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College of Business Administration

General Information

The College of Business Administration (CBA) prepares students for business leadership in Hawai‘i and the Pacific basin. Students receive a solid foundation, both theoretical and practical, in the structures, functions, and objectives of business enterprise. The College provides the only degrees in business (BBA and MBA) in the state of Hawai‘i that are accredited by AACSB-International*. The primary emphases of CBA are international business, information technology and entrepreneurship.

The College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the bachelor of business administration (BBA), the master of business administration (MBA), the master of accounting (MAcc), the executive MBA (EMBA), the Japan-focused MBA (JEMBA), the China-focused MBA (CHEMBA), the master of human resource management (MHRM), and the PhD in international management. Several professional development programs are also offered through CBA’s Asia Pacific Center for Executive Development.


To create a premier learning and research community that prepares students to be leaders in a global business environment that is multicultural, entrepreneurial, and technologically advanced.

The special role of CBA in the UH is to serve as the center of advanced graduate and professional studies in business administration while emphasizing research and providing excellence in undergraduate programs.

Accreditation and Affiliations

CBA is accredited by AACSB-International* and is a member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).


Bachelor’s Degrees: BBA with concentrations in accounting, finance, human resources management, international business (double major only), management, management information systems and marketing, as well as a flexible program. (A concentration negotiated with a faculty committee is available to superior classified students. Inquire at the CBA Office of Student Academic Services for details.)

Master’s Degrees: MAcc, MBA, Executive MBA, Japan-focused MBA, China-focused MBA, Vietnam MBA, MHRM

Doctoral Degree: PhD in international management


Academic Advisers at the CBA Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) assist students with program planning and course selection, learning UH policies and procedures, and fulfilling graduation requirements in a timely manner, explaining transfer credits and study abroad exchange information and other educational opportunities, resources and options. Students, while responsible for their own academic progress, should consult their advisers on a regular basis to monitor their academic status and progress toward degree completion.

Advising for undergraduate students is available in BusAd B101, (808) 956-8215, e-mail: business@hawaii.edu. Advising for graduate students is available in BusAd C202, (808) 956-8266.


* (AACSB): The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business