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Financial Economics and Institutions

Department of Financial Economics and Institutions
BusAd E-305
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808) 956-6675
Fax: (808) 956-9887
Web: www.cba.hawaii.edu


*Graduate Faculty

*E. Mais, PhD (Chair)—finance
*R. Chang, PhD—finance
D. Cost, JD—business law
*S. M. Dawson, PhD—finance
*W. Huang, PhD—finance
* Q. Liu, PhD—finance
*J. B. Marsh, PhD—business economics
M. Misawa, PhD—international finance and banking
*N. Ordway, PhD—real estate
*G. Rhee, PhD—finance
*J. P. Suyderhoud, PhD—business economics
J. Wong—finance

Degrees Offered: BBA in finance

The Academic Program

The department offers courses in finance, business law, real estate, and insurance.

Undergraduate Study

BBA in Finance

The major in finance (FIN) develops analytical skills in the planning, management, and control of financial resources to achieve the financial goals of the organization. Central to that task is the evaluation of the risk and return consequences of financial decisions. The major financial decisions studied are the selection of assets (equipment, buildings, inventories, securities, etc.) and the choice among financing alternatives (selling stock, borrowing from a bank, issuing bonds, etc.). Students may select course sequences that concentrate on business financial management, investment management, personal financial planning, Asian finance, and real estate finance.

The major prepares students for positions and career advancement in financial institutions, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing firms; securities institutions; and personal financial planning.


  • FIN 311
  • Four elective courses from FIN 305, 307, 321, 330, 331, 341, 360, 367, 412, 415, 444, 490; RE 300, 310, 320, 330, 340, 351, 390; INS 300, 311, 331.

FIN Courses