At Hult, we believe you learn best by doing. As an integral part of your MBA program, you’ll have multiple opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills by working in teams to solve real-world problems. Whether you’re creating your own business or social enterprise orconsulting for leading companies—it will take your skills and confidence to a new level.
The capstone of your MBA will be the Future Challenge. Your cross-cultural team and leadership abilities will be honed by working in diverse teams with people from all over the world and from different professional backgrounds. Beyond the core curriculum, you are encouraged to participate in optional competitive challenges that take place both on- and off-campus across the year. You’ll learn to pitch with impact, tell a meaningful story, and develop complex solutions 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.
The Hult Prize
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.
We created a disruptive and sustainable business model for Siemens, leveraging the growing need for wireless charging due to trends like the Internet of Things and the smart cities initiative. We saw the amazing technology working in front of us and how this is actually changing lives