Founded in 1949, the Shidler College of Business was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. Since his initial gift of $25 million in 2006, Shidler has given approximately $238 million to the college in cash, land leases and in-kind donations. His contributions represent the largest individual donation to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the second largest known gift to a U.S. public university business school.

A leader among U.S. business schools for its expertise in international business education focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the college provides students with an in-depth understanding of the best business practices, an awareness of languages and cultures, and a solid comprehension of emerging technologies within today's complex global economic environment.

The college offers students a wide selection of degree, certificate, and executive programs in a unique multicultural learning environment enhanced by collaborative learning, research projects, international speakers, internships, study abroad and career opportunities.

Whether students are interested in doing business in the global economy or in becoming an entrepreneur, the Shidler College of Business provides them with the skills and experiences needed to succeed in today's dynamic business world.

The college is consistently ranked among the top 25 business schools for international business by U.S. News & World Report and is the only AACSB accredited MBA program in the state of Hawai'i.