Bachelor of Business Administration

Computer & Information Systems with a concentration in Application Specialist

Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it. TU’s computer and information systems with the application specialist concentration will focus on the importance of databases to organizational management, through classes like Database Design and Applications, Spreadsheet Applications and Project Management. You will lead the field as you initiate, plan, control, execute and close projects with the education you have received. 

(CIS) Takes You Directly To The Center of Any Business!

The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Major is designed for students who wish to work with all facets of an organization – from technology to people. The CIS field is rapidly expanding, as technology continues to develop and change. Your curriculum reflects this and blends technology, software, programming, business theory and practice, while emphasizing the application of computers and technology in the business organization.

In the CIS major, an emphasis is placed on versatility and flexibility. You are taught skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths.  The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making.  Your TU education provides you with the real advantages and opportunities you’ll need in today’s ever-evolving global business climate.

Your TU Education Offers Real Choices! Graduates in the CIS Major often begin their careers as Programmer/Analysts, Systems Analysts, Network Technicians, PC Specialists, Web Developers/Administrators, or Database Specialists. Advancement is unlimited and offers you real choices for your future.  Your degree could lead to higher levels within the organization, including such positions as Software Engineers, Data Centers Managers, Network Mangers, Project Managers, System Managers, Database Architects, and MIS Director or Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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. Just click on any of the links to learn more.

Delta Mu Delta The Iota Epsilon chapter of Delta Mu Delta is located at Tiffin University.  This is a national honor society for business.

Circle K Circle K International is a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service.

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.

World Student Association (W.S.A.) The W.S.A. is concerned with helping to foster cultural growth and diversity on our campus, and providing awareness of international student concerns within the community at large.

Also available to TU students are other activities of all types, events, and academic and other special interest organizations that include: Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, Communication Club, TU TIMES (TU’s School Newspaper) and Greek Organizations, among others.

Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Computer and Information Systems 18 hours
Concentration 12 hours

  • CIS316 Database Design and Applications II
  • CIS355 Spreadsheet Applications for Decision Making
  • CIS411 Microsoft Office Mastery
  • CIS412 Project Management

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

All Computer & Information Systems concentrations offered

Database Design and Applications II (CIS316) - This course expands the student’s understanding of the fundamentals introduced in Database Design and Applications I (CIS315) by emphasizing the application of databases to organizational management. Database Management Systems (DBMS), Database administration (DBA) and data manipulation languages such as Structured Query Language (SQL) and Visual Basic (VB) are covered.

Spreadsheet Applications for Decision Making (CIS355) - This course focuses on the use of spreadsheet applications as a tool for decision-making. Included are topics such as design and management of worksheets and templates and the use of built-in functions. Organizational uses in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources are discussed.    

Microsoft Office Mastery (CIS411) - On completion of the course students should be professional Office applications users prepared to sit and pass the MOS Specialist examinations in the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access or Outlook products. Microsoft designed the MOS certification to demonstrate a broad yet detailed knowledge of the applications in the Office Suite. Topics may include creating advanced templates and forms in Word; working with filters, pivot tables and maps in Excel; editing macros in Excel; building relational databases in Access and customizing forms and reports; preparing and publishing professional presentations in PowerPoint; publishing to and sharing results on the web and intranet; integrating all the office applications; and scheduling resources with Outlook.    

IT Project Management (CIS412) - This course is mainly designed to prepare IT project managers with project management skills needed to better manage IT projects. Built along the IT project management lifecycle, this course covers detailed topics of the basic concepts of IT project management including initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing projects. The course also illustrates how IT projects should be managed from inception to post implementation review.

  • Copywriter
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Social Media
  • Editor
  • Graduate or Law School
  • Media Buyer
  • Promotional Specialist
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Faculty

George Miller
George Miller

George Miller, D.B.A.

millergeo@tiffin.edu
419-448-5857

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University
  • M.B.A., University of Findlay
  • M.S., South University
  • D.B.A., Argosy University

George Miller, D.B.A.

Dr. George Miller, an undergraduate alumni, is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Tiffin University. He started with Tiffin University as an adjunct instructor in 2012 and went full time in the fall of 2016.

Previous to his time at Tiffin University, Dr. Miller, worked as a full-time instructor, starting in 2005, at a small college in Findlay, Ohio. The duties included instructing business and technology courses and serving as the Director of Technology (DOT), overseeing their student local area network (LAN) and a liaison for the wide area network (WAN), between corporate and the local Findlay college. Prior to his time in education, Dr. Miller spent 28 years in manufacturing. He also served as a board member for the Stansanco Tiffin Works Credit Union, an auditor for the same credit union and prepares tax returns for the past 34 years.

George has lived in Tiffin his whole life and has been married to his wife Sharon for 30 years. Sharon is an adjunct instructor for accounting in the Tiffin University MBA program. The Miller’s like to travel and have spent time in all 50 states.

George Miller, D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
George Miller, D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Owen Fritz
Owen Fritz

Owen Fritz

fritzol@tiffin.edu
419-455-6901

Instructor of Computer Information Systems

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.B.A., Tiffin University
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University
  • A.A.B., Terra State Community College
  • CFOT, Certified Fiber Optics Technician
  • MOS, Microsoft Office Specialist

Owen Fritz

Professor Owen Fritz began with Tiffin University in the Fall of 2015 as an affiliate professor for the School of Business in the areas of Computer Information Systems and Economics. In the Spring of 2018, he became a full-time faculty member within the Computer Information Systems program. Owen is proud to have worked alongside Dr. George Miller in bringing Microsoft Office Certification programs to Tiffin University so that students can display the skills acquired from the University as they enter the workplace. Owen is continuing his educational journey by pursuing his Ph.D., in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from Northcentral University. His research interests include Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) & Generation Z, Technological Social Responsibility, and Office Applications in the Workplace.

Before academia, Owen has worked a variety of different jobs that have allowed him to develop a wealth of knowledge to pass on to students entering the field. Professor Fritz is a graduate of Tiffin University and is proud to be a #dragonforlife! Outside of the University, he has many different passions and interests that keep him involved in the community. One passion is weather, and Owen is responsible for the Sandusky County Skywarn (Storm Spotters) program that falls under the Sandusky County Emergency Management Agency. Also, he is an Asst. Emergency Coordinator for the Sandusky County Amateur Radio Emergency Service program that is back up communications when disasters should occur. Owen also is an avid fan of basketball as he can see him at most Dragon home games working scoring at the table and he also is a scorekeeper for a local boys’ basketball program.

Owen Fritz
Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Owen Fritz
Instructor of Computer Information Systems

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    Logan, Ohio

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