Admissions

There are two main ways to gain undergraduate (BBA) admission to Shidler:

  1. Freshman Admission (Direct Admit Program)

    For admission directly from high school into Shidler College of Business as a first-year/freshman student
    (If you are not chosen for the DAP program, you would still enter UH Manoa with an "Exploratory Business" ["pre-business"] major; you would then apply as an upper-level/transfer student---see the next section.)
     

  2. Upper-level / Transfer Student Admission

    These applicants are current (or former) undergraduate students who have met the Shidler Admissions Requirements, so it could include UH Mānoa undergraduates (often Exploratory Business students, but students from any major are eligible), UH System students (UH Community Colleges, UH West Oahu, UH Hilo), students from other colleges and universities across the United States and around the world, and second-bachelors-degree seekers*.

  • Applicants who are not current students at UH Mānoa must first apply to UH Mānoa and then apply to Shidler.

  • Applicants must complete all Shidler College of Business admission requirements the semester before entering the college^.

    • Applicants who are still enrolled in pre-business core classes at the time of application but who meet all other requirements would be issued a tentative decision that will be finalized when final semester grades are posted.

    • ^There is a limited exception for a prospective student seeking Fall admission to complete a requirement in Summer Session I at UH Mānoa

 

  • *Seeking a second bachelorʻs degree in business? Click here for important notices
    • All admissions requirements must be fulfilled before starting at UH Manoa. If you are missing coursework, you could take them at a UH Community College first before applying to UH Manoa and Shidler.
    • If you have already completed either (a) a degree in business (or related major) or (b) a business minor, you would not be eligible for admission to Shidler College of Business's BBA program. UH Mānoa students who have been admitted to the Business minor (even if they have not completed it) would also not be eligible to apply for the BBA.
    • Many masters programs do not require you to have majored in that subject as an undergraduate, so you may find more benefit applying to one of the many Masters degrees at Shidler (MS in Accounting, MS in Finance, MS in Information Systems, MS in Human Resource Management, MBA, JD/MBA, etc.)

Students should also note the curriculum and degree requirements necessary for graduation.

 

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