How To Apply

Step 1 - Online Application and Fee

Complete the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate division on-line application. Indicate International Management as your field of concentration.

Pay the application fee (USD $100.00), either online or by sending a check or money order to the address below:
Graduate Division, Admissions Office
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall #354
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA

Step 2 - GMAT/GRE and TOEFL Scores

Contact the Graduate Management Admissions Council (for GMAT test: school code PBQ-5926) or the Educational Testing Service (for GRE test: school code 4867) to send the university your official scores. The University of Hawaii requires that scores be no more than 5 years old. For ETS, the national toll-free number to make an appointment is 1-800-967-1100.

International students will need to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL: school code 4867). TOEFL test results must be from the last two years. Send TOEFL test results directly to the Graduate Admissions Office from the Educational Testing Service. If you are an international student, but are currently attending or expecting a degree from a U.S. University, a TOEFL score is not necessary. For more information see: English Language Institute (ELI) web page.

Step 3 - Official University Transcripts

Contact all your undergraduate, graduate, and any other higher education institutions that you have attended to request one copy of your official transcripts to be sent directly to the University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduate Division (see the address above). International students will need to send the transcript in English or in its original language accompanied by an English translation. If you have completed any courses at other universities, either as part of your bachelor’s degree or graduate courses after your bachelor’s degree, you will need to order transcripts of that work as well. If you received your undergraduate/graduate degree from the University of Hawaii, no transcripts are needed.

Step 4 - Email Supporting Materials

Email the following supporting materials (in .pdf or .doc format) directly to the PhD office: Please clearly state in the subject header what is in the attachments.

  • A current resume
  • A statement of purpose indicating previous teaching experience, if available
  • A copy of a previous research paper you have written (optional)
  • A photocopy or official copy of the GRE/GMAT scores submitted to Graduate Admissions
  • A copy of the admissions checklist
  • Three recommendation letters, included with each letter must be the standard letter of recommendation form.

Three recommendations letters should come from academic or professional references. Have them email the letters of recommendation to using their academic or professional email address (e.x. If needed, a letter of reference can be mailed in a separate envelope that has been sealed and signed, on the seal, by the writer. A recommendation letter may be mailed to the address below.

Office of PhD in Business Administration
Shidler College of Business
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, BusAd D307
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

DO NOT SEND your University of Hawaii application or your application fee to the PhD office. Likewise, do NOT send your PhD-specific supporting materials to the University of Hawai'i Graduate Admissions Office. You need to work with both the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Graduate Division and the PhD Program at the Shidler College of Business during your application process. Keep this distinction in mind to avoid any delays in your application process.

Step 5 - Status Check

After you have submitted all of your application materials you may contact our office to check on the status of your application. We may be reached at (808) 956-6723 or through email at