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Masters in Disruptive Innovation

Learn how to harness disruptive technologies to drive innovation and maintain relevance in a rapidly changing business landscape with Hult’s Masters in Disruptive Innovation.

Masters in Disruptive Innovation

Introduction

Masters in Disruptive Innovation at Hult

Available only as part of the Dual Degree program, this degree is designed to equip you with both a practical business understanding and the knowledge of how people, technology, and digitization overlap to impact decision-making and organizational change.

You’ll be based at Hult’s San Francisco campus, just a few miles from the giants of Silicon Valley at the heart of where the innovation revolution first began, surrounded by disruptive startups and ambitious entrepreneurs.

Program overview

For:

  • Candidates who have successfully completed a Hult masters degree immediately prior

Home campus options:

  • San Francisco

Rotation campus options:

  • Not available

Length of program:
6 months

Potential careers:
– Entrepreneur
– Marketing Strategy Manager
– Product Manager
– Innovation Architect
– Product Innovation Executive
– Program Manager

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$61.8K
is the average Hult masters graduate starting salary.*
520+
companies hiring Hult 2018 graduates across 60+ countries.*
58%
of Hult masters graduates changed country.*
89%
of Hult masters grads were employed within three months of graduation.*

Curriculum

Curriculum

This highly practical curriculum equips you with cutting-edge business and digital acumen. Disruption and innovation impact all areas of the workforce and fundamentally change how businesses grow.

As companies race to innovate in a shifting digital landscape, this degree will enable you to link successful business decisions with technological advancement. Develop an understanding of the potential impact of emerging technologies and lead the charge in the next generation of innovation.

Male Disruptive innovation Business Masters student | Hult

“It’s vital to look at disruptive markets and how to mitigate risk in an environment of high uncertainty. I dream of being an entrepreneur, and being able to have a future outlook and methodically gain insights about which markets might be disrupted, and which cues to look for, will be very valuable to me.”

Andreas Moeller, Danish, Dual Degree: Masters in International Business, Masters in Disruptive Innovation, Class of 2019

Methodology

At Hult, you'll go beyond business to learn about the world, the future, and yourself through a practical approach that is embedded into the student experience and the curriculum.

Immersed in diversity
Join classmates of more than 145 nationalities, speaking more than 120 languages as you learn about the world and how to work across cultures.
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Learn by doing
Put theory into practice and gain firsthand experience throughout your degree by working in diverse teams to solve real-world problems.
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Lead with confidence
Develop deep self-awareness through self-assessments and skills diagnostics, and continually improve through practice, coaching, and peer feedback.
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Shape the future
Learn to thrive in a time of constant change, understand the technologies driving it and how you can harness their power to shape the future.
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Courses

Available only as part of the Dual Degree program, you will complete your core courses over six months of accelerated study. Electives are not available for this program.

Core Program

Design Thinking

Design thinking has become mainstream in today’s business language – but what does it really mean? Learn to explain the concept and apply holistic design thinking methodology to 21st century business challenges through a learning-by-doing approach.

Leading Digital Transformations

In recent years, senior executives have noted that the most prominent weakness of business graduates today is their ability to implement. Learn to navigate this common downfall as you prepare to tackle digital transformation in any field.

Disruptive Business Models

Learn how to effectively manage creativity in the process of generating high-potential ideas and converting them into disruptive new business models, drawing on the functional areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, sales and marketing, and business process design.

Co-Creation Networks

Explore innovations resulting from co-creations of partners in knowledge networks and the relationships and technologies that facilitate these networks. You will address a variety of open collaborations, including university partnerships, innovation contests, and research consortiums. Examples will be drawn from a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, power generation, and medicine.

Disruption Futures

Adapt to view uncertainty as opportunity through scenario planning, foresight, and backcasting techniques. Learn to craft high-level portfolios of strategic options, specialized for a better chance of successful disruption.

Managing Emerging Technologies

Examine how the global economy looks to innovation hubs to help industries drive growth through technology innovation; using distinctive features to challenge conventional wisdom regarding economic, market, and organizational dynamics.

Fintech

Fintech is a whole new industry composed of companies using technology to make financial services more innovative and efficient. Gain insight into this nascent revolution and understand the changes and ideas shaping the future.

Entrepreneurial Finance

High growth ventures require a new look at finance. Grasp the key technical differences between a startup’s private financings and those of publicly traded companies, throughout its stages of development.

Data Literacy in the Age of Machine Learning

Buzzwords abound in digital business; you’ll need to know enough to make decisions through the noise. Gain the practical knowledge and tools to think creatively about data and machine learning to advance your goals.

Data Strategy

Data is critical to the success of all companies today. Study how to define a data strategy, best practice storytelling, and learnings from industry leaders building data culture in their organizations.

SEPTEMBER - APRIL

*Course titles and sequencing are subject to change.

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Locations

Your campus location

Study in the global center of innovation, San Francisco, just a few miles from the giants of Silicon Valley. You’ll study alongside students from over 145 nationalities and graduate with a global network in place.

Fees

Fees

Billed Cost of Attendance for 2020 - 2021

Dual Degree Program Fee

San Francisco USD

$27,000

Insurance Coverage*

San Francisco USD

$1,775

Library Materials**

San Francisco USD

$525

* Insurance provider varies by campus location.

** Library includes cases, articles and other licensed materials.

Hult International Business School reserves the right to make changes in the courses offered, requirements for graduation, locations, tuition, fees, and accommodation at any time without notice. The most recent Terms & Conditions are available in the "How to apply" section of hult.edu.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Scholarships

You can apply for a range of merit-based scholarships that reward your achievements and potential. So whether you’re an academic high achiever, an aspiring entrepreneur, or have a demonstrated aptitude to lead—there could be a scholarship for you at Hult.

Social Impact Scholarship

The Social Impact Scholarship is for applicants who have had, and will have, a positive impact in making the world a better place. Successful candidates will either be from a developing country with plans to use their degree to improve the lives of their fellow citizens, or have worked in organizations serving underprivileged populations. Hult is seeking candidates who can represent the world’s underprivileged and who have high potential for positive impact.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Global Professional Scholarship

The Global Professional Scholarship is awarded to aspiring business leaders who have worked full-time for a minimum of one year in a large global corporation. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking applicants who have experience in an international company and understand the global business environment.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing what it taught you about the challenges of international business (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship

The Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship is for professionals who have had an internship or volunteer experience and have demonstrated involvement, leadership, or had a role in the outcome of an entrepreneurial project. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking candidates who think and act with an entrepreneurial spirit and have a strong sense of how to put a project or idea into action.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Future Leader Scholarship

The Future Leader Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated enthusiasm and a natural aptitude to lead. This may be in a work context through inspiring and managing a high performing team, or by holding significant leadership roles in a social, charitable or entrepreneurial context. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking candidates who can lead successfully through exciting and motivating others.

Application requirements

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Women in Business Scholarship

The Women in Business Scholarship is for female applicants who have work or internship experience or have led a team in an international environment. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking female leaders who have experience in a global company and understand today’s international business environment.

Application requirements

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing from your experience, why you think it is important to have women in leadership positions (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is for candidates who have excelled in their studies, earning an outstanding GPA.

Application requirements

  • Documents demonstrating your academic achievement
  • Degree certificates including course name and university
  • Brief essay detailing what academic achievement you are most proud of and why (max 300 words)
  • GMAT score report (if applicable)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Contact us for more information on the needs-based financial aid available

Apply

Apply to Hult’s Masters in Disruptive Innovation

We assess candidates individually based on the strength of their whole profile. Your drive and your mindset are important indicators of your success here, and we value them as much as your proven achievements.

Hult's Masters in Disruptive Innovation is only available as a second masters degree. For your first degree, you can choose between the following Hult Masters degree programs: Masters in International Business, Masters in International Marketing, Masters in Finance, and Masters in Business Analytics.

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of immediately prior Hult masters degree

Apply online now, and one of our Enrollment Advisors will get in touch to support you through the process.

How to apply

01 Activate your profile

  • Go to the application page
  • 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
  • Personal statement as a 400-500 word essay *One academic or professional reference
  • A copy of your bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Transcripts (in English) from all universities attended
  • Admissions test scores, if required. i.e. GMAT, GRE, or the Hult Business Assessment Test (your Enrollment Advisor will let you know if you are required to submit this)
  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e. TOEFL/ IELTS, if required (your Enrollment Advisor will let you know if you are required to submit this)
  • Scholarship and financial aid application

04 Personal assessment interview

  • We will assess your profile, goals, and overall fit for the program in an in-person or phone interview
  • We will also review your English proficiency during the interview

05 Admissions decision

  • You will receive an admissions decision within two weeks, including decisions on any financial assistance applications
  • If you have yet to submit required documents, you may receive a conditional acceptance.

06 Submit outstanding documents

  • If you receive a conditional acceptance, you will need to submit any outstanding required documentation— such as your test scores or college transcripts—before you start your program

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Application deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis with priority being given to those who apply by our official application deadlines.

Early decision

Apply by

September 5, 2019

Round 1

Apply by

October 31, 2019

Round 2

Apply by

December 19, 2019

Round 3

Apply by

February 13, 2020

Round 4

Apply by

April 2, 2020

Round 5

Apply by

May 28, 2020

Round 6

Apply by

July 23, 2020

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