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The mission of the Business Department is to develop and offer successful student learning by providing high quality business educational programs and services that will enable students to enter the workforce, continue their education, start a business, and become productive citizens in today’s global and high-tech workforce. Moreover, the programs foster students to build strong partnerships with both public and private sectors in job placement and educational improvement opportunities.

To meet this mission, the department offers the following degree and certificate programs of studies:

The curriculum provides for career mobility. Business majors must complete all the business courses in each program with a “C” grade or better. A “C-“grade earned in any business course is not acceptable for graduation. A business degree in Accounting or Management requires students to supplement classroom learning with practical experience at least 30 to 40 hours. This may be gained through work, internships in firms and organizations, or special projects as directed by business faculty. Students may complete these requirements by taking ACC 152A for Accounting, and MKT 212 for Management. Both courses will offer a practicum during the fourth semester. A field trip either on or off-island is required for Management majors to observe and collect data on the importance of mass production, channels of distribution, office procedures/protocol and valuing diversity in the workplace. (A national requirement).

The business department offers the following courses.



  1. Demonstrate competency in the fundamental areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management, economics, business law, organizational behavior, and apply effective business communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of business etiquettes and ethics to create positive image of individuals and organizational in learning theories and practical training opportunities.
  3. Create, analyze, and interpret written and verbal communication in business applications, with use of appropriate technologies, and to make effective business decisions.
  4. Value diversity in work settings to foster teamwork to develop strategic and organizational challenges with innovative solutions in a rapidly changing local and global business environment.
  5. Apply the use of computer productivity applications to create business and accounting related reports and presentations effectively and ethically.
  6. Demonstrate attained knowledge and clear understanding and practice of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), use of accounting cycle to prepare financial statement from raw data and analyze information to assist in making managerial decisions and controlling financial aspects of business operations.
  7. Assess and apply management principles and practice in the creating of business plans, display of leadership and motivational skills, critical thinking, data interpretation and analytical skills, and global perspective on business to manage and achieve business and organizational effectiveness.
Community Advisory Council Chairperson and Faculty
Mr. Alex Zodiacal Dr. Faofua Fa'atoafe, Chairperson
Mr. Jason Betham Mr. Lam Yuen, Faculty
Mr. Tony Mauga Mr. Papalauena Ioapo Taua’i, Faculty
Mr. Archie Soliai  
Mrs. Heidi Uele