Academic Calendar

FALL Terms:

15-Week Term begins
Monday, AUG 28, 2017

1st 8-Week Session (8A)
Monday, AUG 21, 2017

2nd 8-Week Session (8B)
Monday, OCT 16, 2017

Observed Holidays:

Labor Day

Monday, SEP 4, 2017

Student Organizations
Enhance your HPU experience by joining one of the College of Business Administration academic and professional student clubs:
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

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.

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.

Degree Requirements

 Sample Four-Year Degree Pathway

 Degree Plan

*updated October 2015

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.

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