TIM Bachelor's and Master's 4+1 program
The TIM Bachelor's and Master's 4+1 program allows qualified students to start the Master of Science in Travel Industry Management as they complete the bachelor’s degree.
The combined program has the following benefits:
- Nine (9) credits, identified by the program, will double-count for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- Increases competitiveness in the job market. This combined program prepares students for advanced careers and leadership roles across the spectrum of the travel industry. According to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), graduates holding a master’s degree make almost 25% more in salary than adults with only a bachelor’s degree.
- Allows students to finish all requirements for the BS and MS degrees in 5.5 years instead of 6 years.
The TIM Bachelor's and Master's 4+1 program keeps the same structure of the current BS and MS programs and requires 156 combined credits (total), including nine (9) credits which will be double-counted for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree. Six (6) credits come from two 600-level courses and three (3) credits from one 400-level course (TIM 431).
The double-counted classes toward BS and MS include TIM 431, TIM 601, TIM 605/606 (depending on emphasis). TIM 601 and TIM 605/606 will count towards a TIM major’s Tourism/Transportation elective & hospitality elective.
- Students with hospitality management focus are required to take TIM 601 (Research Applications in Hospitality, Tourism, and Transportation) and TIM 605 (Hospitality Management).
- Students with tourism/transportation management focus need to take TIM 601 (Research Applications in Hospitality, Tourism, and Transportation) and TIM 606 (Managerial Economics in Hospitality, Tourism, and Transportation).
Submit application on or before July 15 prior to entering 4th year.
See a TIM Academic Advisor to discuss how to incorporate the 4+1 program into your academic plans.
- Submit application on or before July 15 prior to entering 4th year.
- Achieve a B grade or higher in TIM 304.
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25. If cumulative GPA is lower than 3.25, student must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
For questions or more information:
Lenna V. Shulga
Director of the Graduate (MS-TIM) Program