Master of Business Administration

MBA with a concentration in Marketing

Marketing is continuous. It is always in motion, always progressing, always working. Marketers have the challenge to stay ahead of the trend and constantly innovate the message. TU’s MBA marketing program will teach you how to stay ahead of the rest with classes that focus on strategic brand and global marketing, as well as information systems and field analysis. You will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to run, and stay ahead of the rest.

Graduate Program Tabs

The Marketing concentration provides students with the advanced knowledge in marketing products and services. Students will explore the practices and techniques commonly used to increase exposure and market positions. Challenges and benefits in negotiating sponsorships and endorsements allow the students to develop competencies to potentially maximize revenue for organizations and individuals. Students will also be exposed to marketing in an international arena.

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.

Marketing Concentration 12 hours

  • MKT 526 Information Systems for Marketing
  • MKT 623 Strategic Brand Management
  • MKT 627 Global Marketing Management 
  • MKT 631 Marketing Field Analysis

MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours

  • MGT 515 Managerial Business Foundations**
  • MGT 516 Fundamentals of Quantitative Business**
  • MGT 522 Human Resources
  • MKT 523 Marketing Management
  • ECO 524 Managerial Economics
  • MGT 526 Quantitative Business Analysis and Research
  • FIN 612 Managerial Finance
  • MGT 614 Global & Transnational Management
  • MGT 621 Org Analysis and Design
  • MGT 622 Strategic Management
  • MGT 623 Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
  • MGT 630 Innovative Decision Making

**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.

Information Systems for Marketing (MKT 526) - This course provides students with the key concepts and tools to turn raw data and information into useful marketing intelligence. Students will examine new and existing technologies for data mining and market information access to assist in strategic decision-making. The course will provide an understanding of the role of integrated marketing communications in the overall marketing program and its contribution to marketing strategy.

Strategic Brand Management (MKT 623) - Course will address the strategic importance of branding and will focus on the design and implementation of marketing programs and activities to build, measure and manage brand equity. It addresses 3 important questions: (1) How do you build brand equity? (2) How can brand equity be measured? (3) How do you capitalize on brand equity to expand your business?

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.

Marketing Field Analysis (MKT 631) - The objective of this course is to develop analytical skills in the formulation and implementation of market driven strategies for selected products and/or services. Students will create a portfolio of their MBA Marketing activities in addition to any professional experience.

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Danielle Foster, Ed.D.
Danielle Foster, Ed.D.

Danielle Foster, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ed.D., Leadership and Policy Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • M.B.A., Bluffton University
  • B.A., Bluffton University

Danielle Foster, Ed.D.

Danielle earned her Doctorate at Bowling Green State University. Her dissertation was titled K-12 Private School Leaders Perceptions of Enrollment Management and Marketing Planning. She also holds an MBA and a Bachelor Degree from Bluffton University. Her areas of expertise include marketing, leadership and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Prior to entering academia, Danielle had numerous years of sales and marketing management experience in the pharmaceutical and health care industry. She served as an accomplished sales professional known for delivering strong profit gains in highly competitive markets. She has a proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends and assume bottom-line responsibility for strategic planning, pricing, and market research. In addition to her industry experience she has several years of combined adjunct teaching experience in both seated and online platforms within the Degree Completion Program at Tiffin University, The University of Findlay and Brown Mackie College. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Iota Phi Theta “I have a Dream” Award and received the Certificate of Excellence for outstanding leadership and valued contributions from the Lima Affiliate of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Danielle was one of the Founding members of the Lima Points of Pride Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan group of community leaders that raised money to tear down abandoned homes in the Lima/Allen county area. She was subsequently awarded the Pioneer award presented by Iota Phi Theta fraternity to recognize her leadership contributions in the Lima community. She is currently on the board of education at Lima Central Catholic High School. In addition to her work in academia she owns and operates a marketing consulting firm.

Danielle Foster, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Danielle Foster, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Perry Haan, D.B.A.
Perry Haan, D.B.A.

Perry Haan, D.B.A.
419-618-2867 (mobile) / 419-448-3350 (office)

Professor of Marketing

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • D.B.A., Marketing, University of Sarasota
  • M.B.A., Xavier University
  • B.S., Business Administration, The Ohio State University

Perry Haan, D.B.A.

Dr. Perry Haan has worked as a faculty member and administrator in higher education since 1986. He was won teaching awards at three different institutions of higher learning. He has taught in eight countries outside the U.S. He won the 2016-2017 Tiffin University Scholarship Award. In 2017 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Nepal. In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the International American Association of Financial Management for his teaching and academic work in international markets.

Haan earned his Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Sarasota, Master of Business Administration from Xavier University and Bachelor of Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He has authored or co-authored over ninety peer reviewed articles that have appeared in conference proceedings and journals, including the Journal of Marketing in Higher Education and the International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship. He co-authored a textbook, Practical Statistics for Business. His research interests include entrepreneurship, international business, ethics, sales and sales management, education marketing, sports marketing, and leadership.

Research Interest

Dr. Haan is a Fulbright Scholar (research conducted in Nepal) He has authored or co-authored over ninety peer reviewed articles and co-authored a textbook, Practical Statistics for Business. His research interests include entrepreneurship, international business, ethics, sales and sales management, education marketing, sports marketing, and leadership.

Perry Haan, D.B.A.
Professor of Marketing
Perry Haan, D.B.A.
Professor of Marketing
 Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph.D.
 Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph.D.

Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

Assistant Dean for the School of Business School

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

Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph.D.

Alumni, Dr. McGilvray started with Tiffin University as a part-time adjunct professor in 2003. Her full-time position started in the Fall of 2007.

During her part-time position with Tiffin University, Dr. McGilvray was the Marketing Director for a university-associated Credit Union in Toledo Ohio, where she worked for more than five years. Prior to that position she was the Marketing Manager for an Oracle software satellite office.  She is the Men’s Basketball faculty sport representative, Student Adviser and Special Housing Adviser.  She has taught Introduction to Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing, Retail Management, Small Business Management, Marketing Communications, Marketing Management, Personal Selling, Buyer Behavior and Freshman Seminar. She is an active board member for the University of Toledo Federal Credit Union and a member of The Advertising Club of Toledo, American Marketing Association and American Advertising Federation. Kellie’s research interests are in higher education marketing, online learning, online satisfaction and student-centered teaching. Kellie, her Husband, Brandon, and two daughters Carlie and Braelie reside in Toledo, Ohio.

Kellie C. McGilvray, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Tiffin University with teaching concentrations in Marketing Management, Communications and Personal Selling. She has taught for over 10 years in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and both online and seated classes. Kellie’s research interests are in higher education marketing, online learning, online satisfaction and student-centered teaching.  At Tiffin University, Kellie serves as the Internship director for the school of business, advisor for the Business Club, Retention Committee, Scholarship Committee and the American Marketing Association Club.  Kellie also completed ACBSP peer review evaluator training.

Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph...
Associate Professor of Marketing
Kellie C. McGilvray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing


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