Also known as School of Business, a Business School is an education institution that offers bachelor or graduate degrees in management or business administration. This page lists all accredited business schools in Hawaii that provide full-time or part-time graduate business education leading to an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree.
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University of Hawaii–Manoa (Shidler) (HI)
Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way, Business Administration C-202 Honolulu, HI 96822
Admissions Phone: (808) 956-2911
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu
Electronic application: http://apply.hawaii.edu
Hawaiian Islands – State information
|State name||the Hawaiian Islands|
|State nickname||Aloha State|
|Area||28,314 km 2|
|Population||1 404 054|
|Joined the Union||Aug 21, 1959|
|The biggest cities||Honolulu|
|Natural attractions||Manua Kea and Manua Loa Volcanoes, Hawaiian Volcanoes (Hawaii) and Haleakala National Parks on the island of Maui|
|Main industries||tourism, food industry, military industry, financial services|
The Hawaiian Islands are the most distant state from the US capital and also the most unusual state. The Hawaiian Islands form a chain of mountainous islands of volcanic origin in the central Pacific about 3,800 km southwest of the California coast. The state is named after the largest of the islands. See Hawaii abbreviation.
The Hawaiian Islands were first settled by Polynesians 1,500 years ago. The first European visitor to the Hawaiian Islands in 1778 was the British navigator James Cook, who called them the Sandwich Islands. Around 1795, the Hawaiian Islands were first united under King Kamehameha I (1758-1819). Nevertheless, European settlement continued and in 1851 Kamehameha III. (1814-1854) entrusted the Hawaiian Islands to the protection of the United States. Indigenous populations have declined significantly, due in part to diseases introduced, but the Hawaiian Islands were soon hit by a wave of immigration from Asia. Today, more Hawaiians are Japanese than Polynesian. Together, Asians and Polynesians make up almost 65% of the Hawaiian population.
American influence continued to grow until in 1900 the islands became American territory. A large naval base was built in Pearl Harbor, which became the target of a Japanese air attack in 1941. The Hawaiian Islands were so Americanized that their accession to the United States as the 50th state of the Union was inevitable.
The Hawaiian Islands are a traditionally well-known producer of cane sugar and pineapples, but their greatest asset is beautiful nature. The climate is very pleasant with long sunshine and winds that reduce tropical temperatures. The windward slopes of the mountains receive an enormous amount of precipitation and are covered with dense forests with numerous abundant waterfalls. The Hawaiian Islands have a number of active volcanoes and volcanic activity. Clean air and cloudless skies make mountain peaks ideal places for astronomical observatories. The Hawaiian Islands are a major tourist attraction (visited by around 7 million tourists a year), but they are also becoming an important financial center.