Bachelor of Business Administration

People want to go to work to do a good job. To feel like they make a difference. To be recognized and to become a part of a family. Human resources does just that. By learning employment and labor laws, staffing and recruitment, compensation and safety, you can bring that dream to your fellow workers, fairly and professionally. 

A Career-Oriented Program To Make A Real Difference In The Lives Of Others

Tiffin University’s Bachelor of Business Administration –Human Resources Management (HRM) Concentration is a career-oriented degree for those individuals who want to make a real difference in the careers and lives of others in the workforce.  Your degree program will prepare you to meet the challenges and take advantage of the many opportunities of the human resource & personnel side of the business world. 

About Your Major:

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree – Human Resources Management Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century.  You will develop the skills you'll need for the effective acquisition, training, appraisal, rewarding and fair treatment of employees – whether you plan on pursuing a career with a Fortune 500 company or a small business. And because of the nature of your business degree, you’ll also be prepared for any number of positions within the world of business. 

Tiffin University takes the approach of total development of the individual, placing emphasis on your personal as well as your professional growth.  It prepares you for both a career and for graduate studies.  You will develop the managerial problem solving and strategic thinking skills that will help you become a leader.

Turn Theory Into Practice

Below are just a few examples of the opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom:

Business Club - The mission of the club is to inspire future business professionals. Throughout the year, the Business Club works closely with other business focused groups at TU offering speakers and workshops that help students with their professional aspirations.  Find us on Facebook—Tiffin University Business Club.

Delta Mu Delta - The Iota Epsilon Chapter of Delta Mu Delta is located at Tiffin University. This is an international honor society for business.

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

Hospitality & Tourism Club - The mission of the club is to create awareness and to educate you on the unprecedented growth rate of the hospitality industry, the diverse career opportunities available, and the current industry events impacting the global economy. Throughout the year, the club hosts Hospitality Management alumni speakers. Members also attend regional and national hospitality conventions, trade shows, and expositions.

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

World Student Association (WSA) - The WSA helps to foster cultural growth and diversity on our campus and provides awareness of international student concerns within the community at large.

Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Management 9 hours
Concentration 24 hours

  • LAW321 Employment and Labor Law 
  • MGT317 Human Resource Management
  • MGT318 Total Compensation
  • MGT320 Human Resource Risk Management
  • MGT351 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 
  • MGT402 Training and Development
  • MGT443 Strategic Human Resource Management & Emerging Issues
  • MGT470 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.


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

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

Employment and Labor Law (LAW321) - This course is an overview of various laws and regulations that determine the rights and obligations of employees and employers. Topics covered include the nature of the employment relationship and common law principles, prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics such as race and gender, wage and hour law, the Family Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other similar areas of labor and employment law. The primary focus is on federal laws governing the employment relationship, but there will also be discussion of state and local laws.     

Human Resource Management (MGT317) - A study of the human resource function in business. Major areas of study will include staffing, recruitment, training and development, wage and salary administration, job analysis and evaluation and labor relations.

Total Compensation Management (MGT318) - A study of the total compensation management function in business, as evidenced through the human resource framework. Major areas of activity will include job analysis, job evaluation, establishing pay structures and benefits.    

Human Resource Risk Management (MGT320) - This course will examine the scope and role of HR in the occupational health and safety arena, the fundamental components of comprehensive programs and, more importantly, the interplay between these considerations and how important HR professionals are in their success. Topics covered include OSHA requirements, risk management and loss prevention, management of safety & workers’ compensation, employee assistance plans, preventative health issues, emergency response & preparedness and developing a culture of safety, amongst others. There will be focus on the fundamental components of a comprehensive health and safety program to protect the employees in an organization and avoid costly liability.   

Managing Diversity in the Workplace (MGT351) - In the context of the growth of multinational enterprises and the increasing diversity of the American workforce, this course deals with gender, racial, age, cultural and other differences in the workplace. The course will focus on being open, sensitive, and fair in dealing with differences and on using diversity as positive force within organizations. This is a writing intensive course.

  • Human Resources
  • Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Cardinal Health
  • Champion Home Exteriors
  • National Machinery
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Whirlpool Corporation


 Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.
Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
Kristina Collins
Kristina L. Collins Assistant Professor of Management


  • "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 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

  • "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."

         - Ali Alshehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "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 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

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