Graduates with a degree in business can pursue work in many different industries locally in the state of Hawaii and often hold roles in the financial and managerial spheres that require them to work directly with the marketing and development teams. Some of the largest portions of the Hawaiian economy center around hospitality and tourism, making this a lucrative destination for those in the business sector.
While some students may prefer to work for large companies like Hilton or Fairmont, others may choose the entrepreneurial route and open their own business to corner a percentage of the market and try to turn a profit.
Most high school graduates apply to four-year bachelor’s programs, though many adults that are working pursue an MBA after working for a few years to gain experience. Locally, schools like the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo both offer competitive business tracks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 80% more opportunities for financial managers than nationally with salaries exceeding $90,000.
Chaminade University of Honolulu offers 13 Business degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 97 Business students graduated with students earning 49 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Master's degrees, 9 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI||18 : 1||18,025|
|Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI||29 : 1||4,243|
|Brigham Young University-Hawaii Laie, HI||25 : 1||3,180|
|Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI||26 : 1||2,208|
|University of Phoenix-Hawaii Kapolei, HI||117|