The College offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with majors in accounting or general business. The general business degree offers specializations in Finance, General Management, and Marketing. The major in economics is a Bachelor of Arts degree option, with tracks in international economics or traditional economics. Students can choose to focus on finance, management, marketing, or tourism. They can also choose to focus on preparing themselves for beginning a business.
Student education at the college will be personalized through small class sizes and interaction with faculty. Class sizes are capped at 40 students at the lower division level and in the upper division core. Upper division elective course enrollments are capped at 25 students.
Students academic advisers will be one of our professors. Students will develop a close relationship with their advisers, with many opportunities for one-on-one conversations related to courses, academic programs, and future career goals. Our graduates say this environment is one of the best qualities of a UH Hilo business and economics education.
Students may participate in experiential learning through internships, individual research with faculty mentors, and class projects that provide for the application of business principles. An internship may be with an organization on the island of Hawai'i, within the state, on the mainland, or in another country. Community-based class projects provide students with service opportunities combined with experiential learning. The capstone course in business administration helps students integrate the functional knowledge acquired in the core business classes through team-based analysis and decision-making in challenging management case studies.