Most Diverse - Highest Average Salary - Best Online Education
Hawai‘i’s location at the center of the Pacific Rim makes it one of the most dynamic and globally important regions in the world. The HPU College of Business connects students directly to the region through Honolulu, a hub of industry and a key recruiting destination for Fortune 500 companies. The bottom line? Opportunities abound for students, including internships, partnerships, and hands-on experiences that prepare you for leadership and ready you for the real world. And at HPU you will become part of the student body consistently ranked as the most culturally diverse in America, at the university rated as Best in Hawai‘i.
Complete your MBA with HPU’s flexible program, offering the convenience of online, classroom, or military base learning. HPU’s MBA provides you the best value through total cost, time to completion, and convenience. What’s more: HPU alumni earn a median salary that’s among the top of all American universities and the highest for Hawai‘i schools.
Online or In-Person
HPU is ranked as one of the nation’s top online universities, and the best in Hawai‘i. Explore a full range of career possibilities in traditional and cutting-edge fields. HPU’s online MBA program is available worldwide in a convenient 16-month program, or in a traditional setting in Downtown Honolulu in a 20-month program. In addition to these two flexible options, we offer the program in an online/in-class hybrid at each military base on O‘ahu.
Why Choose HPU for your MBA?
HPU's Downtown Location
Benefit from the downtown location found in the heart of the economic epicenter of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Master of Business Administration degree is proven to increase career advancement in Asia Pacific organizations.
Gain hands-on experience working with Honolulu's global business community and engage in project-based learning through working with partner companies.
Experience Innovative Coursework
Study alongside veteran colleagues in the College of Business at HPU, which is ranked 41st in the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Business Schools, and the only Hawai‘i school to make the list.
Intimate Learning Environment
Excel in small classes with professionally and academically qualified professors who will help you become profession-ready global leaders.
Enjoy the flexibility of pursuing your MBA online with HPU, ranked number 18 among 25 of the Best Online MBA in International BusinessDegree Programs by TheBestSchools.org.
Balancing Work, Life and your MBA
Tailored to Active Military and Veterans
From our home base in downtown Honolulu, we bring HPU to you, anywhere in the world, with our online MBA.
Make the most of our compact, 8-week courses. Interact with our excellent faculty and get to know your fellow students as you come together at HPU, ranked Best Online University in Hawai‘i, and among the tops in the U.S.
If you’re a veteran, take advantage of our online/on-base hybrid program on O‘ahu that lets you take full advantage of your GI benefits.
Tailored to Working Professionals
The bottom line at Hawaii Pacific University's College of Business is the successful outcomes for its students. We understand the importance of balancing family, career, and your education, and are dedicated to providing a flexible course of study for our graduate students, with:
Program study that is only 8 courses and just 2 courses per term can be completed in 16-20 months. We have face-to-face and online courses available and you can take just one course per term.
HPU provides an affordable MBA in convenient and centrally located downtown Honolulu, and with our business partnerships throughout the state, you may be eligible for a discounted tuition. Here's a list of some of our business partners:
Adventist Health Castle
American Savings Bank
Aloha United Way
Hawaii State Teachers Association
Partners in Development Foundation
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Bank of Hawaii
The Queen's Health Systems
Child & Family Service
Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center
Talent HR Solutions
Hawaii Government Employees Association
Hawaii Pacific Health
Waimanalo Health Center
Professional Background Faculty
Hawai‘i’s location at the center of the Pacific Rim makes it one of the most dynamic and globally important regions in the world. The HPU College of Business connects students directly to the region through Honolulu, a hub of industry and a key recruiting destination for Fortune 500 companies. HPU's faculty come to us from countries across the world and are educated at top-rated universities in their countries.
Available Entry Terms
Spring: online and military hybrid
Program Admission Requirements
Individuals wishing to apply to the MBA program at HPU are required to submit the following:
Graduate Admissions Requirements
Final Official Transcripts showing conferred Bachelor's Degree, Master's if applicable
Two Letters of Recommendation
MBA will allow (1) one military evaluation (dated within the last 2 years) in lieu of (1) one letter of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose
Prerequisite foundation courses
MBA applicants are required to show successful completion of four foundation courses:
Financial Accounting or Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Finance or Business Finance
Survey of Economics or Principles of Microeconomics
Courses must have been taken within the past 7-years. If the applicant does not have prior academic credit showing completion of the four foundation courses, the courses may be taken either at an AACSB-accredited (or equivalent, including HPU) university or through MOOC courses (list of approved MOOCS will be provided to the applicant). Applicant must successfully complete each course with a 70% or higher (C grade or higher).
GMAT or GRE Score
Instead of a minimum GMAT score, we use a holistic approach that combines GMAT or GRE score with GPA along with all other components of the application packet to determine eligibility for the program.
MBA applicants can qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one of the following:
A conferred bachelor’s degree in business from an AACSB accredited school (or equivalent, including HPU) AND achieve an 80% (B or higher) in each of the FOUR FOUNDATION COURSES* (or similar) that are prerequisites for the MBA. Courses must have been taken within the past 7-years.
A conferred bachelor’s degree in a non-business field from a regionally accredited institution AND achieve an 80% (B or higher) in each of the four foundation courses.
A conferred Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution AND earned a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
International Applicants: the minimum English Proficiency Requirements for the MBA program is a TOEFL (IBT) overall score of 80 with a writing score of 25 or an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a Writing score of 6.5.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Business Administration will be able to:
Explain theories in the functional areas of business;
Use effective teamwork skills;
Produce persuasive oral and written communication to business audiences;
Develop solutions to problems using business principles.