"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
Success doesn’t just come to you. You have to go after it. And sometimes, you may have to chase it across the sea. Our international management MBA program will prepare you for the trip. With classes that focus on international trade and investments, financial management and organizational analysis and design, you will study how multinational firms work in a variety of cultural environments. You will know and understand trade theories and agreements in global financial markets so that you are prepared for your journey to success.
The International Business concentration enables the student to build upon the solid foundation from the core coursework in the MBA program and provides students with the knowledge and capability necessary to function effectively as managers in today’s competitive and global economies. The courses in the concentration will give students an opportunity to learn about the functioning of the international economy and how multinational organizations of all sizes - both governmental and non-governmental - working in a variety of cultural and political and legal environments. The courses will allow students to learn about international trade theories and agreements, global financial markets and the financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business.
The International Business program is designed to enhance the management skills necessary for effectively operating in the international business environment. Students in the International Business concentration learn how to think globally about the business world. Students will broaden their awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by business in a global economy. Courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills developed in other business courses, as well as to provide proficiency in the international business areas of international trade, investment, management, marketing and finance. They will learn how to manage multinational businesses and turn local and national companies into international success stories. The International Business concentration is designed for those students who wish to prepare themselves to mange in businesses that cross national boundaries and to function in the global business environment. Skills acquired in the major may be used in providing management and professional expertise to business, government and not-for-profit 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.
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.
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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International Business 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.
International Trade (ECO 627) - Overview of the dynamic economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that affect operations in the global arena. Discussion of various trade theories, trade barriers, and trade agreements. Examination of the external environment for trade and investment - the course seeks to equip future business leaders to exploit opportunities presented by selling to global markets instead of a single national market and adding value by locating different aspects of the value chain in countries where they can be performed most efficiently based upon differences in wage rates and national resource endowments. The course will allow students to understand the structural economic factors that govern locational benefits, government policies that encourage/discourage the integration of national economies with the global economy, and the risks of the global macroeconomic environment. It will also help them cope with the challenges posed by globalization (the increase in potential competition) by studying different modes of entry into emerging markets.
International Financial Management (FIN 617) - Structure and operation of global financial markets: The international monetary system, global banking, eurocurrency markets, global securities markets, foreign exchange markets, emerging capital markets, and global portfolio management. Financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business.
Strategic Analysis in Global Industry (MGT 631) - The examination of organizations in terms of patterns in design and operation through topics including organizational-environment interface, structure, technology, and socio-technical systems and culture are the basis for this course.
with an emphasis on international financial management - extension of closed economy financial management techniques to the global market environment. Topics include balance of payments and exchange rate determination, the hedging of exchange rate risk, multinational capital budgeting, political risk management, taxation, the corporate management of short-term and long-term assets and liabilities and financing the global operations of firms.
Global Marketing Management (MKT 627) - This course will focus on the application of marketing principles in the globalized markets of the 21st Century. The combination of global free trade philosophies with local market conditions present an array of opportunities and concerns that need to be understood and managed throughout the world. The course will emphasize the global nature of these decisions and their impact on the management of products, services, brands and new market development.