Real-World MBA Experience

Put theory into practice and gain hands-on experience working in diverse teams for live client challenges. Throughout your MBA program, you’ll compete to solve real-world business problems as creatively as possible, perfect your pitching skills, and discover your true potential.

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Practical challenge-based learning

We believe you learn best by doing. That’s why you’ll face real-world business challenges as part of your everyday MBA experience. Whether you’re figuring out how best to apply new technology to an existing business, developing a startup idea, or coming up with innovative ways to address social problems, you’ll work in diverse teams to solve the big issues facing businesses today. This challenge-based approach to learning is what defines the Hult student experience. It’s through this highly practical education that you’ll learn from your mistakes, understand your strengths, and develop your skills.

How can a world-leading automotive manufacturer increase its market share in the electric vehicle sector?

Working to the client brief and pitching to execs, students at Hult London were tasked with solving the problem of how a prestigious, long-established automotive brand could increase its market share in electric vehicles—a sector that is being disrupted by many new challenger brands.

Create a new entrepreneurial venture for a for-profit business.

Students at Hult Dubai were challenged to set their own problem to solve as creatively as possible through a new business idea. Their business plan had to be highly competitive, as they were pitching for investment to a panel of judges that included the CEO of bfound.io, one of the most data-driven startups in the UAE.

Create a disruptive business model leveraging digital technologies.

Students in Hult Boston were asked to research and propose a sustainable, disruptive business model for a world-leading industrial manufacturer, leveraging new digital technologies to increase market share.

Learn by doing

Brenda Raez graduated from her Hult MBA in 2018 and is now Senior Associate at PwC. We asked her to tell us more about her practical MBA experience.

What did you find most valuable about the challenge learning approach?

Understanding myself and my own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the Hult DNA was groundbreaking for me. Knowing what to work on and what to keep doing is incredibly valuable. Hult was the place that showed me that there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

How has this helped you professionally?

It opened doors for me even while I was still at Hult. I moved from Peru to Dubai for the MBA and had a job offer with PwC there even before I’d finished the program.

What were your key learnings?

Being humble, not always insisting your own viewpoint is the right one, and giving space to others are essential, both in the business environment and also in life. It was my first time working with people from different cultures. In the beginning it was overwhelming, but soon you realize there’s more than one way to do things, and you can learn so much from your classmates. Having a growth mindset is what will trigger the capabilities within yourself to be able to achieve whatever you want in life.

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