Bachelor of Business Administration Curriculum

A DYNAMIC AND FLEXIBLE DEGREE PROGRAM

Discover, explore, experience

Years One and Two are structured to give you a strong foundation in international business. In Years Three and Four you can specialize in the area of business you’d most like to pursue, and put theory to the test as you gain hands-on experience with practical projects.

Courses

Build a strong foundation of business knowledge in Years One and Two with Business Core courses and expand your horizons with classes in General Education including Communication Skills, Liberal Arts, and Global Knowledge. See course content.


Concentrations

In Years Three and Four you choose which area of business you want to specialize in. There are four concentrations to choose from: Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Management, or Entrepreneurship.


Projects

From Year Three onwards, you can choose from a range of practical projects to apply your learning to real-world situations and give you the hands-on experience employers are looking for.

How you earn your degree

Bachelor of Business Administration

As with all U.S. degrees, you earn your Bachelor of Business Administration by taking courses that are worth a certain number of credits. Each course at Hult is worth three credits, and you must earn a total of 120 credits in order to earn your Bachelor degree. Most students take 30 credits a year during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, but we also offer Summer terms across multiple campuses which means you can earn up to 42 credits a year and complete your degree in less time. The courses you take to earn your credits will be a mixture of Business Core courses, General Education, and the Concentration and Electives you choose.

Bachelor of Business Administration Timetable

Core Courses
 Credits
General Education (consisting of Communication Skills,
Liberal Arts, and Global Knowledge)
 42
Business Core
 45
Concentration and Electives
 33
Total Credits
 120

General Education

Business doesn’t occur in isolation – it is very much part of the world in which it operates. Courses in General Education give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in the highly relevant areas of Communication, Liberal Arts, and Global Knowledge. These courses allow you to explore your interests outside of business as well as giving you an understanding of the wider world that is essential to a well-rounded and mature approach to business.

Master students talking together

Communication Skills

People who advance to senior management or leadership positions do so less because of their specialized knowledge, and more because they are able to influence the people around them and communicate their ideas effectively. At Hult, you’ll receive practical skills training in research and writing, group communication, cross-cultural communication, numerical communication, and delivery of effective presentations.

Liberal Arts

These required courses give you a chance to study a range of topics in the arts and sciences to gain broader understanding and create wider contexts for your business studies. They also open doors in specific sectors or types of organizations. Required Liberal Arts core courses are offered in Years One and Two and include History & Society, Arts & Humanities, Ethics & Philosophy, and Science & Technology.

Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge courses begin with an introduction to Globalization in Year 1 and culminate with a senior seminar in Global Citizenship in Year 4. In between, you can choose from a menu of courses that build your regional and global knowledge. Each of these interdisciplinary courses expands awareness of a chosen region of the world, or of a global theme. Examples include Doing Business in the Middle East, The Political Economy of the European Union, and Development Economics.

Business Core

Business Core

Business Core courses teach you to see how the functional areas of business fit together, and which ones are most suited to your interests and abilities. You’re exposed to a full range of disciplines from which you can decide your concentration and choose more advanced courses. In your final two years, you’ll take four advanced classes that integrate recurring themes in global business where you’ll learn to think strategically, ethically, and internationally about business models and practices.

In class, you’ll work in teams with people from across the globe where you’ll quickly learn how to communicate assertively but diplomatically within radically different cultures. Studying in this multicultural atmosphere means you’re better prepared to work at multinationals, and to switch careers and continents.

Concentrations

A concentration is like a major—the specialized area of business in which you develop the deepest knowledge and expertise. Our Bachelor of Business Administration offers four concentrations for you to choose from in your third year:

Marketing

Our marketing concentration equips you with the skills you need to face the biggest marketing challenges, from launching the latest smartphone to running public relations for a political campaign.

Finance/Accounting

Our concentration in finance and accounting makes you a practically-minded graduate who understands finance from both sides of the fence: the companies trying to fund their projects and the investment professionals who assess them.

Management

The 21st century demands business leaders who can think big and act big. Our concentration in management will teach you to see an enterprise as a whole, and to understand the links between its different working parts.

Entrepreneurship

Our entrepreneurship concentration helps you identify, assess, and implement practical ideas successfully. Whether you intend to start a business, help an existing one grow, or work for a larger firm, the skills you’ll learn will be highly relevant.

Practical projects, hands-on experience

We strongly believe that the best way to learn is by doing. From the second year of your degree, you can apply the theories learned in class to real-world situations. Practical projects and internships give you hands-on experience of the types of challenges you will face in the business world. As well as being a standout addition to your resume and highly attractive to employers, this practical experience helps build your mental toughness, resilience, and confidence.

Action Projects

Available from Year 3, six-week project

Working as part of a team of students, you’ll spend six weeks working on a real-time consulting project for a client company. You’ll put your practical business skills to the test by working with your client on the development of a strategy to meet the specific needs of the company. Five teams of five students work with each client company, with regular feedback during the six-week project. You’ll make your final presentation in the company boardroom, and the client will judge which team provided the best solution. You also have the option of participating in the project alongside postgraduate students studying for their Master degree at Hult, adding to the diversity and depth of your experience.

Hult Impact Challenge

Available from Year 3, six-month project

The Hult Impact Challenge is a six-month, hands-on project working in the real world with real companies and organizations. Choosing from an entrepreneurial, social, or corporate challenge, your team will develop the most impactful business solution possible and convince stakeholders that you can make it happen. Projects will have a broad strategic focus, and solutions are expected to be both innovative and pragmatic. You will compete against other undergraduate teams from across Hult and present your final solution to a panel of external judges who will choose a global winner.

Internship

Available from Year 2

You can take an internship and earn credits towards your degree from your second year, if you meet the requirements. You can do your internship either in your home campus country or abroad, and you can do them during term time or over the summer. You can apply for internships sourced by us, and we also encourage you to actively seek out opportunities by networking, attending events, and joining relevant associations.

Course content

Click on each entry for a more in-depth description of the course content. You can also download our program course booklet for more information on courses.

Year one

General Education

• Academic English Skills  • Quantitative Skills  • Intro to Global Communication 
• Globalization  • History & Society Elective  • Arts & Humanities Elective

Business Core

• Intro to the Business Environment  • Financial Accounting  • Microeconomics 
• Macroeconomics

Year two

General Education

• Business Communications  • Ethics & Philosophy Elective  • Science & Technology Elective  • Foreign Language Elective

Business Core

• Managerial Accounting  • Principles of Entrepreneurship  • Principles of Finance 
• Business Statistics  • Principles of Management  • Principles of Marketing

Year three & year four

General Education

• Global Citizenship  • Regional/Global Knowledge Electives

Choose 3 Regional/Global Knowledge Electives.

Business Core

• Team & Consulting Skills  • Business & World Economy  • Business Ethics 
• Global Strategy  • Senior Capstone Project (Action Project/Hult Impact Challenge/Internship)

Concentration

Choose a concentration:
• Entrepreneurship  • Finance/Accounting  • Management  • Marketing

Choose 1 Concentration, and take 6 courses in your chosen Concentration.  

Electives

Sample electives include:
• Technologies of Global Business  • Creative Industries  • Sports Management & Psychology  • Development Economics  • Luxury Marketing

Choose 5 courses from a wide menu (menu shown here is not exclusive and subject to change). 

Complete course guide and descriptions

Our undergraduate course guide gives you all the information you need to know about courses, scheduling, concentrations, and Impact Challenges.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change of courses or sequencing.

Summer Rotation

Summer Rotation is available to Bachelor of Business Administration students in their second, third, and fourth year of study. Each rotation option lasts six weeks. Students can choose up to two rotation options each summer, spending up to twelve weeks on rotation each year.

Academic year

Late September to early May
(30 credits; required)

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