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.
Accelerate your degree
Ambitious students can earn up to 15 extra credits per year through Summer Programs, Academic Excellence courses, and more. Acceleration allows you to graduate early, saving on living costs and helping you start your career and earn an income more quickly.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
U.S. Standard Track
4 year degree
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Core Challenge
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Core Challenge
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Core Challenge
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Capstone Project
    Employment or
    Grad School
    0 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    = 120 credits
Global Standard Track
3 year degree
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Core Challenge
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Core Challenge
  • Business Core
  • General Education
  • Major Courses
  • Electives
  • Capstone Project
    Employment or
    Grad School
    30 AP credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    + 30 credits
    = 120 credits
Diversify and expand your
capabilities

Graduate Diploma
Earn a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science or Design
while studying for your Bachelor Degree
Master degree
Combine your Bachelor with an additional
Master degree in just 6–12 additional months

Entering with credits

Depending on your high school system, you could start your degree at Hult with up to 30 qualifying Advanced Placement (AP) credits. If you transfer to Hult from another university, you could bring up to 60 qualifying transfer credits with you. Decisions on qualifying credits are made by our Admissions Committee. Find out more

Components of your 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.You’ll learn to navigate complexity, diversity, and change, and prepare for a global career and future where a growth mindset and digital skills are vital.

General Education
Hult aims to develop future leaders that are equipped to deal with a rapidly changing business landscape. From your first year at Hult, these courses will help you to develop a broad interdisciplinary foundation, understand the importance of cross-cultural skills, and develop adaptive thinking. In-class practice will develop your confidence as you learn to persuade, present, and make complex decisions, leaving you with a powerful, job-ready set of skills by graduation.

As you progress through the curriculum, you will acquire knowledge and experience across a range of disciplines, from arts and humanities to science and technology. You’ll understand trends and technologies for today, and be challenged to think about them for the future. Nano Courses in Disruptive Technologies, which are refreshed every year with changing trends, are designed to help you think about the possibilities of the future. Examples of Nano Courses include Robotics, Digital Medicine, 3D Printing, and Blockchain.

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 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.

The courses range from understanding the principles of management to finance and marketing. In your final two years, you’ll complete the Business Core by taking advanced classes, which integrate recurring themes in global business.

Major: Your area of specialization 
Your major is a level of concentrated study within your preferred business field. Hult offers five majors:

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 courses. How you fill your elective courses is entirely up to you. If you choose to earn a Graduate Diploma in addition to your Bachelor degree, the electives you choose will relate more closely to Computer Science or Design.

Core Challenges
Each year you’ll participate in a competitive project, called a Core Challenge, where you’ll practice your skills in a hands-on project. You’ll work on a real challenge or business problem, and your team will develop and pitch a tangible solution to that problem. You’ll work with a faculty mentor throughout the process, with regular checkpoints to ensure your team is on track.

Capstone
In your final year, you’ll complete a Capstone project. This culmination of your studies will be highly relevant to your interests and your major, and will be conducted with the guidance of a faculty advisor. You can complete your Capstone in one of four ways: by taking part in the Hult Business Challenge or the Hult Founder’s Lab, writing a thesis, or undertaking a Capstone Internship.

Experiential Learning
At Hult you’ll not only learn, but also learn how to do. During your studies you’ll go from classroom knowledge to seeing for yourself how things actually fare in the real world. It’s a distinctive approach that brings together a range of elements so that when you do something, you truly understand it.

But experiential learning is about more than hands-on practice—it’s also about reflection so that you can contextualize your new understanding within the global business landscape. The goal of this interactive process is to help you become a professional who will easily adapt to the challenges of the business world, and be inspired to think differently about the opportunities of the future.

Internships
Internships are a vital component of practical learning, and you’ll be expected to complete at least one internship while you’re a student at Hult. Internship readiness workshops and one-to-one advising sessions are available to help you prepare for working independently within a business. While some students source their own internships, others will benefit from Hult’s internship placement efforts.

Advanced Diplomas & Degrees 
In addition to your Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you’ll also have the option to earn a specialized Graduate Diploma or Master degree within an in-demand field of study. Advanced diplomas and degrees offer opportunities for deeper exploration and creativity, helping you develop the advanced expertise necessary to achieve your unique ambitions. Many of the courses needed for an advanced diploma or degree can be taken while you’re studying for your Bachelor degree, meaning you’ll earn your advanced degree in a shortened timeframe. It’s a competitive edge that will help further position you for long-term career success.

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How you'll earn your credits
General Education 
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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