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Shidler College of Business to host distance learning info meeting in Waimea

The Distance Learning Executive MBA program combines intensive residential study modules at UH Mānoa augmented with state-of-the-art distance learning technology that transmits video and audio through the internet in real time. The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on O‘ahu.


The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees – all without leaving home. In addition, the EMBA offers an optional Health Care Management Track. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International and is the only graduate business program in the State of Hawai‘i ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


The 48-credit program offers a five-day residential weekend and 16 Saturday classes at UH Mānoa. The program consists of 21 core and elective online courses concluding with a capstone course. Classes are held online on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and alternating Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 noon.


Information will also be shared about the MHRM program, which is a 16-month, 30 credit graduate program delivered through videoconferencing format. Classes are held Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and alternating Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Both programs begin in Fall 2016.


To learn more about these two outstanding programs offered through the University Center at Pālamanui, please join us on Thursday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana (64-1043 Hi’iaka St.) in Waimea.  The meeting will be held in the Halau Ho’olako Building in the Olu’olu room.  The meeting is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP by visiting the website or contacting Toni Mingo at (808) 956-5774 or


A second meeting will be scheduled for Kona at the new Hawai‘i CC - Pālamanui, University Center campus in October. For information on the EMBA and MHRM Distance Learning programs, please visit For more information on the community meetings, contact Carrie Kuwada Phipps, Educational Specialist, Hawai‘i CC - Pālamanui, University Center at