Quick Facts

Established in 1949, the college was renamed to the Shidler College of Business in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. In 2017, Mr. Shidler increased his gift to $228 million, making it the largest donation to the University of Hawai‘i from a private donor.


  • AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Enrollment (Fall 2018)

  • 1,389 total enrollment
  • 1,039 undergraduate enrollment (highest student body growth at UH Mānoa)
    78 Freshman Direct Admit Program
  • 350 graduate enrollment

Student Body

  • 52% women, 48% men (undergraduate)
  • 71% local, 22% mainland, 7% international students (undergraduate)
  • 47% women, 53% men (graduate)
  • 23% international students (graduate)
  • Class size average - 38 in the upper division, 29 in graduate classes
  • Regular faculty members teach 90% of all undergraduate and graduate classes


  • 56 full-time faculty
  • 47 staff
  • 29% of the faculty is female
  • 35% from Asia-Pacific region


  • ~35,000 alumni globally

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Featured Annual Events and Programs

College Highlights

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the college among the nation’s top 25 undergraduate programs for international business.
  • A pioneer in offering country-specific MBA programs such as the Full-time Global MBA with China and Japan tracks, and Vietnam Executive MBA.
  • Each year, over 500 graduate and undergraduate students are placed in internships throughout Hawai'i, the U.S. Mainland and abroad.
  • Over $1 million in merit-based scholarships are awarded annually.
  • The college offers Bloomberg Terminal Certification. Shidler students and faculty have access to 12 Bloomberg terminals positioned throughout the College.
  • The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) continues to increase innovative thinking and entrepreneurial programs across the University and the state of Hawai‘i.


Located in Honolulu’s beautiful Mānoa Valley, just minutes away from Waikiki, downtown Honolulu, shopping centers, and major cultural centers.