A Business School by Business People
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.