Asian Field Study Program



The Asian Field Study (AFS) by the Univeristy of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Shidler College of Business is one of the top global business field study programs focusing on Asia-Pacific. It takes a group of primarily executive MBAs on a tour through Asia to visit companies, government agencies, and cultural sites. The objective is to prepare students from around the world for careers and business opportunities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, the program works to improve relations between countries in the region through increased education and communication.

Students will enroll in the 6-credit full version (BUS 477 or BUS 677). The course may count toward one or two of the following: IB elective, IB major elective, entrepreneurship major elective, upper division elective, or management elective for BBA students, entrepreneurship certificate for graduate students, and PAMI international management certificate (consult with your academic advisor for applicability).'

The Asian Field Study (AFS) is designed for students with an interest in international business (IB). It consists of preparatory classes. The 2018 onsite trip went to Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing and Hanoi.  For summer 2019 the tentative schedule is Tokyo, Hong KongShenzhen, Guangzhou and Ho Chi Minh City . 

Download the 2018 Asian Field Study Summary Report 

Photos from 2018 Asian Field Study (click to scroll through more photos).

2018 Asian Field Study