Bachelor of Business Administration


Wherever you choose to study at Hult, the one thing that remains consistent across our global campuses is the quality and rigor of our Bachelor of Business Administration curriculum.

At Hult, you'll master the fundamentals of global business while having the freedom to pursue your passions and gain invaluable real-world experience. You’ll also specialize by picking one of five Majors to study in-depth.

A typical class includes active discussions, role-plays, and exercises that thrust the students into real-life situations. It's challenging, but students thrive on these challenges and really perform at their best.

Elisabetta Ghisini

Professor of Management Communications

The components of Hult’s curriculum

Our undergraduate business curriculum comprises courses in General Education and Leadership Development, Business Core, Electives, and your Major - culminating in a Capstone Project.

Earning your degree

You’ll 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 you’ll earn at least 30 credits each year. 

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Hult students graduate in three years or less.

How you could graduate within three years:

  • Earn up to 12 additional credits each year through our Summer Programs.
  • Depending on the high school system in your home country, you may start your degree at Hult with up to 30 Advanced Placement credits.
  • If you qualify for our Academic Excellence Track, you can take extra courses during the academic year.
  • If you are transferring to Hult from another university, you could bring up to 60 qualifying credits with you.


General Education & Leadership Development
Academic English Skills  
Cross-Cultural Communication  
Foreign Language Course  
Personal Branding  
Key Skills Toolbox:  
— Quantitative Skills
— Teamwork Skills
— Public Speaking
— Research Skills
— Excel Skills
— Presentation Skills

Business Core
Introduction to The Business Environment
Financial Accounting

Year 1 Total Credits: 30


General Education & Leadership Development
Ethics & Philosophy
Science & Technology
History & Society
Arts & Humanities

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

Year 2 Total Credits: 30


General Education & Leadership Development
Global & Regional Electives  
Leadership Development Workshops:  
— Resilience & Mental Toughness
— Peer Assessment & Feedback
— Psychometric Evaluation & Analysis

Business Core
Corporate Responsibility
Business & The World Economy

Year 3 Total Credits: 30


General Education & Leadership Development
Global Citizenship  

Business Core
Global Strategy

Year 4 Total Credits: 30

YEARS 3 & 4

Major (your specialization)
In order to complete your Major, you will take at least 7 courses in your chosen field of specialization. We offer a choice of 5 Majors: Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, or Finance.
In your final years of study, you will complete 5 additional Electives of your choice, either within your Major or in another area of interest.
Capstone Project
Typically completed in your final year, your Capstone Project will consist of The Hult Business Challenge, a high-value internship, or a thesis.

General Education and leadership development

Hult’s approach to General Education has been defined with the aim of developing future business leaders. 

From early in your degree, you will learn and practice the core skills that your current professors and future employers value so highly - teamwork, relationship building, cross-cultural communication, and public speaking.

Hult’s courses in General Education also give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in the relevant areas of Liberal Arts and Global Knowledge. These courses allow you to explore your interests and give you an understanding of the wider world that is essential to a well-rounded approach to business.

Learn from Hult's world-class business professors. 
Learn from Hult's world-class business professors. 

Hult trained me in giving presentations, working in a group, working under pressure, being flexible and many more soft skills. This is what you can't read out of a textbook - you have to experience it.

Vanessa Spisla

Germany, Class of 2014

Business Core

Business Core courses help you to build a solid foundation in each functional area of business administration - from finance to management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Your knowledge will be placed in the context of the global environment that today’s businesses must operate in, with a focus on how to solve international issues and challenges.

Majors: Your area of specialization

Your Major is a level of concentrated study within your preferred business field, and often aligns closely with your career aspirations. 

Once you have achieved 60 credits, you will choose your Major. Hult offers five Bachelor of Business Administration Majors: Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Finance.

Learn more about Majors at Hult


Along with your Major, you will also enhance your knowledge and pursue your interests through Elective courses. 

Typically, these will be related to your area of specialization, but you may also choose to study 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

Typically completed in your final year, your Capstone Project may consist of the Hult Business Challenge, an internship, or a thesis. 

This project will be relevant to your interests and Major and will represent the culmination of your business studies as an undergraduate.

Leadership development workshops

As a Hult undergraduate, you’ll have access to specialized workshops in which you’ll learn and develop the mental toughness, resilience, cross-cultural understanding, and interpersonal skills needed to lead teams and businesses to success.

Three students studying at Hult San Francisco
Three students studying at Hult San Francisco

Real-world business experience


From high-value internships to hands-on projects for real clients, you’ll constantly be challenged to put your classroom learning into practice at Hult.

Find out how

I wanted to attend a university that has a modern business mindset and teaches business in a practical way rather than just a theoretical one.

Bernardo Calderon

Class of 2016

The Academic Excellence track

At Hult, the most academically talented students are given a range of incentives and opportunities for accelerated degree progression. 

If you achieve outstanding results in your first year of study, you could be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities and courses exclusively for Academic Excellence students.

The Combined Degree Program


If your academic goal is to pursue a Master degree, our flexible curriculum makes it possible to earn your Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of International Business in just four years.

Discover Hult’s Combined Degree Program
Hult Undergraduate and Masters Combined Degree Program
Hult Undergraduate and Masters Combined Degree Program

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