The Curriculum

Our rigorous undergraduate business program is structured to give you the strongest possible foundation for success. No matter where in the world you’ve attended high school or how intensely you want to study while you’re at Hult our flexible program is built to adapt to your needs and goals.

U.S. Standard Track
Students who come to Hult from 4 year high schools typically enter on the U.S. Standard track and attend Hult for 4 years earning 30 credits per year. This is the typical undergraduate timeline for most American undergraduate colleges and universities.
Global Standard Track
Many schools outside of the U.S. particularly in Europe have an extra year of high school, meaning students typically earn their bachelor degree in just 3 years. By bringing any qualifying Advanced Placement (AP) credits that they have earned to Hult, these students start their degree with 30 credits, and attend Hult for 3 years, earning 30 credits per year.
Global Fast Track
Many students, regardless what type of high school they attended or where, want to accelerate their degree. Not only does this enable ambitious students to achieve their goals and start earning an income more quickly, but it saves on living costs by reducing the time spent in school. These students earn up to 45 credits per year.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
U.S. Standard Track
4 year degree
  • General Education & Leadership Development
  • Business Core
  • General Education & Leadership Development
  • Business Core
  • General Education
    & Leadership Development
  • Business Core
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
    Employment or
    Grad School
    0 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    = 120 credits
Global Standard Track
3 year degree
  • General Education & Leadership Development
  • Business Core
  • General Education
    & Leadership Development
  • Business Core
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
    Employment or
    Grad School
    0 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    = 120 credits
Global Fast Track
2-3 year degree
Accelerate your degree by earning additional credits through
Academic Excellence courses, Summer Programs, and more*
*Credits earned beyond the 30 credits included in the program fee
are charged on a pro-rata basis.
    Employment or
    Grad School
    0-30 qualifying credits
    + up to 45 credits/year
    = 120 credits

Components of your curriculum

Wherever you choose to study at Hult, the one thing that remains consistent across all of our global campuses is the quality and rigor of our academic curriculum. At Hult, you’ll master the fundamentals of business through a well-rounded approach that focuses on gaining knowledge, skill, and real-world experience.

General Education &
Leadership Development

Hult’s approach to General Education has been created with the aim of developing future business leaders. From your first year at Hult, these courses will enable you to explore your interests, develop essential communication skills, and gain an important understanding of the wider world. In-class practice will develop your confidence as you learn to persuade, present, and make complex decisions, leaving you with a powerful workplace-ready set of skills by graduation.
As you progress through our General Education curriculum, you will acquire knowledge and experience across a range of disciplines, from arts and humanities to science and technology. The themes of globalization and cross-cultural diversity run through all courses in this area of the curriculum and build up to your final-year Global Citizenship class.
Business Core
The Business Core helps you to build a solid foundation within each functional area of business administration. Through these courses, you will learn to see how these functional areas fit together, what their purpose is within practical business, and which ones are most suited to your interests and abilities. Your knowledge will be placed in the context of the increasingly complex global environment that businesses must operate in, with a focus on how to solve international issues and challenges. By exposing you to a wide range of topics, the Business Core curriculum will create a platform for you to decide your major and choose your elective courses. In your final two years, you’ll complete the Business Core by taking advanced classes, which integrate recurring themes in global business. These challenging courses will call upon you to think strategically about global business models, ethics, and practices, critically examining their usage.

Major: Your area of specialization 
Your major is a level of concentrated study within your preferred business field. Specialize in one of five majors offered at Hult:

By the end of your second year, or once you’ve achieved 60 credits, you can choose your major. This choice largely dictates your course options during your final years of study, and often aligns closely with your career aspirations.

Not sure which major to choose? That’s OK—you don’t have to choose a major right away. You’ll have time and support to discover your strengths and interests before you decide. You’ll also have the choice of focusing on General Business, which means that you don’t declare a major.

Electives 
Along with your major, you will also take elective courses. Typically, these will be related to your area of specialization, but you may also choose to further your knowledge in other areas of business, or take additional General Education and Leadership Development courses. How you fill your elective courses is entirely up to you.

Capstone Project 
In your final year, you’ll complete a Capstone Project for the last stage of your degree. This project will be relevant to your interests and major and will represent the culmination of your studies. You can complete your capstone in one of four ways: by taking part in the Hult Business Challenge, the Hult Founder’s Lab, writing a thesis, or undertaking a Capstone Internship.

 
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How you'll earn your credits
General Education &
Leadership Development
42
Business Core
39
Major (your specialization)
21
Electives
15
Capstone Project
3
Total Credits
120


You’ll need to earn 120 credits to complete your undergraduate degree. A credit is the basic unit of measurement for degree progression at most American universities. Individual courses at Hult are generally worth 3 credits, and if you take a full course load you’ll earn at least 30 credits each academic year.

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