Bachelor of Business Administration

Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management

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. http://deltamudelta.org/

Circle K - Circle K International is a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service. http://www.circlek.org/home.aspx

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

Faculty

Sharon Perry-Fantini
Sharon Perry-Fantini

Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.

PerryFantiniS@tiffin.edu
419-448-3504

Associate Professor of Management

Vice Provost for Equity, Access & Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D., Capella University
  • M.B.A., Tiffin University
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University

Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.

Professor Perry-Fantini earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Management. The British Standards Institution granted her certification as a Quality Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 in 2001. In 2000, she completed certification in Professional Human Resource Management from the University of Toledo and the Society of Human Resource Management.

She teaches courses in human resources, organizational behavior, and organizational communications. Additionally, she teaches labor relations at the community college level. Before joining the ranks of a full-time faculty member, she served as the Executive Director of Degree Completion Admissions. During her tenure, the number of students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree completion programs in business administration and criminal justice increased by 49% in two years. Additionally, geographic expansion and online delivery increased. She served several organizations in positions such as, human resources, trainer, benefits coordinator, lead auditor, radio script writer, and voice talent.

She is a member of the Terra State Community College Advisory Board. Previously, she was an executive board member of the Lorain County Urban League and a member of the Ohio Transfer Council. She has also served on Tiffin University’s Strategic Planning Committee, Portal Committee, Website Redesign Committee, and Information Technology Committee.

Her research interests include social development centered on the concept of identity by Erik Erikson, structural diversity, organizational transformation, classroom diversity, democracy outcomes, and adult learning theory. Her mission which fully fosters reflective thinking allows learners the opportunity to think about complex challenges or issues from different perspectives.

Publications:

Perry-Nause, S. (2004). My Journey. Spotlight on Women, Summer Issue, pp. 23-24

Grant Writing:

Mays, L. & Perry-Nause, S. (2002) Title III Funding.

Presentations:

The Changing Environment for Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs, CPE Member Roundtable, Panelist for Eduventures, December 13, 2007.

Degree Completion Programs, presented at Terra State Community College Advisory Board quarterly meeting, Fremont, OH, 2005.

Understanding Adult Learners and Accelerated Programs, presented at Owens State Community College Senior Administration meeting (Special session), Findlay, OH, 2005.

Degree Completion Programs, presented at Owens State Community College Advisors monthly meeting, Toledo, OH, 2004, & 2005.

Degree Completion Programs, presented at Terra State Community College Advisors monthly meeting, Fremont, OH, 2003, 2004, & 2005.

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

Kristina Collins

Collinskl@tiffin.edu
419-448-5130

Assistant Professor of Management

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.S. Ed., Indiana University
  • B.A., Indiana University
  • A.A.S., Purdue University

Kristina Collins

Professor Collins holds dual roles as School of Business Director and also as Assistant Professor of Management at Tiffin University, with teaching concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Human Resource Management. Her previous 17 years of university teaching were primarily in Indiana. She has also coordinated and led International Study trips for both undergraduate and graduate students to Russia, Europe, China, and Central America.

Her experience as an Administrative Director at the university level has focused in the areas of Organizational Development & Training, Curriculum Development, and Academic Outcomes Assessment. She is currently completing her PhD in Business Administration with her doctoral research focusing on economic development and global leadership.

Professor Collins serves as President-elect of ACBSP’s (Accreditation Council of Business Schools & Programs) Great Lakes Council Region 4, as well as an ACBSP Peer Evaluator, since 2013.  To contribute to the body of research for quality and continuous improvement in higher education, she has presented at several ACBSP conferences, most recently in Athens, Greece and Philadelphia, PA.

As a consultant and practitioner, she also has earned a Six Sigma Green Belt which is utilized in working with organizations to develop and implement continuous improvement programs. Professional certifications include Achieve Global and Covey programs. Her professional awards include the Presidential Award for Outstanding Evening Division Faculty of the Year (2002) as well as the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow Award as the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) faculty advisor (2006-2008).

Kristina Collins
Assistant Professor of Management
Kristina Collins
Assistant Professor of Management

Testimonials

  • I knew Tiffin University was the place for me the second I stepped foot on campus. I toured a handful of other universities offering similar programs, but TU was the only school that truly made me feel at home.

    -Caleb Reynolds '15

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

  • "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

  • "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 on-campus events and activities that are offered have made it easy to learn about a number of different topics. I also believe because of the diverse population here at TU it allows me to gain a broader perspective of different cultures and customs that I have not encountered before.

    -Payne VanTilburg '16

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