- Growth Mindset & Hult DNA
- Emotional Intelligence
- Interpersonal & Cross-Cultural Communication
- Coaching Skills
- Setting Goals & Personal Development Plan
As the foundation of your MBA program, 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.
To begin your leadership development, you’ll begin the program with a total immersion into your own psyche. Through a research-based approach combining practical applications, dynamic simulations, relationship building, coaching, and 360° feedback, you’ll gain deep insight into your strengths and development areas. You’ll map these against what we call the “Hult DNA”—the data-driven skillset that the marketplace most values in trained business professionals. This sets a firm foundation for your future growth and also forms the basis of your Personal Development Plan—your path to truly effective leadership.
“Knowledge and skills are integrated into one very intensive year that transforms you from top to bottom. My way of thinking has changed completely. One day you look at yourself and realize how different you are in every single thing that you now do.”
Leadership II builds on the skills and topics introduced in Leadership I and specifically focuses on: communication, presentation, and influencing skills, conflict management and negotiation skills, and self-awareness and personal understanding. You’ll grow a deeper understanding and appreciation for the importance of a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, team building, and the impact that related practices will have on your business effectiveness and career.
High-performing organizations are characterized by strategic alignment, adaptability, employee commitment, and employee accountability. In this course, you’ll explore each of these characteristics as well as the tensions between them. Increase your understanding of relationships around you, and gain the tools to diagnose complex, multidimensional situations to decide upon courses of action from a managerial perspective.
Gain an accelerated introduction to the concepts and practices of financial and managerial accounting. From the financial perspective, you’ll examine the recognition, measurement, and reporting of a firm’s economic transactions within the framework of both US and international accounting principles. From a managerial perspective, you’ll focus on the use of accounting information to measure, analyze, and report economic events to inform internal decisions on cost behavior, reporting, budgeting, and activity-based costing.
"Thanks to the accounting and finance classes at Hult, I was able to bring bookkeeping in-house and work with our vendors to trim a quarter of a million dollars off annual expenses—and reinvest in growing the firm and eliminating all our debt."
In a market economy, financial management is often viewed as the integrating discipline of management. A primary objective of financial management in the United States is to create and preserve shareholder value or wealth. That is not the primary objective in many parts of the world. In this course you’ll develop the knowledge, skills, critical-thinking abilities, and behaviors required of any manager. Although the main focus is on profit-seeking firms, much of what is learned has applicability for organizations in the not-for-profit and governmental sectors as well
In this course, you’ll address the supply of goods and services in a global economy. The fundamental focus is on understanding the best way to match supply and demand at any organization. You’ll explore the strategic issues and the analytic tools for decision making including practical, process-based approaches to solving operations problems. The role of the manager and how to approach processes, cross- functional links, and the use of information systems and technology are emphasized.
Marketing is the interface between the company and the marketplace. Managers in all functional areas of business need an understanding of marketing fundamentals. Here, you’ll look at the processes involved in the creation and delivery of customer value and satisfaction through communication, pricing, and distribution as well as the development of products and services. You’ll explore both the theory and practice involved in the marketing process, the key to which is an understanding of business and consumer markets. All the topics in the course are discussed in an international context, including the unique issues that marketers face in global markets.
Gain perspective on what research, data collection, and analysis can contribute to the decisions and priorities of business decision makers. You’ll learn how to conduct original quantitative research and interpret findings accurately and appropriately. You’ll then practice applying critical quantitative analysis to make better business decisions.
“To succeed with data analytics, you need to be able to identify the point where business soft skills meet technical hard skills. Making good use of this combination is critical for effective business as well as problem solving.”
Strategic skills are a key asset for business leadership across business functions and seniority levels. Increasingly, companies expect their product managers, senior business analysts, and mid-level executives in diverse functions to possess the ability to think and act strategically without losing their agility. Here, you’ll focus on the craft, the opportunities, and the challenges of developing strategies in these roles. You’ll seek to answer the most basic strategic question: How do we best position and compete among significant uncertainty and ambiguity to maximize value created and profits made in a sustainable way?
In today’s complex business environment, the need for enlightened, integrative, and ethical leadership is critical to the realization of strategic and organizational goals. Conventional, narrow value chains will increasingly be replaced with value webs that involve multiple types of systems, institutions, and stakeholders, which need to be understood and integrated to create value for both business and society. Here, you’ll explore how well organizations navigate and integrate with overlapping systems in these different domains without diminishing the achievement of business goals.
“Big corporates are becoming more perceptive and recognize that they need to relate their operations and decisions to society more and more. Business & Global Society is so important—it’s the future of business.”
You’ll focus on the analytical foundations that are essential to be able to address key issues in management strategy, marketing strategy, and related fields in a rigorous way and to make better decisions accordingly. You’ll identify and analyze a variety of market structures, ranging from perfect competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly. The ultimate goal is to develop skills for making effective managerial decisions and strategic choices based on the analysis of companies, cost structures, and market conditions.
“The curriculum is flexible enough that it adapts to changing industry and market needs even within the year. The excellent combination of courses, workshops, simulations, and coaching have brought out the leader in me that I didn’t even believe existed.”
Innovation, driven by emerging tech, is now fundamental to business growth. Seeing opportunity in uncertainty and being able to act and adapt in rapidly changing contexts requires a certain mindset and skillset. Having the confidence to try new things and fail fast is essential. The capstone to your core program asks you to imagine a future that doesn’t exist yet and use business to make it a reality.
Join a worldwide gathering of Hult MBAs for a four-day innovation summit in Dubai. Expand your mind as well as your business contacts and get a feel for one of the world’s fastest-grown economies.
Centered on the theme of innovation, this summit brings our MBA students together from across the globe for an immersion into the topic of innovation and disruptive thinking. Hear from leaders disrupting business today and network with like-minded colleagues from around the world.
Complete an elective from a range of topics. Example electives may include:
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