School and Ranking Information
There are three schools that offer degrees in finance within a 10-mile radius of Honolulu. These include one public, one private not-for-profit and one private for-profit school. Based on programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered the top school in the area for finance degrees:
- Winner: The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the only public institution in the area with degrees in this field. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Rankings||#168 National University (2015)*; #133 Undergraduate Business Program (2014)*; #93 Public National University (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,904 (in-state), $27,472 (out-of-state)**|
|Finance Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Doctoral|
|Finance Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||120**|
|Most Popular Finance Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (120 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||57%**|
|Noteworthy||Financial Economics and Institutions Department of the Shidler College of Business offers several scholarships for finance students; Shidler College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
- College of Business hosts eight Asia-Pacific focused research institutes and centers
- Financial Management Association student club available to all students
- More than 500 business students are placed in internships annually
- Students of the business school can earn Bloomberg Terminal Certification via a collaborative effort with Bloomberg BusinessWeek
The University of Hawaii at Manoa was founded in 1907. The picturesque campus spans 320 acres of land on the island of Oahu, and is composed of 19 schools and colleges that offer over 200 degree programs at varying levels of education. This school has a total enrollment in excess of 20,000 students with a 13 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.
The Shidler College of Business offers a bachelor's in business administration with a finance major and a Ph.D. with a specialized track in finance. The bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credits, and the finance concentration consists of 15 credits. There are six finance tracks, including investment management, real estate finance, Asian finance, corporate finance, financial planning and risk management. However, students can select any four finance electives instead of just following a specific track's courses. The Ph.D. program features five different specializations, including finance. All of the doctoral finance theory courses are completed within the first two years of studies. The Ph.D. program prepares students for making valuable contributions in teaching and research.