Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

A BSBA degree provides a strong foundation of knowledge and managerial skills that are integral to successful and well-managed operations. A more streamlined, integrated degree path enables students to gain professional careers and a real world advantage. The BSBA program at HPU allows students a choice among nine concentrations: 

Accounting
Business Economics

Finance

General Business 

Hospitality and Tourism Management

International Business

Management

Management Information Systems

Marketing

The mission of the College of Business is to prepare profession-ready global leaders. Every business class at Hawai‘i Pacific University develops the primary skills you will need to be successful in a highly competitive job market. At HPU, you’ll be studying in classes, working on team projects, and networking socially and professionally with students from nearly 65 countries and all 50 states. The students you study with today are the same people you will do business with internationally tomorrow. In addition, the typical professor at HPU is someone who has lived and traveled abroad, has the business experience to tell you how theory can be put into practice and uses his or her knowledge and research to make the classroom a vital and stimulating place of learning. Outside of the classroom, you will be able to explore many social and professional opportunities, providing hands-on experience in your eld of study. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a diploma and a job resume.

Students who select this degree will have the capability to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of organizational vocabulary, structures, and cultures.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes that support systems, stakeholders, and decision-making in professional and global contexts.
  3. Use critical thinking skills to collect and analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and present information in a comprehensive manner.
  4. Effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative information in speaking, writing, and presenting.
  5. Perform research using the appropriate authoritative literature and other secondary sources.
  6. Contribute to project-based activities as both a leader and team member.
  7. Identify attitudes that reflect sound principles, values, ethics, and professional responsibility.

Individuals wishing to apply to HPU are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • $50 Application Fee
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume

Hands-On Learning

Projects with area businesses and internships are available at HPU. Working on a project or job related to your major helps you connect classroom theory to practical experience. Not only will you have a better understanding of the realities of how businesses operate, but you will also have an opportunity to explore industries and gain a variety of work experiences related to your major. For internships, it’s a simple formula that produces a more competitive, experienced graduate. This hands-on opportunity allows you to position yourself for a permanent position and to explore possible career opportunities before you graduate.

Registered Student Organizations

Being a member of a Registered Student Organization (RSO) is an excellent way to meet new people from around the world and enrich your HPU experience.

Join one of the College of Business’ academic and professional student clubs:

  • Accounting Club

  • HPU Entrepreneur Club

  • International Society of Organization Development (ISOD)
  • IT Club
  • MBA Club Hawaii

  • Net Gen Consulting Club

  • Travel Industry Management Student Organization (TIMSO)

Success comes naturally to HPU BSBA Alumni, including:

  • Yeng Chang Su, ’12, Owner of Taste Tea
  • Nicholas Haigler, ’10, Co-founder and President of Thoughts & Strategies
  • Paula Kowalski, ’10, Guest Services Manager, The Moana Surfrider
  • Tulsi Gabbard, ’09, US Congress-woman
  • Kristina Lockwood, ’99, President & General Manager of KHON-TV
  • Ray Vara, ’93, CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health
  • Q Christopher Loek, ’79, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Accelerate Your Career

Earn Graduate Credits

Seniors who have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours toward their undergraduate degree program, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, may submit a petition to enroll concurrently in a graduate degree program at HPU. A maximum of four graduate courses may be used to complete an undergraduate program while at the same time starting a graduate program. 

Contact your academic advisor to learn more!