Spring 2014 Full Semester:
  • Tuesday, January 21: Instruction Begins
  • Sunday, May 11: Term Ends

Graduate Term 8B:

  • Monday, March 17: Instruction Begins
  • Sunday, May 11: Term Ends

Upcoming Events:

HPU Intercultural Day 30th Anniversary: ‘A World without Borders’ on Wednesday, April 23

  • Join in the 30th anniversary Intercultural Day activities on Wednesday, April 23!
  • Presenting groups will be reimbursed up to $100. Click here if you are interested in participating.    

Green Week activities, Saturday, April 26

  • To celebrate Earth Day, The Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs has created an entire week of events devoted to being green and promoting sustainability. Click here for more information.

Senior Class Breakfast, Friday, April 25

  • Calling all graduating seniors! University Relations, with support from the Student Activity Fee, invites you to this free event to honor our class of 2014. To register, click here. 10 a.m.-noon, Café Julia. 
Student Organizations
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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.

Contact us to Think, Connect, and Become Professional-Ready Global Leaders

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

Information on the streamlined Business Economics (BSBA) and a sample degree plan.

All students who declare a BSBA major in Fall 2013 or Term 1-2014 (October 2013 in Military Campus Programs) will begin enjoying the benefits of the updated BSBA right away. 

Current and Continuing Students

Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2013 please go to pipeline to see your degree plan

If you are interested in finding out if it might be beneficial for you to move into the updated BSBA degree plan that will be available in the fall, please see your Academic Advisor.   You can contact them directly at 808-544-1198,, or schedule an appointment online. MCP Students should contact their base advisors.

Sample degree plans:

Business Economics Degree Requirements

*Updated* Business Economics 4-Year Sample Degree Plan

Business Economics GenEd Plan

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