"TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”
– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
If you love analytical thinking and decision making, we’ve got your number to open the door to a successful career in accounting. In a field that is needed for just about every business on earth, TU’s accounting program will educate you in business management, auditing and finance to make you stand out above all of the other applicants. You can join the ranks of TU graduates at companies like Marathon Petroleum Company, Merrill Lynch, the U.S. Treasury and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tiffin University’s 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.
Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
Below are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom. These clubs and organizations will provide you with real advantages and resources.
Business 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.
Circle K International (CKI) – a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership and service.
Delta Mu Delta – a national honor society in business.
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.
Also available to TU students are other clubs, organizations and special interests that include: American Marketing Association (AMA), Criminal Justice Club, The Tystenac (TU’s School Newspaper) and Greek Organizations.
Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Accounting Major 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.
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
There are no related concentrations available
Survey of Accounting (ACC201) - An introduction to the fundamentals of accounting from the user’s perspective. The primary emphasis is the relationship between cash flow and accrual based income measurement. Includes financial reporting requirements and standards.
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.
Intermediate Accounting I (ACC301) - Intermediate Accounting is a study of financial accounting theory in relation to reporting practices. Emphasis is on generally accepted accounting principles as promulgated by official accounting boards (i.e. FASB). Intermediate Accounting I includes the role of accounting as an information system and economic resources.
Federal Income Tax (ACC304) - Determination of taxable and nontaxable income, deductions and tax liability for individuals and corporations. Includes background and objectives of the federal tax system.
Fraud Examination in Accounting (ACC405) - Covered in this course are the nature of fraud and general concepts about fraud detection and prevention. Investigative methods cover several elements of fraud: the theft act, the concealment of fraud and the conversion of assets taken. Various types of fraud studied include financial statement (management) fraud, fraud against the organization and consumer fraud.