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Pālamanui, Shidler to Host MBA Distance Learning Meeting

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On Aug. 13, the University Center at Pālamanui and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business will co-present a community informational meeting in Waimea. The meeting will focus on the Distance Learning Executive Masters of Business and the Masters of Human Resource Management programs offered by Shidler.

The meeting will be held at the Kanu o ka ‘Aina Learning Ohana, located at 64-1043 Hi’iaka St.

A combination of intensive residential study modules and state-of-the-art distance learning technology, including the transmission of video and audio through the internet, is the basis of the Distance Leaning Executive MBA program.

The program lasts 22 months and is for residents on neighbor islands or for military personnel on O’ahu. Students in the program will be provided with the opportunity to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks, and earn their MBA degrees without having to leave their home.


EMBA also offers a Health Care Management Track that is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and is the only graduate business program statewide to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Students in the 48-credit program would participate in a five-day residential weekend and 16 Saturday classes at UH-Manoa. The program is comprised of 21 core and elective online courses that are concluded with a capstone course. Classes are online both Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by alternating Saturday classes from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During the public meeting, information will also be shared about the MHRM program. The program is a 16-month, 30-credit graduate program that is conducted through videoconferencing.


Those interested in attending the free community meeting should RSVP online or contact Toni Mingo by calling (808) 956-5774 or sending an e-mail to [email protected].

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