Big global companies such as Philips, Johnson Controls and Procter & Gamble give students at Hult’s five campuses the chance to gain valuable hands-on business experience

Posted Jul 21, 2011 by Media Relations

Several Fortune 500 firms, which attract some of the brightest minds in business, will be setting Hult International Business School students specific 'challenges' that help to foster important skills such as identifying growth opportunities in emerging markets, and creating innovative business models that are fit for the future.

Hult's partnership with these world-leading companies is an important aspect of its unique series of 'Action Projects', which put an emphasis on learning outside of the classroom. Through Learning, Experience and Action Projects (also known as Hult's LEAP method), students are able to apply skills they learn in the classroom to everyday business issues, emerging from their studies as dynamic and work-ready job candidates.

Michael Perman, Senior Director, Global Marketing for Levi's said: "Tapping into a pool of fresh talent with experience in the emerging markets combined with the competition and collaboration between multiple teams is leading to a number of interesting concepts for us."

Welcoming the launch of the new student challenges, Henrik Totterman, Dean of Hult's Boston campus, said: "We know how important practical work experience is to recruiters. That's why we're delighted that our Action Projects are now giving students an opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies out there."

Hult students are set the real puzzle of developing breakthrough innovations for services markets in India; redefining how social behaviors, mobility, and new technologies can impact a company's business model; and determining the potential market size for healthcare products.

About Hult International Business School:

Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is the first global business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Master and Undergraduate degrees. Hult's one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and among the top 100 by the Financial Times. www.hult.edu

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