Master of Business Administration

MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management

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.

Graduate Program Tabs

Human Resource Management

The MBA with a Human Resource Management concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework for the MBA degree 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.

Tiffin University’s Accreditations

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.

Program Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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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.

Your Life Experience Equals A Dynamic Classroom Experience

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.

Academic Tradition

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.

We Provide You With Personal Support

We understand that your success depends on our ability to answer your questions quickly and correctly. Virtually every survey or study designed to identify the critical success factors in online education confirm that keeping students connected is a top priority. Our students rate the personal support they received at Tiffin University as the primary reason for their success and they would recommend Tiffin University’s online programs to a friend or coworker because of it.

Human Resource Management Concentration 12 hours

HRM610 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution......................................................................................................................................3 hours

HRM611 Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition ...............................................................................................................3 hours

HRM612 Talent Development & Performance Management ...........................................................................................................3 hours

HRM613 Strategic Human Resource Management ..............................................................................................................................3 hours 

Total ................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 hours

 

MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours

ECO524 Managerial Economics....................................................................................................................................................................2 hours

FIN612 Managerial Finance...........................................................................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT515 Managerial Business Foundations**............ ..................................................................................................................... ........2 hours

MGT516 Fundamentals of Quantitative Business**.............................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT522 Management of Human Resources...........................................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT526 Quantitative Business Analysis and Research...... .............................................................................................................. .2 hours

MGT614 Global & Transnational Management.......................................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT621 Organization Analysis and Design.............................................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT622 Strategic Management...................................................................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management...............................................................................................................................2 hours

MGT630 Innovative Decision Making.......................................................................................................................................................2 hours

MKT523 Marketing Management................................................................................................................................................................2 hours 

Total ................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 hours

**Courses maybe waived by permission of the Dean.
In addition to the MBA core curriculum, each candidate must complete one of the concentrations listed below.

Total MBA 36 hours

 

This 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.

If you want to learn more about our online or on-campus programs for working adults, click here.

Faculty

Kristina Collins
Kristina Collins

Kristina Collins, Ph.D.

Collinskl@tiffin.edu
419-448-5130

Assistant Professor of Management

Vice Provost Academic Excellence, Distinctiveness and Effectiveness

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

Kristina Collins, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Kristina Collins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Corri Miller, M.A.E.
Corri Miller, M.A.E.

Corri Miller

Millercor@tiffin.edu
419-448-3064

Assistant Professor of Management

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.A.E. - HRD, University of Findlay
  • B.B.A., University of Findlay

Corri Miller

Professor Corri Miller began with Tiffin University in the Fall of 2014 as an adjunct while also instructing at The University of Findlay within the College of Business. In 2015, she became full-time management faculty with a concentration in Human Resources. Prior to academia, Corri accrued an extensive background in the Human Resources field. For the last 16 years, she has worked in higher level, strategic Human Resource leadership roles within several Fortune 500 companies. In 2011, she was nominated and chosen to be a part of the Owens Corning Leadership Development program.

Professor Miller earned her undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Findlay.

She is very active in her community serving on the Open Arms Domestic Violence Board, past United Way division chair, WIA Policy Board and a 2002 Hancock Leadership graduate.

In 2012, to continue her commitment to an environment of continuous learning, she opened a Human Resources consulting business. This supports her obligation to her profession, while providing continuous opportunities to bring leadership, management and human resources experiences to the classroom environment.

Corri Miller
Assistant Professor of Management
Corri Miller
Assistant Professor of Management
Sharon Perry-Fantini
Sharon Perry-Fantini

Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.

PerryFantiniS@tiffin.edu
419-448-3504

Associate Professor of Management

Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion / Title IX and 504 Officer

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, P...
Associate Professor of Management
Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Teresa Shafer
Teresa Shafer

Teresa Shafer, Ph.D.

Tshafer@tiffin.edu
419-448-3309

Executive Dean for Institutional Affairs

Professor of Management

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Teresa Shafer, Ph.D.

Dr. Shafer began her academic career at The Ohio State University’s Marion campus. Upon completion of her graduate degree, she completed a ten-year career in the insurance industry. She joined TU in 1993 as an adjunct professor while completing her doctorate degree at Bowling Green State University. She has held numerous positions during her tenure at TU, including the founding Director for the degree completion program, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Assessment, and most recently as the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Shafer currently serves as the Vice President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness where she provides leadership and oversight for institutional research, strategic planning, global education, career services, and accreditation activities of the University. Dr. Shafer continues to oversee operations in Bucharest, Romanian where we have offered the EMBA for 20 years and will start a BBA in Management in fall 2019. Dr. Shafer is considered an accreditation specialist and serves the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as a Peer Reviewer. She has successfully led TU’s compliance efforts to obtain maximum reaffirmations with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), HLC, Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP) and the European Council for Business Education (ECBE). She also serves as a Board Member for ECBE. Dr. Shafer holds the rank of Professor of Management within the TU School of Business.

Teresa Shafer, Ph.D.
Executive Dean for Institutional Affairs
Teresa Shafer, Ph.D.
Executive Dean for Institutional Affairs

Testimonials

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    – John Carpenter

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    Talita Russo
    Class of 2013
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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