Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my studies?

  • The Shidler College of Business offers numerous scholarships and tuition waivers for full-time students, based on a variety of factors, which include: GMAT, GPA, number of credit hours completed in one's UH-Manoa program, etc.
  • Many loans, scholarships, grants and work-study opportunities are available to students enrolled at least half-time who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See the link on the left to scholarships or contact the UH Office of Financial Aid for more information. An application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for free online. 
  • The East-West Center offers a number of scholarships for all students. The application deadline is November 1. The East-West Center also offers the Asian Development Bank Scholarship. For more information regarding EWC scholarships visit
  • Employment opportunities on-campus are generally open to both U.S. and international students.

What Shidler graduate business programs exist besides the Global MBA?

What other websites help prepare one for graduate business education?

Where do Shidler graduates work?

  • Many graduates remain in Hawaii, and others return to the U.S. mainland or Asia. The increase in salary experienced by exiting MBAs varies according to industry and previous work experience. Employers have included: Bank of Hawaii, Booz Allen Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, First Hawaiian Bank, Foodland, Frito Lay, Nabisco, AIG Insurance, Hewlett Packard, Hilton Hotels, the Internal Revenue Service and many other organizations. Some graduates have also started their own businesses. If you have additional questions in regards to career opportunities, please contact Mr. Rick Varley, Director of Career Services and Professional Development at

Are Orientation Activities Mandatory?

  • Participation in all orientation and tutorial activities is required.  The orientation shall commence about ten days prior to the first day of the fall semester.  Details about the academic calendar can be found here. If a student is not able to attend all orientation activities, they should consider deferring their acceptance to a later enrollment term.