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Shidler College of Business - University of Hawaii at Manoa

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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    21 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Full-Time Global MBA Overview

A leader among U.S. business schools in its focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa provides students with an in-depth understanding of the best business practices, an awareness of languages and cultures, and a solid comprehension of emerging technologies within today's complex global economic environment.

Founded in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the college was renamed in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group, made a transformational gift of $25 million. In 2017, Mr. Shidler increased his total giving to $228 million, making it the largest donation at the University of Hawai‘i from a private donor.  The college offers students a wide selection of degree, certificate and executive programs in a unique multicultural learning environment enhanced by collaborative learning, research projects, international speakers, internships, study abroad and career opportunities.

Ranked consistently among the top 25 institutions for international business the Shidler College of Business equips its graduates with the ability to learn and to lead throughout their professional lifetime.

The Global MBA program at Shidler College of Business offers students a comprehensive foundation in business fundamentals with an Asia-Pacific focus. Students have access to internships, career development assistance and strong networking opportunities with fellow students, alumni, and the business community at large. Throughout the program, students meet their personal and professional goals while preparing them for leadership in today's global business environment.

Choose a plan that works with complements your lifestyle:

- 21-month plan - Full-time course load maximizes the MBA experience. 

- 24-month plan - Earn your MBA in two years while still working full-time or part-time. 

- 36-month plan - The most accommodating of the Global MBA options.

Students in the Global MBA 21-month plan,  may also choose a China or Japan focus and take advantage of the excellent language courses offered at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and find a study abroad or internship experience in those countries. 

Our Global MBA program is the only AACSB International accredited graduate program in Hawai`i and is one of the few MBA programs in the US with a true Asia-Pacific focus. Students graduate feeling confident that their degree will satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

The Global MBA program offers excellent scholarship opportunities (both merit and needs based) for domestic as well and international students.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday, 6th Dec 2020
09:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, 8th Dec 2020
13:30 - 16:00
Thursday, 10th Dec 2020
13:30 - 16:00
Saturday, 12th Dec 2020
09:30 - 12:00

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