Applying to Hult's Doctorate Program

Are you ready to study at the business graduate school that brings together people, cultures, and innovative ideas from around the world? Take the first step by applying to Hult. We have a simple, personalized application process and are available to support you throughout.

What we look for in a doctoral candidate

We assess candidates individually based on the strength of their profile, research proposal, and personal assessment interview. Your drive, ambition, willingness to learn, and growth mindset are important indicators of your success here, and we value them as much as proven career achievements.

How to Apply

01 Activate your profile

  • Go to the online application
  • Enter your personal details, recent employment history, and education history
  • Pay the $150 USD application fee to activate your profile, and your personal Enrollment Advisor will be in touch

02 Application consultation

A member of the enrollment team will call you to discuss your suitability for the program and guide you through the next steps.

03 Complete your application

Submit the following documents in Hult's online application. A conditional acceptance may still be given prior to submission of test scores.

  • Current resume/CV
  • Research proposal (maximum 4,000). The research proposal is a key element of your application process and great effort must be made in writing this document to improve your likelihood of acceptance into the program. Our enrollment team will be available to support you at this stage through constant and constructive feedback on your proposal
  • Three academic or professional references
  • A copy of your master's degree in a business-related field. Candidates with master’s in non-business fields are required to submit 12 credits of business courses
  • Transcripts (in English) from all universities attended
  • Evidence of English proficiency, ie., TOEFL/ IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), if required (your enrollment advisor will let you know if you are required to submit this)

04 Personal assessment interview

  • We will assess your profile, goals, and overall fit for the program via video interview
  • We will also review your English proficiency during the interview

05 Admissions decision

If your personal assessment interview is successful, your application will go to the Research Committee for final review. The committee meets once a month to consider applications. Their goal is to build a select cohort of ambitious professionals who will not only excel at solving business problems but will also nurture and support each other through the program

06 Submit outstanding documents

If you are admitted by the committee, you will need to submit any outstanding required documentation—such as your test scores, letters of recommendation, or transcripts—before you are fully admitted and able to start the program

Entry requirements

  • 8-10 years of work experience (at least 5 years of managerial/executive experience)
  • Master’s degree in a business-related field. Candidates with master’s in non-business fields are required to submit 12 credits of business courses.
  • Proof of proficiency in English

Apply now, and one of our enrollment advisors will get in touch to support you through the process.

Fees & Admissions

Program Fees

We recognize that your DBA is an important investment and will work closely with you during the application process to find the best options to fund your program.

Billed cost of attendance for 2023

DBA Program
Program fee¹99,000 USD

Estimated expenses²

DBA Program
Included case studies³500 USD
Books and course materials⁴3,000 USD

Application fee: USD 150

  • ¹ A non-refundable Confirmation Deposit counts toward the Annual Program Fee. Additional fees are applicable beyond 3 years of continued dissertation enrollment, up to a maximum enrollment period of 5 years.

  • ² Amounts are based on market benchmarks and exchange rates at the time of print and are therefore subject to change.

  • ³ Includes library cases, articles, and other licensed materials.

  • ⁴ Course instructors may assign additional textbooks, licensed software, or other materials not included in our library as part of the requirements of their course. These are not included in student course fees and costs are an estimate.

  • Students are responsible for their travel and lodging costs during in-person residencies.

Hult International Business School reserves the right to make changes in the courses offered, requirements for graduation, locations, program fees, and accommodation at any time without notice. Please ensure you have read and understood our terms and conditions, which you will be asked to accept at the point of submitting your application.

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Ask Us Anything

Our international team of advisors are ready to answer your questions so if you’d like to talk to an enrollment director, please enter your details and we’ll be in touch.

May 27, 2024

Activate your application profile and one of our enrollment advisors will be ready to support you throughout the application process for October 2024.