BSBA in Travel Industry Management

Travel Industry Management FAQs

The world has experienced phenomenal growth in the realm of tourism during the last 20 years. Tourism is the world's largest industry and the largest generator of jobs. Globally, travel and tourism is expected to yield 328 million jobs by 2010.

The need for well-trained managers in this vast and diverse field encompassing -- hotel and resort services, passenger transportation, marketing, finance and operations, and human resource development -- has never been more critical. At Hawai'i Pacific University, management is the focus of the travel industry management (TIM) program, undergraduate major and TIM concentration at the graduate level. The University's TIM major, one of the largest in the Pacific, constitutes a comprehensive undergraduate major within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree program. A TIM concentration at the graduate level is available in the University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program. Additionally, a time-conscious professional can learn new skills or update his or her knowledge in a short period of time by obtaining an undergraduate certificate in travel and hospitality management from the University's Professional Certificate Program (PCP).

Exceptional faculty members, made up of distinguished TIM faculty from leading universities (Cornell, Texas A&M, Troy and University of Southern California) and vast industry experiences, are committed to excellence in classroom instruction, research, service, and mentoring of students.

Few places in the world are better suited to study the hospitality industry than Hawai'i, one of the world's greatest tourist destinations. Hawai'i is a living laboratory of the travel field, offering opportunities in all facets of this dynamic, competitive industry. Hawai'i Pacific University plays an active role in Hawai'i's hospitality and travel business drawing from local industry resources, such as: guest lecturers, advisory council members, and student field experiences as part of a genuine partnership approach to travel education.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About TIM

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How long does it take to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree?

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The normal time frame to complete a baccalaureate degree is four years.

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Can the degree be completed in a shorter period of time?

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Yes. Hawai'i Pacific University offers courses throughout the year including summer and winter sessions. A student may complete the degree in three years by enrolling in the summer and winter semesters. Students may also transfer applicable credits from previous related studies from another college or university, shortening the period of time to complete the degree. Use the Academic Calendar link located at the top of the page for academic terms offered by HPU.

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Can international students work while pursuing the degree?

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International students are allowed to work through cooperative education and internship programs arranged by the University's Career Services Center upon meeting specific eligibility requirements. They must have enrolled for two full semester or have been in an F-1 status for nine months at HPU. All students pursuing the B.S.B.A. degree with a major in travel industry management must complete 600 hours of work experience.