Shidler Executive MBA

Cohort Structure

Executive MBA students will go through the entire program together as a cohort class. The cohort structure provides an excellent forum for networking and sharing experiences while fostering a collaborative learning environment.

Residence Weekend

An intensive four-day residential session consisting of day and evening classes are required for all newly admitted Executive MBA participants. To help participants focus on the initial course work, this intensive weekend is held at an off-campus location and is designed to enhance class cohesion and identity.

Residence Weekend is structured around a variety of critical management issues facing executives today. Through the study and analysis of these issues the business core curriculum is introduced.

Convenient Class Schedule

After the Residence Weekend, classes are held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and all day on alternating Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday evening, a light dinner will be offered from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, a light breakfast will be offered from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and lunch will be offered from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will also be provided on Saturday afternoon. Meals will not be provided in the summer semesters.

This schedule allows participants to continue working and furthering their career while providing more time between classes to prepare and absorb the materials presented. Classes are held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, Executive Education Center classroom.