Bachelor of Business Administration

Management with a concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Hospitality and tourism are more than just planning and budgeting for parties, and of course, dealing with incidentals. Design events that create opportunities and interactions that keep with your business’s message. With classes in food service and safety, strategic management, innovation and managing diversity, you will be ready for a career in one of the top ten industries in the United States.  

Go Anywhere with a BBA in Hospitality & Tourism from Tiffin University

Hospitality and tourism is an industry alive with dynamic growth, new markets and rapid changes. The Tiffin University Hospitality & Tourism Concentration provides you with opportunities to become part of this challenging and exciting career. Your degree program puts a focus on travel motivators, environmental effects, cultural issues and economic impact variables. In addition to your coursework, you also will complete 400 hours of fieldwork/internship.

About your Major

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Hospitality & Tourism 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 and hone 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 21 hours

  • HOS104 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HOS215 Food Service and Safety Management 
  • HOS280 Hospitality Facilities Management
  • HOS330 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management 
  • MGT351 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 
  • MGT475 Internship and Professional Development Seminar 
  • MKT364 Event Marketing and Management

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.

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

Event Marketing and Management (MKT364) - Examines the practices for scheduling, planning, organizing, promoting and supervising commercial and private events. Business planning is emphasized as students are familiarized with theories, terminology, and logistics for marketing, promotions, management, decision making and analyses of customer behavior. This course emphasizes the creation and implementation of core documents to present to prospective investors, clients and employees.    

Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry (HOS104) - A survey of the interrelated industries that comprise the number one employer in the world: tourism. Introduces the student to the major concepts and components that represent the following industries: lodging, resorts, vacation clubs and spas, restaurants, catering, attractions, theme parks, casinos, club management, convention and event planning, cruises and tourism services.

Food Service and Safety Management (HOS215) - Students will be required to complete a program that is recognized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation as a preferred Food Protection Manager Certification program. Topics include how to prepare for a health inspection; HACCP food safety assurance system; local, state and federal regulations and agencies; crisis management; and the significant impact of the food service industry.    

Hospitality Facilities Management (HOS280) - Standard operational functions and procedures involved in servicing the facility will be addressed. The property engineer’s role as a manager will be stressed with regard to guest operations.    

Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management (HOS330) - This course provides students with a perspective of managing a hospitality and tourism business through strategic eyes, utilizing the unique tools and techniques of the hospitality industry. This course will allow students to develop and implement sound hospitality strategies. Cases are used to provide actual applications of topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics, global management and franchising specific to the hospitality and tourism industry.

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


Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller

Teresa Miller

Associate Professor of Hospitality Management & Marketing

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.S., Florida International University
  • M.B.A., Tiffin University
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University

Teresa Miller

Before joining Tiffin University in 1999, she spent 7 years with Tharaldson Enterprises, America’s largest independent hotel development and management company. Professor Miller traveled extensively opening Marriott, Hilton and Choice hotels across the country as a General Manager and Area Director. In 1997, she was chosen and awarded Tharaldson Enterprises’ Area Director of the Year.

Since joining Tiffin University, Professor Miller has been active on campus with the Hospitality Club. In the Spring 2006, she took 19 hospitality students to the Las Vegas International Hotel and Restaurant Show. She was published in the 8th and 9th edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Professor Miller has served on the Board of Trustees for the Seneca County Convention and Visitors since 2003. She also remains active in the community by having her Events Management and Marketing class plan real events for organizations in the community.

Professor Miller also holds a professional certification, CHA, the Certified Hotel Administrator by the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institution. Recognized worldwide, the CHA designation is the premier symbol of professional achievement for lodging executives.

Teresa Miller
Associate Professor of Hospitality Management & Marketing
Teresa Miller
Associate Professor of Hospitality Management & Marketing


  • "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 could not have asked for better faculty. I love how small the class sizes are because I really know the majority of my professors pretty well. More importantly, they know me really well and are aware of my future goals and aspirations. I know that I could seek help from any one of my mentors and they would give me the best advice that they had.

    -Beata Krembuszewski '17

  • "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

  • "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

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