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Global One-Year MBA

Go beyond business with our award-winning MBA program. Learn core international business knowledge, develop leadership skills, specialize if you choose, and experience business culture in up to three global cities—all in one intensive year.

Global One-Year MBA

Introduction

Master of Business Administration at Hult

Throughout your MBA experience, you will be challenged to think creatively, be resourceful, and work together with your classmates from all over the world. It’s in this international, collaborative learning environment that you will draw on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of your peers and learn to see leadership through a truly global lens.

To succeed in international business today, you need much more than a degree. That’s why at Hult, you will go beyond business to learn about the world, the future, and yourself. So that you graduate with the practical skills and the right mindset to thrive in a constantly changing global landscape.

#15
Best International One-Year MBA Ranking, Forbes 2017.
#8
for Percentage Increase on Pre-MBA Salary, The Economist 2018.
#43
Full-Time MBA Ranking, The Economist 2018.
156%
Increase in pre-MBA salary, The Economist 2017.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Hult’s Global One-Year MBA program offers an innovative curriculum, tailored to suit you. With business at its core, our curriculum has been designed so that you learn to work in cross-cultural teams, develop unique leadership skills, and understand how you can shape the future.

You can also customize your degree with a wide range of electives and specialize by concentrating your electives in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, business analytics, or disruptive technology. Electives can be taken at any of Hult's global campus locations including Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, New York, and Shanghai.

Female MBA Business School Student | Hult

"The Hult MBA offers a curriculum that emphasizes practical skills and leadership. Students are diverse and come with different experiences that others can benefit from, which is reflected in the real business world."

Mignnone Karugu, Rwandan, Class of 2018, Dubai campus

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 160 nationalities, speaking more than 100 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 change and how you can harness their power to shape the future.
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Courses and electives

Your MBA program’s core curriculum is focused on the essential topics of business theory to give you a thorough grounding in general business and deepen the technical skills you’ll need to move to an advanced level. Your electives enable you to tailor your program to suit you.

Fall

Immersion

Immersion is a combination of learning academic fundamentals, leadership development, building new relationships, and forging a sense of community, all while orienting yourself with the city and campus.

Financial Accounting

Examine the framework of accounting principles emphasizing revenue and expense recognition, valuation of assets and liabilities, financial statement analysis, management communication, and the use of accounting to measure, analyze, and report economic events for internal organizational purposes.

Managerial Economics

Study the analytical foundations that are essential to rigorously address key issues in competitive strategy, marketing strategy, and related fields to make better decisions. You’ll review companies’ strategic decision-making problems, their available options, and how the competitive environment affects performance.

Leadership Development

Build on the skills and models introduced during immersion and specifically focus on growth mindset, interpersonal influence, and team collaboration. Through interactive and collaborative learning, you’ll build skills in communication, relationship building, persuasion, negotiation, and conflict resolution. The workshops are a companion to Hult’s peer feedback process and can provide input on your development priorities.

Organizational Behavior

Explore the psychological and sociological foundations of individual and group behavior in organizations so that you can improve your ability to motivate others, make decisions, design organizations, and navigate national and corporate cultures, with a special focus on multicultural business contexts.

Analytics in Business Decisions

In this new world of information overload, employers actively seek candidates who have the ability to translate data into actionable solutions. Place yourself at the intersection of statistical analysis and business knowledge so that you can make meaningful, impactful contributions to any business.

SEPT - DEC

Winter

Financial Management

Develop the financial and logical skills to understand and discuss financial policy in a global economy. Objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money, using financial statements in decision making, and understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, and the valuation of stocks and bonds.

Operations Management

Organizations is the delivery of goods and services to meet customer demand. You’ll develop an understanding of operations management in both service and manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on international operations.

Business & Global Society

Explore the economic, social, and political context of global business and identify the institutional frameworks that shape the wider context of business. There will be a special focus on defining and understanding the meaning, importance, and implications of social responsibility for all stakeholders.

International Marketing

Learn the processes involved in the creation, communication, pricing, and distribution of products. Through a managerial perspective, you’ll understand the tasks and decisions faced by marketing managers, including target market selection, competitive positioning, and distribution strategies. There’s a particular emphasis on international marketing contexts.

Global Strategy

Challenges top management in today’s corporations face when implementing corporate and global strategy. Executives face constant change in global industry as well as in their own backyard. The solutions they must define strike a delicate balance between adapting strategic thinking to business realities and implementing attitudes that are essential to motivating their teams.

Future Mindset

In the next ten years the rise of new exponential technologies will change economics and daily life around the world. Making sense of the possibilities requires a future mindset that can understand and act in rapidly shifting digital contexts, organizations, and technologies. Hult students will build competencies in the mindsets and approaches of the new digital economy, exploring the contexts in which digitally forward organizations define new opportunities—and how they turn these opportunities into learning and growth.

JAN - MAR

Spring

Future Challenge

Your core challenge in the spring is the capstone to your core courses and demands the utmost creativity. Building upon themes established throughout the program, the Future Challenge calls upon students to harness disruptive technology to create a compelling new business opportunity, either for your own startup or for an existing company. You’ll prepare for the Future Challenge by learning about the disruptive technologies themselves (e.g. blockchain, gene editing, artificial intelligence). You and your team are then given three weeks to develop innovative business ideas utilizing a disruptive technology. Winning teams will present their ideas to external judges who include senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.

APR

Summer

Electives

Choose six electives from a broad range of topics, or specialize by completing three or more electives in a particular subject area: marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, business analytics, or disruptive technology. You can take electives at up to two of any of our global campus locations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York.

MAY - JUL

*Course titles and sequencing are subject to change

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Dual Degree program

Specialize your expertise when you earn a one-year MBA and a second masters degree in as little as 18 months of accelerated study. Graduate with two masters degrees and stand out even further in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.

For your second masters degree choose from any of the following at our U.S. campuses:

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Locations

Global campus locations

Study at up to three campuses in one year and gain a truly global perspective. Start your program in San Francisco, Boston, London, or Dubai then take your electives at up to two more of any of Hult's global campuses. You’ll study alongside students from over 160 nationalities and graduate with a global network in place.

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Fees

Fees and financial support

We recognize that your MBA is an important investment and will work closely with you during the application process to find the best options to fund your program. With an intensive one-year program, you’ll start reaping the benefits of your degree quickly, resulting in an early return on your investment.

Billed cost of attendance for 2019 - 2020

Program fee*

London GBP

£53,000

Boston USD

$74,000

San Francisco USD

$76,000

Dubai AED

AED 275,000

Insurance coverage**

London GBP

£980

Boston USD

$2,500

San Francisco USD

$2,500

Dubai AED

AED 6000

Library Materials***

London GBP

£400

Boston USD

$500

San Francisco USD

$500

Dubai AED

AED 1,850

Estimated expenses****

Housing

London GBP

£13,000

Boston USD

$14,000

San Francisco USD

$17,000

Dubai AED

AED 47,500

Living

London GBP

£8000

Boston USD

$11,000

San Francisco USD

$12,000

Dubai AED

AED 26,500

Books and Course Materials*****

London GBP

£1000

Boston USD

$1500

San Francisco USD

$1500

Dubai AED

AED 4000

Dual Degree program fees

Program fee

Boston USD

$27,000

San Francisco USD

$27,000

Insurance

Boston USD

$1,500

San Francisco USD

$1,500

Library Materials***

Boston USD

$500

San Francisco USD

$500

Application fee: $150 USD

* A non-refundable Confirmation Deposit counts toward the Annual Program Fee.

** Insurance provider varies by campus location.

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

**** Amounts are based on market benchmarks and exchange rates at the time of print and are therefore subject to change. Estimated expenses should be applied a second time for studying Dual Degree.

***** 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.

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 entrepreneur, or a proven leader—there could be a scholarship for you at Hult.

Dean's Scholar

The Dean Scholar award is for candidates who have achieved overall excellence academically and professionally. This prestigious award provides a select handful of candidates each year with a significant tuition scholarship for their MBA program.

Minimum criteria for application:

  • Transcript demonstrating academic achievement
  • GMAT official score report showing score of 650 or higher
  • Detailed CV demonstrating professional achievement
  • Brief essay detailing how you plan to add value to the Hult community

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

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.

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.

Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship

The Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship is for professionals who have had a permanent role 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.

Senior Leaders Scholarship

The Senior Leaders Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated leadership through leading teams and working in an international arena, often as a Vice President or similar role. They are the influencers in the company and help set tomorrow's strategy. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking candidates who can be visionary and lead high-performing teams.

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.

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.

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

Apply

Apply to Hult’s MBA Program

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.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Three or more years’ relevant work experience
  • Proof of proficiency in English if applicable (i.e. TOEFL/IELTS)
  • GMAT or GRE scores if applicable

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

How to apply

Step 1: Activate your profile

15 mins

  • 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

Step 2: Application consultation

30 mins

  • A member of the Enrollment Team will call you to discuss your suitability for the program and guide you through the next steps.

Step 3: Complete your application

2 hours

Submit the following documents at hult.edu/apply. 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

Step 4: Personal assessment interview

1 hour

  • 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.

Step 5: Admissions decision

1-2 weeks

  • 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.

Step 6: 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 4, 2018

Round 1

Apply by

October 24, 2018

Round 2

Apply by

December 18, 2018

Round 3

Apply by

February 12, 2019

Round 4

Apply by

March 26, 2019

Round 5

Apply by

May 14, 2019

Round 6

Apply by

June 25, 2019

Round 7

Apply by

July 23, 2019

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