At Hult, we believe you learn best by doing. As an integral part of your studies, you’ll have multiple opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills by working in teams to solve real-world problems.
As a Hult student, you will compete in the Future Challenge as the capstone of your degree program. Beyond the core curriculum, you are encouraged to participate in optional challenges that take place both on and off campus across the year. You’ll learn to refine a pitch, tell a story, and gain confidence in developing complex answers to pressing business questions.
You will have opportunities to engage in local and regional challenges to begin building your skills and to gain a deeper understanding of your new home city and region. Each campus has its own strategy for giving students exposure to these types of challenges, which may include events held on campus by staff and clubs, as well as local off-campus challenges.
A truly global challenge in its scope and scale, the Hult Prize attracts 100,000 students from 300 academic institutions around the world, with teams competing to use the power of entrepreneurship to solve major global social problems. All Hult students are encouraged to compete in the Hult Prize, with on campus support and mentoring as teams compete to reach the finals and win the $1 million USD prize.
Your core challenge in the spring is the capstone to your core courses and demands the utmost creativity. Building upon themes established throughout the program, the Future Challenge calls upon students to harness disruptive technology to create a compelling new business opportunity, either for your own startup or for an existing company.
You’ll prepare for the Future Challenge by learning about the disruptive technologies themselves (e.g. Blockchain, Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence). You and your team are then given three weeks to develop innovative business ideas utilizing a disruptive technology. Winning teams will present their ideas to external judges who include senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.
When you apply for your first job and have to present to senior execs, you will have a huge competitive advantage after your time at Hult. The skills I learned here have enabled me to sell myself and my ideas persuasively to various types of business leaders.
Customer Strategy Consultant
Masters in International Business
Class of 2017