A Business School by Business People

Bertil Hult


Founder, Hult International Business School

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.


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).


Forms alliance with Ashridge Business School, merging operationally in 2015.


The MBA curriculum, redesigned in collaboration with business leaders and employers, wins AMBA’s 2014 Innovation Award.


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.


In the midst of a global pandemic, Hult launched its first Live Online degrees.

Meet your school president

Dr. Hodges is someone who knows business firsthand. His own career has taken him from management to finance to education, from Europe to Asia and back again. He also knows what’s needed for you to succeed. 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.

Stephen Hodges, PhD


President, Hult International Business School

From one student’s idea to a global movement. For more than a decade, the Hult Prize has been transforming how students envision themselves as leaders of change. Every year, participants compete to solve a challenge that’s impacting billions of lives. Competitors receive coaching and mentorship as they build a team, formulate ideas, create their business, run pilots, and pitch to influential audiences at each round in the hope of winning 1M USD to launch their social enterprise. It’s an educational experience of a lifetime and the ultimate example of Hult’s learning-by-doing philosophy.

Sumana Samuk’s MBA team Green Hands made it to the top three in the Regional Finals in 2017.

“The challenge was restoring dignity to ten million refugees. We focused on Lebanon, which has the highest density of refugees in the world. To us, restoring dignity meant empowering them with the chance to earn a living. We had a simple concept: collect and convert waste plastic bottles into jackets and sell on.”

Hanny, Patricio, and Ikram—team Enpov—were the first undergrad team from Hult to reach the Accelerator Finals in 2019.

“We secured corporate sponsorship to travel to Ethiopia to research and pilot our idea to increase access to the agriculture market. We knocked on doors from businesses to government officials, and our business model evolved significantly. Our research led to us designing a hybrid electric tricycle, and a contact in Sudan built a prototype for us.”

Genr8—now a multi-award-winning business—was an Executive MBA team that made it to the Regional Finals in 2018.

“Hult Prize has the Hult DNA embedded within and nobody knows more about it than the people at Hult. We understood the mindset and were prepared both practically and emotionally for the intense rounds of pitching to panels of experts, investors, and leaders.”

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