Executive MBA

These are some of the reasons why experienced, successful managers - executives and professionals in a wide range of fields - make the decision to acquire their MBA degree through the Executive MBA program.

For over 40 years, the UH Executive MBA program offered by the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has afforded many business leaders the tools necessary to succeed in this fiercely competitive work environment. Not only will the program challenge you to achieve your highest academic potential, but it will also provide you with vast opportunities to increase your professional network and earning potential. 

Learning Goals for the MBA

International Recognition

U.S. News and World Report has recognized the Shidler College of Business for excellence in international business. In addition, it is Hawaiʻi's only business program accredited by AACSB International. The integrated, modern curriculum incorporates core business disciplines with cutting-edge business practices while also focusing on information technologies, entrepreneurship, e-business and Asia-Pacific and global strategies.

Valuable Networking Opportunities Among Diverse Class Members

Participants in the program represent diverse nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, industries and disciplines. Beyond corporate executives, the class may also include attorneys, engineers and physicians, as well as those who work for the government, not-for-profits and the military. You will benefit from their valuable insights and at the same time have the opportunity to establish long-lasting business relationships.

The 22-month Executive MBA allows you to pursue your educational goal while you continue in your present career. Participants find that they are immediately able to apply what they learn in class to the challenges of their daily business experience.

The Executive MBA program faculty has consulting, research and corporate experience throughout the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

  • Meeting the challenges of today's marketplace
  • Maximizing leadership potential
  • Becoming more valuable to their organizations and taking on a larger leadership role
  • Having more opportunities to advance
  • Re-focusing career directions
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the functional areas of business (best business practice)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations
  • Understand and apply management skills to the Asia-Pacific business environment
  • Identify and analyze complex ethical and legal issues
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impacts of technology on business

Scholarships Available

Leonard and Rabecca Kamp Executive MBA Scholarship 2023-2025

The Leonard and Rabecca Kamp Executive MBA Scholarship is available for newly admitted Executive MBA (EMBA) students. In order to qualify, candidates must submit an EMBA application and be accepted into the EMBA program before a scholarship award can be discussed. 

The EMBA scholarship may be awarded to one or more candidates each year as determined by and at the sole discretion of the EMBA scholarship selection committee. The scholarship requires a one page essay along with a separate scholarship application. 

Leonard (Lenny) Kamp, Jr., originally from Rochester, New York, came to Hawai‘i in 1963 for Peace Corps training on the Big Island. He later spent two years constructing roads and airports in North Borneo as part of his Peace Corps duties before returning back to Hawai’i. While attending the University of Hawai‘i, he began working for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction and was quickly promoted to vice president, overseeing projects in the South East Asia region. In 1985, he purchased Haas Insulation Inc. and later sold the company in 1995.  Leonard passed away on February 5, 2017. 

In retirement, Lenny enjoyed traveling with his wife Becky (she passed away in 2013) and attending UH sports and alumni events.

The Kamps were strong supporters of the University of Hawai‘i and the Shidler College of Business. The couple established three scholarships to support business students - The Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Endowed Scholarship, The Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Executive MBA Scholarship and The Leonard and Rebecca Kwai Hin Kamp Scholarship. They also supported the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business, UH Mānoa Athletics and the UH Mānoa College of Engineering.

In 2010, Lenny said, “The University of Hawai‘i has been good to me and my wife Becky. We are extremely fortunate to be in a position to give back to the University to ensure that talented and deserving students continue to receive a world-class education. We hope one day the scholarship recipients will pass on their knowledge and support to advance the public good.”

Lenny received a BS in civil engineering and a MBA from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He was a member of the first Executive MBA class in 1979.

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