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School of Travel Industry Management

General Information

The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) is recognized as a leading educational institution in hospitality, tourism, and transportation management. TIM pioneered the concept of integrating all aspects of the travel industry under a single discipline. Built on a foundation of management science, TIM also draws on a broad range of disciplines to provide high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels to current and future professionals.

The visitor industry in Hawai'i provides TIM students many opportunities to gain experience in the field and to study applications of theory to practical business situations. TIM works closely with local, national, and international business organizations, as well as with various government and private professional organizations.

In addition to Hawai'i's travel industry environment, students benefit from a curriculum that has an international perspective with special emphasis in the Asia-Pacific region. The global importance of tourism and the increasingly interdependent nature of economic and political systems require a fundamental and multidisciplinary understanding of international issues. TIM's distinctive curriculum and outstanding faculty, the success and importance of tourism as the leading industry in Hawai'i, and the international focus of the programs provide students a unique educational environment and experience.

Mission

As a professional program within a land-grant institution, the School of Travel Industry Management has linked its mission with the state's economic interest in tourism, Hawai'i's largest economic sector. The mission of TIM, as a leading regional professional institution, is to develop and disseminate travel and tourism concepts, knowledge, and skills through excellence and leadership in research, training, outreach, and service that contributes to economic, social, and environmental sustainability as well as supports and enriches the host culture. With this mission, the school's objectives are threefold: (a) to prepare individuals for leadership and professional positions in the travel industry through education and training, (b) to generate new knowledge in the travel industry through research and graduate education, and (c) to provide service to the community, nation, Asia-Pacific region, and beyond.

Goals

Within its mission and objectives, TIM strives for the following goals:

  1. Instruction—to provide high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels on a statewide basis;
  2. Research—to conduct basic and applied research relevant to the travel industry; and
  3. Service—to be the leading travel-industry center for information resources and continuing professional education and training serving the state and the Asia Pacific region.

Accreditation

TIM is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

TIM also has earned the TedQual designation for total education quality from the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Degrees

Undergraduate Certificates: travel industry management and sustainable tourism
Bachelor's Degree: BS in travel industry management
Master's Degree: MS in travel industry management

Advising

TIM Student Services Office
George Hall 346
2560 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8946
Fax: (808) 956-5378

All students are assigned to the student services advisors upon admission to the school. Advisors assist students with the selection of courses appropriate to their career goals, identifying career goals that are appropriate to their interests, understanding UH Manoa policies and procedures, and identifying co-curricular activities and/or work experiences to help them develop skills and abilities outside the classroom.

Mandatory academic advising is required for all freshmen, sophomores, and new transfer students. All students are encouraged to see an advisor at regular intervals to plan for graduation in a timely manner. The Bachelor Degree Program Sheet and additional advising information can be found on the school's website.

Seniors

Seniors must complete a degree check and file a diploma application prior to their final semester. Individual advising sessions for graduating seniors are held each semester.

Academic Policies

Good Academic Standing

Undergraduate TIM students must meet the following requirements to maintain good academic standing:

  1. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all courses attempted at UH Manoa for a grade. Transfer credits and courses completed under the CR/NC option are not included.
  2. A GPA of at least 2.0 in the upper division TIM core and 2.0 in the TIM emphasis.
  3. Satisfactory progress toward completion of degree requirements. This means students must enroll in courses required for the degree and complete these courses with acceptable grades.

Probation

A student who fails to meet any one of the academic standing requirements at the end of any semester is placed on probation. Probationary students must achieve a current (semester) GPA of at least 2.0 to be allowed continued registration. Failure to correct academic deficiencies may lead to suspension and eventual dismissal from UH Manoa.

Withdrawal from Courses

As the semester progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to withdraw from a course. Withdrawal deadlines are specified by UH Manoa each semester, and students should take note of the relevant deadlines at the start of the semester.