Bachelor of Business Administration

Human Resource Management

People want to go to work to do a good job. To feel like they make a difference. To be recognized and to become a part of a family. Human resources does just that. By learning employment and labor laws, staffing and recruitment, compensation and safety, you can bring that dream to your fellow workers, fairly and professionally. 

A Career-Oriented Program To Make A Real Difference In The Lives Of Others

Tiffin University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management (HRM) is a career-oriented degree for those individuals who want to make a real difference in the careers and lives of others in the workforce. Your degree program will prepare you to meet the challenges and take advantage of the many opportunities of the human resource & personnel side of the business world.

About The Major

The human resource management degree is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century. You will develop the skills you'll need for the effective acquisition, training, appraisal, rewarding and fair treatment of employees – whether you plan on pursuing a career with a Fortune 500 company or a small business. And because of the nature of your business degree, you’ll also be prepared for any number of positions within the world of business.

Tiffin University takes the approach of total development of the individual, placing emphasis on your personal as well as your professional growth. It prepares you for both a career and for graduate studies. You will develop the managerial problem solving and strategic thinking skills that will help you become a leader.

BBA to MBA Program

TU offers MBA classes that count as dual credit towards both your undergraduate business degree and a master of business degree. Undergraduate business students, who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will have the opportunity during their senior year to take up to four graduate courses. This opportunity allows students to finish their graduate degree program faster and will save them money in the long run. After completing these classes, and upon your undergraduate graduation, you will be able to complete your MBA in less than a year (only 45 weeks). At that time, you will also qualify for the alumni tuition discount.

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.

Student Opportunities In Business & Related Fields

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.

Hospitality Club – provides awareness to educate you on the unprecedented growth rate of the hospitality industry, the diverse career opportunities available and the current industry events impacting the global economy. Members attend regional and national hospitality conventions, trade shows and expositions.

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.

Human Resource Management Core

ACC228 Managerial Accounting     3 hours

CST312 Information Systems for Managers     3 hours

LAW321 Employment and Labor Law     3 hours

MGT301 Organizational Behavior     3 hours

MGT317 Human Resource Management     3 hours

MGT318 Total Compensation (online only)     3 hours

MGT320 Human Resource Risk Management (online only)     3 hours

MGT351 Managing Diversity in the Workplace     3 hours

MGT402 Training and Development (online only)     3 hours

MGT443 Strategic Human Resource Management (online only)     3 hours 

Total     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.

 

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August

Online - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Employment and Labor Law (LAW321) - This course is an overview of various laws and regulations that determine the rights and obligations of employees and employers. Topics covered include the nature of the employment relationship and common law principles, prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics such as race and gender, wage and hour law, the Family Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other similar areas of labor and employment law. The primary focus is on federal laws governing the employment relationship, but there will also be discussion of state and local laws.     

Human Resource Management (MGT317) - A study of the human resource function in business. Major areas of study will include staffing, recruitment, training and development, wage and salary administration, job analysis and evaluation and labor relations.

Total Compensation Management (MGT318) - A study of the total compensation management function in business, as evidenced through the human resource framework. Major areas of activity will include job analysis, job evaluation, establishing pay structures and benefits.    

Human Resource Risk Management (MGT320) - This course will examine the scope and role of HR in the occupational health and safety arena, the fundamental components of comprehensive programs and, more importantly, the interplay between these considerations and how important HR professionals are in their success. Topics covered include OSHA requirements, risk management and loss prevention, management of safety & workers’ compensation, employee assistance plans, preventative health issues, emergency response & preparedness and developing a culture of safety, amongst others. There will be focus on the fundamental components of a comprehensive health and safety program to protect the employees in an organization and avoid costly liability.   

Managing Diversity in the Workplace (MGT351) - In the context of the growth of multinational enterprises and the increasing diversity of the American workforce, this course deals with gender, racial, age, cultural and other differences in the workplace. The course will focus on being open, sensitive, and fair in dealing with differences and on using diversity as positive force within organizations. This is a writing intensive course.

  • Human Resources
  • Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Cardinal Health
  • Champion Home Exteriors
  • National Machinery
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Whirlpool Corporation

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

Faculty

Rebecca Abraham
Rebecca Abraham

Rebecca Abraham

abrahamra@tiffin.edu
440-488-3568

Assistant Professor of Management

Director of Academics for Extended Learning, Off-Site Locations

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University
  • M.B.A., in Leadership, Tiffin University

Rebecca Abraham

Instructor Rebecca (Becky) Abraham began with Tiffin University in 2012 as an adjunct on main campus as well at our extended learning sites. In 2018, she became full-time management faculty. Prior to academia, Becky accrued a background in the Human Resources and Management fields working for over ten years for a family business in Sandusky, OH.

Instructor Abraham earned her undergrad and graduate degrees from Tiffin University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation with St. Thomas University.

She is active in her community and children’s schools. In her free time she enjoys spending time up at the lake with her family relaxing.

Becky resides in Avon, Ohio with her husband and three children.

Rebecca Abraham
Assistant Professor of Management
Rebecca Abraham
Assistant Professor of Management

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    - Xin Guo, China

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  • Jessica Paule - Class of 2015
    "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

    Jessica Paule - Class of 2015
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