Business and Global Society

This course explores the economic, social, and political context of business. It identifies and addresses the institutional frameworks which shape the wider context of business, including regulatory regimes and social norms that represent both opportunities and constraints for corporate actors. There will be a special focus on defining and understanding the meaning, importance, and implications of social responsibility for all of the stakeholders in the global economy. Students will learn to articulate ideas and engage others in controversial, topical debates. They will also consider how organizations and managers have come to terms with ideological conflicts in the global system in their actions and decisions.

Financial Management

This course is designed to develop the financial skills and logical thought processes necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Specific objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money, using financial statements in decision–making, understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, lease financing, capital markets, multinational financial management, and special topics in financial management. The course also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and  ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.

Global Strategy

The objective of this seminar-like course is to help students develop a deep understanding of the challenges top management in today’s corporations face when implementing corporate and global strategy. The emphasis is on multinational corporations in developing countries. Executives face the challenge of constant change both in global industry as well as in their own backyard. The solutions that they have to define represent a delicate balance between adapting strategic thinking to their business realities and implementing attitudes that are essential to motivate their teams.


This course is an accelerated introduction to the concepts and practices of international accounting. The first part of the course will deal with the measurement and reporting of the economic consequences of a firm’s business activities. Students will examine the framework of generally accepted accounting principles, both U.S. and international, emphasizing revenue and expense recognition, valuation of assets and liabilities, financial statement analysis, and management communication. During the second half of the course, students will focus on the use of accounting to measure, analyze, and report economic events for internal organizational purposes. Students will explore how cost behavior and reporting, budgeting, activity-based costing and management, and performance measurement are incorporated in business control systems, including balanced scorecards with non-financial measures. The purpose of the course is not to train students to become professional accountants; rather, to prepare future managers to understand how internal and external financial reports are prepared, and how the information can be organized and presented for decision-making purposes.

International Marketing

Marketing is the interface between the company and the marketplace. Managers in all functional areas of business need an understanding of marketing fundamentals. While marketing managers create and implement marketing strategy, managers in accounting, finance, and operations also need to understand marketing plans that require their approval or help disseminating to the wider organization. This course covers the processes involved in the creation, communication, pricing, and distribution of products. It takes a managerial perspective, exposing students to the tasks and decisions faced by marketing managers, including target market selection, competitive positioning,   and the formulation of product, pricing, communications, and distribution strategies. The course places   particular emphasis on international marketing contexts

Leadership Skills

Our Leadership Skills courses have been creatively woven into the entire Hult curriculum. This unique interactive and collaborative teaching method focuses on three competencies and 18 critical behavioral skills taught, practiced, coached, and continuously improved upon at both an individual and team level. Students will learn about and hone the skills necessary to align goals and interests under different circumstances. In each module, a different competency is focused on that develops specific skills. In Module A focuses on Interpersonal Influence, which includes working on one-to-one interactions, presentations, persuasion, and negotiation. Module B focuses on Team Collaboration, which equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to rally others, use feedback effectively, translate ideas into actionable plans, and drive results. Module C tackles Adaptive Thinking, which involves learning to generate ideas, see underlying patterns, and respond effectively to multiple priorities.

Managerial Economics

This course studies the analytical foundations (objective definition, marginal analysis and optimization, elasticity analysis, cost analysis, applied game theory, etc.) that are essential to address key issues in competitive strategy, marketing strategy, and related fields in a rigorous way in order to make better decisions. The course focuses on (1) companies’ strategic decision-making problems; (2) their available options; and (3) how the competitive environment affects their performance. Students will develop skills for making effective managerial decisions and strategic choices based on the analysis of companies’ cost structures and their market conditions. 

Operations Management

This course addresses one of the major functions of the organization—the delivery of goods and services to meet customer demand. Students will develop an understanding of operations management in both service and manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on international operations. Topics include the functions and roles of operations managers, how operations relates to and works with other functions in the organization, and how to carefully execute operations strategy.

Organizational Behavior

Organization Behavior is a dynamic, interactive course. It will explore the psychological and sociological foundations of individual and group behavior in organizations, so that students can improve their abilities to motivate others, make decisions, design organizations, and navigate national and corporate cultures, with a special focus on multicultural business contexts. Students will develop the knowledge, abilities, and skills required to become successful members of organizations in the future, wherever the organization might be based. They will become familiar with different conceptual lenses for understanding organizational life and will use these lenses to diagnose complex, multi-dimensional situations and decide upon courses of action. The course will stretch students to think as business professionals, and it will provide a foundation to develop current competence and future growth.

Global One-Year MBA course descriptions

Core courses form the backbone of your Global One-Year MBA curriculum. You will study them throughout modules A – C. The classes have been carefully designed and sequenced to build knowledge, skills, and competencies in financial, strategic, and management areas.

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