, the widening poverty gap, the impact of American foreign policy, and the threat of terrorism. The MA program explores critical perspectives on these issues, engaging students in question-driven analysis and search for constructive global change. Highly flexible curriculum allows you to specialize The MA in International Relations program is highly flexible, and the range of courses allows students to concentrate in selected areas while developing a broad base of knowledge across the discipline as a whole. During a 12-month period (longer for part-time study), students undertake a series of flexible course modules and write a thesis on a topic of their choice.
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Career opportunities for Master of Arts in International Relations graduates Graduates of this postgraduate program have gone on to do fascinating work. This program opens opportunities in a wide range of areas which include: diplomacy, foreign relations, non-government organizations, public policy consulting, risk analysis, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations. “Field work is an invaluable experience for International Relations. I spent two months living and working in a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana. What I learned changed my world view, my perspective on security, and my outlook on organizations that were created to protect people but fail to do so. The experience changed my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” Samantha Feinstein MA International Relations candidate
Master of Arts in International Relations Course Details Who is this course good for? Candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in fields such as: foreign relations, diplomacy, government, public policy, human rights and international law, management of non-government organizations, political campaigns, public service, or civil service. Where is this offered? Hult London campus Start dates January 2009 September 2009 January 2010 September 2010 Length of program 1 year How do I apply? You can download an application form from www.hult.edu/application Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis; we encourage you to submit your application early. Please send us your completed application form to: Hult International Business School London 46-47 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4JP Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 5667 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7691 9344 Email: email@example.com
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Financial Aid An MBA is a significant investment; however, Hult makes it easy for you to afford your MBA. Not only is our program one of the most cost-effective relative to other MBA programs; it is also condensed into one year, which minimizes opportunity costs. We work with you to find the most beneficial funding options to cover your education-related costs.
Making it easy to afford your MBA
Our one-year program is very cost-effective relative to other MBA programs, since most other programs take two years. Relative to other MBAâ€ˆcandidates, Hult students save a year of tuition fees, living expenses, and the opportunity cost of being out of the workforce.
The majority of our students utilize some form of education loan even if they receive a scholarship or fellowship. Students requiring financing for their tuition costs have two main loan options:
Nonetheless, we understand that financing an MBA can be challenging, particularly for international students. Further, because the course is so intense, it is not possible for students to work in parallel with their studies. We therefore work with you to help you find the most beneficial funding options to cover your education-related costs. These options include scholarships, fellowships, and education loans.
Bank loan Financial institutions in many countries offer education financing specifically to local citizens wishing to pursue an MBA. These loans are typically repayable after completion of the course, although terms vary widely. We are happy to work with our students to help them identify suitable financial institutions to apply for these loans.
Hult offers a range of merit-based scholarships to reduce the tuition cost burden. These are available to all students regardless of citizenship. To be considered for these scholarships we encourage you to apply in an early round. Decisions on scholarships are made only after an offer of admission has been made.
Hult has established a partnership with Erika Finance, a Swiss Financial Institution, to offer student loans to international students who do not have a U.S. resident co-signer. These loans offer very competitive interest rates. The loans are typically offered over five years with repayments starting from six months after graduation.
Fellowships A limited number of merit-based fellowships are available to accepted students. These fellowships offer students the opportunity to work with faculty and staff members at Hult International Business School for approximately eight hours per week. The number of fellowships varies from year to year. Fellowships are typically around US$3,000. The fellowships available each year are communicated to students at the time of application. All accepted students may apply for any fellowship position for which they feel qualified. Fellowship students are selected by the Financial Aid Committee and are notified prior to their arrival.
Application Information “We seek highly motivated, experienced professionals for our one-year MBA program. Students are selected based on their ability to perform in a dynamic classroom environment and potential for business leadership.” Alice Huang Head of Hult Admissions
Successful applicants generally: • Have at least three years of work experience • Are 25 years or older • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent • Have leadership potential
Non-U.S. citizens must also provide: How to apply for the MBA Start your online application at www.hult.edu/application To apply to the program, students need to complete and submit the following: • Application form • Statement of purpose • Current resume • Two letters of recommendation • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended • GMAT score • Application fee of US$150
MBA requirements Hult International Business School seeks students with proven leadership ability and potential.
• TOEFL or IELTS score • Translations of official transcripts (if appropriate)
Special notes about GMAT and TOEFL: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report: • Official results of the GMAT must be sent directly from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Your GMAT score must be less than five years old to be considered valid. Score reports may be ordered online at www.mba.com. Hult’s institutional reporting code is LJZ-DX-29. Please remember that only official results will be accepted; photocopies or faxes are not sufficient to complete a Hult application.
Estimated MBA tuition and living expenses: One-year MBA
Tuition fee Toolbox Housing Living expenses Medical Case study pack Student activity fee & IT services Books Computer
$52,200 $3,600 $12,000 $10,000 $1,800 $1,300 $2,600 $1,500 $1,000
$52,200 $3,600 *$8,000 $10,000 $1000 $1,300 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000
£31,800 £2,200 £7,000 £7,000 £600 £650 £1,500 £900 £600
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Optional addition to your MBA program
Intensive English course Tuition (3 months) $10,200 N/A £6, Tuition (6 months) $18,000 N/A Overseas study module (flight + accommodation) $2,500-5,000 $2,500-5,000 £1,250-2,500 * For students choosing to live in shared accommodation provided by Hult.
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report: • For students who do not meet GMAT or TOEFL proficiency levels, the Admissions Office may require an Intensive English course to be undertaken. • Official results of the TOEFL must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). We will not accept institutional TOEFL results (i.e., those given by language training programs, institutions, or other colleges). Your reported TOEFL score must be less than one year old to be considered valid. Information and registration forms are available from TOEFL Program, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 U.S. or visit www.toefl.org Our institutional reporting code is 3015. The department code is 02. Please remember that only official results will be accepted; photocopies or faxes are not sufficient to complete a Hult application.
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Payment Terms & Deadlines • An application fee of US$150 is payable at the time of the application submission. • A non-refundable deposit of US$3,000, which contributes towards the tuition price, is payable within 14 days of acceptance onto the program, and will hold the student’s place. • Students will be invoiced 90 days before the start of classes. • 50% of the annual tuition fee (less deposit) is payable 60 days before the start of class. • The remaining balance of the annual tuition fee is payable 30 days before the start of class. • Students have the option of paying via an installment plan. A fee of US$1,200 will be charged for all students choosing this option. • The School reserves the right to assess a late payment surcharge of 2% per month on all outstanding accounts. Methods of Payment The Deposit and Fees can be paid: • By bank transfer/wire (ACH, EDI) including a US$50/UK£25 processing fee • Bank check (cashiers check) drawn in USD (Boston and Dubai campuses) and GBP (London campus) • By credit card, a processing fee of 4% per transaction (Visa, MasterCard, Amex only) Payment Instructions Beneficiary name: Hult International Business School Limited Beneficiary bank: ABN AMRO Bank Account number: 008 784 000 67 20951 USD SWIFT number: ABNAHKHH Bank address: 38/F Cheung Kong Center 2 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong All financial queries should be directed to the Hult Finance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Student Travel (Health, Interruption, Baggage, Property) Insurance by Erika Erika Travel Insurance is a comprehensive student insurance policy specifically designed for students attending Hult outside of Boston, USA. The insurance is designed to provide international students and their families with peace of mind throughout their studies at Hult. Students attending Hult, outside of Boston, USA, will be invoiced and charged US$995/UK£500 unless they demonstrate alternative insurance coverage. The key advantages of Erika Travel Insurance: • If a student needs to interrupt his/her program due to illness, a portion of the unused course fee is refunded in cash • Erika offers an unlimited Medical coverage (outside the USA) including prescriptions (with low deductible) • Erika pays for two family members to visit in case of very serious illness/accident • No up-front or limited direct medical payments • Generous baggage and property coverage including valuables and cash • Hult staff are fully briefed on Erika Insurance enabling students to get help on the spot • All Hult activities are covered by Erika (even if risky) • For non-Hult activities there is an option to buy a sport supplement which covers all activities not endorsed by Hult* *More details are available at http://www.erikainsurance.com Admissions Policy The admissions policy of the Hult International Business School is intended to assess how an applicant might contribute to, and benefit from an intensive graduate business education in a culturally diverse institutional environment. It reflects a “holistic approach” to application review based on (1) Basic Admissions Criteria, (2) Primary Personal Factors, and (3) Secondary Personal Factors, as set forth below: Basic Admissions Criteria 1. Substantial business experience and satisfactory GMAT score 2. Undergraduate degree 3. Undergraduate transcript 4. Letters of reference 5. English language proficiency Primary Personal Factors 1. National origin, ethnicity, gender (to ensure diversity) 2. Career goals 3. Entrepreneurial skills 4. Evidence of • Leadership • Professional promise • Motivation and drive • Overcoming adversity, including disabilities Secondary Personal Factors 1. Professional certifications 2. Honors and awards 3. Publications 4. Membership in professional or business associations 5. Community or national service 6. Extracurricular activities
The above factors are not exhaustive. They may be weighed differently. They may not, however, be subsumed to a standard formula or ranking. They should be considered in conjunction with all other admissions criteria and factors, in light of the school’s mission and purpose. Financial Aid Policy The Hult financial aid policy is intended to advance the school’s mission to deliver a useful and enduring business education to international professionals. It is based on the following objectives: (1) to promote a nationally, culturally, and ethnically diverse student body, (2) to encourage outstanding applicants to enroll in the Hult Program, (3) to provide financial assistance to qualified applicants in need of such assistance. Consistent with these objectives, Hult has set forth the following guidelines for the awarding of scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of financial aid: All such awards should be based on the following criteria: 1. Country of origin to ensure national, cultural, and ethnic diversity 2. Financial need 3. Specialized knowledge, skills, and/or expertise 4. Career goals 5. Entrepreneurial skills 6. Community, public, or national service 7. Evidence of • Leadership • Professional promise • Motivation and drive • Overcoming adversity, including disabilities The above criterion are not exhaustive. They may be weighed differently. They may not, however, be reduced to a standard formula or ranking. They should be considered in light of the school’s admissions criteria, its mission and purpose, and U.S. Equal Opportunity laws. Withdrawal Policy A student may withdraw from the MBA program at any time upon giving written notice to the school’s Registrar. The withdrawing student may re-enter the program at a later date, without having to reapply for admission. He or she may use any unexpired refund credit (see “Refund Policy” below) toward the receipt of educational services or materials, priced at the rate prevailing at the time of re-entry. In addition to providing written notice to the Registrar, all students must meet with the Academic Dean prior to withdrawing. Global Rotation Program The Global Rotation Program is subject to capacity constraints and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must be in good academic standing to participate in this program. Refund Policy In general, the school grants only credit refunds that may be used within a five-year period for future educational services. It does not grant cash refunds. The date on which the notice of intention to withdraw and not re-enter is received by the Registrar, or the date on which the student is informed of his or her dismissal from the school, will determine that student’s liability for tuition and other program-related costs. 1. If the notice of intention is received before the first day of the MBA Toolbox, the student will be entitled to a full credit refund of any paid tuition and other program-related costs, less the program deposit, application fees, and insurances fees, which are non-refundable. After the first day of class in the MBA Toolbox or in any module, the amount of any refund will be based on the following schedule: Withdrawals after: First day of Toolbox
Will receive a credit refund for: Tuition for Modules A, B and C Student Activity & IT Services Fees Hult Case Study Packs
First day of Module A
Tuition for Module B and C 2/3 Student Activity & IT Services Fees 2/3 Hult Case Study Packs
First day of Module B Tuition for Module C 1/3 Student Activity & IT Services Fees 1/3 Hult Case Study Packs First day of Module C
No refund will be due
2. In the case of a student who receives financial aid from Hult in the form of a scholarship and/or fellowship, the amount of any credit refund will be net of such aid, prorated over three modules as follows: Withdrawals before: First day of Module A First day of Module B First day of Module C
Credit refund will be net of: 100% total financial aid received 66% total financial aid received 33% total financial aid received
Grading Procedure 1. Grading Standards Course instructors will evaluate and assess participant performance. Grades are assigned according to the Instructor’s assessment of performance on the intellectual and professional criteria established for the course. The Instructor has full authority and responsibility to establish performance criteria, evaluate participant performance, and award grades. The Faculty uses the following grading system to evaluate participant performance: Points Grade Performance 4.00 A Outstanding 3.67 A- Excellent 3.33 B+ Very Good 3.00 B Good 2.67 B- Acceptable 2.33 C+ High Marginal 2.00 C Marginal 1.67 C- Low Marginal 1.00 D Unsatisfactory 0 F Fail Acceptable graduate-level work is a B- or better. The Registrar releases official final course grades at the end of each module in the form of a transcript. Individual grade breakdowns (participation, homework, and exam grades, for example) are available only from Instructors. Every Hult student is entitled to know the manner in which his or her course grade was calculated. 2. Grade Point Average A weighted grade point average (GPA) is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received for each course or module by the number of credit hours per course, totaling these figures, then dividing the sum by the total credit hours. "Pass" and "Incomplete" grades and their corresponding credits are not factored into the weighted average. A "Fail" will be factored into the weighted average as a numerical grade of zero. Every course in which a student has enrolled, and for which a student has been assigned a letter grade, will be denoted on his or her transcript. Every letter grade denoted on the transcript will be factored into the calculation of the student’s overall GPA. Graduation Requirements 1. Basic Requirements Participants must complete 60 credit hours of course work to be eligible for the MBA Degree. Course credit is awarded for achieving a grade better than “F” on a course. All courses in Module A or B as well as the four required skills track courses must be completed with a grade better than “F.” Should a participant receive an “F” on a required course, this course must be re-taken at Hult or an approved institution within a period of three years from the participant’s original enrollment date and the participant must achieve a grade better than “F.” Those who satisfy all program requirements (include: participation in all courses, payment of all financial obligations, return of all library materials, and completion of all evaluations), who receive a grade other than “Incomplete” for each course, who have no outstanding Honor Code issues, and who have a final GPA of 2.70 or better are granted the MBA degree. Degrees are recommended by the Academic Dean to the Faculty and the Board of Trustees and awarded by vote of the Faculty and the Board. 2. Dean’s List Participants who earn a GPA of 3.60 or above for any Module are formally named to the Hult International Business School Dean’s List for that Module. Qualifying participants receive notification from the Dean with appropriate recording in the participant's permanent academic file. With the participant's approval, formal announcement of this scholastic achievement will be made to respective sponsors and agencies. The school is very pleased to offer this achievement award and hopes this award will serve as added incentive for all participants. 3. Graduation with Honors Participants graduating with a cumulative GPA at or above 3.60 and who are in the top 10% of the class will be designated a Hult Scholar and will receive their degree “with Distinction” indicating the highest honor. Those whose cumulative GPA is 3.60 or above but who are not in the top 10% of the class will receive their degree “with Excellence”, as recommended to the Faculty and Board of Trustees by the Academic Dean. Dismissal from the Program The school reserves the right to dismiss any participant at any time whose academic performance is unsatisfactory, whose conduct constitutes unacceptable professional behavior, or whose legal or medical problems hinder satisfactory performance. In such cases, the Academic Dean will notify the participant in writing, a degree will not be awarded to the participant, and, as appropriate, the participant's sponsor will be notified.
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Hult International Business School is a global institution that transforms lives by providing an exceptionally useful and enduring education that brings together people, cultures, and ideas from all around the world. The school encourages personal growth, intellectual integrity, global sensitivity, local engagement, and civic values so that students are able to succeed in the global economy and are empowered to contribute meaningfully to their business and community.
Published on Nov 21, 2009