The total cost of the 2024-2026 Distance Learning Executive MBA Program is $50,400*.

The program total cost covers tuition, required course materials, shared accommodations at Residence Weekend, refreshments and meals for in-person on campus classes. 

For Neighbor Island students only, stipend for transportation is available. For questions, contact 

Distance Learning Executive MBA 2024-2026 Payment Schedule*
Semester Credits Tuition  Due Date
Non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the Fall 2024 payment   $800.00 Within 30 days of SIR or earlier (non-refundable, non-transferable)
Fall 2024 12 $11,800.00 August 2022
Spring 2025 9 $9,450.00 January 2023
Summer 2025 6 $6,300.00 May 2023
Fall 2025 9 $9,450.00 August 2023
Spring 2026 12 $12,600.00 January 2024
Total 48 $50,400.00*  

NOTE: If you drop from the program after attending Residence Weekend, you will be charged $800.

*Reflects 2022 cost. All tuition is mandatory and subject to change with prior notice given. Tuition is the same for in State and out of State students. We do not accept awards that reduce the amount of tuition 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 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.

Scholarships for Neighbor Island Residents 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 2022-2024 Distance Learning EMBA cohort. 

Approximately $100,000 is available in scholarships - for neighbor island residents enrolled in the 2022-2024 Distance Learning EMBA program. Applications can be obtained from Olu Garcia, Director of Shidler College of Business Executive Education Center,

Scholarships for International Students Available

 The Executive Education Center encourages students to visit the following websites to view scholarship opportunities: 

Asian Field Study

The costs for the Asian Field Study are in addition to the program tuition and ranges from $5,500 to $6,000 based on previous years (pre-COVID). 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 2025. The balance of the Asia Field Study will be due in late April 2025.  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 2024-2025: February 1, 2024

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

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