Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most of our students are recruited into management-track positions in hotel, restaurant, transportation, tourism, and other service industries. Recent graduates have been hired by companies such as Hilton International, Westin, Four Seasons, Sheraton, Marriott, Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau, and many others.

We’re a close-knit family of about 380 students from all over the world, with 30 faculty and staff. We offer a challenging curriculum taught by respected faculty and each student receives extensive academic and career counseling. TIM has excellent facilities, including a computer classroom, computer lab, and a comprehensive tourism library. With eight student clubs and frequent networking events, there’s always something fun and exciting happening!

All TIM students are eligible to apply for scholarships that the TIM School awards each year. Financial assistance is also provided by the University of Hawaiʻi Financial Aid Services office.

Admission requirements for first-year students and transfer students are the same as the admission requirements to the University of Hawaiʻi.

The TIM program gives you a solid foundation in business knowledge and skills in the areas of management, marketing, information technology, finance, law, and human resources. Based on your interests and career goals, you choose to focus on hospitality management or tourism/transportation management.

TIM internships enable students to gain first-hand knowledge of the industry, develop work and leadership skills, and in many cases start a great career. Internships are available in many different companies in Hawaiʻi and in several overseas locations. We work with you individually to make sure that your internship fit your needs and goals.

We have a full-time career advisor who helps you with career planning and job placement. In addition, TIM’s alumni organization includes many of the top executives in the tourism industry who participate in school events that help our students meet and network with people in the industry. Finally, you’ll have the benefit of TIM’s excellent reputation among employers both locally and internationally.