Bachelor of Business Administration

Making sure the right people are doing the right things at the right time is a skill. Learn how to increase efficiency and effectiveness with a management degree from TU. Learn how to lead with classes that focus on human resources, organizational theory, employment and labor laws, all with an emphasis on ethical conduct. 

Promising Careers Await Graduates From TU’s Managerial Studies Program!

Tiffin University’s Managerial Studies major has been designed especially for students wishing to embark on a managerial career. Your career will most likely begin at the entry level, and with the real advantages of a TU education, you could soon be rising the corporate ladder, as so many other Managerial Studies graduates have done. 

Promising careers have begun in positions such as retail store manager, bank assistant branch manager, manufacturing supervisor, logistics supervisor, human resources administrator and investments advisor – to name just a few. The Tiffin University Managerial Studies Concentration is designed for your rapid advancement in a promising careers of your choice. You’ll have the skills and will have developed your talents to design your own future with this degree program!

About Your Major:

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Managerial Studies Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century.  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.

Opportunities To Make Connections!

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

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
Management 9 hours
Concentration 21 hours

  • MGT221 Supply Chain Management
  • MGT317 Human Resource Management 
  • MGT404 Organization Theory
  • MGT411 International Management

Two of the following:

  • LAW321 Employment and Labor Law 
  • MGT351 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 
  • MGT359 Small Business Management 
  • MGT390 Special Topics
  • 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

Off Campus - Offered in a 7-week hybrid format with start dates of January and August. Locations include: 

• Terra Community College
• Owens Community College Toledo Campus
• Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus
• Cuyahoga Community College Corporate College West Campus

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.     

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.    

Supply Chain Management (MGT221) - This course is an overview of supply chain management and will briefly cover the topics of procurement, lean organizations, Total Quality Management, logistics and materials management.    

Organization Theory (MGT404) - An overview of organizations drawing upon the concepts of social and cultural anthropology, political science, strategic management and organizational behavior. Topics covered will include organizational types, structure and design, culture, power & conflict and environmental relationships.    

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.

  • Bank Assistant Branch Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator 
  • Investments Advisor
  • Logistics Supervisor 
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Cardinal Health
  • Champion Home Exteriors
  • National Machinery
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Whirlpool Corporation


Kristina Collins
Kristina L. Collins Assistant Professor of Management
 James Gucker, J.D.
James Gucker, J.D. Associate Professor of Business Law
Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller Associate Professor of Hospitality Management & Marketing
Diego Hernandez
Diego Hernandez 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


  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

  • "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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