Tuition & Fees

The program total cost covers tuition, fees, required course materials, and shared accommodations at Residence Weekend.

For Neighbor Island students only, stipend for transportation is available. For questions, contact akruse@hawaii.edu.

Distance Learning Executive MBA Tuition Schedule**
Year Credit Tuition/Cr Fee/Cr Amount Due Date
Non-refundable deposit       $800.00 within 30 days of Statement of Intent to Register
Fall 2018 12 $887.00 $50.00 $10,444.00 August 2018
Spring 2019 9 $980.00 - $8,820.00 December 2018
Summer 2019 6 $980.00 - $5,880.00 April 2019
Fall 2019 9 $980.00 - $8,820.00 July 2019
Spring 2020 12 $980.00 - $11,760.00 December 2019
Total 48     $46,524.00*  

*All tuition and fees are mandatory and subject to change with prior notice given. Tuition and fees are the same for in State and out of State students. We do not accept awards that reduces the amount of tuition and fees to the program such as Employee, Spouse/Domestic Partner Tuition Waiver, Graduate Assistant Tuition Exemption and Kua'ana Tuition Waiver. We do accept funding and the scholarship awards such as company sponsorship, VA benefits and military benefits, that pays in partial or in full the total cost of tuition and fees to the program. Examples are not inclusive and therefore we encourage you to contact the Executive Education Office to review your source of funding and awards to confirm its eligibility: 808-956-5104 or 808-956-8586. **Tuition Schedule is based on the 2018-2020 DLEMBA program. 

Scholarships Available

The Hawaii-based companies of Saltchuk Resources - Aloha Air Cargo, Maui and Hawaii Petroleum, Minit Stop, Hawaiian Tug & Barge, and Young Brothers have generously donated scholarships to support the 2020-2022 Distance Learning EMBA cohort. 

Approximately $140,000 is available in scholarships - for neighbor island residents enrolled in the 2020-2022 Distance Learning EMBA program. Applications can be obtained from Toni Mingo, Director of Shidler College of Business Executive Education Center, akruse@hawaii.edu.

Asian Field Study

The costs for the Asian Field Study are in addition to the program tuition and fees, and can be expected to range from $5,500 to $6,000. The costs are per person, double-occupancy and cover round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, ground transportation to companies and study materials for the 15–20 day trip. Other expenses such as pleasure tours, most meals and personal expenses are the responsibility of the participant. The cost of the Asia field study is subject to change, dependent upon prevailing airfares, hotel rates and transportation rates at the time of the tour.

An initial deposit of $100 will be payable in mid March 2020. The balance of the Asia Field Study will be due in late April 2020.  For more information, please contact the Executive Education Center at (808)956-8135 or please visit the Asian Field Study website.

In lieu of the Asia Field Study, Executive MBA students may take two courses at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Financial Aid priority filing date for 2020-2022: February 1, 2020

  1. Complete the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. List the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, code number 001610, as one of the schools to receive your information.
  3. Refer to www.hawaii.edu/fas for further information