2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8377
Fax: (808) 956-9640
Interim Dean: Chuck Y. Gee
Associate Dean: Jack Suyderhoud
The College of Business Administration (CBA) prepares
students for business leadership in Hawaii 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 Hawaii that are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB)*. The primary emphases of CBA are
international business and business applications of advanced technology.
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), and the
China-focused MBA (CHEMBA). Several professional development programs
are also offered through CBAs Center for Executive Development.
The mission of the College of Business Administration
1. To educate students so that they will achieve their professional and
personal goals and contribute effectively and ethically to society and
2. To educate ourselves and others through research;
3. To serve the community through the colleges
graduates and through its professional and civic activities;
4. To be relevant to Hawaii and international in its vision; and
5. To aspire to continuous improvement in all its activities.
The special role of CBA in the University is to serve
as the center of advanced graduate and professional studies in business
administration while emphasizing research and providing excellence in
Accreditation and Affiliations
CBA is accredited by AACSB and is a member of the
Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).
Bachelors Degrees: BBA with concentrations
in accounting, finance, human resources management, international
business, management, management information systems, marketing, and
real estate, 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.)
Masters Degrees: MAcc, MBA, Executive MBA,
Japan-focused MBA, China-focused MBA
Doctoral Degree: PhD in international
management, PhD in communication and information sciences
Advising for CBA students is available in the Office
of Student Academic Services in BusAd A-303, phone: (808) 956-8215, or
The College of Business Administration offers a
professional, upper division program designed to give students a broad
liberal arts background and a sound education in the essentials of
business management. The BBA degree program, therefore, is comprised of
three integral parts: (a) general education, (b) business fundamentals,
and (c) a specialized major area of business. Students may select a
major that complements their interests, aptitude, and career goals from
such fields as accounting, finance, human resources management,
international business, management, management information systems,
marketing, and real estate. A double major and/or minor are also
options, as well as a flexible major program.
Students transfer into CBA upon the successful
completion of the following admission requirements:
1. Minimum of 55 credit hours of college-level work (junior standing);
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all courses attempted (combined UH
Students interested in applying to CBA should contact
its Office of Student Academic Services for current information on
admission and program requirements.
*(AACSB): The International Association for Management