Hult International Business School Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Cambridge (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,500
50% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/23/2023
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"Hult is a life changing experience, not only a school that offers a range of undergarduate and postgraduate degrees. It pioneers the approach of "learning by doing" and it's extremely practical in the classrom. Professors areleading experts in their field, almost always practitioners and all students have what Hult defines as "the HULT DNA". I would highly recommend the school to anyone that feels they learn better by doing things rather than purely studying theory in textbooks."
Sanskriti Chaturvedi
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2022
  • Degree: Marketing
"I had one of the best experiences at Hult, with the amount of information & knowledge provided by the professor in class and learning materials after that is immense, you get to experience a really life simulation around business as they not only organise brand collaborations for education but also help you develop your own idea in Future Challenge. With the amazing career advisory team onboard it is so easy to get into networking groups and learn about corporate lives. I say, it is an absolute value for money, they don’t just provide knowledge but help you retain it by introducing a new way of learning, experiencing the education. There is a huge diversity at Hult, my cohort had 39 nationalities that helped me understand how to work in teams with cultural diversities. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend Hult, it is a life changing experience. An institute that helps you grow personally and professionally, from George at the reception to professors in classes, coffee at student hub to virtual sessions with teams, it is worth experiencing."
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2022
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"I am doing an MBA with Hult and overall I am happy. I like how it's split between academical, leadership and challenges modules. I am in the middle of the studying year and I can say I appreciate more now the tough courses that we have because the new information but also some real life applications. So far my favourite courses were "Financial Statement Analysis" and "Data Management". Behind the generic terms there were practical exercises selected from real life. I guess that's where I can say the difference is made. I also like the leadership modules and business simulations. I am not 100% sure if the skills gained can be called "hard skills" because to my mind those have to be learned and practiced for a decent amount of time in the workplace, but it's a very good introduction to the skill - pretty much the best a school can do. And yes, I agree that they can be presented as skills in a CV, for the younger ones or the ones wanting to change their career. I am 40 now, so maybe to late for that for me. I am already applying at work things that I've learnt. One thing I want to mention for someone enrolling: "Make sure you really want to invest your time in this degree, because the school will not make you brilliant or smart, it's just providing a frame and guidance. It's more about the time invested and your dedication, the outcome will be proportionate with that!". I have felt it myself, initially I didn't take it very seriously but after I've changed my approach I could see the change in grades but also a personal satisfaction of work being properly done!"
Ayush Mishra
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2021
  • Degree: International Business
"Hult has personally changed my life because I have received effective empathy on all levels from this institution. From Michael up at reception with the broadest smile in the world, to Professor Bhalla and James (the 2 most unique and life-changing) Professors I have ever had. Might I not forget Dean Sam who very kindly helped me with my visa related issues in the midst of the pandemic and the list simply goes on and on! This school cultivates an enriching environment for all students to incubate their learnings and create something that can change the world. This was especially expressed through the manifestation of several business plans during the Future Mindset & Challenge (capstone project). I have genuinely loved my time at Hult London, and would be extremely happy to talk about any questions or queries anyone might have!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2021
  • Degree: International Business
"I am studying the Master in International Business at Hult International Business School and my experience is terrible. The courses are really basic and if you took business classes in the past, you will learn nothing. You have one course at a time and only two hours a day. Student services are unhelpful and you cannot get a clear answer on anything. Plus, you can go weeks without getting an answer. Communication is the worst part at Hult. It seems like nobody knows anything and what they are doing. Everything is decided last minute. The campus housing in Boston “Hult House” is no worth it and you can get cheaper and better options around. Hult focuses more on student private life than on academics or careers. They are investigating what students are doing outside of campus and issue sanctions up to dismissal and breaking student visas. If you are thinking about choosing Hult to get access to employment in the United States. You can find way better business schools that will look better on your resume."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2020
  • Degree: Marketing
"Aviod this scam school at all costs. They treat people as bank accounts rather than students.. This School is only trying to get your money any not provide you any reasonable effective education. Kindly do your research before admitting to this school. Even Forbes have provided details about one of their scandals which involve their own employee."
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2020
  • Degree: International Business
"Aviod this scam school at all costs. They treat people as bank accounts rather than students.. The professors are actually quite awful and very stuck up. The staff find it so hard to fulfill even the smallest of requests made by students. They keep implementing this growth mindset dna thing but the fact of the matter is that they all have fixed mindsets. Majority of your marks come from groupwork and final exams, they promised me that this will be a practical learning experience but they are treating us like school kids."
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2020
  • Degree: International Business
"I remember I was quite hesitant about joining Hult at first because I read some negative reviews before and my Enrollment Advisor was always following up with me. However, once I started the program I realised this is just their customer service and I appreciate now having had someone sharing updates about the school and even meeting in person. My experience exceeded my expectations. Hult is a school for someone that wants to be immersed in a multicultural environment. Very practical education, do not come to Hult if you would prefer the theory and writing a thesis. Very innovative, provided me with a global perspective."
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"Hult is in business of selling dreams. According to Paul Ekman, it's easy to deceive someone when they want to believe what you are saying. And Hult does just that. They promise that you will be able to double your salary, that you will be able to recover your money within one year after graduation, that you will have opportunities to work internationally. This might be a dream come true for some, but for majority this is not true. When I applied to Hult, I thought I was buying an insurance, but it appeared I was buying a very expensive lottery ticket. It's been more than five years since graduation and it is painful to think how much money I lost to Hult. MBA is advertised as if they are selling you some "secret knowledge" that will make you rich. But this is not true. MBA is a collection of courses, just like any other graduate program. We studied economics, managerial theory, and some other related subjects. It was not bad, but there is nothing special about it, IMHO it did not cost the money I paid. Hult career advisers are not just useless, they are incompetent. Advise they give, is often counter productive. I wish they'd just say to me after graduation: "You know what? Hult lied to you about great career opportunities you'd have. If you want to succeed, just follow your instincts and try your best. Hult degree will not help you." At least it would be fair and I would not have spent so much time trying to pretend like what I learned was something special. It is not. While at Hult, we always played that game when we pretended to be managers at a company and have to evaluate a situation and make a decision. While these skills are important for some, in real life they may harm you. When I graduated I was so clueless that I actually tried to apply what I learned and presented my analysis to a manager. They did not fire me immediately, but eventually I had to leave. In real life you need to listen to your manager and do what you are told to do, don't be smart. Sometimes I would compare Hult to an imaginable "School for Presidents of the United States". I.e. - they would teach you all skills needed for the President and pretend you can become one. Obviously 99.99% would not even have a chance and 98% would not even qualify. I feel ashamed and humiliated by Hult."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"I attended Hult in 2016-2017, in Boston. I have to say I had my ups and downs with Hult while I was there, from incredible excitement to some lines of disappointment. But more than two years from finishing it I have to say it truly was the right choice to me. First of all, all I currently do at work is what I directly learned in classes since they purse an extremely hands-on methodology, which is what you need in today's work environment (no one is searching for a business grad who knows only theory). I han great classmates from all over the world with different backgrounds and point of views, which helped me in developing an international mindset. I had incredible extracurricular experiences, from Hackathons to disruptive days, as well as the opportunity to do my Business Challenge with Google over a period of 4 months (that tbh looks great on a cv). However is it the best business school possible? No, but I don't believe such a school exists. I had great professors, as well as medium professors, great engaging courses as well as kind of disappointing ones, but that's simply what happens in every school. I believe they put way too efforts on marketing/trying to look the best school in the world but I believe that's just part of the game, every brand does that. Maybe they should rather spend more resources on increasing the students satisfaction level, since some of them seem to be not truly satisfied with the experience they had. For me it was great, and I don't believe I would have reach what I accomplished so far in my professional life if it wasn't for Hult. Plus now being an Hult Alumni allowed me to become part of an amazing networks of professionals which really helped me in finding new jobs or get recommendations. So I do recommend it (especially looking at how they constantly change their curriculum to offer effective classes from a work point of view, as the combination of marketing and data analysis)"
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"I would never recommend Hult. They sell you the world, but what they deliver is a PILOT PROJECT. They don't know what they are doing yet. So we are paying a lot to be part of their experience while they improve the school. And by improving, I mean, the basics. The one and only positive part is that the class is really diverse and international. So you can network and learn with people from different cultures. Besides that, it pretty much suck. You learn the basic of each subject. You don't really have time do network in events because you are always too busy with school. So my advice is: study longer and get to a real business school. Or a real school."
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"I graduated from high school last year and was full of hope for attending Hult. However the school only cares for the amount of numbers they can get in their institution. They don't provide underclass students with a meal plan but you pay $65k to attend for one year. I had two experiences with two different professors that were highly inappropriate. The first professor found humor in belittling me in front of my class. The second professor lied to me promising to help me with research to begin my doctorate studies but ended up giving me insight on the students he found sexually attractive and pursued to talk me over Grindr (a gay dating app) outside of school. This place was an absolute waste of my 1st year as a college student and I strongly recommend no one seriously seeking a solid academic career to attend Hult."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Relly liked and it was focused on internaitonal and mult cultural business"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"I recommend it, I had good experiences, good colleagues and good teachers"
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2017
  • Degree: Executive MBA
"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."
Terry McMillan
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"For me and others, Hult is a dream! It is such a unique school. Not only does it offer the most diverse student body with hundreds of students from different countries, but it also provides a unique opportunity to its students to allow them to rotate to different campuses throughout the school year in different countries. I'm studying at the London campus. All of this allows you to truly create a global network for yourself to prepare you for your global career."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"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 !"
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
"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"
Ana Tenemaza
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2013
  • Degree: International Business
"The pros are that there is a wide diversity within the school, which allows everyone to interact and learn from different ethnicities. At the same time, allowing us to expand our networking skills. The cons are that the building is small and should expand. This will allow for students to have other option than staying inside one building to study."