Arthur D. Little School of Management
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Arthur D. Little, the world’s oldest management consulting firm, established Arthur D. Little School of Management, the fully accredited non-profit school, in 1964. The school was modeled on the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 1976, the school was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
In 1996, the Arthur D. Little School of Management formed a partnership with Boston College's Carroll School of Management, giving it access to the college's facilities. The following year the Arthur D. Little School of Management became an independent non-profit entity, with Arthur D. Little Inc. as its only shareholder.
The Arthur D. Little School of Management is thought to be the world’s only example of an accredited non-profit university that was corporately owned. Many of the professors who taught at ADL were full-time professors at the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Babson, Northeastern and Boston College, and were also global consultants attached to one of ADL's Global Management Practice areas: Technology, Strategy & Organization, Corporate Finance, Operations, and Risk. This real-world association resulted in an effective educational program that received top ranks from The Economist magazine's MBA rankings (#1 in international experience and #1 in post graduate salary increase).
The Master of Science in Management Program was an intense globally focused, one-year graduate degree program designed for experienced professionals moving into positions of increased managerial responsibility.
The Arthur D. Little School of Management became the Hult International Business School in 2002, after the reorganization of its parent consulting firm.