Leading To Versatility

Tiffin Universityís Accounting Major places an emphasis on flexibility and versatility. You are taught the skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths that are often beyond the field of accounting.

The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making.  As a graduate, you will have the ability to articulate solutions to business problems (predicting cash flows about economic resources, claims to economic resources, and changes in economic resources of an organization).  This emphasis on developing student resourcefulness positions our graduates for long-term career success.

This is an education for life!


Tiffin University follows a fairly traditional accounting curriculum with several distinct advantages. Our accounting classes not only stress practical applications, but also include both tax research and problem solving. In addition, management courses are integrated into the curriculum during the entire four years, stressing real-world applications. Accounting students will participate in an internship during their Junior or Senior year. These internships often lead to permanent full-time employment.

Careers in Accounting

Your Accounting Major could lead you to one of the following certifications. The requirements for each are noted.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)    To qualify as a candidate for the CPA examination in the State of Ohio, one must hold at least a bachelor's degree and have a minimum of 30 semester hours of accounting. A minimum of 150 semester hours of university education is required. Hours taken beyond the bachelor's degree may be taken within the context of a master's program, as an extended undergraduate program, or as independent study. See the Accountancy Board of Ohio web site for further information (

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)    To qualify as a candidate for the CFE examination, candidates must satisfy a combination of academic and professional requirements.  One must hold a bachelorís degree (or the equivalent) and have at least two years of professional experience in fraud-related fields. Pursuing a minor in Forensic Accounting in conjunction with a major in Accounting at Tiffin University provides the necessary exposure to the material covered on the CFE Exam: Criminology and Ethics, Financial Transactions, Fraud Investigation, and the Legal Elements of Fraud.  For further information, see the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners web site (

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certified Financial Manager (CFM)    To qualify as a candidate for the CMA examination or the CFM examination in the State of Ohio, one must hold at least a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university.   Candidates for certification must complete two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management. This may be completed prior to application or within seven years of passing the examination.  See the Institute of Management Accountants website for further information (

Your Course Of Study

All Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree Ė Accounting Majors fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Skills and Liberal Education Core of 49 hours
  • School of Business Core Curriculum of 18 hours 
  • Academic Major Requirement of 30 hours
  • Open Electives/Minor of 24 hours
  • Total Semester hours for the Degree: 121 hours

 School of Business Core Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
MKT151 Introductory Marketing 3
ACC201 Survey of Accounting 3
ACC U70 Internship 3 3
ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN301 Business Finance 3
*MGT495 Organizational Strategy (w) 3

Accounting Major

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
ACC210 Analysis of the Accounting Process 3
*ACC228 Managerial Accounting 3
*ACC301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
*ACC304 Federal Income Tax 3
*ACC313  Cost Accounting I 3
*ACC314 Cost Accounting II 3
*ACC403 Accounting Information Systems 3
*ACC404 Auditing 3
LAW212 Business Law II 3

Student Opportunities In Accounting, Business & Related Fields

Below are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities youíll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom.  These clubs and organizations will provide you with resources. Just click on any of the links to learn more.
Finance and Accounting Club provides opportunities for students to gain a valuable understanding of the business world. Club activities include bringing in speakers to address the issues of graduate school opportunities, career concerns, etiquette forums that focus on acceptable forms of behavior for the workplace and providing opportunities for valuable experience.
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    TUís 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 (TUís School Newspaper)and Greek Organizations, among others.

Need More Information?

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact our Admissions Office at (800) 968-6446.

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