Master of Business Administration

To build a successful business, you must build up people first. Pass on your human resources MBA knowledge in team development, managing the employer/employee relationship and providing competitive advantages through policies and practices. You will build the right people with the right abilities to create the right business.  

Graduate Program Tabs

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework in the MBA program in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices. People likely to be interested in the Human Resource Management concentration include mid-level HR professionals and managers who wish to advance in their professions and become strategic leaders in their organizations.

Tiffin University’s Accreditations:

Tiffin University is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Ohio to award the MBA degree. The program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program has also received a national and international stamp of approval with an accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The Ohio Department of Staff Development and Certification has approved eleven TU MBA courses for Administrative/Management/Supervisory MR/DD certification. Our students and faculty communicate, negotiate, collaborate and evolve to produce graduates who are well prepared to succeed.

Your Life Experience Equals A Dynamic Classroom Experience

Our commitment to quality begins with an application process designed to ensure that students entering our program have the ability and background to be successful. The average MBA student enters the Tiffin University program with nearly 10 years of post-graduate work experience. The student body has degrees in fields ranging from business to medicine, from the social sciences to engineering, from law to liberal arts, humanities and more. The life experience of this diverse student body contributes to the dynamic and interactive nature of the educational atmosphere at Tiffin University.

The Tiffin University Academic Tradition

Tiffin University is in its twelfth decade of educating students for success, providing a solid foundation upon which to build your own personal success. Yet at the same time, the curriculum and educational methods at Tiffin University are undergoing a continuous process of improvement. Our curriculum is distinguished by a focus on developing competencies in leadership and teamwork, communication skills and managerial decision-making and problem solving.

We Provide You With Personal Support

We understand that your success depends on our ability to answer your questions quickly and correctly. Virtually every survey or study designed to identify the critical success factors in online education confirm that keeping students connected is a top priority. Our students rate the personal support they received at Tiffin University as the primary reason for their success and they would recommend Tiffin University’s online programs to a friend or coworker because of it.

Human Resource Concentration 8 hours

  • MGT603 Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • MGT625 Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition
  • MGT626 Talent Development & Performance Management
  • MGT627 Strategic Human Resource Management

MBA Core Curriculum 28 hours

  • ACC510 Financial Accounting 
  • ACC512 Managerial Accounting
  • CIS514 Information and Decision Support 
  • ECO524 Managerial Economics
  • FIN612 Managerial Finance
  • MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers 
  • MGT511 Individual and Teamwork 
  • MGT522 Management of Human Resources 
  • MGT613 Operations Management
  • MGT614 Global and Transnational Management
  • MGT622 Strategic Management
  • MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
  • MKT523 Marketing Management
  • MKT611 Business Research Analysis 
     

Total MBA 36 hours

 

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

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

On Campus - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Negotiations & Conflict Resolution (MGT603) - The course explores the nature and steps in negotiation strategies for conflict/dispute resolution, labor/management relations and mediation. In addition, the student evaluates interpersonal skills in order to achieve positive outcomes.

Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition (MGT625) - This course focuses on workforce planning, recruitment, and selection as tools for facilitating the achievement of organizational goals. Topics covered include short- and long-term human resource planning, job analysis, internal and external recruitment processes, selection tools and organizational entry/socialization.

Talent Development & Performance Management (MGT626) - This course centers on retaining and developing employees and aligning their performance with organizational goals. Topics include performance appraisal and feedback; compensation, benefits and total rewards; training and development; and human resource information systems (HRIS).

Strategic Human Resource Management (MGT627) - This course explores the use of human resource strategies and practices in creating and sustaining competitive advantage for the organization. Topics include measurement of HR outcomes and their impact on the bottom line; HR and organizational strategy; HR and globalization; and HR’s role in other strategic management decisions.

Faculty

Wendy Ziems-Mueller, D.M.
Wendy Ziems-Mueller, D.M. Assistant Professor of Management
Corri Miller, M.A.E.
Corri Miller Instructor of Human Resources Management
Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Ph.D.
Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Management
 Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.
Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
Kristina Collins
Kristina L. Collins Assistant Professor of Management

Testimonials

  • "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

  • "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

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

  • "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

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

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