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# Does anybody have any feedback on Hult? Other than rankings

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Hey guys,

I've gotten accepted into Hult International Business school, in particular at there San Francisco campus. The Economist ranks it 26th in the world but The Financial Times ranks it 96th? What's with the discrepancy? Anyways if anybody could give me some feedback about the school that would be great, in particular some feedback from somebody that's been there or knows anybody that's been there.

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18 Jan 2011, 10:30
You might be interested to have a look at this thread
how-good-is-one-year-hult-international-mba-program-76089.html
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18 Jan 2011, 11:13
I actually think there is an error in the Economist rankings regarding Hult.

The percentage increase in salary rank is #1.
The post-MBA salary rank is #60.
The composite salary rank, using the two figures above, is #14.

Under the methodology, listed here, the weights should be assigned as 25% to salary increase, and 75% to post-MBA salary, which should result in a composite salary rank around #45, but it appears to me that the compiler ran the weights for Hult backwards, and assigned them a composite salary rank of #14 instead.

Given that the composite salary rank holds a 20% weight in the total ranking, I believe this could be a reason Hult is surprisingly, and completely inaccurately, high in the Economist rankings.
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18 Jan 2011, 12:17
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I actually think there is an error in the Economist rankings regarding Hult.

The percentage increase in salary rank is #1.
The post-MBA salary rank is #60.
The composite salary rank, using the two figures above, is #14.

Under the methodology, listed here, the weights should be assigned as 25% to salary increase, and 75% to post-MBA salary, which should result in a composite salary rank around #45, but it appears to me that the compiler ran the weights for Hult backwards, and assigned them a composite salary rank of #14 instead.

Given that the composite salary rank holds a 20% weight in the total ranking, I believe this could be a reason Hult is surprisingly, and completely inaccurately, high in the Economist rankings.

Hey Guys thanks for both your quick replies.

Method, good idea to check the math behind their rankings, but I don't think your explanation adds up. For example if I was to use your logic and weighting that you mentioned above for Wharton:
Percentage increase in salary = 79 x .25 = 19.75
Post-MBA salary = 15 x .75 = 11.25
11.25 + 19.75 = ranking of 31, but on the website they are ranked 18th.

And even if you reverse the weighting the ranking doesn't come close to 18, which is there ranking in regards to "increase in salary"

If I have done something wrong please let me know, but if you've got another explanation please let me know.

Thanks guys
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18 Jan 2011, 12:30
That's because the composite rankings are compared to each other to determine a final cardinal position; the math I provided is a general guideline.

Look at your Wharton numbers and consider common sense.

75% of the weighting is on post-MBA salary. Wharton is ranked 15th, and Hult is 60th.
25% of the weighting is on salary percentage increase. Wharton is ranked 79th and Hult is 1st.

Yet Wharton came in AFTER Hult in the composite salary rank when the post-MBA salary rank gets THREE TIMES the weight?

There is no question in my mind that the Hult ranking is an error.
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28 Jan 2011, 16:17
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That's because the composite rankings are compared to each other to determine a final cardinal position; the math I provided is a general guideline.

Look at your Wharton numbers and consider common sense.

75% of the weighting is on post-MBA salary. Wharton is ranked 15th, and Hult is 60th.
25% of the weighting is on salary percentage increase. Wharton is ranked 79th and Hult is 1st.

Yet Wharton came in AFTER Hult in the composite salary rank when the post-MBA salary rank gets THREE TIMES the weight?

There is no question in my mind that the Hult ranking is an error.

Hey I found an article that makes some great points about the Economist rankings:

http://poetsandquants.com/2010/09/28/th ... 0-ranking/
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29 Dec 2011, 02:50
Hey, I just got their offer and still considering should I accept. It is Bachelor of International Business Administration. I am not sure if it is a good choice to me. So can anybody who is studying in Hult or its graduates give me some ideas? Thx very much
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21 Jan 2012, 13:06
Just one information, Hult is just a school to win money ; They have a famous MBA in one year , and student had just 10 hours by week ( surprised) , more a lot of student who are in hult ( level MBA between 300 and 400) , be carefful about this school!! please
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16 Mar 2012, 13:04
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Just one information, Hult is just a school to win money ; They have a famous MBA in one year , and student had just 10 hours by week ( surprised) , more a lot of student who are in hult ( level MBA between 300 and 400) , be carefful about this school!! please

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16 Mar 2012, 13:26
lausanne01 wrote:
Just one information, Hult is just a school to win money ; They have a famous MBA in one year , and student had just 10 hours by week ( surprised) , more a lot of student who are in hult ( level MBA between 300 and 400) , be carefful about this school!! please

Could you please articulate what you said a little better? I can barely comprehend this.

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Just want to give a student perspective of Hult.

I cannot comment much about the MBA programme there as I was enrolled on to the MIB (Master of International Business) programme but from what I hear the programmes are quite similar. A bit about myself - I have over five years banking experience working for European banks in the UK. I would classify myself as mid-management and my areas of expertise are treasury and corporate banking, although I have worked in other areas including credit, project management and retail banking. I had always aspired to attaining a Master's degree from a good business school but had been putting it off as I was quite settled in my job and was progressing swiftly. Nonetheless, I felt that the time had come for me to be decisive and I sumitted my resignation in 2011 to pursue my Master's.

I have provided a summary of what I feel are the positive and negative aspects of the school below. Hope it helps you make the right choice. I thoroughly enjoyed the course itself, but have found it quite tough to find a suitable role post graduation. Whether, this is due to the Hult brand name or whether this is due to the poor market conditions, I cannot say for certain. My guess, would be that it is perhaps a combination of both!

Pros

Quality of the faculty - The quality of the faculty was exceedingly good...not only did the lecturers/professors have strong academic backgrounds but they also possessed strong industry experience and therefore the courses were very practical. They were also in general very approachable and keen to optimise every student's learning experience. Extensive use of case studies was made in almost every course and students were strongly encouraged to think out of the box and come up with innovative solutions. It must be noted that much of Hult's faculty also teach at other schools including Cranfield, INSEAD, Babson, Rotterdam School of Management, Cardiff, Cass, Harvard, London School of Economics and Boston University. Many of the faculty members have MBA's, PhD's etc from top institutions such as Harvard and Cambridge.

International experience - In this aspect I would give Hult a 5 star. Hult is truly global in its outlook. Not only does it have perhaps the most global student body among top business schools, but the content of materials taught is also international in nature.

Scholarships - Hult is perhaps more generous in offering scholarships than other B-Schools.

Brand Marketing - The Hult management is aware of the importance of a strong brand name and is investing heavily in developing its brand. From the Hult Global Case Challenge to the Business Professor of the Year awards, the school is investing heavily to enhance its reputation.

Multiple campuses globally - Hult has campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. These campuses provide students with the opportunity to study/work in multiple campuses and experience different business cultures, which is very beneficial for students aspiring to work in multinational environments. From what I hear through the grapevine, Hult is planning to test out a campus in Sao Paolo this year. Hult consider the multiple campuses approach to be one of its unique selling points and actively search for opportunities to expand their global footprint.

Speaker events - keynote speakers at Hult have included Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Bill Clinton (Former American President), Steve Wozniak (C-Founder of Apple), Biz Stone (Co-founder of Twitter), Ronald Jonash (Head of Innovation, Monitor), Grzegorz Kolodko (renowned Economist and former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland) and Edgar Perez (renowned High-Frequency Trader, Edgar Perez).

Responsive management - The Hult management is sincerely concerned about the experience of students and is willing to take tough decisions if necessary. I know of a Professor who was fired because the vast majority of students did not like his style of teaching.

Action Project - Hult programmes provide students with an opportunity to work as a Consultant for clients on behalf of the IXL Centre (a consulting firm run by Hult). Past clients have included Raffles Medical, Nike, Philips, British Airways, Crosslane, Energy Logic, 3M, One Laptop per Child and Panasonic among others. Consultants (students) are tasked with challenging responsibilities over a 6 week period during which they will work closely with the client (in my case our point of contact on the client was the CEO) to meet the client's requirements. During this period, Consultants (students) also work closely with their mentors (who are Professional Consultants working for the IXL Centre, many of whom are former Monitor and McKinsey consultants). I found the Action Project to be a very important aspect of my learning experience as it gave me an opportunity to put into practice all the theory that we learnt earlier in the year.

One year programme - While Hult's Master's programmes (including the MBA) are intensive, students save a year in comparison to other programmes.

Cons:

Brand Reputation - The Hult brand is still not perceived to be among the top B-school brands. Though the school is ambitious and is investing enhancing its brand image, realistically I expect that it will take at least 5 years for the brand to gain good recognition.

Career Services - The Career Services at Hult are excellent in providing advice and guidance. However, the school does not have campus recruitment which is a major drawback. From what I hear, the Shanghai campus appears to be the only campus which has a somewhat active strategy in terms of campus recruitment.

Recreational facilities - The school offers minimal recreational facilities.

Library - Hult campuses globally have an extensive online library. But I find the absence of a physical library to be somewhat strange and extremely inconvenient.

Quality of students - While 80% of students are of a good standard, I do feel that there are some slackers and Hult needs to become more selective when it comes to recruiting students.

Hope this helps!
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oo2012, thanks for the feedback; much appreciated. Could you shed some light on the interaction across campuses, and on the interaction with alumni. Thanks!
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I read through these posts, and I thought prospective students might benefit from a balanced perspective on Hult.

Let's start by establishing my credibility. I'm an alumnus of Hult Boston. I attended the school from 2010-2011, and graduated with an MBA. I got a job with a Fortune 150 well before graduation. My starting salary was just shy of six figures, and is currently quite a bit over six figures (USD).

I had a 680 on the GMAT. I was 27 when I applied for the MBA, with 4 years of work experience. I'm not going to go into the details of my work ex, since that would be sufficient to identify me personally to many people, but let's just say I had an unusual profile; not the standard engineering -> IT one that very many students from India have.

Please note that I'm not implying that there's anything wrong with that profile. I'm just saying that the nature of my profile helped me stand out, and was somewhat helpful when it came to getting employed.

Right, so that's me. Now, how about Hult?

Here's where an old adage comes to mind. You get out of Hult what you put into Hult.

What do I mean by this?

It's quite simple, actually. As others have pointed out, Hult has many flaws. Yes, it was only two floors of a large building when I attended (though I understand it's expanded since). Yes, the career services cell isn't exactly the best on the planet. Yes, the student body did have some elements that clearly shouldn't have been admitted (I'll expand on this momentarily). Yes, the recruiting process seemed very sales'y.

However, the one thing that Hult Boston has that made it all worthwhile for me? The professors. They were truly excellent.

Daniel Deneffe (Cornell PhD, taught Economics at Duke, teaches at Harvard, and is a senior partner at Arthur D Little) taught strategy, and boy, was that a great class. This guy works on billion dollar projects, and when he talks to you about game theory and how T-mobile lost a few billion euros because of a flawed understanding of game theory, you shut up and listen. Deneffe is intimidating as all hell, and doesn't stand fools gladly (or at all, in fact), and if you can go toe-to-toe with him in the classroom, you know you're doing something right.

Rob Anthony (Harvard MBA, worked for many years at IBM as a consultant) taught global management and strategic management of new technology. This guy is an excellent professor in a different mould than Deneffe. He's very friendly and approachable, and takes the Socratic approach to teaching. However, don't be fooled by his buddy-buddy manner; his grading is really tough, and he doesn't hesitate to rip your paper apart with a few well chosen notes (never in public, though).

Julie Yao Cooper (Harvard AB, Harvard MBA, worked with bigass corps) teaches a couple of introductory courses. I wish she taught more courses.. she's scary as hell too, but an excellent professor.

I mean, I could go on dropping names and fancy degrees and all that jazz, but really, these guys are great teachers who know what they are talking about. I learnt a LOT in my one year, and I do not regret going to Hult simply because of the excellent faculty. Everything else pales into insignificance, quite honestly. There was only one professor whom I didn't consider to be top drawer, and hey, there's gotta be one, right? I'm not going to name names here, because I don't want to sound like I'm telling tales, but even he would be considered a great professor by many.. I just didn't get along with him personally.

A one year MBA is VERY hard work. One common thread that I noticed among many of my fellow Indian classmates was an unfounded sense of entitlement. We know how grades are inflated in many schools and colleges in India (98.7% in the 12th boards? really?), so lots of us think that showing up to class and submitting any old paper should be enough to get an A.

US schools don't work like that. Getting good grades isn't easy, and if you feel that you can quote verbatim from Wikipedia and get straight A's, good luck! The plagiarism policy is very strict, and I personally know guys who failed courses because they thought that ripping papers off the internet was the way to go.

Hult will not get you a job. What Hult does is put you in one of the best cities in the US (and this is probably true for SF as well, though I have no personal knowledge there) to get a job. If you know what you're doing, and you know what you're good at, you can get a job. It's not easy, no. Don't expect to get 200k from Goldman Sachs with a 3.0 GPA from a mid-tier (at best) b-school, 3 years of work ex, and random no-name college for undergrad... (don't laugh, I know of at least three people who this profile were convinced that they would get interviews with Goldman. Didn't happen, of course).

You're in the middle of Boston/Cambridge. You can walk to MIT. Harvard is one T-stop (subway) from MIT. You can attend hundreds of mixers, meet 'n greets, entrepreneurship events, and what have you all over Boston, and meet some of the best and brightest minds. You can volunteer for programs at all sorts of places that get you in touch with prospective employers. I personally worked at MIT and got to meet the founder of Reddit, the co-founder of the Android OS, and Vinod Khosla. No, I'm not some kind of super cool dude... just a regular guy who was interested in things and asked questions. People here are very welcoming of being asked questions, and you never know where you might end up.

Hult Career Services will clean up your resume, but they will not go out and meet people for you. Recruiting at mid-tier schools is terrible anyway, and Hult was even worse when I was there. Despite that, many of my classmates got decent jobs. You know when you're in class and you can tell which guys are going to get hired? Yeah, those guys (and girls) got hired. Of course, some didn't. Them's the breaks. In percentage terms, I'd say about 60-70% of the class got good jobs.

Career services did help people get interviews. J&J came to campus. Phillips was there too (I think Philips conducted online/phone interviews.. I wasn't interested, so I don't remember. I do know that two of my classmates got great jobs with Philips. Both were from India, with the standard visa restrictions etc, so it's not like Philips hired only Americans.)

Look, if you can go to Harvard, more power to you. Hult is not in the same league. Heck, it's barely in the same continent. Does that mean Hult is a scam? Nope, it's not. If you go there, work your ass off, go out and meet people, and just try hard, you can make it work. If you think showing up is enough, then you're going to be disappointed.

Here are some of the companies that hired people from my batch. These are only the ones I know personally, friends of mine etc

Ernst and Young (Brazilian dude. Great GPA, 6-8 years of work ex.. smart guy.)
PwC (the guy who got in was Indian, had an excellent resume and GPA, and was a really strong candidate. Senior consultant position, I think)
Bank of Tokyo (Spanish dude got hired as VP of something.. he was older (35?) and had great work ex. Nice guy too)
EMC (Indian guy got hired as a senior something in marketing. This guy had a 3.9 GPA and straight A's (topped pretty much all the courses), so it wasn't surprising)
Swarowski (French girl, 6 odd years of work ex with companies like Cartier. I think she got hired at a senior manager level)
Philips
Citibank
Delloite
Accenture
Well Fargo
Sony
Santander

and a bunch more.. Can't be bothered writing them all.

Point is, if you met any of these people, you wouldn't be surprised that they got the jobs that they did. And of the ones who didn't get hired, you wouldn't be surprised that they didn't. Of course, a few people had bad luck, but they were really just a handful (three that I can recall).

Anyway, go to Hult, or don't go to Hult. I don't really care, I don't get paid for referring people. But make up your own mind, and no, Hult is certainly not a scam.

I hope this helps someone, and feel free to ask me questions.
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I read through these posts, and I thought prospective students might benefit from a balanced perspective on Hult.

Let's start by establishing my credibility. I'm an alumnus of Hult Boston. I attended the school from 2010-2011, and graduated with an MBA. I got a job with a Fortune 150 well before graduation. My starting salary was just shy of six figures, and is currently quite a bit over six figures (USD).

I had a 680 on the GMAT. I was 27 when I applied for the MBA, with 4 years of work experience. I'm not going to go into the details of my work ex, since that would be sufficient to identify me personally to many people, but let's just say I had an unusual profile; not the standard engineering -> IT one that very many students from India have.

Please note that I'm not implying that there's anything wrong with that profile. I'm just saying that the nature of my profile helped me stand out, and was somewhat helpful when it came to getting employed.

Right, so that's me. Now, how about Hult?

Here's where an old adage comes to mind. You get out of Hult what you put into Hult.

What do I mean by this?

It's quite simple, actually. As others have pointed out, Hult has many flaws. Yes, it was only two floors of a large building when I attended (though I understand it's expanded since). Yes, the career services cell isn't exactly the best on the planet. Yes, the student body did have some elements that clearly shouldn't have been admitted (I'll expand on this momentarily). Yes, the recruiting process seemed very sales'y.

However, the one thing that Hult Boston has that made it all worthwhile for me? The professors. They were truly excellent.

Daniel Deneffe (Cornell PhD, taught Economics at Duke, teaches at Harvard, and is a senior partner at Arthur D Little) taught strategy, and boy, was that a great class. This guy works on billion dollar projects, and when he talks to you about game theory and how T-mobile lost a few billion euros because of a flawed understanding of game theory, you shut up and listen. Deneffe is intimidating as all hell, and doesn't stand fools gladly (or at all, in fact), and if you can go toe-to-toe with him in the classroom, you know you're doing something right.

Rob Anthony (Harvard MBA, worked for many years at IBM as a consultant) taught global management and strategic management of new technology. This guy is an excellent professor in a different mould than Deneffe. He's very friendly and approachable, and takes the Socratic approach to teaching. However, don't be fooled by his buddy-buddy manner; his grading is really tough, and he doesn't hesitate to rip your paper apart with a few well chosen notes (never in public, though).

Julie Yao Cooper (Harvard AB, Harvard MBA, worked with bigass corps) teaches a couple of introductory courses. I wish she taught more courses.. she's scary as hell too, but an excellent professor.

I mean, I could go on dropping names and fancy degrees and all that jazz, but really, these guys are great teachers who know what they are talking about. I learnt a LOT in my one year, and I do not regret going to Hult simply because of the excellent faculty. Everything else pales into insignificance, quite honestly. There was only one professor whom I didn't consider to be top drawer, and hey, there's gotta be one, right? I'm not going to name names here, because I don't want to sound like I'm telling tales, but even he would be considered a great professor by many.. I just didn't get along with him personally.

A one year MBA is VERY hard work. One common thread that I noticed among many of my fellow Indian classmates was an unfounded sense of entitlement. We know how grades are inflated in many schools and colleges in India (98.7% in the 12th boards? really?), so lots of us think that showing up to class and submitting any old paper should be enough to get an A.

US schools don't work like that. Getting good grades isn't easy, and if you feel that you can quote verbatim from Wikipedia and get straight A's, good luck! The plagiarism policy is very strict, and I personally know guys who failed courses because they thought that ripping papers off the internet was the way to go.

Hult will not get you a job. What Hult does is put you in one of the best cities in the US (and this is probably true for SF as well, though I have no personal knowledge there) to get a job. If you know what you're doing, and you know what you're good at, you can get a job. It's not easy, no. Don't expect to get 200k from Goldman Sachs with a 3.0 GPA from a mid-tier (at best) b-school, 3 years of work ex, and random no-name college for undergrad... (don't laugh, I know of at least three people who this profile were convinced that they would get interviews with Goldman. Didn't happen, of course).

You're in the middle of Boston/Cambridge. You can walk to MIT. Harvard is one T-stop (subway) from MIT. You can attend hundreds of mixers, meet 'n greets, entrepreneurship events, and what have you all over Boston, and meet some of the best and brightest minds. You can volunteer for programs at all sorts of places that get you in touch with prospective employers. I personally worked at MIT and got to meet the founder of Reddit, the co-founder of the Android OS, and Vinod Khosla. No, I'm not some kind of super cool dude... just a regular guy who was interested in things and asked questions. People here are very welcoming of being asked questions, and you never know where you might end up.

Hult Career Services will clean up your resume, but they will not go out and meet people for you. Recruiting at mid-tier schools is terrible anyway, and Hult was even worse when I was there. Despite that, many of my classmates got decent jobs. You know when you're in class and you can tell which guys are going to get hired? Yeah, those guys (and girls) got hired. Of course, some didn't. Them's the breaks. In percentage terms, I'd say about 60-70% of the class got good jobs.

Career services did help people get interviews. J&J came to campus. Phillips was there too (I think Philips conducted online/phone interviews.. I wasn't interested, so I don't remember. I do know that two of my classmates got great jobs with Philips. Both were from India, with the standard visa restrictions etc, so it's not like Philips hired only Americans.)

Look, if you can go to Harvard, more power to you. Hult is not in the same league. Heck, it's barely in the same continent. Does that mean Hult is a scam? Nope, it's not. If you go there, work your ass off, go out and meet people, and just try hard, you can make it work. If you think showing up is enough, then you're going to be disappointed.

Here are some of the companies that hired people from my batch. These are only the ones I know personally, friends of mine etc

Ernst and Young (Brazilian dude. Great GPA, 6-8 years of work ex.. smart guy.)
PwC (the guy who got in was Indian, had an excellent resume and GPA, and was a really strong candidate. Senior consultant position, I think)
Bank of Tokyo (Spanish dude got hired as VP of something.. he was older (35?) and had great work ex. Nice guy too)
EMC (Indian guy got hired as a senior something in marketing. This guy had a 3.9 GPA and straight A's (topped pretty much all the courses), so it wasn't surprising)
Swarowski (French girl, 6 odd years of work ex with companies like Cartier. I think she got hired at a senior manager level)
Philips
Citibank
Delloite
Accenture
Well Fargo
Sony
Santander

and a bunch more.. Can't be bothered writing them all.

Point is, if you met any of these people, you wouldn't be surprised that they got the jobs that they did. And of the ones who didn't get hired, you wouldn't be surprised that they didn't. Of course, a few people had bad luck, but they were really just a handful (three that I can recall).

Anyway, go to Hult, or don't go to Hult. I don't really care, I don't get paid for referring people. But make up your own mind, and no, Hult is certainly not a scam.

I hope this helps someone, and feel free to ask me questions.

Finally, a fully honest post about Hult Boston. Thank you.

I have been pretty anti-hult, mainly because they really rubbed me the wrong way throughout the process. I received pretty aggressive sales calls from alumni trying to sell me on the Hult brand... I'm happy you were able to land such a great job, but I'd love your honest feedback.

Now, in hindsight, if you were to do it all over again...
Where would you rank Hult in Boston between the other options in and around the city?

HBS
MIT
BC
BU
Babson
Northeastern
Bentley
Suffolk
UMass - Amherst(ok not in the city)
Umass - Boston
Umass - Dartmouth
Umass - Lowell
Brandeis (I know, crazy, brandeis has an MBA)
Simmons
Endicott
Berklee College of Music (YUP, they have an MBA, in music but still... imagine saying you got your MBA at Berklee... I wonder how many people it would fool...)

IDK if I missed any... My point... there are SOOOO many MBA programs in Boston, where does Hult rank?
If someone were looking for a career in Boston post mba, which schools would be a safer bet then Hult?
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Finally, a fully honest post about Hult Boston. Thank you.

I have been pretty anti-hult, mainly because they really rubbed me the wrong way throughout the process. I received pretty aggressive sales calls from alumni trying to sell me on the Hult brand... I'm happy you were able to land such a great job, but I'd love your honest feedback.

Now, in hindsight, if you were to do it all over again...
Where would you rank Hult in Boston between the other options in and around the city?

HBS
MIT
BC
BU
Babson
Northeastern
Bentley
Suffolk
UMass - Amherst(ok not in the city)
Umass - Boston
Umass - Dartmouth
Umass - Lowell
Brandeis (I know, crazy, brandeis has an MBA)
Simmons
Endicott
Berklee College of Music (YUP, they have an MBA, in music but still... imagine saying you got your MBA at Berklee... I wonder how many people it would fool...)

IDK if I missed any... My point... there are SOOOO many MBA programs in Boston, where does Hult rank?
If someone were looking for a career in Boston post mba, which schools would be a safer bet then Hult?

Well, you'd first have to parse that list and remove all the two year MBAs. Hult is a one year MBA, and that was a big deal for me; I didn't want to spend two years on an MBA, and it's bloody expensive living in Boston/Cambridge for two years. This is a personal decision, of course.

If a two year MBA isn't a problem, then Hult would probably slot somewhere into the middle of that list. I dont' know enough about the long list of schools you posted to really give a scientific opinion. However, based on purely my opinion, and talking to recruiters and hiring managers etc, I'd place Hult between Babson and Northeastern.

That being said, all these rankings don't mean anything at all. HBS and MIT are the two exceptions; if you're from these schools, you have an automatic advantage. ALL the others are usually treated as the same, and candidates are picked on their merit. I know Northeastern MBAs, Babson MBAs, BU/BC MBAs, and Brandeis MBAs.. they all acknowledged me as a peer, and vice versa.

Recruiters I've spoken to at my company say the same thing.. they either haven't heard of Hult (in which case they just assume it's a decent, mid-range school), or they have heard of it, and mentally lump it together with "Massachusetts MBA that isn't HBS or MIT".

I don't think a Hult MBA is an advantage or disadvantage when compared to the rest. I think it's mostly just neutral. You say you have a Hult MBA, and the hiring manager thinks "MBA - check", and moves on to interviewing you personally. The Hult MBA basically makes you eligible for jobs that require an MBA; the rest is up to you.

I know it's hard to believe, but in my experience, except for the top 5-6 b-schools in the US (HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Columbia, MIT..), nobody really cares where you did your MBA from, unless they personally know your school, for some reason. Specialized MBAs don't count. Purdue, for example, is known for operations, so ops people know Purdue.

All the above is my opinion, not backed up by any form of testing, so it could all be horribly, terribly wrong. You've been warned.
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09 Apr 2013, 02:08
Thank you so much for this information..
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01 May 2013, 04:06
Hello,

I intend to pursue Masters in International Marketing(MIM) from Hult San Fransico campus. Can anyone help me with the insights of MIM course?
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01 May 2013, 23:43
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Hello,

I intend to pursue Masters in International Marketing(MIM) from Hult San Fransico campus. Can anyone help me with the insights of MIM course?

Hey Prachi,

can you tell me something about your background so I can give you more information. I am currently an MIM student in SF. I guess I could help.

Shoot me a message if it is easier.

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02 May 2013, 08:34
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prachi2610 wrote:
Hello,

I intend to pursue Masters in International Marketing(MIM) from Hult San Fransico campus. Can anyone help me with the insights of MIM course?

Hey Prachi,

can you tell me something about your background so I can give you more information. I am currently an MIM student in SF. I guess I could help.

Shoot me a message if it is easier.

N.[/quo

Hey there,

I am currently working with Neon laboratories limited, in the product management team (pmt) department. Its been 2 years I am working there. Marketing is my keen interest and I have liked the MIM course at Hult. I am more particularly looking for good education and exposure rather than placement after the MIM course. I am a bit confused with Hult because I have come a crossed reviews regarding either MBA or MIB course at Hult with mixed reviews. But no where I could find any insights about MIM course there. Can please tell me the education system, list down some subjects, how are the faculties in MIM course, what are the pros ans cons of this course and some additional information you would like to share with me. This will be a great help from you.
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05 May 2013, 22:25
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oo2012, thanks for the feedback; much appreciated. Could you shed some light on the interaction across campuses, and on the interaction with alumni. Thanks!

Interaction across campuses: Not a whole lot. The campuses are pretty independent, and you only really get to interact with people from other campuses during the rotating modules, when a whole bunch of new people show up in your campus, or you go to another campus.

Alumni: Also not a whole lot. The downside of a one year MBA is the lack of an alumni culture; you never get to know your seniors, cause you literally never meet them; they're gone by the time you show up. There is some interaction, but honestly, if you want alumni interaction, go to a two year program.

This was in my experience. Other people may disagree, of course.
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