U.S. News ranks Shidler College of Business among the nation's top 20 in international business

University of Hawaiʻi
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Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902
Shidler College of Business
Posted: Aug 16, 2007

HONOLULU "We believe Hawaii is still the best location to learn international business with an Asian perspective," says V. Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, referring to the latest release of U.S.News & World Report survey of Best Business School for 2007. The Shidler College of
Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate program was ranked 19 in International Business along with Brigham Young University, Michigan State University and University of Illinois, and ahead of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Of the public schools, Shidler College of Business is
ranked 11th on the list.

"We are pleased that we are once again recognized for international business at a time when other top universities are developing similar programs to stay competitive. We have long believed that students‘ exposure to international business enhances their overall business perspective and strengthens their professional careers," says V. Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. "That is why we continue to invest in all of our programs to improve the quality of our students, professors, curriculum and students‘ overall college experience."

In the last year, the College was renamed the Shidler College of Business, after alumnus and real estate entrepreneur Jay Shidler who donated over $25 million to the College. The new funds and name allowed many changes to the College including the establishment of a Full-Time Day MBA, the China International MBA with Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and an Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City, in addition to the College‘s already successful Japan-Focus MBA and Vietnam Executive MBA in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Currently, there are over 1,200 undergraduate students enrolled at the Shidler College of Business. Data shows 51 percent of the business students are male, 9 percent are international students and class sizes remain at an average of 30 per class. Last year, the College‘s Office of Internships and Career
Development placed over 230 undergraduate students in internships.

The College‘s undergraduate international business program has been consistently ranked in the top 20 for the past several years.This year, U.S.News & World Report ranked the Shidler College of Business graduate program for international business in the top 25 acknowledging both the undergraduate and graduate international business programs among the best in the nation.

About the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Established in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the College was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. The Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management education and is consistently ranked
among the nation's top 25 graduate schools for international business by U.S. News & World Report. Long recognized for its Asia-Pacific focus, the College is a professional school, offering a wide variety of degree, certificate and executive programs. The College places a strong emphasis on the development of management skills, entrepreneurship and the management of business information technology. The UH Shidler College of Business is the only graduate program in the State of Hawai'i accredited by AACSB International. For more information, visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu