(DUBAI – October 4th, 2012) In 2008, Hult International Business School became the first US-accredited academic institution to open a campus in the emirate. Now, Hult has taken the lead again by opening a state-of-the-art campus in the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business park in the MENA region.
Just across from the world-famous Palm Islands and only a short journey from Dubai’s Knowledge Village and Media City, the 30,000 sq. ft. campus was designed to put students at the forefront of Dubai’s technology boom, in a ‘free zone’ where networking, developing ideas and nurturing new start-ups are a part of everyday life.
Graduate students studying at the Fiona Kennedy-designed campus – which counts Microsoft, the BBC, GE, Cisco and HP among its neighbors – will also benefit from being able to live and socialize in the most vibrant part of the city. Trendy, newly built apartments are plentiful, and Dubai’s buzzing nightlife scene makes it easy for students to unwind with their new classmates.
Hult’s Dubai campus is already one of the most diverse in the region, with an accomplished student body comprised of more than 55 nationalities. Having moved from its first campus in Dubai’s Academic City to a larger, more central location, Hult will this year enroll more than 300 new students across its respected MBA, Executive MBA and Master of International Business courses.
Robert Lillicrapp, who has worked with Hult for the last 12 years, was recently appointed executive director. “Our new home in Dubai has so much to offer, from sleek architecture and first-rate classroom technology to lively student extracurricular activities,” he said. “It’s in a truly spectacular location, and one that connects us with global leaders in the fields of finance, logistics, shipping and aviation.”
Like Hult’s other campuses – in Boston, San Francisco, London and Shanghai – Dubai regularly hosts keynote speeches by visionaries from the world of business and beyond. Most recently the UAE’s first female filmmaker, Nayla Al Khaja, delivered an impassioned speech about overcoming cultural challenges to follow a lifelong dream.
About Hult International Business School
Hult is the world’s most international business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and a rotation campus in São Paulo. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Bachelor degrees. Hult’s one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and 1st in International Experience by the Financial Times. www.hult.edu.