Applying business theory in realistic scenarios is central to all aspects of the Hult curriculum. Classes are enriched with practical application at every opportunity and skills are put to the test with both virtual and real-world projects.
Rise to the challenge and make a real impact.
You will choose either the corporate track or the entrepreneurial track for your challenge. You’ll then form teams of your own choice based on like-mindedness, common goals, and complementary skill sets. Finally, you’ll attend sessions on strategic planning and partake in a weekend of initial field research before you start developing your solution or startup.
Hult works with a different corporation each year to solve a current problem that company is facing. Previous clients have included IBM, Philips, and Unilever. Over the course of the project, teams present their solutions to industry experts who assess potential weaknesses in their business plans. Each team is also assigned a coach, generally from the world of consulting, who provides mentorship. Periodically, representatives of the company who set the challenge also provide feedback on the students’ progress. At the end, teams on each Hult campus present their final business plans to a panel of expert judges who choose that campus’ winner.
Bring your own startup idea to the table and form a team to make that idea happen. As with the corporate track, Hult supports teams through providing expert coaches who advise and critique plans. In the end, teams present their business models to a panel of global entrepreneurs, executives, and founders of social enterprises, who choose a winner based on a number of criteria, including level of innovation, quality of analysis, and ambition. Many students leverage this track as the initial phase in setting up a new business, and go on to pursue their startup post graduation.
By collaborating with Hult students on these projects, we can transfer our wealth of business knowledge and arm students with the skills to develop an innovation-based economy.
CEO, Philips, Middle East and Turkey
Simulations are an opportunity for students to put their classroom learning into action before they enter the high-stakes workplace environment. At Hult, we use a variety of simulation types—from simple role plays to complex virtual worlds.
Hult's simulations test the theoretical frameworks we learn in class with practical, hands-on tools to deepen our understanding.They're one of the highlights of my Hult experience.
U.K., Class of 2016
There is much to be gained from knowing what you actually do in certain situations and learning from your own success or failures. What you say you’d do and what you actually do are often very different.
Global Dean of Program and Faculty Development, Hult