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Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Management

Online & On Campus
Academics / School of Business / Business Management


Ready to put your entrepreneurial spirit and leadership capabilities to work? A Business Management degree from TU will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently and successfully manage in today’s fast-paced, global business environment.

The BBA in Business Management is a general business degree that allows you to learn every facet of a business. The only constant in business is change, and the comprehensive knowledge and skills you will acquire at TU will translate across a multitude of roles and/or industries, giving you the flexibility and agility to effectively adapt to an ever-evolving business environment.

Professional Management Training
  • The TU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Learn from accomplished faculty who bring real-world knowledge and expertise to the classroom.
  • Develop as a total manager with a curriculum covering supply chain, human resources, marketing, international business and manufacturing management.
  • Acquire in-demand managerial skills – including organization and delegation, problem solving and decision-making, planning and strategic thinking and communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Engage in professional internships and work-related projects for companies.
  • Have access to extensive professional networking opportunities.
  • Business-related clubs and organizations provide opportunities to learn, serve and connect with others in business and related fields.
  • On a national standardized test by Peregrine, in the area of Accounting, Tiffin business students scored on average 7.52 percentage points higher as compared with students from other ACBSP schools.
BBA to MBA Program

This accelerated pathway allows you to take classes that count as dual credit towards both your BBA and MBA degrees, giving you the ability to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in just five years, saving you both time and money. Learn about our MBA programs.

Balancing cutting-edge theory with hands-on practice, the BBA in Business Management will prepare you for the world of work. In each course, you’ll learn from experienced faculty who speak from experience, having served in key managerial roles in businesses from Fortune 500 organizations to small, family-owned companies. As part of a professionally focused curriculum, you will gain relevant field knowledge and career-ready skills. You will engage in case-based study inside the classroom as well as real-world projects and required internships outside the classroom. You will be ready for the real world, because for four years you will have been immersed in the real world.

A Practical, Professional Education
  • Business Management faculty have worked with Fortune 500 organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Lowes, Whirlpool, Marathon Petroleum, Owens Corning and General Motors.
  • Faculty have served in managerial roles in every corner of the world – ­ from Ecuador, Venezuela and Costa Rica, to England, France and Germany, to Russia, China and Taiwan.
  • Our faculty’s extensive experience makes for valuable, meaningful classroom discussion and industry interaction.
  • Organized field trips to businesses help connect you to opportunities for internships or summer work.
  • Work-related projects for companies allow you to meet with company leaders, learn their challenges, and then help to solve them.
  • The School of Business speaker series allows you to hear firsthand current successes and struggles organizations are facing.
  • TU’s Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness (CCU) initiative equips you to effectively interact and work with people from diverse cultures.

Students learn best by doing. It’s why every business management major at TU is required to complete at least 150 hours of experiential learning. Hands-on experiences accelerate learning by encouraging critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Experiential learning fills the gap between theory and practice and gives you an opportunity to apply firsthand what you’ve learned in the classroom.

Bringing Knowledge to Practice
  • Case studies – you’ll step into the role of the key decision maker, analyze the situation, and decide what you’d do to address the challenges.
  • Collaborative assignments and projects – you’ll develop important teamwork skills as you learn to work effectively within a group.
  • Pair or group discussions – you’ll become adept at presenting and debating different points of view.
  • Visiting professionals – you’ll learn from and interact with business leaders, senior executives, entrepreneurs and TU alumni.
  • Capstone courses and projects – you’ll demonstrate learning and knowledge, hone skills and enhance your resume.
  • MGT 495 capstone course – you’ll sharpen your professional knowledge and skills throughout the course’s simulation game.
  • Research – you’ll gain a better understanding of concepts and theories, while enhancing your problem-solving skills.
  • Internships – you’ll gain experience, learn how a professional workplace operates, build your resume, expand your network and increase your marketability.
  • Service learning – you’ll develop practical skills through activities with community partners such as non-governmental organizations or government agencies.

Management Core

  • ACC228 Managerial Accounting – 3 hours
  • CST312 Information Systems for Managers – 3 hours
  • MGT221 Supply Chain Management – 3 hours
  • MGT301 Organizational Behavior – 3 hours
  • MGT317 Human Resource Management – 3 hours
  • MGT404 Organizational Theory – 3 hours
  • MGT411 International Management – 3 hours
  • LAW321 Employment and Labor Law – 3 hours
  • MGT351 Managing Diversity in the Workplace – 3 hours
  • MGT359 Small Business Management – 3 hours

Total – 30 Hours

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.


Managerial Accounting (ACC228) – This course is designed to provide information to the management student who will be charged with directing and controlling operations from within the organization. Emphasis is placed on corporation reports, statements, schedules and summaries prepared for the use of management.

Information Systems for Managers (CIS312) – Introduces the foundations of information systems and their expanding role in the business environment. The technology of information systems will be discussed as it relates to supporting the day-to-day operations of an organization, with a strong emphasis on the use of it in managerial decision-making. This is a writing intensive course.

Organizational Behavior (MGT301) – A study of the interface between the individual, the formal and the informal groups in organizational settings. Focus will be on individual growth, developing interpersonal skills and understanding group dynamics.


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

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

Extended Learning – The managerial studies concentration is offered in two terms per semester with start dates of January and August

Locations, include:

  • Owens Community College – Toledo Campus
  • Terra State Community College

A Business Management degree from Tiffin University can help pave the way for an exciting and rewarding career.

  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planner
  • Financial manager
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • International Tourism Development
  • Investments Advisor
  • Labor Negotiation
  • Manufacturing/Retail Management
  • Network Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Allstate Corporation
  • Amazon
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Champion Home Exteriors
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Johns Manville
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Medical Mutual
  • National Machinery
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Target
  • UC Health
  • Whirlpool Corporation

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