Core Masters in International Business Courses

You’ll study core courses through fall and winter on your home campus before elevating your learning with electives at any or all of Hult’s global campuses.



Your program begins with a total immersion in Hult’s uniquely practical approach to education. This is when you’ll be introduced to the Hult DNA and the mindsets that will help every student succeed. You’ll start your first core course and learn more about your program journey, yourself, and your classmates through intensive workshops, lectures, and challenges. You’ll also be introduced to your campus support teams, professors, career coaches, and mentors who will guide you through your journey at Hult.

Sample topics

  • Growth Mindset & Hult DNA
  • Academic Toolkit
  • Setting Goals & Personal Development Plan

Understanding Self & Others

Building on the topics introduced in Immersion, your focus will be on communication, presentation, and influencing skills, You'll develop your self-awareness and personal understanding through highly participant-centered sessions.

Sample topics

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Learning through Reflection

Collaboration & Teamwork

Your ability to work with others is what will define your career success—perhaps more than any other skill. In this course, you’ll learn about the difference between groups and teams and explore the features of high-performing teams. Ultimately, you’ll leave this course armed with response strategies that drive and sustain productive team communication and lead to better outcomes.

Sample topics

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Driving Productivity & Performance
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Data & Decisions

Gain perspective on what research, data collection, and analysis can contribute to the decisions and priorities of business decision makers. Learn how to conduct original quantitative research, interpret findings accurately and appropriately, and apply critical quantitative analysis.

Sample topics:

  • Spreadsheet Modeling & Data
  • Defining & Testing Hypotheses
  • Predicting Outcomes

Financial Acumen

Learn to discuss financial policy in a global economy. Objectives include understanding the time value of money, the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, and the valuation of stocks and bonds.

Sample topics:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Strategic Financial Decisions
  • Budgeting

Marketing & Sales

Marketing is the interface between company and marketplace and sales is the engine that drives the business. Gain an overview of what marketing is, the tools marketers use, and the processes involved in the creation and development of products. Understand the role of sales, techniques, and methods of evalution.

Sample topics:

  • Understanding Consumer Behavior
  • Market Segmentation
  • Evaluating Sales Performance

Project Management

Project management skills are the most in-demand in today’s employment market. Learn to balance the demands of time, quality, scope, and cost inherent in any project while considering the interests of all stakeholders.

Sample topics:

  • Project Scope Definition & Work Breakdown Structures
  • Project Scheduling & Time Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Communication


Explore, discuss, and critique key concepts, frameworks, and cycles in the global economy. Study principles and theories of both microeconomics and macroeconomics and develop a deeper understanding of business cycles, booms, and busts.

Sample topics:

  • Competitiveness of Firms & Nations
  • Business Cycles, Fluctuations & Bubbles
  • Recessions & Depressions

Strategy & Innovation

Develop a deep understanding of the challenges faced by today’s senior management management when it comes to innovation and implementing and global strategy. Focus on the craft and the opportunities while building sharp analytical skills.

Sample topics:

  • Industry Analysis & Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Cross-Border Expansion Strategy



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