HULT International Business School


Hult International Business School is a global institution that transforms lives by providing an exceptionally valuable and enduring education that brings together people, cultures, and ideas from all around the world. The School encourages personal growth, intellectual integrity, global sensitivity, local engagement, and civic values, so that students are able to flourish in the global economy and are empowered to contribute meaningfully to their business and community.

Why choose HULT International Business School?
Campus Services

For our administration, life on campus means living the service ideal.

The IUBH School of Business and Management team will help you on your way to an international career. We  provide assistance wherever possible including research in the library, finding a flat, applying for an internship, assistance with your practical work programme, applying forr studies abroad or writing an application for your first job. This means you can concentrate fully on your studies.

Study in English

The IUBH was the first German university to teach all courses in the English language – and set a new standard for international education offered in Germany. International students have the opportunity to study in English and improve their German during their studies.

How to apply

International student application guidelines

If you are applying for a bachelor or master programme, this information will help you to do it correctly.
Check admission requirements
Send electronic application to the IUBH
Receive acceptance form & transfer deposit to reserve study place
Receive offer letter & tuition contract
Apply for visa
Receive confirmation of enrolment in the IUBH

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
Pearson (PTE)
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.

For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Undergraduate Programmes
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.

Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:

Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success

A practical business education

In 1964, Hult International Business School was established as America’s first corporate university, then known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management. ADL focused on delivering a practical business education for managers. The teaching pedagogy adopted was different from other business schools because it emphasized “action learning” – applying classroom theory in the real world. This methodology was honed over 40 years and is central to Hult’s pioneering approach to practical business education today.

The world’s most international business school

In 2003, one of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs, Bertil Hult, financially supported the school to expand its teaching methodology to not only train effective managers, but also prepare them to thrive on a global stage. Bertil Hult strongly believed students must experience cultural differences and global business practices firsthand, expanding the school from its single Boston location to a global network of campuses including London, Dubai, Shanghai, and San Francisco under the name Hult International Business School.

The world’s largest graduate business school

Hult’s compelling vision of a practical and global business education has attracted many students from around the world. Today, the school has grown to become the world’s largest graduate business school. Our growth demonstrates the tremendous demand for a useful and enduring business school education.


Top-ranked business school

Hult continues its rapid ascent in world-renowned business school rankings, currently placing among the top 1% of all business schools. Hult is ranked #34 in the U.S. and #59 in the world by The Economist (2013); and ranked the #61st best business school in the world by theFinancial Times (2014). Hult also ranks in the Financial Times’ Top 10 for International Business, International Experience, International Students, International Faculty, and International Board.

U.S.-accredited degree

American-style graduate programs have long been the premier standard in business education. Hult International Business School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Association of MBAs (AMBA). This means that no matter where you decide to pursue your program with Hult, you will graduate with a U.S.-accredited degree.

Hult’s unique Global Rotation

Today’s global economy rewards people who can traverse borders, understand diverse cultures, and operate in international contexts. Hult offers you an amazing chance to see the world while you study alongside peers of 140 nationalities, collectively speaking 105 languages. As part of the Global Rotation Program, you can pick your home campus and then spend up to three months studying at two others. Begin your degree program in Boston, then travel to Shanghai via London, or San Francisco via Dubai or New York. You’ll get an inside look at the world’s fastest-growing economies and examine international business practices close-up.

Faculty who possess hands-on business experience

Unlike other business schools that are research-oriented, Hult’s faculty has real-world experience. Many have worked for companies like McKinsey, Coca-Cola, and Credit Suisse, while others have run their own businesses or developed their own patents. Hult’s professors have taught and worked in developed economies and emerging markets, providing you with a unique lens on international business.

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