How to Apply

The next cohort for the Executive MBA program will commence in Fall 2019.
Applications are currently open. 

Priority review deadline: March 1 Regular review deadline: June 1

Admission is only available in the Fall semester and the program enrolls only every 2 years.

The Shidler College of Business looks for a diverse and well-balanced class, therefore applications are evaluated holistically and all components are given equal weight.

Executive MBA General Admission Guidelines:

  • GPA 3.0
  • GMAT or GRE score 
  • 5 + years work experience
  • Resume
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Two (2) Letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • International students only: TOEFL or IELTS scores

You may apply for admission by following these steps:

Step one:

Submit Graduate Admissions Application Form and $100 application fee

Submit Residency Declaration Form

Submit Confidential Financial Statement (international applicants only)

Step two: Submit Official Transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended
Step three:

For all candidates, submit GMAT or GRE scores. 

  • GMAT code PBQ-59-30
  • GRE code 2630

International Applicants only: Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Step four:

Submit Statement of Objectives and Resume

Step five:

Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Step six:

Submit everything and keep in touch or (808) 956-5774

Shidler College of Business

Executive Education Center

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2404 Maile Way, A-303

Honolulu, HI 96822

Submit Graduate Programs Application & Residency Declaration Form

Submit Graduate Admissions Application Form and $100 application fee.

Download, complete and mail the Residency Declaration Form.

For international students, please download, complete, and mail a Confidential Financial Statement.

Members of the military who are requesting an application fee waiver must email prior to submitting their application fee. Once the payment has been made, the Executive Education Center cannot reimburse applicants.

Please send all documents to the following address:

Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Submit Official Transcripts

All applicants are required to submit one current official transcript from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the Shidler Graduate Admissions Office, or received in a sealed institutional envelope if submitted with the application materials.

Please send all Official Transcripts to the following address:

Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

University of Hawaiʻi Transcripts

Applicants who attended college in the UH system do not need to submit official transcripts for course work completed at UH. The Shidler Graduate Admissions Office will obtain these transcripts on behalf of the applicants.

International Transcripts

Transcripts must be issued in the original language and indicate dates of attendance, all courses, credits or hours and grades received. The original transcripts must be accompanied by English translations. All English translations must be complete and exact word for word translations of the original documents. They must bear the official seal or stamp of the institution, and the translator's original signature. Do NOT convert numerical grades to letter grades. A complete grading scale or system of evaluation is required, if not indicated on the official transcript. Transcripts must indicate any degree, diploma, professional title, certificate or other academic credentials received. If not, submit official copies and English translations of all academic credentials.

Note to Students from Certain South Asian Countries

Students or graduates from institutions in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan must submit properly attested mark sheets for each year of study showing the subject included in each exam, the maximum mark in each subject, the minimum mark for passing, the mark obtained, and the "pision" or "Class" received. Academic records are accepted if attested by the registrar, assistant registrar, head of department, dean of student affairs, controller of exam, USEFI student advisor, professor-in-charge or principal.

Submit Offical Standardized Tests Scores


All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Your application is not complete until we have received a copy of your test scores. To have your application reviewed during a specific admissions deadline, your score must arrive to us by the posted deadline.

The GMAT code for the Shidler College of Business is PBQ-59-30.

The GRE code for the Shidler College of Business is 2630.

The GMAT and GRE are administered worldwide throughout the year.

The Shidler College of Business will consider only your highest test score rather than an average of all of your GMAT/GRE scores. Therefore, please notify us if you plan on retaking the GMAT/GRE to ensure we review your application using your highest score. Test scores more than five years old are not valid.

For further information and testing arrangements for the GMAT/GRE, please visit the GMAT or GRE web site.

TOEFL or IELTS (International Applicants)

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is B187. Test scores cannot be more than two years old. Most applicants whose native language is not English need to submit official scores for either of these tests. An international applicant is exempt from the TOEFL, if he or she has earned a bachelor's or advanced degree within the last five years at a regionally accredited or recognized institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore or the United Kingdom.

Submit Statement of Objectives and Resume

Prepare a Statement of Objectives addressing the following questions below. Please limit responses for each question to 500 words or less.

  1. What are your career objectives and how will the Shidler Executive MBA program assist in the development of achieving these objectives?
  2. How will your experiences, professional and personal, contribute to your peers and the curriculum of the Executive MBA program?
  3. Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will highlight any areas of concern that will be valuable in considering your application.

Your resume should indicate work experience, internships and related activities. Please keep the length to 1–3 pages.

Please print and mail your Statement of Objectives and Resume to the following address:

Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

All EMBA applicants must submit two letters of recommendation by using the letter of recommendation form. Letters should be written by the applicant’s current/former employer, colleague, or individual that may contribute valuable insight to your performance at the Shidler College of Business. The letters should be written on company/university letterhead and sent in sealed envelopes.

Please address the letters to the Toni Mingo, and mail them to:

Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Only printed hard copies will be accepted by mail or drop-off. Letters of Recommendation may NOT be submitted electronically or via email.

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch with us in the months prior to the deadline for applications to see how your application is progressing, and if any required information is missing. You may expect to hear about your admission within a month of when your file is complete. You may e-mail or call us at (808) 956-5774.