Global Focus

Seems like I’ve been on quite the roll with the Chronicle of Higher Education lately — their assignments always put me in touch with interesting people doing interesting things, so I can hardly complain! This time around, I was sent to the HULT International School of Business in Cambridge, which is a startup school with several campuses around the world. The HULT program isn’t well known locally, but the story was about how it’s found success in a relatively short period of time thanks to the strength of its international focus.

I could definitely tell there was a lot of energy in the building that houses the school, which occupies two floors of the parent company that operates it. There was collaboration throughout the floors in all of the study room, which line the perimeter. I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite as diverse a student body as I saw when I visited that afternoon, either.

Again, if you can get around the paywall, take a read of the full story on the Chronicle’s site.

Here’s a selection of photos from the assignment:

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --MBA students Kayo Gotanda of Japan, center goes over the details of an upcoming class presentation with her teammates Vinay Kumar of India, left, and Maha Aad of Lebanon at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --MBA students Kayo Gotanda of Japan, center goes over the details of an upcoming class presentation with her teammates Vinay Kumar of India, left, and Maha Aad of Lebanon at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --MBA students Maha Aad of Lebanon and Kayo Gotanda of Japan go over the details for a class presentation at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --MBA students Maha Aad of Lebanon and Kayo Gotanda of Japan go over the details for a class presentation at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of Finance student Scott Metzler of the United States tells his classmates about an upcoming event at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of Finance student Scott Metzler of the United States tells his classmates about an upcoming event at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of Finance students crowd at the front of the classroom to get the details of the day's assignment from Professor of Finance Viktoria Dalko, left, at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of Finance students crowd at the front of the classroom to get the details of the day's assignment from Professor of Finance Viktoria Dalko, left, at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Facing, from left, masters of finance students Paloma Vega of Peru, Aparna Devanasayanan of India and Nelson Ardila Guevara of Colombia go over the day's assignment with teammates Fernando Autrique of the United States, left, and Ricardo Restrepo of Colombia, right, at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Facing, from left, masters of finance students Paloma Vega of Peru, Aparna Devanasayanan of India and Nelson Ardila Guevara of Colombia go over the day's assignment with teammates Fernando Autrique of the United States, left, and Ricardo Restrepo of Colombia, right, at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of finance student Hashim Al Nouri of Syria and Saudi Arabia writes on the wall of a study room, which is covered with "IdeaPaint" whiteboard paint, at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of finance student Hashim Al Nouri of Syria and Saudi Arabia writes on the wall, which is covered with "IdeaPaint" whiteboard paint, of a study room at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of finance student Inma Mora Durán of Spain goes over her case study materials at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --Masters of finance student Inma Mora Durán of Spain goes over her case study materials at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.


3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --From left, Efosa Lawani of Nigeria, Simon Lukyanchyk, a Belarussian-Canadian, Andy Tsarapkin of Canada, Tin-Cheng Chao of Taiwan, and Alok Mohanty and Sumit Sood of India go over their class case study at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/31/11 -- CAMBRIDGE --From left, Efosa Lawani of Nigeria, Simon Lukyanchyk, a Belarussian-Canadian, Andy Tsarapkin of Canada, Tin-Cheng Chao of Taiwan, Alok Mohanty and Sumit Sood of India go over their class case study at the HULT International Business School's campus in Cambridge, Mass., on March 31, 2011.

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