Master of Business Administration

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 12-Month

12-Month MBA Program

Hawaii Pacific University is one of the few American business schools offering an accelerated 12-Month MBA program.  The one-year program is particularly suited for individuals with specific career goals who wish to reenter the workforce quickly.  

Designed for highly motivated college graduates who have earned a business degree or completed certain courses in business within the past five years, the 12-Month MBA offers the same thorough preparation as the full-time program in an intensive format that allows you to complete the MBA degree in one year.

The program begins each September and runs until August. Curriculum in the 12-Month MBA includes our contemporary group of core business courses, series of electives, and a capstone sequence.

12-Month MBA Program Schedule

The 12-month MBA is designed for full-time students who have completed an undergraduate business degree or have satisfied the necessary business prerequisites at an accredited college or university within the past five years.  Students interested in starting the MBA immediately following their undergraduate program should apply in their senior year.  Professional work experience is not required for the program.  Full-time professionals taking a leave of absence from work can complete the program in one year, with minimal disruption to their career.

FALL (13 credits)

ECON 6000 (3)

Economics for Business

MKTG 6000  (3)

Marketing Strategy for Managers

MS 6000       (3)

Decision Models for Managers

MGMT 6050 (3)

Information Systems Management

MGMT 6910 (1)

MBA Seminar I - Managerial Communications

WINTER (6 credits)

MGMT 6000 (3)

Individuals, Group Dynamics, and Teams

MGMT 6020 (3)

The Regulatory and Ethical Environment of Business

SPRING (13 credits)

Elective 1        (3)


FIN 6000      (3)

Financial Management and Strategy

ACCT 6000    (3)

Accounting for Managers

MGMT 6920   (1)

MBA Seminar II - An Integrated Approach to Global Trade

MGMT 7001   (3)

Strategic Management I

SUMMER (10 credits)

Elective 2       (3)


Elective 3       (3)


MGMT 6930   (1)

MBA Seminar III - Leadership

MGMT 7002   (3)

Strategic Management II