Vietnam Executive MBA - VEMBA

Message from the Faculty Director

Dear Prospective Executive MBA Students,   

We are thrilled to release our Fall 2024 brochure for the Vietnam Executive MBA (VEMBA) program. Since its inception in 2001, VEMBA has empowered nearly 1,000 graduates who have risen to senior leadership roles, driving significant improvements in their organizations and contributing to Vietnam’s economic growth.    

As Vietnam is evolving into a dynamic middle-income economy with expanding global connections, executives will have to tackle the challenges of a rapidly evolving business landscape marked by technological advancements, environmental changes, and geopolitical shifts.    

With a world-class faculty and the invaluable insights of our accomplished alumni, VEMBA is poised to develop the next wave of visionary leaders. Whether you're a local or an expat, join us to propel Vietnam’s economy towards greater heights of innovation and sustainability.    

VEMBA 2.0 will be delivered in a blended format allowing participants across the country and South East Asia to meet in person over the weekends and convenient online sessions.    

Enroll in VEMBA – your pathway to transformative leadership and success.    

Best regards,    
Tung Bui, PhD, Professor, Matson Navigation Company Chair of Global Business, and VEMBA Faculty Director

Click here to download VEMBA program brochure.     
Please email us at and we will provide you with more information about the program.


As Vietnam emerges fully onto the world economic stage, new and constantly-evolving demands are placed on business executives in all industries. To successfully manage these challenges, today’s executives must possess strong analytical skills, the ability to think strategically and effective leadership capabilities.

To meet these challenges head on, the University of Hawaiʻi, Shidler College of Business partners with Van Lang University to deliver its first-rate Executive MBA program that will train, guide and prepare Vietnam’s top executives who want to elevate their management skills.

This 21-month, executive format program allows participants to maintain full-time management positions while earning their degree. Students will learn from an integrated, modern curriculum that incorporates core business disciplines with cutting-edge business practices including: innovation and entrepreneurship, management of information technologies and e-business, supply chain management, wealth management and branding. All classes are held in Vietnam with an optional summer study at the university's main campus in Hawaiʻi, USA. A key feature of the program is the Business Practicum project that allows students to engage in real-life consulting.

The Vietnam Executive MBA (VEMBA) program has already proven to be immensely successful in advancing many graduates’ careers for the last 21 years in Vietnam. With nearly 1,000 alumni and executive students holding key business positions in all economic sectors in Vietnam and worldwide, the VEMBA program offers one of the most valuable business networks.

Thus, with their degree from the University of Hawaiʻi, VEMBA graduates will be able to demonstrate that they have the confidence and skills to compete for top executive positions, not only in Vietnam but anywhere in the world.

Learning Goals for the MBA

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the functional areas of business (best business practices)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations and teamwork
  • 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

Program Features

  • Highly Ranked - The University of Hawaiʻi Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management and ranked among the top 25 graduate schools in the US for international business by U.S. News & World Report.
  • AACSB accredited - The only AACSB-accredited MBA program in Vietnam which assures a high-quality, relevant and internationally-recognized MBA.
  • Top Faculty - All classes are taught in Vietnam by University of Hawaiʻi, faculty who travel to Vietnam to deliver their instruction and course material face-to-face. Faculty use a variety of interactive teaching formats and methods designed to engage and challenge experienced business leaders.
  • Asia-Pacific Focus - A pioneer among U.S. business schools in international business, the Hawaiʻi distinguishes itself through its focus on the Asia-Pacific Region The Shidler College of Business' faculty have a research focus and in-depth knowledge of Asia-Pacific issues and practices.
  • Extensive Alumni Network - There are nearly 30,000 Shidler Alumni living in 40 countries around the world. The Vietnam Executive MBA program has been in operation in Hanoi since 2001, in Ho Chi Minh City since 2007 and has developed an established senior alumni network across Vietnam.
  • Flexible Schedule - The hybrid program structure balances in-person and online sessions and accommodates busy professionals. Executive MBA online and in-person classes are conveniently scheduled at night and on weekends to allow busy professionals to attend class, and continue working full-time, while achieving an MBA degree in 21 months.
  • Convenient Location - In person classes are held in modern facilities at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City, the major center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam.
  • Rigorous Curriculum - Faculty and curriculum that challenge students to solve complex business problems in a global environment, apply strong analytical and strategic thinking to multifaceted business issues, and to develop sophisticated management skills.
  • Diverse Executive Students - Vietnam citizens and foreign nationals living in Vietnam are welcome to apply with classes typically made up of 30-40 students from around the world with an average of 5 to 10 years of work experience.

Companies Represented

The University of Hawaiʻi - Shidler College of Business is proud to have participants from many major companies and organizations joining its Vietnam Executive MBA program such as:

For more information, please contact:

Chi Kim Diep

VEMBA Program Manager

Shidler College of Business     
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa     
2404 Maile Way A-303     
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808) 956-5522     
Zalo: +1 (808) 439 4768