Core MBA Courses

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.

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Leading with Personal Impact

Broaden and strengthen your interpersonal skills to improve your personal leadership effectiveness, whatever its current level. You’ll develop greater self-awareness and access powerful tools for increasing your personal impact with colleagues, clients, and contacts. You’ll also be introduced to the Hult DNA, a set of core competencies that is highly valued by the marketplace.

Key topics

  • Growth Mindset
  • Leadership Effectiveness & Hult DNA
  • Influence & Persuasion
  • Coaching, Trust & Difficult Conversations
Finance Masters Business Students | Hult

“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.”

Karen Khachatryan, Armenian, Hedge & PE Funds Accounting Supervisor, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Class of 2017

Leading Change

Develop an understanding of how to initiate, manage, and successfully implement change in different business contexts. Examine your own leadership style and practice skills that will help you translate ideas into results and overcome organizational inertia and resistance to change.

Key topics

  • Understanding Complex Systems
  • Change Agent Roles
  • Adapting to Continual Change
  • Initiating Change

Leading Globally

Examine the individual and group behavior in organizations with a special focus on multicultural business contexts. You’ll develop the knowledge, abilities, and skills to build and lead organizations in the future, wherever in the world they might be. You’ll learn to diagnose complex, multidimensional situations and decide upon courses of action.

Key topics

  • Communicating, Motivating & Negotiating across Cultures
  • Bias & Decision Making
  • Organizing across Borders
  • Innovating Globally

Accounting

Gain an accelerated introduction to the concepts and practices of financial and managerial accounting. 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 the managerial perspective, you’ll focus on the use of accounting information to measure, analyze, and report economic events for internal decision-making purposes.

Key topics

  • Introduction to the Accounting Equation & Financial Statements
  • Reporting & Analyzing
  • Cost Behavior, Activity Analysis & Cost Estimation
  • Analysis & Planning
Accounting | Hult

"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."

Eric Chast, American COO, Liberty Square Group Class of 2016

Financial Management

A primary objective of financial management in the US 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 for-profit firms, much of what you’ll learn can be applied to NGOs and government sectors as well.

Key topics

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Time Value of Money & Interest Rates
  • Risk & Rates of Return
  • Investors & Sustainability

Operations Management

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. You’ll also explore the role of the manager and how to approach processes, cross-functional links, and the use of information systems and technology.

Key topics

  • Operations Strategy
  • Process Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Operations

Project Management

Gain the project management skills and tools necessary for a business executive, manager, consultant, or entrepreneur to successfully initiate, plan, execute, and control projects. Topics include project, program, and portfolio management; project and product lifecycle methodologies; communications and stakeholder management; and project management tools.

Key topics

  • Project Management Methodologies

  • Planning & Managing

  • Cost Control

  • Stakeholder & Communication

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Marketing

Examine 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. Topics are discussed in an international context and you’ll address the unique issues and opportunities that marketers face in a global market.

Key topics

  • Market Segmentation & Customer Analysis
  • Branding
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media
  • Strategic Marketing
Date and Decisions | Hult

“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.”

Goke Olagbemi, Nigerian, Class of 2019

Data & Decisions

Gain perspective on how research, data collection, and analysis can contribute to the 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.

Key topics

  • Quantitative Research in Business
  • Testing Hypotheses
  • Evaluating Patterns in Data & Relationships
  • Between Variables
  • Predicting Outcomes Using Regression

Global Strategy

Increasingly, companies expect experienced employees to be able to think and act strategically without losing their agility. Strengthen your critical-thinking skills and develop the business acumen to be able to assess key challenges and opportunities in a global environment. How do we compete amid significant uncertainty to maximize value while making profits in an ethical and sustainable way?

Key topics

  • The Changing Nature of Strategy
  • Industry Analysis & Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Cross-Border Expansion Strategy
Business & Global Society | Hult

“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.”

Jaïri Terpstra, Dutch, HR Talent Manager & Employer Branding Lead Benelux, Unilever, Class of 2016

Business in Global Society

Conventional, narrow value chains will increasingly be replaced with value webs that involve multiple types of systems, institutions, and stakeholders. These need to be understood and integrated to create value for both business and society. You’ll explore how well organizations navigate and integrate with overlapping systems in these different domains without diminishing the achievement of business goals.

Key topics

  • The Purpose & Role of Business in Society
  • Socio-Economic Systems
  • Global Trade & Foreign Investment
  • New Strategies & Business Models for Sustainable System Engagement
Managerial Economics | Hult

“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.”

Ahmed Khalid Pakistani, Commercial Director, NADRA Class of 2017

Managerial Economics

Focus on the analytical foundations that are essential to be able to address key issues 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.

Key topics

  • Demand & Supply Analysis
  • Decision Making in Competitive Markets
  • Basics of Game Theory
  • Introduction to Macroeconomicst
Managerial Economics | Hult

“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.”

Ahmed Khalid Pakistani, Commercial Director, NADRA Class of 2017

Capstone Experience

The final course in your core program, your Capstone Experience, is the ultimate test of your creativity and collaborative skills. You’ll delve deep into the technologies that are disrupting industries across the globe and be asked to imagine a future that doesn’t exist yet. Working in diverse teams, you’ll need to apply everything you’ve learned to create a business solution to the challenges of tomorrow.

Key topics

  • Design Thinking
  • Platform Design & Research
  • Data & Agility
  • Value Propositions
  • Innovation & Disruption
  • Strategic Futures
  • Disruptive Technology Team Challenge

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