Masters Program Course Descriptions

CORE COURSES:

TIM 601 - Research Applications in Travel Industry Management (3)
Analysis of methodologies appropriate for research in travel industry management. Survey of the literature of applied techniques and approaches including exploratory approaches. Familiarization with research design and implementation for development of research proposals.

 

TIM 602 - Strategic Travel Marketing (3)
In-depth study of marketing principles and problems related to travel industry organizations. Emphasis is on strategic marketing, research applications and international and domestic marketing of travel industry services.

 

TIM 603 - Information Technology, E-Commerce and Travel Industry (3)
Planning, implementation, management, evaluation and impact of information and electronic communication technologies, including e-commerce applications in the travel industry. Analysis of new information technology use as an area of research and strategic application.

 

TIM 605 - Hospitality Management (3)
Advanced human relations and operating issues; use of accounting, behavioral, financial, marketing and information systems in managing hospitality organizations.

 

TIM 606 - Tourism Transportation Management (3)
Advanced study analysis of the management of passenger transportation systems serving the travel industry. Emphasis on topics such as government policy, marketing and management, and the relationships between transportation systems and tourism development.

 

TIM 607 - Global Tourism Analysis (3)
International trade theory and regional analysis methodologies applied to tourism and the service industry, including travel balance account, inter-regional transactions flow, economic impacts, environmental economics, demand theory and forecasting.

 

TIM 695 - Seminar: Travel Industry Management Policy (3)
Integration of learning through analysis of policy issues, trends and problems in the travel industry. A - F only. Pre: Three TIM 600-level courses completed; or consent.

ELECTIVE COURSES:

Graduate students can take courses numbered at the 400 level and 600 level or higher as electives. In addition to TIM courses, students may select appropriate courses from other departments on campus. Elective courses also can be used to earn graduate certificates in areas such as historic preservation, Pacific Islands studies, public administration, public policy, and urban & regional planning. On an exception basis, two 300-level courses may be used as elective courses with the approvals of both the graduate chair and course instructor, subject to the requirement of completion of a major research paper or equivalent work in addition to regular course requirements.

 

All elective credits must be approved by the graduate chair prior to registration to count toward the 36 total credit requirements for the degree.

 

TIM 402 - Resort Mixed Use Development (3)
Critical and essential aspects of developing and managing resort mixed use facilities. Includes multidimensional and dynamic interrelationships of site development and facilities, business mix, management structures and systems, and industry practices. A-F only. Pre: 313 or 369 and 314. Recommended: 333 and 401. Fall only.

 

TIM 420 - Sustainable Tourism Policies and Practices (3)
Seminar examining the social, environmental, economic factors of sustainable tourism development. Emphasis on methods and processes and the role of stakeholders (government, industry, host community, tourists). Group projects. A-F only. Pre: 101 and departmental approval.

 

TIM 442 - Advanced Topics in Transportation (3)
Advanced level of discussion in terms of air transportation, including management, economics, strategy, regulation, operating performance, fleet management and network management. Pre: TIM 353 (undergraduate) or by consent (graduate).

 

TIM 500 - Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1)
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate with consent.

 

TIM 640 - Financial Management of the Travel Industry (3)
Applications of financial analysis to both the domestic and international travel industry.

 

TIM 645 - Tourism Field Studies (3)
Integration of concepts and application of knowledge and skills from other courses to s selected field study project. Pre: Any two TIM 600-level courses completed and a third concurrent; or consent.

 

TIM 694 - Professional Paper (3)
Independent project or paper under faculty supervision in lieu of Plan A, TIM 700 thesis. Requires proposal approved by supervisor and graduate chair prior to registration. A-F only. Pre: three 600 level TIM courses completed or consent.

 

TIM 699 - Directed Reading (V)
Independent study of approved, advanced reading with faculty supervision. Requires proposal prepared by student and approved by supervisor and graduate chair before registration. Repeatable one (1) time.

 

TIM 700 - Plan A Thesis (V)
Independent supervised research. Formal oral and written presentation of research findings. Repeatable up to six (6) credits.