World-Class AACSB-Accredited Program in Vietnam

creation through leadership training and teamwork. With a flexible schedule that allows full-time executives to complete one of the most rigorous MBA programs in Asia, the 48-credit program is carefully designed to provide executives with relevant knowledge and critical decision-making tools for changing times. Another VEMBA feature is the capstone consultancy practicum. Students are required to create a consulting firm and practice scientific management under the coaching of a team of faculty and experienced entrepreneurs. The VEMBA professors are well-rounded instructors, all graduated from top 

doctoral programs in their respective academic disciplines and are active in. The Vietnam Executive MBA program has been in operation in Hanoi since 2001 and has developed an established senior alumni network in Vietnam and around the globe. VEMBA has now graduated 679 MBAs including 89 expats from 17 countries working in Vietnam. More than 200 of them are at the C-level positions, and the number is counting. The graduates form an extraordinarily powerful alumni network constantly bringing business opportunities to each other. The VEMBA ‘Ohana (family) is also one of the most pro-active and committed groups of business executives in Vietnam

engaging in philanthropic activities. Our graduate business education goal is to promote the concept of wealth research. As such, they bring the latest knowledge to the classroom. Also, thanks to our reputation as the leading Executive MBA program in Vietnam, we have been able to attract award-winning professors from University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Cambridge, University of Colorado, The Wharton School of The
University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, University of San Francisco, and other prestigious institutions to supplement our core faculty.


Highly Ranked – The University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business is recognized for its excellence in international management and ranked among the top 20 best colleges in the US for international business by U.S. News & World Report.

AACSB-Accredited – This is the only AACSB accredited MBA program in Vietnam which assures a high-quality, relevant, and internationally-recognized MBA.

Top Faculty – All classes are taught by world class faculty with hand-on experience from the University of Hawaii and selected universities in the US. Our faculty use a variety of interactive teaching formats and methods designed to engage and challenge experienced business leaders.

Flexible Schedule – Executive MBA classes are conveniently scheduled in the evening and on weekends to allow busy professionals to attend class and continue working full-time.

Asia-Pacific Focus – A pioneer among U.S. business schools in international business, the University of Hawaii distinguishes itself with its focus on the Asia-Pacific Region.

Rigorous Curriculum – Students are challenged to solve complex business problems in a global environment, apply strong analytical and strategic thinking to multifaceted business issues, and to develop sophisticated management skills.

Extensive Alumni Network – There are nearly 30,000 University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni living in 40 countries around the world. The Vietnam Executive MBA program has been in operation in Hanoi since 2001, in Ho Chi Minh City since 2007 and has developed a senior alumni network across Vietnam and many other countries.

High-Caliber Executive Participants – Our students are from different countries with diverse professional backgrounds and solid work experience.

Summer Study in Hawaii – Students may like to take up to two elective courses during the Summer terms in Hawaii.

Tuition Subsidy * – Thanks to our donor,
Mr. Jay Shidler, the tuition fee of The
Shidler Executive MBA program in Vietnam
is substantially subsidized, $23,040
compared to $51,016 for the same program
in Hawaii.

“Why pursuing a quality MBA
program overseas while it’s
available in Vietnam? With the
AACSB accredited Executive
MBA program being offered by
the University of Hawaii, we
can still manage our business,
be with our family, and earn
the internationally recognized
MBA degree. The program is
one of the best choices in my

Nguyen T. Tra My
Founder, Chairwoman/CEO of
CSC Vietnam, Co-Founder/Vice
Chairwoman of The PAN Group.
Class of 2007 – Hanoi


Dana (Dane) L. Alden, PhD.

Professor of Marketing
Chair and William R. Johnson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Marketing
Faculty Director, Health Care Management EMBA Program
Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business, University of Texas at Austin
Prof. Alden is working with researchers and practitioners to develop and test online interactive programs to
improve the decision making process between patients and their health care providers

David Bell, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and visiting faculty at the
University of Hawaii
Ph.D. in Business, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
Prof. Bell’s research interests include E-commerce, traditional retail, and consumer shopping behavior

Tung Bui, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Information Technology Management & International Business
Chair, Hawaii International Conference in Systems Science (HICSS)
Ph.D. in Managerial Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Ph.D. in Information Systems, New York University
Prof. Bui’s primary research interests focus on the effective use of information technologies and decision sciences in
organizations, with particular interest in negotiation support systems and supply chain management.

John Butler, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Management
Harold and Sandy Noborikawa Chair of Entrepreneurship
Ph.D. in Management, New York University
Prof. Butler’s research interests include entrepreneurship, family business and venture capital

Wayne Cascio, Ph.D..

Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Colorado Denver
and visiting faculty at the University of Hawaii
Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, University of Rochester. Author of many world-renowned books on
HR Management

Rosita Chang, Ph.D., CFA, CFP

Professor of Finance
Ph.D. in Finance, University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Chang’s research interests include Asian capital markets, mutual funds and market microstructure and wealth

Qimei Chen, Ph.D..

Professor of Marketing
Jean E. Rolles Distinguished Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ph.D. in Consumer Behavior and Information Decision Science, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Prof. Chen’s research Interests include consumer empowerment and innovation/knowledge

Elizabeth J. Davidson, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Technology Management
W. Ruel Johnson Distinguished Professor
PhD Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA Clark University Graduate School of Management
BS Mathematics, Clark University
Prof. Davidson’s research interests include Social implications of information technologies in organizational
settings; Health information technology diffusion and assimilation; and Social media and discourse analysis

Robert Hanna

Prof. Hanna works at the United States of America National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and he
is the lead for Training and Employee Development for an organization of over 4200 scientists and engineers.
Prof. Hanna received his MBA with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall
School of Business and he has received numerous awards for his work and research including NASA’s Exceptional
Achievement Medal, one of the agency’s highest individual honors.

Victor Huang, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Finance
John and Sue Dean Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. in Finance, Georgia Institution of Technology
Prof. Huang’s research interests include empirical asset pricing, international finance, corporate governance,
market microstructure, and chinese capital markets

Eric Mais, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
Ph.D. in Finance, University of South Carolina
With interests in corporate financial management, Prof. Mais conducts research in merger and acquisition and
healthcare finance

Featherman Maurico, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication and Information Science at Washington State University and visiting faculty at the
University of Hawaii
Ph.D. in Communication and Information Science, University of Hawaii
Prof. Featherman has been teaching marketing, business intelligence and analytics, statistics, mis and cs design and
development courses

Daniel Port, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Technology Management
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Port’s research interests include information technology engineering, it education and strategic, economic,
and empirical methods in software engineering

Hamid Pourjalali, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting
Director of School of Accountancy
Donald A. Corbin Distinguished Professor in Accounting
Ph.D. in Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Prof. Pourjalalai’s research interests include financial and international accounting

Jack P. Suyderhoud, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Economics
Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University
As an applied economist, Prof. Suyderhoud brings economic theory to real-life problem solving. He served as a
senior analyst at First Hawaii Bank monitoring the economy in Hawaii

Chris Westland, Ph.D. CPA.

Professor of Information & Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago and visiting faculty at the University
of Hawaii
Ph.D. Computers & Information Systems, University of Michigan
Expertise in innovation strategy, technology and innovation management, patent strategy and law, business
intelligence, valuation of technology assets and intangibles