Hawaii's Executive Education Center

In this constantly-evolving and often-turbulent business environment, executives need the best strategic, analytical, technological, and interpersonal skills in order to successfully lead their organizations to new heights of success.

Training Hawaii's leaders since 1977, the Shidler College of Business Executive Education Center has prepared executives to succeed in a broad range of leadership positions. Students learn from an integrated, modern curriculum that incorporates core business disciplines with cutting edge business practices. Add to this the invaluable networking opportunities students receive by becoming a part of a cohort group, which typically includes participants from many different nations representing numerous industries.

Degree Programs

Executive MBA

An MBA program designed for working managers and professionals, who can pursue their degree with minimal interruption to their demanding career obligations.

Distance Learning Executive MBA

The Distance Learning Executive MBA program combines intensive residential study modules at the UH Manoa Campus augmented with state-of-the-art distance education technology.

*Accepting applications for Fall 2016!

Vietnam Executive MBA

Partnering with distinguished academic institutions in Vietnam, this 22-month MBA program is taught by Shidler College of Business faculty on the ground in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

*Accepting applications for Fall 2015!


Master of Human Resources Management

Learn the essentials of key human resources management functions in this intensive 16-month program. Gain the confidence and know-how you need to succeed in today's complex business environment.

*Accepting applications for Fall 2016!


Non-Degree Programs

With alumnus Jay H. Shidler’s generous $25 million gift to the College in 2006, the Executive Education Center has been able to re-design and rejuvenate the non-degree programs. Our goal is to provide the most current business training within a world-class learning experience.

Healthcare Finance for Non-Finance Healthcare Executives and Managers

This 4-week program for Non-Finance Healthcare Executives and Managers provides the fundamental tools to understand and apply accounting and financial information for effective business analysis and decision-making.

Professional Certificate in Knowledge Management

Especially designed to prepare individuals to excel in organizations where achieving and sustaining knowledge-based competitive advantage is important.

Custom Programs

Shidler College Executive Education Center also offers customized educational solutions and services individually designed to respond to particular business drivers.

Effective Leadership Seminar

In this seminar, participants will gain insights and skills required of an effective business leader. Participants will receive feedback on leadership style and explore techniques for achieving top performance and resolving case scenarios. The seminar offers participants an analytical framework for understanding the difference between management and leadership.

Entrepreneurship - Business Remodeling & Fundraising

In this seminar, participants will analyze critical issues concerning business ventures, especially ventures with innovative ideas and technology. Real cases will be used to highlight the impact of critical issues that contribute to the success of ventures. 

*Class begins July 2015!