Undergraduate Program

The School of Travel Industry Management offers a bachelor of science (BS) degree in travel industry management with two emphasis areas of study within the major: hospitality management and tourism and transportation management.

Admissions

The TIM major is open enrollment and incoming students can begin their journey as a TIM major from the second they start their studies at UH Mānoa. Incoming students must:

  1. Meet UH Mānoa admissions requirements (for freshmen, international or transfer)
  2. Submit an application to UH Mānoa and indicate “Travel Industry Management” as your major
  3. Meet the required admissions deadlines

Deadlines: see admissions website

For current* UH Mānoa students who seek to change/declare their major to TIM, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete TIM major change/declaration of major application
  2. Have a 2.0 cumulative UHM GPA & good academic standing
  3. Submit a resume (PDF) (included in application)
  4. Submit a one-page (12 pt, double-spaced PDF) personal statement answering the following question: Why do you want to major in TIM and how will the TIM major align with your longer term goals? (included in application)
  5. Meet the required deadlines
*New/incoming students wanting to change their major to TIM after May 1 (fall admits) or November 1 (spring admits) should email timinfo@hawaii.edu to request a major change. New/incoming students still need to meet the required final deadlines.

Deadlines

Fall Semester
March 1:
Priority deadline
Day before Fall semester:
Final deadline
Spring Semester
November 1:
Priority deadline
Day before Spring semester:
Final deadline

Tuition and Fees

Please refer to the Office of the Registrar's website for the tuition and fees.

Degree Requirements

To earn a BS in travel industry management, students are required to complete general education and TIM major courses, and meet specific BS-TIM graduation requirements. The TIM major offers two different emphasis areas a student can pursue for their studies: hospitality management or tourism and transportation management.

Please refer to the TIM program sheet and 4-year plans to see suggested academic plans for graduation and to learn more!

The hospitality management emphasis is intended to provide students with the ability to apply problem-solving, decision-making techniques, and critical-thinking skills to meet current and future industry challenges. Students will study the relationship of the various constituencies (customer, owner, staff) in the management and operation of hospitality businesses, including lodging and food service establishments, as well as event management enterprises.

Hospitality Elective Courses:

TIM 310: Institutional Purchasing TIM 334: Hotel and Convention Sales
TIM 311: Club Management TIM 368: TIM Study Abroad**
TIM 313: Food Services Management* TIM 369 (alpha): Current Topics in Travel Industry Management
TIM 369E: Management by Cultural Values
TIM 369I: Restaurant Entrepreneurship
TIM 314: Hotel Management* TIM 401: Resort, Spa and Wellness Management
TIM 315: Quality Food Management TIM 402: Resort Mixed Use Development
TIM 316: Events Planning and Marketing TIM 403: Revenue Management in Travel Industry
TIM 319: Quantity Foods and Institutional Purchasing TIM 469 (alpha): Advanced Topics in Travel Industry Management
* tourism/transportation students only.
** for students studying abroad/ going on exchange only. Visit the international exchange page to learn more.

Please refer to the catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite information.

The tourism/transportation emphasis focuses on strategic issues related to the tourism and transportation industries. Students can take a combination of tourism and transportation related courses or choose courses that focus on one of these two areas.

Tourism/Transportation Elective Courses:

TIM 320/ECON 320: Introduction to Tourism Economics TIM 369 (alpha): Current Topics in Travel Industry Management
TIM 369E: Management by Cultural Values
TIM 369I: Restaurant Entrepreneurship
TIM 321: Sociocultural Issues in Tourism TIM 401: Resort, Spa and Wellness Management
TIM 324/GEO 324: Geography of Global Tourism TIM 402: Resort Mixed Use Development
TIM 327: Travel Distribution Management TIM 403: Revenue Management in Travel Industry
TIM 350: Intro to Tourism/Transportation* TIM 415/GEO 415: Nature-Based Tourism Management
TIM 351: Principles of Logistics TIM 420: Sustainable Tourism Policies and Practices
TIM 353: Air Transportation Management TIM 425: Destination Development and Marketing
TIM 354: Surface Transportation Management TIM 442: Advanced Topics in Transportation
TIM 368: TIM Study Abroad** TIM 469 (alpha): Advanced Topics in Travel Industry Management
* hospitality students only.
** for students studying abroad/ going on exchange only. Visit the international exchange page to learn more.

Please refer to the catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite information.

Please refer to the University course catalog for information on the general education requirements. Some important information relevant to the BS-TIM degree:

Foundation Requirements

Written Communication (FW): 1 class/ 3 credits

  • ENG 100, ENG 100A, ENG 190, ESL 100, or AMST 111

Quantitative Reasoning (FQ): 1 class/ 3 credits

  • Calculus is required: BUS 250, NREM 203, MATH 203, 215, 241 or 251

Global Multicultural Perspectives (FG): 2 classes/ 6 credits

  • TIM 102: Food and World Cultures (FGB) is required
  • One Global: FGA or FGC

Diversification Requirements

Arts, Humanities, Literature (DA, DH, DL): 2 classes/ 6 credits

  • Public speaking is required: COMG 151 or 251 (DA) or transfer equivalent
  • One Humanities (DH) or Literature (DL)

Natural Sciences (DB, DP, DY): 3 classes (2 lectures & 1 lab)/ 7 credits

  • Biological Science (DB)
    • FSHN 185 or OCN 102 recommended
  • Physical Science (DP)
  • Science Lab (DY)

Social Sciences (DS): 2 classes/ 6 credits

  • Microeconomics is required: ECON 130 (DS) or transfer equivalent
  • Any Social Science (DS) outside of ECON

Hawaiian/Second Language (HSL): 4 classes/ 12-16 credits

  • Proficiency through the 202-level required; or
  • BS-TIM students who participate in a study abroad or international exchange program can fulfill their HSL requirements. The program must be 12 credits or more during the fall or spring semester.

Focus

  • Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues (H or HAP): one course
  • Contemporary Ethical Issues (E or ETH): one course at 300 or 400 level
  • Oral Communication (O or OC): one course at 300 or 400 level
  • Writing Intensive (W or WI): five courses, two at the 300 or 400 level

Please refer to the TIM program sheet and the 4-year plans for a suggested academic plans for graduation and for more information. Please refer to the catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite information.

To earn a BS-TIM degree, TIM majors are required to take courses from the following areas:

TIM lower division: 4-5 classes/ 13 credits

  • TIM 101: Introduction to Travel Industry Management
  • Computer Proficiency ("C" or higher required), choose one or the other:
    • ICS 101: Digital Tools for the Information World, or
    • LTEC 112: Technologies for Academic Success and LTEC 113: Technologies for Academic Success - Business
  • ACC 200: Introduction to Accounting I*
  • ACC 210: Introduction to Accounting II*
*ACC 201: Financial Accounting and ACC 202: Managerial Accounting are also accepted.

TIM Internship: 3 classes/6 credits

  • TIM 100: Internship I
  • TIM 200: Internship II
  • TIM 300: Internship III; or TIM 400: Internship IV

TIM Upper Division Major Core: 7 classes/21 credits

  • Statistics: BUS 310, ECON 321, NREM 310, or SOCS 225
  • TIM 301: Legal Environment of the Travel Industry
  • TIM 302: Information Systems Technology
  • TIM 303: Mangement of Service Enterprise
  • TIM 304: Principles of Travel Industry Marketing
  • TIM 305: Financial Management for the Travel Industry
  • TIM 306: Human Resource management: Travel Industry
Statistics, TIM 301-306 must be completed PRIOR to TIM 431, which taken in a student's final semester.

TIM Emphasis: 7 classes/21 credits

  • Hospitality management:
    • TIM 313: Foodservice Management
    • TIM 314: Hotel Management
    • TIM 333: Hotel/Resorts Facilities and Design
    • Choose one:
      • TIM 401: Resort, Spa and Wellness Management
      • TIM 403: Revenue Management in Travel Industry
    • One hospitality elective
    • One tourism/transportation elective
    • TIM 431: Strategic Management for the Travel/Hospitality Industry
  • Tourism/transportation management:
    • TIM 350: Introduction to Tourism Transportation
    • Tourism elective (choose one):
      • TIM 321: Sociocultural Issues in Tourism
      • TIM 324: Geography of Global Tourism
      • TIM 420: Sustainable Tourism Policies and Practices
      • TIM 425: Destination Development and Marketing
    • Three tourism/transportation electives
    • One hospitality elective
    • TIM 431: Strategic Management for the Travel/Hospitality Industry

Please refer to the TIM program sheet and the 4-year plan for a suggested academic plans for graduation and for more information. Please refer to the catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites. Please see below for prerequisite pathways to assist with understanding of TIM course sequencing.

In addition to required courses, BS-TIM majors are also required to maintain the following requirements for graduation:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA):
    • 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • 2.0 UD major core GPA
    • 2.0 major emphasis GPA
  • Grades
    • "D" or higher is all general education courses
      • Note: some classes may have higher grade requirments
    • "C-" or higher in all UD TIM major courses (UD major core & major emphasis)
  • Credits:
    • 120 credits total (including transfer credits)
    • 45 UD credits
    • 60% of all UD TIM major courses (~25 credits) taken at UH Mānoa
    • 30 total credits taken at UH Mānoa

Please refer to the graduation website to read more about procedural requirements to graduate with a BS-TIM degree.

Change of Emphasis

The default emphasis for all TIM major students is hospitality management. If you are a current TIM major that would like to change your emphasis to tourism/transportation management, or if you would like to change your emphasis back to hospitality (from tourism/transportation), please complete the Change of TIM Emphasis form.

Students cannot change their emphasis until after they are officially admitted/enrolled into the BS-TIM major.

Questions

Meet with an advisor!
Email: timinfo@hawaii.edu
Call: 808-956-8946