Frequently Asked Questions

What will a degree in TIM prepare me for?

Most of our students are recruited to fill 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.

What is the TIM School like?

We're a close-knit family of about 400 students from all over the world and 30 faculty and staff. We offer a challenging curriculum taught by respected faculty and we provide each of our students the opportunity for extensive academic and career counseling. TIM has excellent facilities, including a video conference room, a computer classroom, a computer lab and a comprehensive tourism library. With eight student clubs and frequent networking events there's always something fun and exciting happening!

Is financial aid available?

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

What are the requirements to get accepted to the TIM School?

Admission requirements for first-year students are the same as the admission requirements to the University of Hawaiʻi. Transfer students are generally required to have a 2.5 grade point average for all college-level work.

What kinds of courses will I take as a TIM major?

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 one of the following areas to focus on Hospitality Management or Tourism and Transportation Management.

What is the internship program all about?

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 some overseas locations. We work with you individually to make sure that your internships fit your needs and goals.

How will TIM help me with my career goals?

We have a full-time career advisor who will help you with career planning and job placement. In addition, TIM International, our alumni organization includes many top-level executives in the tourism industry. TIMI funds, plans, and participates in many of our school events. Our alumni actively 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.