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TIM Bachelors and Masters 4+1 program

The TIM Bachelors and Masters 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 years instead of 6 years.

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 T/T elective & hospitality elective.

  • Students with hospitality management focus are required to take TIM 601 (Research Applications in Travel Industry Management) and TIM 605 (Hospitality Management).
  • Students with tourism/transportation management focus need to take TIM 601 (Research Applications in Travel Industry Management) and TIM 606 (Transportation Economics and Management).

Structure of the TIM Bachelors and Masters 4+1 program

Sequence and timing are very important in the TIM Bachelors and Masters 4+1 program. See a TIM academic advisor before registering for your junior year.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit application on or before August 1 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).
  • GMAT waived for 2022 applicants (subject to change).
  • Meet with TIM Director of the Graduate Program prior to submitting 4+1 application.
  • Submit your resume, statement of goals, objectives, and transcripts to the Director of the Graduate Program: Giulio Ronzoni (ronzoni@hawaii.edu).

For questions or more information:

Giulio Ronzoni
Director of the Graduate Program
ronzoni@hawaii.edu

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