University of Hawaii Executive MBA

1/7/2020 3:16 AM

The program advantages

Highly Ranked - The University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business is recognized for its excellence in international management and ranked among the top 20 best colleges in the US for international business by U.S. News & World Report.

AACSB-Accredited This is the only AACSB-accredited MBA program in Vietnam which assures a high-quality, relevant, and internationally-recognized MBA.

Top Faculty - All classes are taught by world class faculty with hand-on experience from the University of Hawaii and selected universities in the US. Our faculty use a variety of interactive teaching formats and methods designed to engage and challenge experienced business leaders.

Flexible Schedule - Executive MBA classes are conveniently scheduled in the evening and on weekends to allow busy professionals to attend class and continue working full-time

Asia-Pacific Focus - A pioneer among U.S. business schools in international business, the University of Hawaii distinguishes itself with its focus on the Asia-Pacific Region.

Rigorous Curriculum - Students are challenged 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.

Extensive Alumni Network - There are nearly 30,000 University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business 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 a senior alumni network across Vietnam and many other countries.

High-Caliber Executive Participants- Our students are from different countries with diverse professional

Summer Study in Hawaii – Students may like to take up to two elective courses during the Summer terms in Hawaii.

Tuition Subsidy *- Thanks to our donor, Mr. Jay Shidler, the tuition fee of The Shidler Executive MBA program in Vietnam is substantially subsidized, $23,040 compared to $52,896 for the same program in Hawaii. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience
  • TOEFL iBT from 61 or IELTS from 5.5 (if English was not the medium of instruction at undergraduate studies. Admitted students with TOEFL below 100 or IELTS below 7.0 are required to take 2 advanced English courses offered by the University of Hawaii, in parallel with the Executive MBA program)

Tuitions and Fees

The tuition fee for the Shidler Executive MBA program in Vietnam is US$480 per credit (or US$23,040 for the program with 48 credits). This fee does not include costs for textbooks, copyrighted materials, English Language Institute (ELI) classes, and optional summer study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Tuition can be paid with small instalments for each course.


Nguyen T. Tra My
Founder, Chairwoman/ CEO of CSC Vietnam,
Vice Chairwoman of The PAN Group.
Class of 2007 – Hanoi

“Why pursuing a quality MBA program overseas while it’s available in Vietnam? With the AACSB accredited Executive MBA program being offered by the University of Hawaii, we can still manage our business, be with our family, and earn the internationally recognized MBA degree. The program is one of the best choices in my life!”.

Huynh Buu Quang
CEO, Maritime Bank Vietnam
Class of 2011 – HCMC

Huynh Buu Quang

Huynh Buu Quang
CEO, Maritime Bank Vietnam
Class of 2011 – HCMC

“My 2-year experience with the University of Hawaii’s Executive MBA program was undoubtedly one of the best periods in my life. It gave me chances to meet with wonderful people, both local and global, gain up-to-date and world class international best practices and know-how in various aspects of management techniques / philosophies and explore new things which I had never had the opportunity to do prior to joining this program. I could apply concepts and experiences acquired from the program into my daily job and life, almost instantly. The best part of all is the friendships that I developed during the 2-year journey which has extended well beyond completion of the program. It has more than paid off!”

Jonathan Moreno
General Director, Sandhill Scientific Vietnam
Chairman of AmCham Vietnam Class of 2013 - HCMC

“Like many of my classmates, we entered the program with a desire to gain knowledge, skills, and ultimately the degree. I entered the program with expectations based on more than 10 years of exploring MBA programs in the US and around the world. The bottom-line: my experience exceeded my expectations. First, we not only were taught by professors from an excellent University... we had the best professors from the University of Hawaii. Second, the skills we learned will enable us to compete and win in the global economy. Third, the relationships/connections forged with my classmates have definitely been a highlight”