Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration



The concentration in Management prepares students for management occupations and today’s increasingly complex competitive business environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in business objectives and processes, studies are provided with an understanding of management principles as it applies to business ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources and operations. The Management concentration addresses the growing demand for management professionals globally, nationally and in the state of Hawai‘i.

The study of management prepares students in two broad areas: working with people — hiring, training, coordinating, and creating an effective environment for the attainment of a business objectives and providing the skills and knowledge to become a manager of a business or organization where strategy and decision-making skills are important.

Management students will gain critical thinking skills necessary for effective managerial decision making in dynamic and diverse work environments.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a concentration in Management from UH West O‘ahu will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the central concepts of management.
  • Analyze and provide solutions to management problems, policy and ethical dilemmas through written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using critical thinking skills necessary to discuss effective managerial decision making opportunities within a dynamic and diverse work environment.

Internships / Practicums

UH West O‘ahu students have interned or performed their senior practicum requirements at a number of prestigious companies and organizations including:

  • Building Industry Association of Hawaiʻi
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaiʻi
  • Turtle Bay Resort
  • Enterprise

Careers and Earning Potential

The UH West O‘ahu Management concentration offers a strong foundation for a variety of management careers including corporate executive, human resources manager, purchasing manager, computer and information systems, education administrator, construction manager, public relations, medical and health services manager, engineering and natural science manager, and a number of other professions. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as in administration or accountancy.

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Career Explorer website.