Hult London: Good for Marketing?


RockinRio

I'm also considering the future. Hult is improving in the global ranks. Maybe 5 years from now it will be more prestigious. Might not ever get to the level of an IE or LBS but might be in the Top 20, who knows?.

Yeah, compared to some of the UK schools on the FT ranking, Hult has at least held its own over the past few years - although it is dropping in the Economist's rankings.

At least along those lines, the school's probably a good call.

And the fact that I'm choosing an "Marketing MBA", as you said, its because I am not a Business graduate and I wonder if I actually need a regular Full MBA.

I think you'll get an understanding of marketing in any good general MBA program. The question is, do you need to focus on it? You might find that a focus makes you too specialized in the future.


That would be the case if I decided to do a post-graduate course. Post-graduates are very very specific to a certain field while a Marketing MBA...well, any company needs a marketing team so I think it doesn't narrow my choices that much.

Well I've given this a lot of thought and no, I'm definitely not able to go to a U$ 50.000+ school at the moment (tuition only, not counting living expenses). And I'm not getting any younger and I do not want to risk the chance of waiting another year or so to do it. So I'll probably go to Hult and try to make the best out of it.

I still think doing an international MBA program from an accredited school, even if it is a C-level one, is better than not doing it at all. We all have to play with the cards we are given.

<blockquote><blockquote>I'm also considering the future. Hult is improving in the global ranks. Maybe 5 years from now it will be more prestigious. Might not ever get to the level of an IE or LBS but might be in the Top 20, who knows?.</blockquote>
Yeah, compared to some of the UK schools on the FT ranking, Hult has at least held its own over the past few years - although it is dropping in the Economist's rankings.

At least along those lines, the school's probably a good call.

<blockquote>And the fact that I'm choosing an "Marketing MBA", as you said, its because I am not a Business graduate and I wonder if I actually need a regular Full MBA.</blockquote>
I think you'll get an understanding of marketing in any good general MBA program. The question is, do you need to focus on it? You might find that a focus makes you too specialized in the future.</blockquote>

That would be the case if I decided to do a post-graduate course. Post-graduates are very very specific to a certain field while a Marketing MBA...well, any company needs a marketing team so I think it doesn't narrow my choices that much.

Well I've given this a lot of thought and no, I'm definitely not able to go to a U$ 50.000+ school at the moment (tuition only, not counting living expenses). And I'm not getting any younger and I do not want to risk the chance of waiting another year or so to do it. So I'll probably go to Hult and try to make the best out of it.

I still think doing an international MBA program from an accredited school, even if it is a C-level one, is better than not doing it at all. We all have to play with the cards we are given.
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Duncan

Hult stands no chance of getting into the top 20 unless it becomes much more selective and invests in heavyweight academics: both of which would be too expensive. You will be much better off taking an MBA at an AASCB or EQUIS accredited school, or even at a UK university. There are dozens with programmes in marketing, and some are really excellent. Many of the top business schools do, and also look at Norwich Business School's programme in brand leadership.

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 14, 2016]

Hult stands no chance of getting into the top 20 unless it becomes much more selective and invests in heavyweight academics: both of which would be too expensive. You will be much better off taking an MBA at an AASCB or EQUIS accredited school, or even at a UK university. There are dozens with programmes in marketing, and some are really excellent. Many of the top business schools do, and also look at Norwich Business School's programme in brand leadership.
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OK, let me share my personal experience as a Hult London graduate (Masters in Marketing).

First of all, last year I was in a dilema between two business schools: IE or Hult. I finally got admitted to both, but finally I chose Hult. The reasons were:

- New school that is getting ranked higher and higher
- Hult's Global Rotation (5 campuses in 5 cities)
- Hult's Action Learning Project
- London > Madrid for my personal goals

After having studied at Hult for 9 months I can ensure everyone that I haven't changed my mind and I am 100% satisfied with my choice. Yes, at the beginning I was feeling like I was taking a risk (IE had a better name and Hult was new), but finally I am really happy with it!

Some facts:

- We are currently doing our Action Project for a big company (part of a Global 500 company) and it is a great opportunity for networking and learning of course.
- We have professors teaching at other prestigious business schools, with excellent backgrounds and connections.
- Hult has become a good name in the market and the recruiters and companies know it, and this can be proved from the job offers that many students have.
- We are having speakers from huge companies and organisations.
- Diversity: 35 different countries in one class of 40 people!

That's all, please feel free to ask me any questions I am willing to answer them!

Cheers!

OK, let me share my personal experience as a Hult London graduate (Masters in Marketing).

First of all, last year I was in a dilema between two business schools: IE or Hult. I finally got admitted to both, but finally I chose Hult. The reasons were:

- New school that is getting ranked higher and higher
- Hult's Global Rotation (5 campuses in 5 cities)
- Hult's Action Learning Project
- London > Madrid for my personal goals

After having studied at Hult for 9 months I can ensure everyone that I haven't changed my mind and I am 100% satisfied with my choice. Yes, at the beginning I was feeling like I was taking a risk (IE had a better name and Hult was new), but finally I am really happy with it!

Some facts:

- We are currently doing our Action Project for a big company (part of a Global 500 company) and it is a great opportunity for networking and learning of course.
- We have professors teaching at other prestigious business schools, with excellent backgrounds and connections.
- Hult has become a good name in the market and the recruiters and companies know it, and this can be proved from the job offers that many students have.
- We are having speakers from huge companies and organisations.
- Diversity: 35 different countries in one class of 40 people!

That's all, please feel free to ask me any questions I am willing to answer them!

Cheers!
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Mamit

You may also look for MBS Global MBA option in Brazil
https://brazil.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Globalprogrammes.aspx

You may also look for MBS Global MBA option in Brazil
https://brazil.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Globalprogrammes.aspx
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Masood Sah...

thank you [email protected] for that post, happy to see Hult student active in the forum.

@RockinRio throughout this long discussion i forgot to mention, once you are an Hult Alumni and you refer students to join Hult, if they take admission , you can get some good commission( approx 10% of course fee) from the school.

thank you [email protected] for that post, happy to see Hult student active in the forum.

@RockinRio throughout this long discussion i forgot to mention, once you are an Hult Alumni and you refer students to join Hult, if they take admission , you can get some good commission( approx 10% of course fee) from the school.
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RockinRio

thank you [email protected] for that post, happy to see Hult student active in the forum.

@RockinRio throughout this long discussion i forgot to mention, once you are an Hult Alumni and you refer students to join Hult, if they take admission , you can get some good commission( approx 10% of course fee) from the school.


Oh yeah...convincing more people to waste away their money as I'm doing with mine lol.

<blockquote>thank you [email protected] for that post, happy to see Hult student active in the forum.

@RockinRio throughout this long discussion i forgot to mention, once you are an Hult Alumni and you refer students to join Hult, if they take admission , you can get some good commission( approx 10% of course fee) from the school. </blockquote>

Oh yeah...convincing more people to waste away their money as I'm doing with mine lol.

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Duncan

Seriously? 10% commission. Do Hult alumni really need a cash incentive to recommend the school? Does any other school pay its alumni to recommend students?

Seriously? 10% commission. Do Hult alumni really need a cash incentive to recommend the school? Does any other school pay its alumni to recommend students?
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RockinRio

To be quite honest they never told me anything about this

To be quite honest they never told me anything about this
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Masood Sah...

@rockinrio please ask them about it.

Definitely would like to hear from [email protected] on that.

@Duncan, I heard it from one of my friend who is an Hult Alumni.

@rockinrio please ask them about it.

Definitely would like to hear from [email protected] on that.

@Duncan, I heard it from one of my friend who is an Hult Alumni.
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I haven't heard of anything regarding a referral bonus...

I haven't heard of anything regarding a referral bonus...
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I am in a very similar position.

What was your choice?
Did you go to Hult? Did you like it?

I am in a very similar position.

What was your choice?
Did you go to Hult? Did you like it?
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Did you decide to go to Hult? How has the experience been?

Did you decide to go to Hult? How has the experience been?
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i never knew they had come up with something like that, but this is actually good for you, possibly on your degree it will have "HULT MBA-Marketing 2012-2013" :) and you are for sure going back into marketing industry.. its awesome.. i just had Masters Business Admins... on my degree!

Yes when i was in London my housemates were HULT FT "MBA"



And what was your impression of his experience there? Was it overall positive? I know Duncan, who always comments here, is very skeptical towards Hult.

Well Imperial is still a possiblity. Their application form is huuuge and I'm still finishing it as we speak.

[quote]<blockquote>i never knew they had come up with something like that, but this is actually good for you, possibly on your degree it will have "HULT MBA-Marketing 2012-2013" :) and you are for sure going back into marketing industry.. its awesome.. i just had Masters Business Admins... on my degree!

Yes when i was in London my housemates were HULT FT "MBA"

</blockquote>

And what was your impression of his experience there? Was it overall positive? I know Duncan, who always comments here, is very skeptical towards Hult.

Well Imperial is still a possiblity. Their application form is huuuge and I'm still finishing it as we speak. [/quote]
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Hello. I'm 31 years old and I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was recently admitted by Hult Business in London and I am considering it but I am having many doubts. First and foremost, I did my research and I know is not a top B school. I know their rank in the FT and how aggressive their marketing team is.

Having said that...I am a Journalism graduate who have worked for the past 5-6 years in the entertainment industry here in Brazil, mainly working on film & tv production companies and production of live, major events. I've never worked as a journalist my entire life and my whole experience has been with marketing, even though I am not a marketing graduate.

But I do think I need a Marketing degree in order to improve my professional career and achieve better positions. And Hult offers an MBA with a focus on Marketing, something most B schools in Europe do not offer.

I am choosing an MBA in Europe because I have a dual-citizenship (Brazil/Portuguese). Therefore, I think I might have better opportunities, career-wise, in Europe than in the US.

The MKT program on Hult is also less expensive than the regular Business program and much less expensive than most other business schools.

Is this a wise choice? Bear in mind, studying in a school that costs 50.000 Euros or Pounds is not an option for me, I simply cannot afford that. And also bear in mind that I do not plan on working as a banker or something of the kind.

Bottom line is: is Hult a good investment, considering everything I related? Should I try for a better one? Imperial College is ranking higher than Hult but it costs 36.000 pounds (as opposed to the Marketing program on Hult, which costs 40.000 dollars).

[quote]Hello. I'm 31 years old and I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was recently admitted by Hult Business in London and I am considering it but I am having many doubts. First and foremost, I did my research and I know is not a top B school. I know their rank in the FT and how aggressive their marketing team is.

Having said that...I am a Journalism graduate who have worked for the past 5-6 years in the entertainment industry here in Brazil, mainly working on film & tv production companies and production of live, major events. I've never worked as a journalist my entire life and my whole experience has been with marketing, even though I am not a marketing graduate.

But I do think I need a Marketing degree in order to improve my professional career and achieve better positions. And Hult offers an MBA with a focus on Marketing, something most B schools in Europe do not offer.

I am choosing an MBA in Europe because I have a dual-citizenship (Brazil/Portuguese). Therefore, I think I might have better opportunities, career-wise, in Europe than in the US.

The MKT program on Hult is also less expensive than the regular Business program and much less expensive than most other business schools.

Is this a wise choice? Bear in mind, studying in a school that costs 50.000 Euros or Pounds is not an option for me, I simply cannot afford that. And also bear in mind that I do not plan on working as a banker or something of the kind.

Bottom line is: is Hult a good investment, considering everything I related? Should I try for a better one? Imperial College is ranking higher than Hult but it costs 36.000 pounds (as opposed to the Marketing program on Hult, which costs 40.000 dollars). [/quote]
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Duncan

You are not doing diligent research. Hult does not offer an MBA in marketing that costs $40k. It has an MBA that costs $70k. It was an masters in international marketing, which is not an MBA, at $41k taught on the Boston campus, with a six week rotation in London. I have no idea what course you have applied to, but it's not one you describe.

I think $41k is a lot of money for a school without either of the most respected accreditations, AACSB or EQUIS. In contrast, the MIT-Lisbon MBA is 36k euro, the MBA at Lancaster, which is the only school always ranked in the top two for marketing in the UK, is 28k pounds, the Warwick masters in marketing and strategy is 27k pounds and the outstanding Cranfield masters in strategic marketing is 20k pounds.

If you think that Hult is the better option because the application form is easier... then you sound like the sort of credulous applicant that keeps agressive school recruiters in business.

I am sorry: that last sentence is dismissive and arrogant but, as someone who also qualified as a journalist, the idea that Hult is much cheaper than similar options is incomprehensible. You could have the MIT-Lisbon or Lancaster MBA for the same price as a Hult master of science, and you somehow think that Hult is great value.

PS Hult's value, like that of most schools, is more or less in line with what students _really_ pay (not the sticker-price rack-rate but the cost after scholarships and discounts).

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 14, 2016]

You are not doing diligent research. Hult does not offer an MBA in marketing that costs $40k. It has an MBA that costs $70k. It was an masters in international marketing, which is not an MBA, at $41k taught on the Boston campus, with a six week rotation in London. I have no idea what course you have applied to, but it's not one you describe.

I think $41k is a lot of money for a school without either of the most respected accreditations, AACSB or EQUIS. In contrast, the MIT-Lisbon MBA is 36k euro, the MBA at Lancaster, which is the only school always ranked in the top two for marketing in the UK, is 28k pounds, the Warwick masters in marketing and strategy is 27k pounds and the outstanding Cranfield masters in strategic marketing is 20k pounds.

If you think that Hult is the better option because the application form is easier... then you sound like the sort of credulous applicant that keeps agressive school recruiters in business.

I am sorry: that last sentence is dismissive and arrogant but, as someone who also qualified as a journalist, the idea that Hult is much cheaper than similar options is incomprehensible. You could have the MIT-Lisbon or Lancaster MBA for the same price as a Hult master of science, and you somehow think that Hult is great value.

PS Hult's value, like that of most schools, is more or less in line with what students _really_ pay (not the sticker-price rack-rate but the cost after scholarships and discounts).
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Andrea8

You are not doing diligent research. Hult does not offer an MBA in marketing that costs $40k. It has an MBA that costs $70k. It was an masters in international marketing, which is not an MBA, at $41k taught on the Boston campus, with a six week rotation in London. I have no idea what course you have applied to, but it's not one you describe.

I think $41k is a lot of money for a school without either of the most respected accreditations, AACSB or EQUIS. In contrast, the MIT-Lisbon MBA is 36k euro, the MBA at Lancaster, which is the only school always ranked in the top two for marketing in the UK, is 28k pounds, the Warwick masters in marketing and strategy is 27k pounds and the outstanding Cranfield masters in strategic marketing is 20k pounds.

If you think that Hult is the better option because the application form is easier... then you sound like the sort of credulous applicant that keeps agressive school recruiters in business.

I am sorry: that last sentence is dismissive and arrogant but, as someone who also qualified as a journalist, the idea that Hult is much cheaper than similar options is incomprehensible. You could have the MIT-Lisbon or Lancaster MBA for the same price as a Hult master of science, and you somehow think that Hult is great value.

PS Hult's value, like that of most schools, is more or less in line with what students _really_ pay (not the sticker-price rack-rate but the cost after scholarships and discounts).


Hello everybody,
I just got admitted to the EMBA program at HULT, and I would like to hear your opinion about it now that the school recently got the AACSB accreditation.
Do you think it's a good value for the money? The final cost would be around 33.000 GBP, considering a scholarship of 20.000 GBP. I'm from Italy and I would attend the class in London on a monthly schedule.
I'm a 36 yo engineer and I would like to shift to a more managerial role and further develop my career in an international environment.
Thanks,
A.

[quote]You are not doing diligent research. Hult does not offer an MBA in marketing that costs $40k. It has an MBA that costs $70k. It was an masters in international marketing, which is not an MBA, at $41k taught on the Boston campus, with a six week rotation in London. I have no idea what course you have applied to, but it's not one you describe.

I think $41k is a lot of money for a school without either of the most respected accreditations, AACSB or EQUIS. In contrast, the MIT-Lisbon MBA is 36k euro, the MBA at Lancaster, which is the only school always ranked in the top two for marketing in the UK, is 28k pounds, the Warwick masters in marketing and strategy is 27k pounds and the outstanding Cranfield masters in strategic marketing is 20k pounds.

If you think that Hult is the better option because the application form is easier... then you sound like the sort of credulous applicant that keeps agressive school recruiters in business.

I am sorry: that last sentence is dismissive and arrogant but, as someone who also qualified as a journalist, the idea that Hult is much cheaper than similar options is incomprehensible. You could have the MIT-Lisbon or Lancaster MBA for the same price as a Hult master of science, and you somehow think that Hult is great value.

PS Hult's value, like that of most schools, is more or less in line with what students _really_ pay (not the sticker-price rack-rate but the cost after scholarships and discounts).
[/quote]

Hello everybody,
I just got admitted to the EMBA program at HULT, and I would like to hear your opinion about it now that the school recently got the AACSB accreditation.
Do you think it's a good value for the money? The final cost would be around 33.000 GBP, considering a scholarship of 20.000 GBP. I'm from Italy and I would attend the class in London on a monthly schedule.
I'm a 36 yo engineer and I would like to shift to a more managerial role and further develop my career in an international environment.
Thanks,
A.

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Razors Edg...

Do you have any other options?

Do you have any other options?
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Duncan

Indeed, compared to Lancaster or similar schools I cannot see many reasons to apply only to Hult.

Indeed, compared to Lancaster or similar schools I cannot see many reasons to apply only to Hult.
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Andrea8

Indeed, compared to Lancaster or similar schools I cannot see many reasons to apply only to Hult.


Hello Duncan, thanks for you reply.
At first I liked hult because of its international vibe, with several campuses in different countries and it seemed like a good fit for me since their EMBA program is quite flexible and it would let me keep my job.
Well, this was before reading many posts here and in other websites that made me second guess everything.
I'm supposed to put my deposit down by next Monday (2.200£) and I'm getting more and more skeptical; since this would be a big investment for me both financially and personally, the last thing I'm willing to do is to waste money and time on something that wouldn't serve me any purpose.
Which other schools would you suggest me for a good EMBA?
Their recruiting process sounds like telemarketing to me, that's when I started to grow skeptical.
Thanks a lot,
Andr.

[Edited by Andrea8 on Aug 22, 2017]

[quote]Indeed, compared to Lancaster or similar schools I cannot see many reasons to apply only to Hult. [/quote]

Hello Duncan, thanks for you reply.
At first I liked hult because of its international vibe, with several campuses in different countries and it seemed like a good fit for me since their EMBA program is quite flexible and it would let me keep my job.
Well, this was before reading many posts here and in other websites that made me second guess everything.
I'm supposed to put my deposit down by next Monday (2.200£) and I'm getting more and more skeptical; since this would be a big investment for me both financially and personally, the last thing I'm willing to do is to waste money and time on something that wouldn't serve me any purpose.
Which other schools would you suggest me for a good EMBA?
Their recruiting process sounds like telemarketing to me, that's when I started to grow skeptical.
Thanks a lot,
Andr.

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Duncan

The Financial Times has an excellent ranking of EMBA options. There are some great schools in Italy. CIMBA is excellent value for money. I have friends who have good experiences at ESCP, MiP and Bocconi. More broadly, the Euro*MBA is excellent value, as are the EMBA options at Strathclyde, Lancaster, Bradford.... there are so many options. What are your goals?

The Financial Times has an excellent ranking of EMBA options. There are some great schools in Italy. CIMBA is excellent value for money. I have friends who have good experiences at ESCP, MiP and Bocconi. More broadly, the Euro*MBA is excellent value, as are the EMBA options at Strathclyde, Lancaster, Bradford.... there are so many options. What are your goals?
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