Students currently enrolled as classified students at UH Manoa can contact the College of Business Administration, Office of Student Academic Services, BusAd B101, for application materials.
Non-UH Manoa students or unclassified students enrolled in Outreach College must submit the Common Application Form to the Office of Admissions and Records, 2600 Campus Road, Room 001, Honolulu, HI 96822.
The application priority deadlines for CBA are November 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester.
1. Completion of 124 credit hours, including the General Education Core requirements (see the
"Manoa General Education Core and Graduation Requirements" section for more information) and the following College curriculum requirements:
a. Pre-business courses (see "Admission Requirements");
b. Required business courses: BLAW 200, BUS 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 345;
c. Requirements for the major;
d. ENG 209;
e. An upper division course in international business; and
f. 15 credits of elective courses (beyond the introductory level).
2. GPA of 2.0 in:
a. All UH Manoa registered credit hours,
b. All required business courses (and their equivalents) and upper division CBA courses, including the major completed at UH Manoa, and
c. Major courses completed at UH Manoa.
3. Residency requirements for BBA degree include both:
a. University residency requirement of 30 credit hours at UH Manoa and
b. Minimum of eight upper division business courses (24 credit hours), including a minimum of three courses in the student's major and BUS 345, after admission to CBA.
Students interested in applying to CBA should contact the Office of Student Academic Services for current information on admission and program requirements.
See appropriate departments in this Catalog for specific major requirements leading to a BBA degree.
Minimum Standards for GPA
The minimum acceptable academic performance for CBA undergraduates at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is (a) cumulative GPA of 2.0, (b) GPA of 2.0 in the major, and (c) GPA of 2.0 in all required business courses and major courses combined.
Students are placed on probation in the CBA for any of the following conditions:
1. The student's cumulative GPA or GPA in required business courses or major falls below 2.0.
2. The student fails to complete BUS 310, 311, and 313 within one year following admission to
3. Satisfactory progress toward graduation is not being made.
To qualify for a double major, students must have a minimum cumulative UH Manoa GPA of 3.0 and a minimum UH Manoa GPA of 3.0 in the two proposed majors. At the time of application, the student must have completed at least one different course in each major. Courses counted toward the double major cannot be used as courses to meet the non-introductory electives requirement.
Students completing their first two years of work at a community college or at another four-year institution should take only those business courses offered at the freshman or sophomore level (e.g., introductory accounting, business law). Business courses taught at community colleges may not be used to satisfy upper division course requirements in CBA (e.g., business statistics). Junior-level and senior-level business courses are accepted only from colleges accredited by the
CBA strictly enforces a three-week withdrawal deadline. Students should be aware that some colleges, especially graduate and professional schools, do not look with favor on records spotted with grades of
W. Similar attitudes are observed among some employers and scholarship grantors.