Students in this 4 + 1 + 1 program enroll in more business electives and alternative mathematics classes compared to their counterparts in the four-year HRIM Program. As a consequence, these students will have very strong business management skills to complement their knowledge of operations and best practices in the hospitality industry. Their enhanced business skills will result in an accelerated opportunity for growth into executive-level positions with comparable financial incentives. The four-year curriculum for the HRIM degree contains required courses, and allows for electives that qualify as the basis for waiving core courses in the MBA curriculum. With the possibility of waiving selected MBA courses, and the proper scheduling of MBA classes, the MBA degree can be completed in one additional year of study including summer and winter sessions.