Hawaii Pacific University | International Business

Management Concentration: International Business

You may want to pursue management concentration by taking courses which have an international focus. This type of concentration provides you with a solid foundation in the current issues and problems that international managers confront in their daily experiences.  

In this management concentration, you will learn how global problems related to population, resources, energy, food, the environment, and other pertinent topics impact the marketplace. You will study a variety of international cultures with particular attention given to how values and consumer patterns impact purchasing decisions.  Learners gain an appreciation for understanding international business practices and protocols around the world.  Students are encouraged to work with the HPU's Study Abroad office to spend a semester studying overseas at a partner institution.  

This management concentration is genuinely exciting as every business organization must "think local and act global."

 Academic Year 22-23 Sample Degree Plan Management Concentration: International Business


Sage Bennett grew up in the Metro D.C. area—Silver Spring, Maryland, to be exact. An International Business major, Sage hopes to someday own a business or work for an international corporation that allows her to travel as well as tap into her creative side through digital marketing. Her favorite thing about HPU is how diverse our student population is: “Coming from a very diverse area, moving to Hawai`i and attending HPU was such a relief. There are so many students and staff from all over the world, and it is so refreshing.”

Sage was nominated and selected to be a student contributor to the eighth issue of Fresh Perspectives, an online anthology part of HPU's First-Year writing program.  The writing in Fresh Perspectives represents a diversity of voices, topics and perspectives.