Master of Business Administration

Success doesn’t just come to you. You have to go after it. And sometimes, you may have to chase it across the sea. Our international management MBA program will prepare you for the trip. With classes that focus on international trade and investments, financial management and organizational analysis and design, you will study how multinational firms work in a variety of cultural environments. You will know and understand trade theories and agreements in global financial markets so that you are prepared for your journey to success.

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Program Description

The International Business concentration enables the student to build upon the solid foundation from the core coursework in the MBA program and provides students with the knowledge and capability necessary to function effectively as managers in today’s competitive and global economies. The courses in the concentration will give students an opportunity to learn about the functioning of the international economy and how multinational organizations of all sizes - both governmental and non-governmental - working in a variety of cultural and political and legal environments. The courses will allow students to learn about international trade theories and agreements, global financial markets and the financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business.

International Business Concentration

The International Business program is designed to enhance the management skills necessary for effectively operating in the international business environment. Students in the International Business concentration learn how to think globally about the business world. Students will broaden their awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by business in a global economy. Courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills developed in other business courses, as well as to provide proficiency in the international business areas of international trade, investment, management, marketing and finance. They will learn how to manage multinational businesses and turn local and national companies into international success stories. The International Business concentration is designed for those students who wish to prepare themselves to mange in businesses that cross national boundaries and to function in the global business environment. Skills acquired in the major may be used in providing management and professional expertise to business, government and not-for-profit 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.

International Business Concentration 8 hours

  • MGT621 Organizational Analysis and Design
  • ECO626 International Trade and Investment
  • FIN616 International Financial Management
  • MKT628 Global Marketing 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 hoursConcentration 8 hours
  • MGT603 Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • MGT625 Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition
  • MGT626 Talent Development & Performance Management
  • MGT627 Strategic Human Resource Management


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

International Trade and Investment (ECO626) - Overview of the dynamic economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that affect operations in the global arena. Discussion of various trade theories, trade barriers, and trade agreements. Examination of the external environment for trade and investment - the course seeks to equip future business leaders to exploit opportunities presented by selling to global markets instead of a single national market and adding value by locating different aspects of the value chain in countries where they can be performed most efficiently based upon differences in wage rates and national resource endowments. The course will allow students to understand the structural economic factors that govern locational benefits, government policies that encourage/discourage the integration of national economies with the global economy, and the risks of the global macroeconomic environment. It will also help them cope with the challenges posed by globalization (the increase in potential competition) by studying different modes of entry into emerging markets.

International Financial Management (FIN616) - Structure and operation of global financial markets: The international monetary system, global banking, eurocurrency markets, global securities markets, foreign exchange markets, emerging capital markets, and global portfolio management. Financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business.

Organizational Analysis and Design (MGT621) - The examination of organizations in terms of patterns in design and operation through topics including organizational-environment interface, structure, technology, and socio-technical systems and culture are the basis for this course.
 with an emphasis on international financial management - extension of closed economy financial management techniques to the global market environment. Topics include balance of payments and exchange rate determination, the hedging of exchange rate risk, multinational capital budgeting, political risk management, taxation, the corporate management of short-term and long-term assets and liabilities and financing the global operations of firms.

Global Marketing Management (MKT628) - This course will focus on the application of marketing principles in the globalized markets of the 21st Century. The combination of global free trade philosophies with local market conditions present an array of opportunities and concerns that need to be understood and managed throughout the world. The course will emphasize the global nature of these decisions and their impact on the management of products, services, brands and new market development.

Faculty

Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Ph.D.
Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Management
Thomas Debbink, Ph.D.
Thomas Debbink, Ph.D. Professor of Management
Perry Haan, D.B.A.
Perry Haan, D.B.A. Professor of Marketing

Testimonials

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    – John Carpenter

  • "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

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    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

  • "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

  • "I chose Tiffin University because I heard so many great things about it from other students. Now that I am here, I am very happy. TU has numerous resources on campus, such as the Pfeiffer Library and Student Success Center. These places offer assistance for all of my academic needs."

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