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– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
To build a successful business, you must build up people first. Pass on your human resources MBA knowledge in team development, managing the employer/employee relationship and providing competitive advantages through policies and practices. You will build the right people with the right abilities to create the right business.
The Human Resource concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework in the MBA program in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices. People likely to be interested in the Human Resource Management concentration include mid-level HR professionals and managers who wish to advance in their professions and become strategic leaders in their organizations.
Tiffin University is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Ohio to award the MBA degree. The program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program has also received a national and international stamp of approval with an accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The Ohio Department of Staff Development and Certification has approved eleven TU MBA courses for Administrative/Management/Supervisory MR/DD certification. Our students and faculty communicate, negotiate, collaborate and evolve to produce graduates who are well prepared to succeed.
Our commitment to quality begins with an application process designed to ensure that students entering our program have the ability and background to be successful. The average MBA student enters the Tiffin University program with nearly 10 years of post-graduate work experience. The student body has degrees in fields ranging from business to medicine, from the social sciences to engineering, from law to liberal arts, humanities and more. The life experience of this diverse student body contributes to the dynamic and interactive nature of the educational atmosphere at Tiffin University.
Tiffin University is in its twelfth decade of educating students for success, providing a solid foundation upon which to build your own personal success. Yet at the same time, the curriculum and educational methods at Tiffin University are undergoing a continuous process of improvement. Our curriculum is distinguished by a focus on developing competencies in leadership and teamwork, communication skills and managerial decision-making and problem solving.
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Human Resource Management Concentration 12 hours
MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours
**MBA core courses required of non-business undergraduate majors, international students and special admit applications.
Total MBA 36 hours
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 two terms per semester starting in January, May, August and October
Online - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
- Core MBA, Leadership & Change and Data Analytics courses are offered online or on campus; remaining concentration courses are offered exclusively online.
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution (HRM 610) - The course explores the nature and steps in negotiation strategies for conflict/dispute resolution, labor/management relations and mediation. In addition, the student evaluates interpersonal skills in order to achieve positive outcomes.
Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition (HRM 611) - This course focuses on workforce planning, recruitment, and selection as tools for facilitating the achievement of organizational goals. Topics covered include short- and long-term human resource planning, job analysis, internal and external recruitment processes, selection tools and organizational entry/socialization.
Talent Development & Performance Management (HRM 612) - This course centers on retaining and developing employees and aligning their performance with organizational goals. Topics include performance appraisal and feedback; compensation, benefits and total rewards; training and development; and human resource information systems (HRIS).
Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM 613) - This course explores the use of human resource strategies and practices in creating and sustaining competitive advantage for the organization. Topics include measurement of HR outcomes and their impact on the bottom line; HR and organizational strategy; HR and globalization; and HR’s role in other strategic management decisions.