Global Business Strategy in London

An immersive deep dive into business fundamentals: July 2–July 25th, 2021

The most exciting way to build the foundations of a career in global business

Study business abroad while living in the heart of one of the most international and vibrant cities in the world. In just 3 weeks, you’ll build foundational business knowledge, gain industry exposure, and put theory to practice with a hands-on case challenge. Immerse yourself in the city of London, enjoy a guided weekend trip to Paris, and take advantage of a world of possibility at your fingertips.

You’ll return home with lifelong memories and the skills and confidence to pursue a future in business—whether that means interviewing for your dream internship or pursuing further study in this field.

Who We Are

Meet the organizations behind the magic.

This program is offered in partnership with Hult International Business School—a triple accredited, award-winning, and internationally ranked business school designed to launch the next generation of global leaders.

Work on a live business case challenge developed in collaboration with Unilever, the multinational parent company behind iconic brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, and more.

EF Education First is a global organization that has been in operation since 1965. With operations in over 100 countries around the world, we've sent millions of students abroad to have transformative experiences.

What You'll Do

Our unique program combines classroom learning, hands-on learning, and immersive travel.

  • Learn

    Experience life as a business student and learn core topics like marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.

  • Practice

    Put theory to practice with a real-world case challenge, and make a final presentation to a panel of business leaders.

  • Immerse

    Visit real businesses in London and gain firsthand insight from industry leaders.

  • Travel

    Explore London and Paris through guided excursions and in your free time.

Hult’s undergraduate campus in London occupies a converted historic brewery. With its blend of industrial heritage and modern technology, you’ll find the ideal environment for creativity and innovative thinking.

What You'll Learn

Your business course, taking place Monday through Thursday, will include the following topics.

Syllabus coming soon

  • Market Analysis & Entrepreneurial Strategy

    Understanding the landscape of business

  • The Design Thinking Framework

    Developing prototypes and testing new ideas

  • Marketing & Branding

    How to understand and reach your audiences

  • Managerial Decision-Making

    Crafting a great vision, mission, and strategy

  • Finance

    Forecasting cash flows and interpreting financial statements

  • Presentation Skills

    How to convince decision-makers and sell your ideas

What You'll Accomplish

As part of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live business case challenge developed in collaboration with Unilever, the parent company behind iconic brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, and more. 2.5 billion people use Unilever products every day to feel good, look good, and get more out of life.

You’ll work in teams, identify solutions to a real business problem, and present your work in front of a panel of business professionals. Return home having completed an impressive project that you can add to your CV and talk about in future interviews.

In addition, you’ll receive 1 college credit from Hult Undergraduate Business School upon the successful completion of this course.

Where You'll Go

Take part in EF-led guided excursions to help you make the most of your time in London. Experience the diverse and vibrant city through locally guided tours and activities, and enjoy a weekend trip to Paris. You’ll also have plenty of time outside of class and planned trips to explore on your own!

See the sights

From the Tower Bridge to Buckingham Palace, you'll be sure to check off all the classic London landmarks from your bucket list.

Take a weekend trip to Paris

Take advantage of your proximity to Paris and feast on the beautiful sights and tastes of the city. You'll visit the Louvre, see the Eiffel Tower, and enjoy a river cruise along the Seine.

Explore new neighborhoods

Each of London's neighborhoods has its own vibe and personality. Attend a theater performance in the West End (the Broadway of Great Britain) and participate in a painting workshop in the highly Instagrammable neighborhood of Shoreditch (London's hippest district).

Meet Your Professors

Your instructors bring decades of combined experience in academia and industry.

Program Fees

Tuition for this 3-week program is $7,500. Here’s everything that’s included:

  • Course at an Accredited Business School

    Your tuition covers 3 weeks of classes, including industry partnerships and the opportunity to earn 1 college credit.

  • Airfare & Transportation

    We take care of round-trip flights and local transportation during group excursions.

  • Accommodations & Some Meals

    We provide lodging at a hotel as well as a breakfast, welcome dinner, and farewell dinner.

  • Activities & Excursions

    Your program fee covers city tours led by local guides, as well as fun activities like painting workshops, theater performances, and a Seine River cruise.

  • EF Program Director

    Throughout your stay, you'll have a dedicated Program Director who will coordinate activities and be your local point person.

  • EF Global Support Network

    Before and during the program, you'll have access to 24/7 travel support and EF's extensive global network.

Get to know Hult's London campus

Hult is a dynamic and multicultural community founded on the belief that a true business education should equip students with a global perspective and the practical skills to make an impact from day one. With campuses located around the world and a student body representing 160 different nationalities, Hult is truly global in its very DNA.

Located in the heart of London’s East End and minutes from Europe’s fastest-growing startup hub, Tech City, the London campus is an inspiring, modern space with easy access to all parts of the city.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the program dates?
Our Summer 2021 Global Business Strategy program will take place from July 2nd to July 25th.
Can I earn college credit for this program?

Yes! You will receive 1 credit from Hult Undergraduate Business School for the successful completion of our Global Business Strategy program.

How academic is this program?

Our curriculum is built around experiential learning, so academics are only a part of the overall experience. Typically, you’ll have classes in the morning, then free time in the afternoons to explore or work on your projects. You’ll also go on weekend excursions led by a local EF guide, group bonding activities, and industry visits, where you’ll tour local businesses and hear from actual business leaders.

What are accommodations like?

Your accommodations will be in central London. Stay tuned for more information to come!

Do I need prior business experience to apply for this program?

Nope! We encourage anyone who is interested in exploring a career in business to apply. This program is ideal for students who want to master the basics of business and figure out if this is a field they want to pursue more seriously. By the end of the program, you’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your future—whether that means interviewing for internships or taking more courses in the field of business.

Will I have on-the-ground support?
You will have a full-time Program Director responsible for your experience. They’ll be your point person throughout your stay and serve as your guide when exploring both London and Paris.
Looking for more info?

Get an inside look into what you'll be doing and learning on the program in this webinar led by Will Alexander, Director of Program Design at EF Gap Year. This session was recorded on January 28, 2021.

Note: We are now accepting applications until May 1, 2021. However, admissions is rolling and there are limited spaces, so apply now to secure your spot!

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