A leader among U.S. business schools in its focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa provides students with an in-depth understanding of the best business practices, an awareness of languages and cultures, and a solid comprehension of emerging technologies within today's complex global economic environment.
Founded in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the college was renamed in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group, made a transformational gift of $25 million. In 2014, Mr. Shidler increased his initial gift of $25 million to $100 million, making it the largest donation at the University of Hawai‘i from a private donor. The College offers students a wide selection of degree, certificate and executive programs in a unique multicultural learning environment enhanced by collaborative learning, research projects, international speakers, internships, study abroad and career opportunities.
Ranked consistently among the top 25 institutions for international business and the only AACSB accredited MBA program in Hawai'i, the Shidler College of Business equips its graduates with the ability to learn and to lead throughout their professional lifetime.
Whether students are interested in doing business in the global economy or in becoming an entrepreneur, the Shidler College of Business provides them with the skills and experiences needed to succeed in today's dynamic business world