New CoBE Executive Programs starting January 11

Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 5:02am by

College of Business and Economics


Executive Education

The College of Business and Economics is now offering Executive Education. Our mission is to bring world-class knowledge and coaching to Hawaii Island, and to disseminate it to the world. Our online courses provide an opportunity for international networking and relationship-building.

Develop foresight in an uncertain world

Increase your organization’s productivity, creativity, and profitability

Enhance your leaders’ skills and your own

Upcoming Sessions

Real Estate Investment

January 11-May 14 Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 pm
Kelly Moran, Certified Commercial Investment Member and Certified International Property Specialist, brings together real estate experts to discuss legal, physical, and economic aspects of real estate and investment. The course will cover valuation, market analysis, and the role of public and private externalities affecting the allocation and utilization of real estate resources. This is a COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) course and provides interactive, virtual, international engagement in a structured setting. You will engage with participants from around the world, work on intercultural teams and collaborate on real world projects. This course intends to stimulate interest in real estate from a global perspective.
This course is online. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Career Exploration in Management

May 24-June 18 Tuesdays 12:30-2:00
This course introduces participants to various management-level positions in fields like retail, technology, distribution, finance, and consulting. Students will hear from expert guest lecturers. Topics include management and technology, various management styles, the necessary skills executives possess, and more.
This course is online. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Digital Transformation: Business Development and Marketing

June 21-July 30 Weekdays 6:00-7:30pm
This course is designed to help business leaders understand how digital technologies integrate with valued processes and methods of business development. Participants will understand the benefits and difficulties of different technological developments, how to leverage these opportunities, and the common issues that occur when trying to implement developments in realistic workplace circumstances. This course will familiarize students with specific technologies and understand technology from a strategic standpoint.
This course is online. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Register now

call 808.932.7272 Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 4:30 or email

Certificates in Business, IT, and Finance sought as pandemic disrupts careers

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7:25am by

Strada Education reports that over half of Americans are concerned about job security in the wake of the pandemic, and many of those believe a career change would require more education. Career-changers prefer certificates over 4-year degrees.

Potential career-switchers prefer non-degree programs

Source: Strada Education

The most popular fields to switch into are Business, Information Technology, and Finance.

18% want to switch to business; 14% to IT; and 9% to finance.

Source: Strada Education

The  University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers non-degree certificates in  AccountingBusiness AdministrationData Science,  Finance, and Health Care Administration.  Apply here to enroll in a non-degree certificate; no application fee is required.

The College of Business and Economics also offers executive education and proctoring of professional exams. Contact for more information.

Registration opens for Business and Economics summer courses

Friday, April 10, 2020, 8:01pm by

The College of Business and Economics is offering a wide variety of classes, from Business 100 to upper-division text analytics.

Offered courses include:

BUS 100 – Intro to Business: Survey course covering business functions, methods of business operation, types of business ownership, and the role of business organizations in contemporary society. Course provides an excellent overview of all the major areas of business.

BUS 110 – Freshmen Business Experience: Introduction to basic business disciplines and terminology as well as strategies for creative and critical thinking, effective communication, teamwork, and leadership. Course helps to identify potential career fields in the realm of business administration, and address challenges that first semester university students typically encounter.

MGT 394 – Special Topics in Management – Strategic Leadership: Covers the complex roles of a leader, major theories and models of leadership, and leader-follower relationships.

MKT 394 – Special Topics in Mkt – Retail Marketing: Covers positioning, electronic commerce, inventory management, pricing, atmospherics, and customer satisfaction, automation, artificial intelligence, and the latest retail/distribution tools.

QBA 394 – Special Topics in QBA – Social Media and Text Analysis: Addresses the challenges of processing and analyzing unstructured data such as social media posts and web pages. Students will familiarize themselves with state-of-the-art text analytics techniques for a deeper understanding of online users and their social networks. No programming experience required.

Register for summer session HERE

For more information, including registration information, email or call 932-7272.