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It’s those who have “been there, done that” that succeed in today’s world, and Hult International Business School knows this. That’s why students of the private global business school get to study at any of its six strategically located campuses in London, San Francisco, Boston, Dubai, and Shanghai.
The school, established in 1964, was named after Swedish billionaire and education advocate Bertil Hult. In 2016, the school ranked No. 1 in new grads starting a business and No. 7 in recent grads who join a startup in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools list. On top of being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Hult is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and their Boston program is separately recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
The school offers a business administration degree program to undergraduate students, who can choose from five available majors: accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. With a mission to “be the most relevant business school in the world,” Hult holds itself to a high standard.
“Today, success in business is as much about understanding cultures and globalization as it is about understanding finance and marketing,” Bertil Hult said to the school community. “With our exceptional faculty, rigorous curriculum, and unique campus network, Hult International Business School is committed to educating not just leaders of business, but leaders of the world.”
MORE THAN 120 NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT BODY
It’s hard to find a school that does diversity better than Hult. The school reports that no one nationality makes up more than 7.5% of their undergraduate student body. The undergraduate population during last year’s academic year was comprised of 123 nationalities who spoke 88 different languages.
The school reported that in fall 2017, they received 3,373 applications from students wanting to join the four-year undergraduate business program. Less than half of them were accepted and the incoming class’s average SAT score was 1250.
“Hult is a global community where you learn much more than just business,” Christian Karlsson, a student from Sweden in the graduating class of 2015, says. “For me, Hult is a place where you automatically become a global citizen.”
Almost 80% of alums who completed the Poets&Quants alumni survey said they had a global immersion experience during their time at Hult. Because the school truly believes that a business education cannot happen only in the classroom, the school has created the Hult Action Projects program.
The six-week program is a capstone project for Hult students where they work in teams with real companies, organizations, and business mentors from the real-world. Each Hult partner company receives five teams of five international business students who then compete to outwit each other in providing intelligence, insights, and action planning to move the company to the forefront of the industry.
Youssef Youssef, also from the class of 2015, transferred from The American University in Cairo to Hult in 2012. After getting his degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, he went on to earn a master of international marketing degree at Hult, and now works as a regional finance controller at Henkel Corporation. In his survey response, he said that by doing projects and simulations in groups with students from all over the world, he developed the ability to work with people from all kinds of backgrounds with different styles of learning. He called his time at Hult “life-changing” and added that the experience still helps him work in all types of teams at his job today.
STRATEGICALLY LOCATED CAMPUSES IN GLOBAL ECONOMIC HUBS
Hult San Francisco is located in the Telegraph Hill district, just minutes away from the city’s piers resting on the San Francisco Bay, and within walking distance to the Financial District. Downtown is just 10 minutes away from school, where Neiman Marcus and Macy’s are constantly bustling with shoppers, and the Bank of America Financial Center, Charles Schwab, First Republic Bank, and Wells Fargo offices are. Across the Bay in Oakland are the offices of Clorox and Pandora Radio. Plenty of people in the Bay Area also commute to work at LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, 23andMe, Kohls, and Walmart in Silicon Valley and seeking out an opportunity simply means attending one of the many networking events that happened every day in the area, or sharing an Uber ride with the right person.
Finance major Beatriz Emilia Iniguez Ladines comes from Ecuador, but the class of 2017 student was able to secure a research analyst internship at the San Francisco Center for Economic Development through the Hult MyCareer portal, where employers are looking for global-aware graduates. She said that as part of job preparation, the Career Development team also organized weekly events for them to practice formal introductions and network-building.
Over in Shanghai, Hult’s campus is just down the street from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, a commercial bank ranking 64th on Forbes’ list of the world’s biggest public companies. Located in the city’s Huangpu business district, the school has situated itself well in the place where thousands of business deals are sealed in restaurants and offices nearby. The school is also right next to the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government office, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Telecom building, Chong Hing Finance Center, and Dong Hai Business Center. Across the river, approximately an hour away by car, is the world renowned Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Stock Exchange, where the world’s financial giants have offices. From UBS, Credit Suisse, and BNP Paribas, to Citigroup, Bank of East Asia and Standard Chartered Bank, the business world is easily accessible to Hult students.
Similarly, in Dubai, Boston, and London, students will find themselves right in the middle of culture and opportunity. Almost 80% of Hult alumni said their first job after graduating was in their desired industry, with 36% landing jobs in the company they wanted to work for.
“Hult is one of the only schools in the world where students will earn both a U.S. and U.K. accredited bachelor degree, no matter which of the campus locations they graduate from around the world,” Claire Lauré, strategy and business intelligence analyst for Hult, said. “This international recognition ensures that the student’s degree will set them apart, no matter where in the world they eventually decide to live or work.”
When learning is outside the classroom
The Hult Model United Nations Facebook page has over 1,600 followers and students frequently travel to take part in events in the UK and abroad. The student-run club gives students a chance to meet other global citizens and engage in constructive debate on issues the world is dealing with.
Sarveen Chester, also from the class of 2017, is a Singaporean who lived and studied on the London campus. The entrepreneurship major speaks six languages and started two ventures before joining the Hult family to become a Hult Global Ambassador and a delegate for Hult Model United Nations to national and regional conferences.
Chester’s interest in art and design led him to create an online fashion journal business and an online art collective business. When he arrived at Hult, he combined his interest in social issues and non-governmental organizations to begin contributing to the Hult Social Impact Club and Hult Arts & Culture Club.
True to being a school that teaches business, not only are there already a ton of clubs and societies for students to join and help grow, the Student Services team at Hult are ready to help any student set up a group that doesn’t exist yet. Aside from traditional clubs like the HULT Finance Club and Toastmasters, Hult students can also join the Music & Jamming Club where students create music together or the Language Cafe where students learn other languages from their native-speaking classmates.
The school believes that these extra-curricular activities make their students more attractive to employers. They reported that 70% of students in the class of 2017 found full-time jobs within three months of graduation and the top employers of their graduates include multi-national enterprises such as Google, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Amazon, and Microsoft.
“I chose Hult because I was seduced by the idea of studying business in an international environment,” said Jacqueline Olive Angele Tchouen of Cameroon, from the class of 2018. “There is no better place to be a ‘citizen of the world,’ like Socrates defined himself, than Hult International Business School.”