More than a non-profit business school, Hult is a dynamic multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the world’s most forward-thinking business talent. We flip the traditional approach to education by using learning-by-doing experiences to transform students' skillset, from the moment they join us, into that of an exceptional businessperson, from the moment they graduate.
To be the world’s most relevant business school.
We believe that a business school should give you so much more than a degree. Education is all about transformation. Students want skills that will transform their lives. Employers want graduates that will transform their business. Society wants businesses that will transform the world. Like all change, it starts with action.
By focusing on what our students can do in the real world, rather than the theory they study in classrooms, we prioritize those skills and mindsets that are most relevant to bringing about change right now—in the careers of the individual, the businesses they work in, and the society they live in. This belief in learning by doing goes beyond an educational philosophy; it is the guiding force behind every program we provide, every course we create, every class we run.
Those made to do come to Hult from all over the world in order to:
Creative problem-solving and collaboration are essential to personal and professional success. Our students continually practice what they’ll be doing in the workplace so they build a relevant skillset that enables them to take on any challenge they may face after graduation. It’s this—combined with their can-do attitude, natural curiosity, and international outlook—that makes our graduates so in demand with employers all over the world.
Succeeding in international business is all about cross-cultural understanding. Immersed in a melting pot of 141 nationalities across a global campus network, Hult graduates don’t just thrive in an international environment, they know how to leverage it to get results. Our students build a global network by collaborating with classmates from around the world—potential partners, investors, and contacts are everywhere. We specialize in helping international students find international jobs. Class of 2020 Hult graduates were hired at 450 different companies across 75 countries.
We aim to help students be the best version of themselves and become the resilient, self-aware, ethical leaders the future needs. So that they can continue to improve not only their own lives but the business community and society as a whole. Change never stops and neither should learning. Whether our graduate’s goals change, or their industry does, our lifelong learning options enable them to come back to Hult every year for the rest of their career in order to stay up to date and relevant—always.
Our mission statement:
We strive to be the most relevant business school in the world. Our mission is to have a positive impact on individuals and organizations by transforming their management practices. We do this by using our global reach, being creative, entrepreneurial, and on the cutting-edge. We also contribute to sustainable growth, helping leaders integrate commercial success and societal wellbeing. In so doing, we hope to be the business school of choice for existing and aspiring leaders.
Rankings & Accreditations
We are the first triple-accredited business school in the U.S.
Hult is recognized by business education’s three most prestigious international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System). We are the first business school in the U.S. to achieve this triple accreditation, which is held by just one percent of business schools worldwide.
Hult is proud to be recognized and ranked among the best business schools in the world by some of the most prestigious independent ranking bodies.
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UN PRME Progress Report
Educating not just leaders of business, but leaders of the world. See our progress on the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Collaborations & Partnerships
A pioneering collaboration
We’re offering our one-of-a-kind education to leading firm—Ernst & Young (EY). We now deliver three corporate programs to EY’s 312,000 employees in over 150 countries—the EY Tech MBA by Hult (2020), EY Master’s in Business Analytics by Hult (2021), and the EY Master’s in Sustainability by Hult (2022). Our innovative learning models are designed to help students and employers stay relevant for a constantly changing business environment. This is just the start of helping more corporate partners prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.
Brown Business Boot Camp
Partnering for business excellence
We’re partnering with Brown University to make our practical, real-world approach to business education available to Brown students. Taught by outstanding faculty from both schools, the Business Boot Camp is an intensive, immersive journey into Hult’s hallmark learning-by-doing experience.
Our school’s history is woven of two stories, one beginning in 1964 in Boston Massachusetts, the other in 1959 in a place just outside of London. In 2015, Hult International Business School and Ashridge Business School operationally merged to form one of the world’s most unique business schools.
The Management Education Institute in Boston is formed by Arthur D. Little Inc, the world’s oldest management consulting firm, and develops a one-year Master degree program to train business leaders.
Ashridge Management College is established, with the support of leading companies including Guinness, Shell, and Unilever, to provide general management courses to business leaders.
Research & Publications
Our strength lies in translating groundbreaking thinking into the practices that underpin our programs, to help organizations perform at the highest level and stay ahead of the game.
Our research falls into two themes, which reflect our existing research progress and also harness the school’s differentiating advantage as a uniquely international institution, with students and faculty hailing from and teaching in different parts of the globe as a single community.
Creating Disruption highlights the strategies that anticipate, shape, and react to changes in international markets. What local or global events, technology, or scenarios enable or trigger a new strategy? How are strategies constructed, communicated, and implemented? How well do specific strategies perform, especially in multinational environments? How can strategies that are successful in one market be leveraged in another market that might be half way around the globe?
Transforming Behavior relates to the continuous improvement of organizational and personal leadership practices. This involves rigorous data-driven assessment of the interventions and programs that generate the greatest long-term improvement in the behavior of individuals, teams, and organizations in business settings globally.
Inspiring Leadership: becoming a Dynamic and Engaging leader
By Kerrie Fleming & Roger Delves
Risky Strategy: Understanding Risk to Improve Strategic Decisions
By Jamie MacAlister
The Art of Content Marketing: Building an Agile and Sustainable Brand Story
By Alex Reeve
How to Thrive and Survive as a Working Woman
By Fiona Elsa Dent & Viki Holton
The world’s largest social impact prize
At Hult, we believe that business has the power and the responsibility to change lives for the better. The Hult Prize is a worldwide student competition that challenges university teams to solve the most pressing global issues with viable business ideas.
The Hult Prize is run in partnership with the United Nations. Finalists pitch to an esteemed panel of judges made up of global business leaders, thought leaders, and change makers. The team with the business idea that has the potential to make the biggest impact receives $1M USD and support to make their idea a reality.
Like our faculty, our leadership team brings a wealth of experience from both academia and industry.
Board of Directors
Dr. Christopher Ahlberg¹
Founder & CEO
Recorded Future Inc
Nicholas Barber, CBE
Retired. Former Chairman
Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum
EF Education First
Dr. Craig Burns
Dr. David Collis
Harvard Business School
Dr. Matt Lilley
Hult International Business School
EF Education First
Dr. Christopher Jedrey
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Dr. Kristine Beata Schmid
Senior Vice President
EF International Language Schools
Former Executive Advisor
Group Operational Risk, Nordea
James L. Sintros
Nexus Frontier Technology
¹ Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is Chair of the Hult Board of Trustees
² Philip Hult is Chair of the Ashridge Representative Body.
Thought, academic, and campus leadership
President: Dr. Matt Lilley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chief Academic Officer: Dr. Johan Roos (email@example.com)
Dean of Academics Affairs: Dr. Ian Dougal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive VP and Dean of Graduate Programs: Dr. Mona Dhillon (email@example.com)
President, Hult Undergraduate: Shane Steffens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dean of Research and Head of Faculty Recruiting: Dr. Ted Ladd (email@example.com)
Hult legal structure
Hult International Business School Inc and the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust are separate legal entities that have merged operations under the common brand “Hult International Business School”.
Hult International Business School Inc is a non-profit organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust is a United Kingdom registered charity.
All U.S. degrees are awarded by Hult International Business School and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). All U.K. degrees are awarded by the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust known as ‘Ashridge’.
Hult International Business School Ltd is a registered charity with Charity Commission in England and Wales, Charity number: 1092321.
For more information about Hult International Business School, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.