|Special Professional Programs
Academy of International Business
Established in 1959, AIB is the premier professional organization for international business educators, researchers, and consultants. It publishes the highly regarded Journal of International Business Studies. The objectives of the AIB are to foster education and to advance professional standards in the field of international business.
Asia-Pacific Center for Executive Development
APCED's primary function is to coordinate executive-level management programs, seminars, and workshops tailored to the needs of business organizations and the public sector. Participants in these programs come from local, regional, and international communities. One of APCED's major programs is the Advanced Management Program, a five-week intensive residential summer program that brings together senior executives and managers from the United States and all areas of the Pacific Basin. Another program is the Hawai'i Management Program offered annually in the fall. It is designed for local executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who participate in a series of management seminars totaling 90 classroom hours.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Studies Center
The APEC Studies Center was formed in July 1994 as a joint venture of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and the East-West Center and is one of the founding members of the United States APEC Study Center Consortium. APEC has become the primary vehicle for developing a sense of economic community in the Asia Pacific region. The 18 countries that currently comprise APEC constitute about half of the world's total annual output in terms of GNP and represent more than 40 percent of the world's total merchandise trade.
Center for Global Japanese Investment and Finance
The Center for Global Japanese Investment and Finance was founded in November 1997. Its mission is to research and study the Japanese financial market: its global investment policies and strategies and ways in which the United States, Hawai'i, and Japan can receive mutual economic benefits through balanced investments in Hawai'i.
The Center for International Business Education and Research
Funded by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, the UH CIBER serves as a clearinghouse for international business research and development activities at the University of Hawai'i. As on of 28 such centers at major universities across the U.S., the UH CIBER serves as a national resource for improved international business techniques and strategies, as well as a regional resource providing training and research designed to meet the needs of companies doing business with the Asia-Pacific.
Working with language and area studies faculty at the University, CIBER has promoted the creation of interdisciplinary business and language courses. Other curriculum projects supported include the innovative Field Study in Asia course, and the annual PAMI Summer Program. The UH CIBER funds faculty research projects and provides travel support for faculty to present papers at international conferences. Outreach and executive education initiatives include working with various community organizations to sponsor workshops and other training activities. CIBER also sponsors the annual Summer Workshop for the Development of Intercultural Coursework, which brings together faculty from the U.S. and abroad for a two-week intensive seminar.
Family Business Center of Hawai'i
The Family Business Center of Hawai'i is a new partnership between Hawai'i's family business community and the College of Business Administration. The mission of the center is to help Hawai'i's businesses survive and thrive into and through the 21st century.
Pacific Asian Management Institute
PAMI was established in 1977 as an institute of international management education and research bridging East and West. Students, teachers, managers, and government officials from more than 170 companies and 200 institutions in 22 countries have attended cross-cultural, international management courses and training programs developed by PAMI. PAMI also coordinates research on international business issues.
The Pacific Asian Management Institute coordinates a summer program in international business during the UH Outreach College Summer Sessions. The PAMI curriculum features international business courses in management, marketing, finance, business economics, entrepreneurship and human resource management. The Pacific Asian Lecture Series (PALS), open to the public, is part of the PAMI summer program.
PAMI is the secretariat for the Pacific Asian Consortium on International Business Education and Research (PACIBER), with 28 member universities in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Oceania.
Pacific Business Center Program
The Pacific Business Center Program, sponsored by the University and the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce, provides businesses, government agencies, and community groups, a variety of business consultant services at nominal cost. PBCP offers university students opportunities to work with its staff to assist its clients solve a wide variety of business problems. Such work includes market research, feasibility studies, product development, strategic and financial planning, loan packaging, and management consultation. PBCP serves clients in Hawai'i, the Territories of American Samoa and Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republics of Palau and of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems and Management
PRIISM is a center for research and educational activities. Drawing on a variety of academic disciplines, PRIISM focuses on information systems and technologies and management of organizations. Its primary objective is to promote research on the development, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies in organizations.
In addition to the study abroad programs offered through the UH Manoa Study Abroad Center (see the "Student Life" section for more information), the following CBA sponsored programs are available.
Industry in Asia: Field Study.
Each summer, up to 25 business students have the opportunity to participate in a 5-week, 6 credit course (BEc 477) which includes three weeks in Asia. In Asia, the students visit companies, factories, economic agencies and government offices to learn more about organizational structure, government policies and international competition and their effect on these units. Classes are held on campus the week before and after the field study. Some CBA scholarships are available on a competitive basis to help defray the costs.
CBA Exchange Agreements with Foreign Universities
UH CBA students can apply to study abroad in connection with several official exchange agreements between the UH CBA and foreign universities. These universities are: Aarhus School of Business in Denmark; Chulalongkorn University in Thailand; Copenhagen Business School in Denmark; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Keio University (Keio Business School) in Japan; Koblenz Graduate School of Management in France (summer only); Thammasat University in Thailand; and Yonsei University in Korea. In most cases, courses are offered in English for international students, language training is available, and the schools plan instructional excursions for visiting students. Tuition is waived for the students at the host university. Some scholarships assistance is available on a competitive basis to help defray travel costs. The student arranges his/her own travel and housing.
Active student organizations within the CBA provide students with opportunities to interact socially, academically, and professionally. These organizations include Accounting Club, Alpha Beta Chi, American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha
Psi, Financial Management Association, Society of Advanced Management, Management Information Systems Club, Net Impact, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Society of Human Resource Management. Students with superior academic records are invited for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business majors.
The Graduate Business Student Association is a focal point of graduate student life at
CBA. All graduate business students are members.
Guest speakers, tours of local businesses, workshops, seminars, and internships are supported by the various student organizations-many of which have earned national recognition and awards for their contributions to the professional development of CBA students.
Honors and Awards
The College of Business Administration and its departments provide scholarships and awards to exceptional students. For a list of these scholarships, see the "Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid" section of this Catalog. Detailed information on scholarships can be obtained from the office of Student Academic Services, BusAd A-303, (808) 956-8215.