The College of Business Administration (CBA) prepares students for business leadership in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. Students receive a solid foundation, both theoretical and practical, in the structures, functions, and objectives of business enterprise. The program goals include 1) a strong focus on international business and contemporary practices, 2) the development of analytical skills and breadth of judgment for decision-making, and 3) the appreciation of and competency in management information systems technology. The college provides the only degrees in business (BBA and MBA) in the state of Hawaii that are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The primary emphases of CBA are international business and business applications of advanced technology.
The college offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the bachelor of business administration (BBA), the master of business administration (MBA), the master of accounting (MAcc), the executive MBA (EMBA), the Japan-focused MBA (JEMBA), the China-focused MBA (CHEMBA), the PhD in international management and the PhD in communication and information sciences. Several professional development programs are also offered through CBA's Asia Pacific Center for Executive Development.
Bachelor's Degrees: BBA with concentrations in accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and real estate, as well as a flexible program.
Master's Degrees: MAcc, MBA, Executive MBA, Japan-focused MBA, China-focused MBA, Healthcare Executive MBA.
Doctoral Degrees: PhD in international management, PhD in communication and information sciences.
Joint Degrees: JD/MBA and MBA/PhD in economics.
Related Degrees: A PhD is available with a business emphasis in the Department of Economics. This program requires students to qualify in three areas of economics and two areas of business. The PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics with a marketing option is offered by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Under this option, three or more courses may be selected from CBA's graduate marketing program.
Within the library, consultation with selectors in Special Collections (Hawaiian and Pacific Collections), Government Documents, the Asia Collections, Science and Technology, and the Wong A/V Center, occurs for complete coverage of the discipline. Primarily, individual library units acquire material according to the subject /area emphasis of each unit, and consultation focuses on overlapping or gap areas. The Asia Collection covers selection of material concerning business in Asian countries and major works covering U.S. - Asia interactions. Government Documents acquires/receives material through U.S. and U.N. deposit programs, including reports and statistics on demographics, regulation, industry-wide activities and trends, etc. Science and Technology includes sections on agricultural economics, management information systems, operations research, and telecommunications.
Language: English is the major language acquired.
Chronological: The primary emphasis is on current developments and data; backfiles are retained where historical data is used in research or course-work.
Geographic: Material covering the United States is emphasized, as well as material relating to international business and/or to special geographic emphases (e.g. Asia, Hawaii, the Pacific.)
Date of Publication: Current imprints are preferred. Other material is acquired for replacement, or by faculty request.
Types/Formats of Materials Collected: Books, journals and loose-leaf services are collected. Electronic resources, primarily web-based and CD-ROM versions, are strongly considered, but are generally supported by other budget lines. Material is also acquired in microform and video format when appropriate.
Treatment: The primary emphasis is on scholarly and authoritative works, including applications (practice and methods), bibliographical, critical, management and administrative, political and governmental roles, primary sources and documents, psychological aspects, reference, research and professional, and statistical and mathematical materials. Of secondary importance are the demographic, sociological, historical, professional and training, and textbook treatments.
The CBA and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) house special teaching and research programs which the library does not attempt to support, including, but not limited to, the Asia Pacific Center for Executive Development, Hawaii Real Estate Research and Education Center, Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI), Pacific Business Center Program, Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems and Management (PRIISM), and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
The CBA has two microcomputer labs that provide access to several types of financial and business news sources. The selectors consult with CBA faculty to coordinate the acquisition and management of electronic business resources.
Date Compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Elaine Schultz and David Flynn