Hult International Business School Reviews

2.35 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Cambridge (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $40,650
25% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
30% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Valeed - 10/26/2020
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
anonymous97 - 3/15/2020
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Max - 2/18/2020
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Alex_2 - 12/6/2019
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
S. - 11/28/2019
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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)"
1.8 out of 5 stars
Gui - 3/18/2019
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Alex - 6/13/2018
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Quinapalus - 5/24/2017
Degree: Executive MBA
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Newgrad - 8/31/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"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 !"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2015
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2015
"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"