Hult International Business School

London, United Kingdom
Website: Founded: 1964 year Type of University:Private StudyQA ranking: 23115 pts. No. Students: 2250 Frgn. Students: 2000 No. Staff: 1569 Languages: English Phone: +442076365667 Fax: +445416825426
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The global business school

We strive to provide the world’s most relevant business education through our global campus network, innovative teaching methods, and cutting-edge curriculum. A relevant business education must be a global one. All our programs, from undergraduate through to executive education, are specifically designed to help students and executives understand what’s shaping international business today and give them the skills and knowledge to operate in this increasingly complex environment.

Global campus network

Hult has seven campus locations in some of the world’s most influential markets. 

  • Boston
  • San Francisco
  • London
  • Dubai
  • Shanghai
  • New York
  • Ashridge Estate – U.K.

This global campus network gives us true global reach – it allows students and executives to experience different parts of the world during the course of their studies, attracts people from across the globe to enroll in our programs, and enables us to tap into industry and faculty expertise wherever it may exist.

Global expertise

Our programs are based on the issues facing today’s international companies.

Trusted by the world’s leading companies

Many of the world’s most respected companies, public sector organizations, and NGOs turn to Hult’s Ashridge Executive Education team every year for help developing their management talent. A full range of executive development programs is available, from innovative open programs addressing common managerial problems, through to custom executive education programs designed specifically with a particular organization and situation in mind. Our change management consulting services address specific challenges facing organizations, and coaching practice for individuals is also available.

This deep involvement with clients both informs our research and influences the design of our degree programs, helping us deliver the most relevant and current business education available.

Dedicated to experiential learning

Experiential learning – bringing fundamental business concepts to life – is a cornerstone of all our programs. It is crucial in education because we believe people learn better by doing. 

Techniques employed include live simulations with actors, practicing group decision-making by competing against other teams of students, and developing teamwork and leadership skills through challenging outdoor activities, such as open-water sailing.

Internationally renowned faculty

Hult professors pride themselves first and foremost on their ability to engage students. They have a passion for their subject, and for bringing learning to life. Many have achieved significant success in the real world, and everything they teach is backed by examples from their collective successes as corporate executives, business owners, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Our professors come from 45 different countries, and have taught on multiple continents – the subjects they teach are greatly enhanced by their internationalism.

World-class research focused on business practice

Our research is focused on the issues that are uppermost in leaders’ minds – the trends that are shaping the future business environment and how companies need to react. These include long-term research interests in leadership, sustainability, emerging markets, and technological disruption. 

Ground-breaking thinking arising from our research is translated into practice that underpins our programs – helping organizations and individuals perform at the highest level.

  • Hult's Boston campus

    Hult’s Boston campus is located right on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, amongst America’s most prestigious universities.

    • Earn your MBA in a city with a reputation for academic excellence
    • Study in a global center of management consulting and healthcare 
    • Network with 250k+ students in the city

    Hult's Boston campus

    Enjoy the spacious interiors, ample facilities, and stunning river and park views at our centrally located Boston campus – the whole city is easily accessible from here.

    The whole of Boston is in easy reach

    From the Hult Boston campus, it’s only a short walk to the Museum of Science, historic Beacon Hill, or the shops of Charles Street. Excellent public transportation means that residential neighborhoods are easily accessible.

    Study in our award-winning space

    Facilities include eight lecture halls, fifty-three team rooms, a multimedia resource center, student kitchens and lounges, and a games room. The patio of our on-site restaurant and bar looks out onto North Point Park.

    • 53 - Team rooms all with multimedia access make collaboration easy.
    • 5 - Stories of state-of-the-art classrooms and common space make Hult one of Boston’s largest business schools.
    • 3 - Sun-drenched atriums are but a few of the award-winning architectural features to be found at Hult Boston.
    • 1 - The only segment of the Berlin Wall outside Europe sits on our front entrance.

  • Hult's San Francisco campus

    Your MBA in San Francisco 

    San Francisco has become a byword for creativity, and its success stories epitomize the entrepreneurial mindset.

    • Join San Francisco’s renowned startup culture
    • Be ideally located for networking in the city
    • Easily access Silicon Valley, the global center of digital innovation

    Hult's San Francisco campus

    Our central San Francisco campus is ideally located to take advantage of the city’s many networking opportunities, and the entire Bay Area is easily accessible by public transport. 

    At the center of San Francisco

    Hult San Francisco is located at the base of iconic Telegraph Hill, just moments away from the Financial District, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and Levi’s Plaza – our MBA students are at the center of all the city has to offer.

    High-tech facilities come as standard

    Our San Francisco campus is designed by the renowned architects TSAO Design Group and is wired with state-of-the-art technology fitting for a city that dominates the global tech industry. 

    • 60K - Square feet of spacious, contemporary study environment.
    • 89 - Companies attended our last Career Open House on campus.
    • 6 - Fully equipped discussion-style lecture halls.
    • 4 - Floors of high-tech study and socializing space, each with a unique function and style.

  • Hult's London campus

    Your MBA in London

    London is an economic powerhouse and the world's most international city.

    • Gain experience in Europe’s economic center
    • See how a global capital of the financial services and creative industries operates
    • Access unrivaled international career opportunities

    Hult's London campus

    Our London campus is perfectly placed to give our Global MBA students easy access to key business districts, and the city’s endless entertainment options. 

    Our campus is the perfect central base in London

    Our central London campus is in the academic hub of Bloomsbury, and next to Holborn, a global center for media and marketing. The financial district and TechCity, Europe’s largest startup cluster, are just a short distance from campus. You’re also within walking distance of Covent Garden’s theaters, Oxford Street’s shopping, and Soho’s nightlife.

    Study in a contemporary learning environment

    Spread over six floors of a classic London building, the campus interior has been transformed into a contemporary and stylish study environment. The roof deck and courtyard garden provide relaxing outdoor spaces to study and socialize.

    • 23 - Breakout areas for student collaboration and project work.
    • 26 - Bike parking spaces for students cycling to school.
    • 6 - Floors of a beautiful modern building in Georgian style.
    • 120 - Corporate guests welcomed on campus last year.

  • Hult’s Dubai campus

    Your MBA in Dubai

    Dubai is a major international trading hub, capitalizing on its strategic position at the crossroads of East and West.

    • See how the Middle East’s international trading center works
    • Be part of a dynamic, action-oriented workforce
    • Accelerate your career in a fast-growing economy hungry for international talent

    Hult’s Dubai campus

    Our Dubai campus reflects the cutting-edge district it is located in – Internet City is home to the biggest names in global tech, and the rest of the city is within easy reach.

    Located in Dubai’s innovation hub

    Microsoft, MasterCard, and LinkedIn are just some of the companies with offices in Internet City. Networking opportunities, world-class industry events, and state-of-the-art facilities are on the doorstep of our Dubai campus.

    Outstanding campus facilities

    Spread over a spacious 3,000 square meters, this ultramodern learning space is open 24/7. It is designed for collaboration with fully-equipped classrooms, breakout rooms, and communal spaces.

    • 77% - Percentage of Hult Dubai graduates who go on to have careers outside the Middle East.
    • 25 - Meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology.
    • 3,000 - Square meters of ultramodern study space.
    • 5 - Minutes’ drive from Sheikh Zayed Road— the longest road in the U.A.E.

  • Hult’s Shanghai campus

    Your MBA in Shanghai

    Experience in this pivotal region is now a must-have for any aspiring leader.

    • Understand the city driving the world’s fastest-growing economy 
    • Get a competitive edge with firsthand experience in China 
    • Live in Hult’s student accommodation

    Hult’s Shanghai campus

    Our centrally located Shanghai campus is right in the thick of the action and the award-winning design provides a peaceful study environment. 

    A centrally located campus in China’s biggest city

    Hult’s Shanghai campus is positioned right in the thick of the action on People’s Square, surrounded by the soaring skyscrapers of the city’s commercial and financial district. Shanghai’s most famous shopping street, Nanjing Road, the outstanding Shanghai Museum, and the green spaces of People’s Park are all minutes away.

    Award-winning architectural design

    Our Hult Shanghai campus has won several architectural awards. State-of-the-art classrooms, computer laboratories, and spacious student lounges are all designed to create a calm ambiance, providing a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown Shanghai.

    30% - Percentage of Hult Shanghai graduates who typically go on to work for companies located in China.

    43 - Number of countries in which Hult Shanghai’s Class of 2013 are currently employed.

    130 - Corporate guests welcomed at our Shanghai campus last year.

    76% - Percentage of Shanghai graduates employed in a different country to their home country.

  • Hult's New York rotation center

    Your MBA electives in New York 

    Students on our Global MBA program can choose to study one or two modules in this iconic city. 

    • Study in the world’s biggest financial center 
    • Understand how marketing, finance, and international diplomacy interact
    • Live in student accommodation minutes from campus

    Hult's New York rotation center 

    Hult’s Global MBA students that rotate to New York have the opportunity to live and study in central Manhattan.

    Live and learn in downtown Manhattan

    Our rotation center is located at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, a state-of-the-art learning space in central Manhattan. Access New York’s key business districts, soak up the city’s infectious energy, and see all the world-famous landmarks for yourself. Our rotation center and student accommodation is minutes from Central Park and the fashionable East Village.

    • 45 - Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York.
    • 1 - New York’s position on the Global Economic Power Index.
    • 2 - Number of the world’s largest stock exchanges that are located in the city.

  • Hult's Ashridge rotation center

    Your MBA electives at Ashridge 

    Experience a world-class education in magnificent rural surroundings, while having easy access to Europe’s economic capital.

    • Study at our Ashridge Executive Education campus, a world leader in this field
    • Have easy access to London while in a peaceful rural location 
    • Live in well-appointed student accommodation on campus

    Hult's Ashridge rotation center

    Hult’s Global MBA students that rotate to Ashridge have the opportunity to live and study in stunning surroundings at a world-leading research center, just a stone’s throw from London. 

    A world-renowned research center

    Recognized for its world-class faculty, Ashridge has a fifty-year tradition of cutting-edge research, publishing its own journal, engaging companies in their latest innovations, and hosting thought-leadership conferences. Hundreds of multinational companies turn to Hult’s Ashridge Executive Education programs for consulting, management training, and leadership development. The same experts who develop and teach our MBA program have worked with many of the world’s leading companies.

    • 2 - Golf courses are located within the estate’s grounds.
    • 40 - Train ride in minutes from central London to the Ashridge campus.
    • 67% - Percentage of the U.K.’s FTSE 100 companies that have used Ashridge to train their executives.

The institution was established in 1964 by Arthur D. Little Inc. as the Management Education Institute, a subsidiary for training of business executives from developing countries, modeled on the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 1976, the Arthur D. Little school was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In 1996, the school, then known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management, formed a partnership with Boston College's Carroll School of Management, giving it access to the college's facilities. The following year the Arthur D. Little School of Management became an independent non-profit entity, with Arthur D. Little Inc. as its only shareholder.

In 2002, after Arthur D. Little declared bankruptcy, Kaplan, Inc. initiated acquisition of the business school, renaming it the Concord School of Management. In November 2002, Kaplan abandoned its acquisition plans. At the time, the school had 26 students.

In 2003 Bertil Hult stepped in to financially support the failing school. Since then it has grown from its single Boston location to 5 campuses in San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and two rotation centers in New York and Sao Paulo. The school was renamed Hult International Business School after Bertil Hult, the founder of EF Education First.

In 2005, after the accreditation of Hult's one year MBA program by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Hult began opening new campuses. The Shanghai campus opened in 2007. The following year Hult became the first American educational institution officially approved in the United Arab Emirates when its Dubai campus opened. In 2009, Hult acquired the former facilities of Huron University USA in London to open its London campus. Hult's San Francisco campus opened in 2010.

Rankings & accreditation

We are consistently ranked among the best business schools in the world. 

Hult International Business School graduate rankings

Bloomberg Business’ MBA rankings 2014

Our MBA program is ranked in Bloomberg Business’ best full-time MBA programs and we are listed as the 21st best international business school in the world.

  • 21st - Best International Business School (MBA rankings 2014)
  • 10th - for Employer Satisfaction Among International MBA Programs (MBA rankings 2014)
  • 1st for diversity of industries recruiting graduates

The Economist’s MBA rankings 2014

The Economist’s evaluation of the top 100 business schools worldwide is distinguished by its student-centric and global comparison of the best full-time MBA programs around the world.

  • 55th - Best MBA Worldwide (MBA rankings 2014)
  • 1st - for Diversity of Industries Recruiting Graduates (MBA rankings 2014)
  • 6th -  for Percentage Increase on Pre-MBA Salary (MBA rankings 2014)
  • 6th for internationalism of Alumni – The Economist 2014
  • 1st Return on Investment – Based on “The Economist Which MBA?” 2014 ranking data for selected schools
  • 1st for “international exchange opportunities” - The Economist 2014 “Ratio of overseas exchange places to intake

Executive Education rankings 2015

Our Ashridge Executive Education programs are consistently ranked amongst the best in the world by the Financial Times. In the 2015 listings, the combined rankings of our Custom and Open programs placed us at 21st Globally for Executive Education.

  • 21st - Best Executive Education Programs Globally, Combined Rankings (Executive Education 2015)
  • 22nd - Best Custom Programs Globally (Executive Education 2015)
  • 36th - Best Open Programs Globally (Executive Education 2015)

Hult International Business School accreditations

  1. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  2. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  3. Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  4. British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education
  5. Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Global student body & alumni network

Hult campuses are like a mini United Nations with our students representing over 120 nationalities.

Classroom diversity is an essential part of our educational experience. In 2015, our Hult students and executives came from over 120 different countries, speaking more than 100 languages between them. 

Today, there are 16,000 Hult alumni in 156 countries and a further 100,000 executives who have passed through our Ashridge Executive Education programs. This is a powerful network of contacts that gives Hult graduates business contacts in every major country in the world. 

  • 120+ nationalities 
  • 100+ languages

Hult campuses are comparable to a mini version of the United Nations with our students representing over 140 nationalities. Classroom diversity is an essential part of our educational experience. In 2015, our Hult students and executives came from over 140 different countries, speaking more than 100 languages between them. 

Today, there are 16,000 Hult alumni in 156 countries and a further 100,000 executives who have passed through our Ashridge Executive Education programs. This is a powerful network of contacts that gives Hult graduates business contacts in every major country in the world.

  • 140+ nationalities 
  • 100+ languages

Seven state-of-the-art campuses in the world’s most influential markets, students from over 140 countries, and a global alumni network active in more than 60 cities.


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