Interview with Germán Fernández-Rodríguez, Director of Recruiting – Hult MBA (Europe)

Hult MBAF1GMAT: Hult’s Accelerated One Year MBA program has put emphasis on Action Learning. How is the program designed to help MBA candidates?

Germán(HultMBA): Employers want MBA students who are job-ready. Hult has designed its curriculum to give students hands-on experience and not only abstract theory. Our innovative curriculum is based on three components, which together form the acronym LEAP:


The ‘Action Project’ component at Hult allows students to tackle a real-world growth challenges faced by Fortune 500 companies. Students develop business strategies for C-suite executives searching for the next innovation or pathway to growth. This is exactly the kind of practical application and international exposure that anchors theoretical learning and prepares Hult students for their post-MBA careers.

F1GMAT: Will Hult MBA grads be at a disadvantage with a one year program instead of a standard two-year full-time MBA program?

Germán(HultMBA):  I would attest to quite the opposite. Hult’s accelerated format has made it possible for business professionals to complete their MBA in a much shorter time span, enabling them to re-enter the work force with new and updated skills, and a deeper, practical understanding of international business principles. On top of that, a Hult MBA provides a faster return on investment compared to higher priced two-year MBA programs. Hult has been ranked #1 for post-graduation salary increase by The Economist and our students are able to recoup their investment in a little over a year.

F1GMAT:What is the biggest misconception about Hult MBA program?

Germán(Hult MBA): Our critics might think that it would be a hassle to be a part of a Global Campus Rotation program. The reality is that no matter what Hult campus our students are on, they will use the same electronic library, course management system, and receive the same career service and student service offerings. Students often comment that their campus rotation was seamless with a supportive community to help ease them into a new culture and surroundings.

F1GMAT: How is the student life in Hult International Business School?

Germán(HultMBA):  80% of Hult’s students are international. This diversity adds to the extraordinary learning environment at Hult and creates unforgettable memories for our students. Each of Hult’s five campuses boosts an array of cultural, academic and leisure activities. Students can participate in student clubs, such as the Consulting Club, Marketing Club and the Venture Capital Club, to name a few. Our students also partake in industry conferences and host the Hult Global Case Challenge each year, a non-profit initiative committed to tackling the world’s toughest social challenges.

F1GMAT: Does the Hult MBA program put emphasis on Entrepreneurship?

Germán(Hult MBA): Entrepreneurial thinking is a major cornerstone of Hult’s MBA program. Students are able to select several courses, such as Entrepreneurial Finance, Global Citizenship and Social Innovation during their one year program. Hult’s largest crowd sourcing platform,the Hult Global Case Challenge, allows students to apply their business knowledge to real-world social problems. Each year, Hult students compete across five campuses against the world’s brightest business school minds to tackle a challenge set by a leading NGO. AUSD 1 million cash grant is provided to the non-profit to assure the student ideas can be feasibly implemented. This is the epitome of using business methods to solve social problems.

Hult is one of the few business schools to offer a Master of Social Entrepreneurship in this important field of study. The program provides students with equal measures of business skills, knowledge of how to navigate social and political issues, and a full understanding of how to make social change happen.

F1GMAT: Can you give our readers a demographic snapshot of the Full-time MBA program

Here is the class demographic data for the Hult Full-time MBA class of 2011.

Hult Full-time MBA Class 2011 (By Region)
Hult MBA Class By Region

Pre-MBA Job Function

HultPre-MBA by Function

Pre-MBA Industry

Hult MBAClass by Pre-MBA Industry
Pre-MBA Experience

Hult MBA StudentsExperience Before MBA

Hult MBA Age Group

Hult FT MBA Age

F1GMAT: What are the entry criteria in terms of the number of years of experience/GMAT/GPA for Hult’s Accelerated One Year MBA program?

Germán(Hult MBA):  We look at several criteria to assess a student’s fit for the one year MBA program. Students are required to have a minimum of 3 years of full time work experience. The minimum age requirement is 24 years of age. We also evaluate the candidates GMAT, GPA, and language proficiency. The average GMAT score for an MBA candidate is 610. However, we are selective in our approach and evaluate candidates on their international experience, leadership capabilities, team working experience, and global mind-set. 

F1GMAT: What are the post-MBA opportunities available for Hult’s Full-time MBA Grads?

Germán(Hult MBA):  Our graduates are uniquely positioned to seek employment in a fast number of industries and countries. Almost all of our students take advantage of the Global Campus Rotation program, providing them with first-hand experience of working and studying in the world’s leading economies. Three months after graduation, 82% of our 2010 MBA graduates were employed. Our graduates take up management roles in the Consulting, Banking, Finance, IT, and Healthcare sector, to name a few.

Hult Post-MBA Industry(Placement)

Hult MBA Post-MBA Industry

Hult Post-MBA Job Function
Hult Post-MBA Job Function

F1GMAT: What are some of the unique courses offered in Hult’s Accelerated One Year MBA program? How will these courses help MBA students?

Germán(HultMBA):  Hult offers an array of courses and concentrations suitable for varying functional areas. Students begin their one-year course with a range of foundation courses that equip them with the necessary basic business knowledge, followed by courses that build the financial and analytical knowledge of our students. Our students are able to choose from an exhaustive list of electives to complement their functional background and interest. Some of the most popular courses chosen by our students are:  Applied International Derivatives, Islamic Banking, Financial Modeling and Valuation,Applied Positioning

F1GMAT: What makes Hult’s Accelerated One Year MBA Program stand out from the competition?

Germán(Hult MBA):  For over 40 years, we have attracted top international students to our business programs. Our campuses around the world help train the next generation of global business leaders. Hult’s MBA is among the world’s top 1% of best business schools. In addition, our MBA program is ranked in the top 100 best business schools by the Financial Times and has clinched the top slot in International Experience. We are also ranked in the top 50 in the world by The Economist.

Our Global Campus Rotation provides our students with an extraordinary opportunity to study in the world’s fastest growing economies. This unique program allows our students to gain a truly international perspective and experience firsthand the business practices of world’s most exciting economies.

Our focus on action-oriented learning is a core part of our curriculum, which prepares our students to be job-ready on day one.

Our world-class professors are involved in the latest research and have hands-on experience running and growing businesses.

Our student body is composed of more than 80% international students, unrivaled in the business school environment.

Our technology initiatives are designed to enhance and extend the student learning beyond the classroom. Each incoming MBA student is given an iPad, which is integrated into the learning experience, giving our students support throughout their intensive one-year program.

F1GMAT:Apart from the Full-time MBA program, what are some of the other MBA Programs offered by Hult International Business School?

Germán(HultMBA):  In addition to our MBA program, we offer a flexible Executive MBA program in Dubai and London. The 18 month program, created to minimize the professional and personal disruption to the candidate, concentrates its sessions to one extended weekend per month. With a tailor-made program, working professionals are able to spend more time on coursework preparation, career development,extracurricular activities, and networking. The program attracts international managers from across the globe with an average of 10years of work experience.

Our students are also able to earn graduate-level professional certificates. These certificates can be earned during the one-year MBA program and comprise a total of 9 credit hours and an exam. Hult offers certificate programs in Innovation, Solutions Marketing, Finance,Management Consulting, and Strategic Equity Valuation.

About German

HultMBAGerman is the Director of Recruitment for Europe at Hult International Business School. He holds a BA honors from Queen Mary College andan MA in Modern English Language from University College London. After studying in the UK, German moved back to Spain to take over and successfully expand his education-centric family business, London Thames. He remains a strategy advisor for the company which is focused on language training, language travel and higher education advice.Since starting his role at Hult in January 2010, German has concentrated on bringing global leaders to Hult’s MBA and Executive MBA programs.

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