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U.S. News & World Report ranks Shidler College of Business among the nation's top international business programs for 2009

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902
Shidler College of Business
Posted: Aug 22, 2008

HONOLULU "We truly believe that students‘ exposure to international business enhances their overall business perspective," said 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 2009. The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate program was ranked 19th in International Business along with top business schools such as Berkeley, University of Michigan, New York University and University of Pennsylvania. Of the public schools, Shidler College of Business is ranked 13th on the list.

"We are honored to be ranked among the top business schools in the nation," said Roley. "We worked extremely hard to deliver quality education throughout all of our programs. With the support of our alumni and business community, we will continue to focus our efforts on program development, faculty research and student programs that reflects our strong emphasis on Asia-Pacific business."

Currently, there are over 900 undergraduate business students enrolled at the Shidler College of Business this fall. The College‘s undergraduate program in international business has been consistently ranked in the top 25 of the U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges for the past decade.

The ranking is based on an annual survey of business deans and senior faculty from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited programs.

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

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