Bachelor of Business Administration

An investment in knowledge is the most valuable asset in business. TU’s finance program blends accounting, economics and management to prepare you for a future in banking, manufacturing or retail as a finance, treasury or risk analyst. With a background varying in applications and theory, our on-campus students have the opportunity to use what they learn with groups like the Finance and Accounting Club, Delta Mu Delta, Student Government and Circle K. 

What You Can Expect From Your Finance Major:

Finance is an integral part of decision-making in any kind of business. The Tiffin University curriculum strikes a balance between applications and theory. Your program of study blends accounting, economics, finance and management and provides you with the ability to:

  • Understand the planning and operations of the firm.
  • Master communication skills.
  • Apply foundations courses to financial decision-making.
  • Develop prediction, planning and forecasting techniques.
  • Develop decision-making skills, which enable organizations to compete effectively in world markets.

Other Student Opportunities In Finance & Related Business Fields

Below are just a few examples of the variety of real opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make real connections outside of the classroom.  These clubs and organizations will provide you with real advantages and real resources. 

Finance and Accounting Club    The Finance and Accounting Club provides opportunities for students to gain a valuable understanding of the business world. Club activities include bringing in speakers to address the issues of graduate school opportunities, career concerns, and etiquette forums that focus on acceptable forms of behavior for the workplace, and providing opportunities for valuable experience.

Delta Mu Delta - The Iota Epsilon chapter of Delta Mu Delta is located at Tiffin University.  This is a national honor society for business.

Circle K - Circle K International is a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service.

Student Government - TU’s Student Government is primarily involved in organizing the campus programming, social activities and serving as the voice and advocate for students concerning campus matters.  

World Student Association (W.S.A.) - The W.S.A. is concerned with helping to foster cultural growth and diversity on our campus, and providing awareness of international student concerns within the community at large.

Also available to TU students are activities of all kinds, events, and academic and other special interest organizations that include:  Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, Communication Club, TU TIMES (TU’s School Newspaper)and Greek Organizations, among others.

Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Finance Major 30 hours

  • ACC210 Analysis of the Accounting Process 
  • ACC301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • LAW212 Business Law II 
  • ECO322 Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • ECO420 Money and Banking
  • ECO422 Managerial Economics
  • FIN314 Risk Management and Insurance 
  • FIN421 Investments 
  • FIN426 International Finance 
  • FIN470 Internship

Total BBA hours 121

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August

There are no related concentrations available

Risk Management and Insurance (FIN314) - Study of the content and application of uncertainty, risk, and the management of risk (selecting among “reduction, assumption, or transfer” techniques). The application of risk management to individuals, businesses and the public, focusing on insurance and its remedies for risk  

Investments (FIN421) - The study of the institutions, instruments, markets and theories of valuation and investment. Students shall be exposed to the valuation of debt (bonds) and equity (stock) instruments, including derivatives. Other topics shall include the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), the Capital Management Line (CML), the Security Market Line (SML), the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) portfolio theory and international diversification. This is a writing intensive course.

International Finance (FIN426) - The study of the institutions, concepts, and instruments of international finance. Current and past international monetary systems shall be discussed. Special attention shall be directed to consideration of accounting, finance and taxation differences global companies (multinational companies – MNCs) experience in the domestic and foreign economies. Other topics shall include the determination of exchange rates and their macroeconomic linkages, the effect of exchange rates on current and capital account balances and the techniques global companies can engage in to hedge exchange rate risk.

Internship (FIN470) - Provides the student actual experience in applying the concepts, principles, and rules of finance in real-world circumstances. Hours and work assignments are arranged with the business or organizational sponsor on an individual basis.

  • Claims Specialist
  • Commercial Banker
  • Credit Specialist 
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Kimball Midwest
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Old Fort Bank

Faculty

Vinnie Gajjala, Ph.D.
Vinnie Gajjala, Ph.D. Professor of Economics & Finance
Terry D. Sullivan, J.D.
Terry D. Sullivan, J.D. Associate Professor of Business Law & Finance
Kochan Mucahit Assistant Professor of Finance
Shane Parendo, Ph.D.
Shane Parendo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics

Testimonials

  • "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”

    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

  • "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "I chose Tiffin because it is a university with people from all parts of the world, and the fact I could be here and meet all of them is simply amazing. Better yet, I came here for swimming and it was an honor for me to be a part of TU’s newest athletic program.”

    - Ygor Bortolato, Brazil

  • "The aspects of Tiffin University that I really like include low tuition cost and the fact that there are generous scholarships available for international students. Tiffin’s quiet atmosphere makes it easy to concentrate on your studies, but the surrounding cities have plenty to explore including a vibrant entertainment scene.”

    - Xin Guo, China

  • "What I love about Tiffin University is the fact that I am learning about real-life experiences inside the classroom. Once I graduate, I know I will be prepared for a career in my field. I am thankful for the support I have received from my professors and classmates."

    - Hasan Abdul Elah, UAE

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