I'm a Hult alumni who graduated from the London campus in August of 2012. Let me assure you that Hult is not a some scam. I'm not sure why someone would even use that word who attended, it makes no sense.
Hult is a great school with huge upside, it's true they are relatively new and it's part of the same family as EF. EF is an amazing corporate story and one to admire, Hult has shown through it's amazing growth in the difficult space of education that it absolutely is a business and one that is doing fantastic. I don't understand why it's made out to be a big secret below that Hult recruiters have targets - most schools do any every successful business does.
I have former classmates and close friends who work and run the "hult prize" it's an amazing project that involves schools and people from every walk and corner of the world to participate in something bigger then each of them. Hult does donate 1 million to the winners, which is fantastic - often when companies do great things for a cause bigger then themselves they receive praise, good PR and generally it's a good business decision also, regardless if that wasn't the factor for doing it in the first place.
I understand people don't always get the best out of their experiences at any educational institution, however, to make the claims below doesn't make any sense. I believe that a huge portion of the success and happiness of your time doing an MBA is put on your shoulders as a student and a business person. No school is going to do it all for you. You have to study hard, network and have a vision and goal of what you want. If you don't do any of these things then it doesn't matter what school you attend you'll be disappointed, however that disappointed should be focused towards yourself.
I'm a successful entrepreneur and enjoyed my time at Hult and those in my class and alumni. I also enjoy the continual support that Hult provides for it's alumni.
It's a great school and those that are willing to work hard and network will do great at all the top schools, of which I consider Hult to be one.
As someone who studied with HULT I feel I should let people know that it’s true that this school is a scam. I know someone who worked at HULT who explained that sales-people/recruiters are under a lot of pressure to recruit, otherwise they are fired – the result is that they recruit anyone and the appalling, hire and fire, corporate culture with no morals is ultimately why the school fails.
It sickens me that HULT paint themselves as philanthropists when the cash they donate for ‘the HULT prize’ is blatently used for marketing. HULT is like it’s parent company – EF (Education First), they have an immoral way of operating, trying to squeeze their customers as well as their staff for everything they’ve got, claiming charitable status and generally behaving in a dishonerable manner.
I sincerely regret attending HULT and this has been compounded by seeing how this morally corrupt organisation conducts itself.
On a positive note – I suppose they could improve but it would have to start with changing the ethos from making as much money as possible without considering quality, morals and how they treat both staff and students.
An MBA should be about learning about how to grow employees and creating sustainable, ethical organisations etc. It’s hard to hear this at the same time as studying at a morally bankrupt organisation.