Every business class at Hawai'i Pacific University tries to improve the primary skills you will need to be successful in a highly competitive job market. Each course is directed to have a strong component in analytical reasoning, communications, teamwork, and technology. It's really that simple: when you graduate you'll be required to analyze problems and recommend solutions, communicate clearly and effectively, work well with other people, and be comfortable with the technology in your workplace.
At HPU you'll be studying in classes, working on team projects, and networking socially and professionally with students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. Those same students you study with today, are the same people you will do business with internationally tomorrow.
The typical professor at HPU is someone who has lived and travelled abroad, has the business experience to tell you how theory can be put into practice, and uses his or her knowledge and research to make the classroom a vital and stimulating place of learning. At HPU you are a necessity, not a nuisance.
Not only does HPU have rigorous business degree programs in 12 key areas of study, but it also offers opportunities for internships and co-op experiences. When you graduate, not only will you have studied business, you will have had the opportunity to practice some of what you learned. You'll have a diploma and a job resume.
Outside of the classroom you will be able to explore many social and professional opportunities. HPU sponsors more than 70 student organizations ranging from the Travel Industry Management Student Organization (TIMSO), to the Finance Club, from the AMA related American Marketing Association Club to the Economics Club. There are probably more exciting clubs and organizations than your time will allow.
For those students who excel in the classroom, there are honor societies sponsored by Hawai'i Pacific University that are business related: Epsilon Delta Pi for computer majors, Delta Mu Delta for all business administration students, and Mu Kappa Tau for marketing majors.