The University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business Vietnam



The University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business has been delivering its first-rate Executive MBA program that will train, guide and prepare Vietnam’s top executives who want to elevate their leadership and management skills. It is known as VEMBA (Vietnam Executive MBA). VEMBA Hanoi started its first cohort in 2001 and expanded to HCMC in 2007.


This 21-month, executive format program allows participants living in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to maintain full-time management positions while earning their degree. Students will learn from an integrated, modern curriculum that incorporates core business disciplines with cutting-edge business practices including: innovation and entrepreneurship, management of information technologies and e-business, supply chain management, wealth management, and branding. All classes are held in Vietnam with an optional summer study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A key feature of the program is the Business Practicum project allowing students to engage in real-life consulting.


MBA for Executives in Vietnam program has already proven to be immensely successful in advancing many graduates’ careers for the last 18 years in Vietnam. With more than 800 alumni holding key business positions in all economic sectors in Vietnam and worldwide, MBA for Executives in Vietnam offers one of the most valuable business networks.

Thus, with their degree from the University of Hawaii, MBA for Executives in Vietnam graduates will be able to demonstrate that they have the confidence and skills to compete for top executive positions, not only in Vietnam but anywhere in the world.

Some facts:

  • This is the only AACSB accredited program offered in Vietnam. AACSB iswas founded in 1916 in the US to provide accreditation to schools of business. Its founding members include Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and other prestigious Universities in the US. It is known that less than 5% of business schools worldwide hold this elite accreditation. Not all members of the association are accredited.
  • In 2019, US News & World Report’s “International Business" ranking, Shidler is at 18th place and was ranked among schools such as UC Berkeley, USC, University of Michigan, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania.
  • In the largest academic ranking of global universities implemented by Center for World University Ranking for 2018-2019 period, University of Hawaii at Manoa was ranked 306 out of 18,000 universities worldwide. This wonderful ranking places UH-Manoa in the top 1.7 % of universities worldwide. Harvard University ranked No. 1 in the world, followed by Stanford University at No. 2 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 3.

Two training locations in Vietnam are Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You could also choose to study two summer courses in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Classroom address: Suite 312, 3rd Floor, Office Center, Tower C, N04 - UDIC Complex, Hoang Dao Thuy Street, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, Vietnam



Suite 312, 3rd Floor, Office Center, Tower C
N04-UDIC Complex, Hoang Dao Thuy Street

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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