Hult International Business School Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
My experience at Hult has brought me far more disappointment than it has delight. For the last two years I have been an Executive MBA student at Hult's Dubai Campus and I do not feel that I have received anything approaching value for money. The biggest source of frustration has been the Faculty. With only one or two notable exceptions I have found Faculty members to be dismissive, non-committed and totally unreliable. On one occasion I was disputing an incorrect final grade with the registrar, who maintained that the grade had been calculated correctly as per the Student Handbook. I pointed out the Chapter, Page and Paragraph of the Student Handbook that proved him incorrect, he still maintained that I was wrong. I then walked him through every step of the (fairly simple) mathematics used to calculate final grade scores as described in the Student Handbook, and he still maintained that I had no grounds for complaint. It was only when a further 40% of the cohort complained that their final grades were also incorrect that he bothered to look at the problem and concede that I had been right all along. The time taken to grade assignments has also been unacceptably long. In some cases, we have had to wait 2-3 months for grades to be released. The Faculty attitude to planning has left a lot to be desired as well. Halfway through my Executive MBA program, we were informed that Subject Specialization had been introduced and that a students elective courses could be aligned to a specific subject. Unfortunately, everyone in the 2nd year of the EMBA course had already taken 2 of the 3 elective courses required for graduation by this point, meaning that those who wished to specialize needed to take 2 extra elective courses. On top of this, the faculty scheduled elective courses for the Financial Specialty to take place at the same time as our Final Action Project. An Executive MBA is a full program of MBA study that is taken on a part time basis alongside a Full Time job. With the Action Project taking up most of our evenings and weekends and full time jobs taking all of our time during the week, several of my colleagues had to drop the Finance Specialization as the workload was just unrealistic. You might expect that there would be some upside to this, a thriving social scene perhaps? Or good extra curricular activities? Sadly not. Over the last 2 years, the Executive MBA Cohort has been completely marginalized and neglected by the Hult Student Association. Despite plouging a total of $9.5 million into the Hult coffers between us, we have not seen any social events this year, we are not getting a yearbook (unlike previous EMBA cohorts) and we are not getting a graduation party. On the positive side, the program of study is fairly comprehensive and I have managed to maintain a reasonable GPA across all of the required subjects to ensure that I graduate. I have made some very good friends who have been a great help to me. I was however frequently disappointed with the attitude of a large portion of my classmates; many would turn up to class without having done any preparation or reading, others would flagrantly share exam papers and assignments across class groups taking the same subject at different times. The Faculty was aware of this, but did nothing to discourage it. So, at the end of the day I guess I am just a bit jaded. I have worked hard and achieved an MBA (which is all I wanted, I am 40 years old and under no delusion that it would magically transform my career overnight) and I have met some interesting people. The problem is that the support and service that I received from Hult along the way was in no way worth the $60,000 that I paid them for it.
I had a good year, however the school didn't match my expectations. Many program details were different from what was announced: the size of the cohort was bigger, the fees were higher, the rotation choices and places were smaller. The quality of the courses was variable as the quality of the classmates, some of them were freshly graduated from a Bachelor Degree ! And the Alumni is almost non-existant or inactive. The school is too expensive for what it is !
I had a great experience I really enjoy how much team work we had especially as the class was very international. I also like how practical was the learning experience