To reach out to resident students during the pandemic, UH Hilo will host a virtual application workshop. This event is for all Hawaiʻi residents interested in applying for admission to UH Hilo for the Fall 2021 semester. The $50 application fee will be waived for applications submitted during the virtual workshop. This event is for undergraduate programs only. This site has more info on graduate programs.
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo enrolls around 3,000 students and is the only four-year campus on the Big Island. It is a Minority Serving Institution, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most ethnically diverse campus among national universities.
UH Hilo’s College of Business and Economics offers one of only two AACSB-accredited business administration degree programs in the State of Hawaiʻi. The high quality of the program that this accreditation ensures, coupled with our small class sizes and personal attention to students, makes the B.B.A. program at UH Hilo a great choice for quality business education. We offer a BBA in Accounting, and a BBA in General Business with concentrations in Applied Economics, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Professional Studies, and starting in fall 2021, Agri-Business.
The College of Business and Economics is seeing unprecedented enrollment in ECON 340, Money and Banking.
The course covers:
- The relationship between the monetary system and price levels, employment and income.
- The nature and functions of money and banking.
- The role of money in international trade and inflation.
ECON 340 fulfills a requirement for the BBA degree, but it is also attracting attention from other majors and even non-students.
Dr. Amir Mohammadian, who teaches ECON 340, says he is not surprised that in this volatile and often-confusing era, students want to learn how our economic systems work:
Basically, every financial decision we make depends on what is happening in the financial markets. This course helps you gain a clear understanding of how financial markets work, how they are connected to each other, and the role of monetary policy.
ECON 340 gives students a glimpse behind the curtain at the impact the Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States, has on the economy. Dr. Mohammadian says,
What I find even more interesting about this course is that we learn about the channel through which the Fed influences the banking system, financial markets and as a result our life, career, and economic well-being. The knowledge you gain in this class will help you to make rational, thoughtful, and educated decisions for your financial plans based on current and future economic conditions.
CoBE is working to accommodate everyone who wants to take the class. Those wishing to take Money and Banking on a non-credit basis, please contact the College of Business and Economics Executive Education program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808.932.7272.
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.
The most popular fields to switch into are Business, Information Technology, and Finance.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers non-degree certificates in Accounting, Business Administration, Data 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 email@example.com for more information.
How can small businesses survive Covid? Thanks to Helen Tien’s Marketing 394 (Retail & Distribution Management) course, some local businesses are better prepared to survive the pandemic. Students enrolled in this summer’s marketing course on retail and distribution (MKT 394) at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo offered themselves as a resource to local small businesses dealing with problems caused by coronavirus restrictions. Small business owners were invited to submit information about their marketing issues and then schedule a one-hour video conference session with the 24 senior students and instructor of the class Helen Tien, who also serves as the College of Business and Economics‘s academic and career advisor.
“Projects with real clients or companies are the ones you remember as a graduate, so thank you to the companies who opened their doors to our class,” says Tien. “This goes beyond COVID-19, we want to strengthen the relationship between our students and the community.”
The consultation was free and businesses were selected on the basis of how relevant their problem was to the course. The class received requests for help from Cafe 100, RK Woods, Augustine Guitars, Aloha Pawz, and Conscious Communities. Advice was offered about moving businesses online, finding out more about customers, analyzing marketing effectiveness, providing customer service, website feedback, and more.
“It was really awesome to work with Cafe 100,” says a student in the class. “They were very open to us looking at their operations and listened to our creative ideas for utilizing existing retail space. I felt like we all saw first-hand just how difficult it was to run a successful retail location.”
Story by Susan Enright, a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories. She received her bachelor of arts in English and certificate in women’s studies from UH Hilo.
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Beta Gamma Sigma, the premier business honor society, has inducted six students from the College of Business and Economics. Membership in BGS is among the highest honors a student in a school of business can achieve.
CoBE faculty have a tradition of individually sponsoring students and covering students’ one-time membership and initiation costs.
Our 2020 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees are
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma honors top performing students from business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). BGS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).