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Fall Term 8A Begins:

  • Monday, August 24

Fall Full Term Begins:

  • Monday, August 31


Labor Day (Observed): 

  • Monday, September 7
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In The News

Hawai‘i Pacific professor against the Jones Act (, Before It’s News, Hawaii Reporter)“The Jones Act, or the ‘Merchant Marine Act of 1920,’ requires goods shipped on cargo containers be transported between American ports on American manned and owned ships by American crew. Ken Schoolland,  associate professor of economics at Hawaii Pacific University, called it a ‘mercantilist favor to special interest shipping lobbies that strangle the economic life of the people of Hawaii.’” More…

Meet HPU's Alumni

milender.jpgI chose Hawai‘i Pacific University because of its small class sizes and individual attention that let me know I'm an important part of the university, as well provides the perfect combination of education and location for me to thrive in my field.

Shawn Milender
Puyallup, WA
Finance & Economics Major, B.S.B.A. Degree

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HPU Values

US News and World Report ranks HPU in its top tier of best colleges.  Find out why.  Connect with our alumni in global leadership roles, and with our business partners in the Pacific Rim. Interact in small classes, with dynamic professors who have academic and professional backgrounds, with classmates from more than 100 different countries, and through real-world assignments and professional projects. Marketing? Finance? International Business? Technology? Tools for your future… HPU programs are designed to accommodate your own busy schedule.

Alumni in National Geographic Grant Finals

Inspired by HPU Courses and Professors: Alumni in National Geographic Grant Finals

HPU Faculty Ken Schoolland, M.S.F.S, associate professor of economics  Angela Costanzo, Ph.D., and Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Ph.D., are recognized by Emily MacNintch (BA Environmental Studies ’14) and Nicholas Holvik (BSBA Economics ’14). Emily and Nick attributed the inspiration for the creation of their innovative humanitarian project to HPU experiences and connections and shared this with President Bannister who posts in his blog about it here. Check them out on Facebook.

Business Economics

HPU Business Economics graduates work in law, public administration, policy or public health, banking, insurance, consulting, investment and brokerage houses, the computer industry, sales and marketing, and journalism. They are financial analysts, risk management analysts, forecasters, or analyst staff members in litigation, or mergers and acquisition departments -- all decisions makers of the highest level. 

HPU’s economics students connect, as they study, with our graduates who return to mentor and guide, with the professional Honolulu business community through real-world projects, and with campus professional clubs and partnerships.

New and Incoming Students

All students who declare a BSBA major in Fall 2015 will begin enjoying the benefits of the 2015 updated BSBA right away. 

Current and Continuing Students

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2015 launch of HPU’s new undergraduate academic degree programs. The result of a multi-year planning process by faculty and staff, our new curriculum provides you with many benefits:

·       Reduces the number of total credits from 124 to 120;

·       Reduces the number of general education credits from 57 to 36;

·       Reduces the number of pre-requisite courses;

·       Provides more opportunities for you to pursue a double major or a minor;

·       Engages you in high impact experiences, such as research, internships, and study abroad.

How does this new academic program affect you?

·       If you are a current BSBA student, you will be moved into the new academic degree program, but you will have the opportunity to opt out.  If you wish to opt out of the new academic degree program, you must do so no later than June 30, 2015. We encourage you to meet with your academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of moving to the new curriculum or remaining in your current program. Once you make up your mind, you will be able to submit your decision via a form in Pipeline. Continue to watch Pipeline Announcements for additional updates and information.

·       Academic Advisors will assist you with flexible degree planning that will facilitate your timely graduation.

Consult the new requirements and FAQs for your degree program at:  HPU Four Year Degree Plans

Please contact your Academic Advisor if it might be beneficial for you to move into the updated BSBA degree plan. Contact them directly at 808-544-1198,, or schedule an appointment online. MCP students should contact their base advisors.

Degree Plans:

*updated April 2015, Effective Fall 2015

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