A Business School by Business People
Founding a different way of learning
Bertil Hult wasn’t born a businessman. Growing up in Sweden in the 1940s, he struggled in a system that didn’t allow his dyslexia to be seen as anything other than a limit. Inspired by his own learning of the English language, he went on to found EF Education First, the world’s largest provider of experiential language travel, and become benefactor of the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute in Massachusetts, USA. In 2003, he became its namesake, and Hult International Business School was born.
Founder, Hult International Business School
The Management Education Institute in Boston is formed by Arthur D. Little Inc., the world’s oldest management consulting firm.
Renamed Hult International Business School, honoring benefactor Bertil Hult’s vision and commitment to educating international business leaders.
Becomes first US school to have its MBA accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
The MBA curriculum, redesigned in collaboration with business leaders and employers, wins AMBA’s Innovation Award.
Merges operationally with Ashridge Business School to offer global executive education, qualifications, and apprenticeships.
Earns global accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Awarded EQUIS accreditation, officially achieving the coveted “triple-crown” status—the first US business school to do so.
Launches its first Live Online degrees, in the midst of a global pandemic.
Extends portfolio to include doctoral degrees with a Doctorate in Business Administration program.
Meet your school president
Dr. Lilley knows firsthand what it takes to thrive in business. His own career has gone from consulting to banking to insurance to education, through strategy and operations, leadership and innovation, scale and startups. It’s taken him from Europe to North and South America, Africa, Asia, and back again. Not all business schools teach for the real world—offering the tangible skills that employers need, that will empower you to get the job done. At Hult, it’s how we lead.
From one student’s idea to a global movement—the Hult Prize solves the world’s biggest challenges through social entrepreneurship. Through a year-long competition, over 100,000 young people in more than 100 countries work to create high-impact startups that address the annual Call to Action in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Finalists pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges, and the winning team receives 1M USD in funding to make their idea a reality. It’s an educational experience of a lifetime and the ultimate example of Hult’s learning-by-doing philosophy.