Academic Calendar:

Fall 2015 Semester Ends:

  • Sunday, December 13

Fall Commencement Ceremony:

  • Thursday, December 17



  • Thursday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 27
In The News

College of Business Dean serves as guest speaker for Department of Education (DOE) event

Deborah Crown, Ph.D., was invited to speak at the annual High School Marketing and Business Plan Performance-Based Assessments (PBA) Recognition Luncheon at Sheraton Waikiki, April 8, 2015.  The PBA events are run by the DOE and Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) University of Hawaii at Manoa over two-day periods where high school students compete and present their marketing or business plans.  

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Executives in Residence
Jeff and Students









HPU Executives in Residence say the College of Business

“helps students how to think about doing business right,”

and “how to think holistically about success.”

Message from the Dean

Deborah Crown, Ph.D.
Deborah Crown, Ph.D., Dean,
College of Business
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 504
Honolulu, HI 96813

Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, the HPU College of Business has been dedicated to giving students a fast and dynamic start toward their profession. Our commitment is to combine real world business acumen with a curriculum of excellence for the highest quality student cohort.

This year many new developments are coming to HPU with a new president and administration as well as new administration here in the College of Business. Us News and World Report has ranked HPU in the top tier of its best colleges, and our MBA program is the largest in the state.

It is challenging and exhilarating environment. We prepare our graduates to be more than good students. They are prepared for what Fast Company magazine calls “generation flux,” where the rules change daily, where creativity and innovation are a must, and where the ability to think globally and strategically are expected. We want our graduates to be prepared to step immediately into a productive, forward-moving work role.

Our alums mentor and connect. Our business partners in the surrounding Honolulu business community work with our students in projects and assignments. And the unique diversity of our campus is stimulating and insightful. Both the student population and educators come from Japan, Mainland China, Vietnam and other points east to the far reaches of Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern locales, South America and Europe.

We invite you to think, connect and get profession-ready. Our admissions personnel, and our faculty, are ready to help.