Hult International Business School

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Hult International Business School
Former names
Arthur D. Little School of Management
Motto The Global Business School
Type Business school
Established 1964
President Stephen J.Hodges[1]
Students 3,000
Location Boston, USA
San Francisco, USA
London, UK
Dubai, UAE
Shanghai, China
New York, USA
Hertfordshire, UK
Affiliations New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),
The Association of MBAs (AMBA),
British Accreditation Council
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Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is a business school with 6 campuses and one rotation center located all around the world, in the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and China. In 2012, it graduated 2,000 students from its MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Bachelor degree programs.[2]

The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges[3] and the Association of MBAs.[4] The school has also been accredited by the British Accreditation Council of Independent Further and Higher Education.[5] Hult is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).[6]

The school is incorporated as Hult International Business School, Inc., a non-profit organization under Massachusetts law.[7]


The institution was established in 1964 by Arthur D. Little Inc. as the Management Education Institute,[8] a subsidiary for training of business executives from developing countries,[9] modeled on the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 1976, the Arthur D. Little school was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[8]

In 1996, the school, then known as 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.[9] 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.[9]

In 2002, after Arthur D. Little declared bankruptcy, Kaplan, Inc. initiated acquisition of the business school, renaming it the Concord School of Management.[10][11][12] In November 2002, Kaplan abandoned its acquisition plans. At the time, the school had 26 students.[13]

In 2003 Bertil Hult stepped in to financially support the failing school. Since then it has grown from its single Boston location to 5 campuses in San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and two rotation centers in New York and Sao Paulo. The school was renamed Hult International Business School after Bertil Hult, the founder of EF Education First.[2]

In 2005, after the accreditation of Hult's one year MBA program by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Hult began opening new campuses. The Shanghai campus opened in 2007. The following year Hult became the first American educational institution officially approved in the United Arab Emirates[8] when its Dubai campus opened. In 2009, Hult acquired the former facilities of Huron University USA in London to open its London campus. Hult's San Francisco campus opened in 2010.[8] Hult and Ashridge Business School operationally merged in 2015.[14]

London Undergraduate Campus


Hult is ranked 55th in the world by The Economist[15] and 21st in the international category by Bloomberg Businessweek.[16]

Rankings 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 61[17] 57[18] 65[19] 61[20] 94[21] 97 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 55 [22] 59 31 29 [23] 27 [24] 44 [25] 31 [26] 39 [27] 33 [28] 22 [29] NR 43 NR

The Economist also ranks Hult 6th in Percentage Increase on Pre-MBA Salary, and has recognized Hult as 1st for international exchange opportunities and 1st for diversity of industries recruiting graduates.

Hult Prize[edit]

Hult International Business School is the lead sponsor of the Hult Prize (formerly Hult Global Case Challenge), an annual international case competition launched in 2010 that asks students to find solutions to global social challenges.[30] The organization is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.[31] Teams from business schools around the world compete at one of five regional events to develop the best solutions to that year's social challenge.[32] The best teams from each regional event advance to a global final, at which a single winning team is chosen. Bertil Hult provided a $1 million cash grant to the partner NGO to help fund the winning solution in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he will instead provide the same cash grant for the winning team to establish a new social enterprise.[33]

In 2010, the competition focused on education in partnership with One Laptop per Child.[34] The 2011 event partnered with Matt Damon's to focus on provision of clean water.[35] [36] In 2012, Hult Prize partnered with Habitat for Humanity, One Laptop Per Child and SolarAid to address global poverty through the provision of education, housing and energy.[37] The 2013 event addresses the global food crisis.[38]

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2012 final events.[39]

Business Professor of the Year Award[edit]

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), supported by Hult International Business School, launched the Business Professor of the Year Award in 2012.[40][41]


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  7. ^ The Official Website of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Financial Statements of Hult International Business School 2008, retrieved 2010-September-19
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  9. ^ a b c Arthur D. Little, Inc., FundingUniverse website, accessed November 9, 2009
  10. ^ Kaplan to Acquire Boston's Arthur D. Little School of Management, Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, August 17, 2002
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  14. ^ Hult International Business School and Ashridge Complete Merger
  15. ^ "The Economist 2014 Which MBA? Full-time MBA Rankings". The Economist. 2014-10-10. 
  16. ^ "MBA Programs 2014 Business School Ranking". Bloomberg Businessweek. 
  17. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2014". Financial Times. 
  18. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2013". Financial Times. 
  19. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2012". Financial Times. 
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  25. ^ "The Economist 2009 MBA Ranking". The Economist. 
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  27. ^ "EIU Global Top 100 MBA 2007". The Economist. 
  28. ^ "EIU Global Top 100 MBA 2006". The Economist. 
  29. ^ "EIU Global Top 100 MBA 2005". The Economist. 
  30. ^ "Hult Global Case Challenge Launches with". Triple Pundit. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  31. ^ "CGI Members Made Nearly 300 New Commitments To Address Global Challenges; Since CGI Launched, Commitments Worth $63 Billion Have Improved the Lives of Nearly 300 Million People in More Than 170 Countries". Clinton Global Initiative. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  32. ^ "Matt Damons Charity Benefits From Global MBA Advice". Financial Times. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
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  34. ^ "Top Business Students to Compete for Innovative Solution to Educate 2 Billion Poor Kids". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  35. ^ "Revolutionizing the way to make safe wate available for everyone". 
  36. ^ "Matt Damon's Water Charity To Receive $1 Million Dollars". Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
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  39. ^ "Bill Clinton Keynote Speaker for Hult Challenge". Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
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