Bachelor of Business Administration

Computer & Information Systems with a concentration in System & Network Support

If you are a problem solver and love a challenge, imagine what you can do with a system and network degree from TU. With a focus on computer structure and diagnostics, network management and administration, as well as data communications and networking, you will keep information flowing. You will also learn about minimizing your carbon footprint and how to protect yourself from outside attacks. Problem solved.

(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).

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.

Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Computer and Information Systems 18 hours
Concentration 9 hours

  • CIT320 Computer Architecture and Diagnostics
  • CIT361 Network Management and Administration
  • CIT362 Data Communications & Networking 

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

Computer Architecture and Diagnostics (Technology Lab) (CIT320) - This course enables students to identify, configure and upgrade various components of computer systems, peripherals and software. The subsystems examined include memory, disk drives, video, I/O ports and power supplies. Peripherals examined include printers, modems and various I/O devices. Students will learn preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. This course covers semiconductor theory and devices. Operation of devices such as diodes, transistors and operation amplifiers will be examined. The lab work includes the application of semiconductor devices 

Network Management and Administration (CIT361) - This course provides an overview of network hardware, operating systems and applications with a focus on design, implementation and management of the network environment inside an organization.

Green Computing (CIT340) - Students in this course will be introduced to Green Computing (aka, sustainable computing) which is broadly defined as the reduction in the overall carbon footprint (emissions) of computing and communication infrastructure by using energy efficient design and operations. Technical issues in high-performance green computing that span the spectrum from green infrastructure (energy-efficient buildings, intelligent cooling systems, green/renewable power sources) to green hardware (multi-core computing systems, energy-efficient server design, energy-efficient solid-state storage) to green software and applications (parallelizing computational science algorithms to run on modern energy efficient multi-core clusters) will be examined.

Information Security (CIT344) - This course will introduce information security as an essential component in our war against terrorism. All information must be secure or the probability of winning the war will be diminished. With advances in technology and software, cyber-terrorism has become very real. Computer hackers and terrorists can shut down our nation’s most critical infrastructures. 

  • DCA Engineer
  • Data Business Process Analyst
  • Hardware and Network Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Cooper Industries
  • Genscape, Inc.
  • Toshiba Business Solutions
  • Webster Industries

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

Testimonials

  • "I chose Tiffin University because I heard so many great things about it from other students. Now that I am here, I am very happy. TU has numerous resources on campus, such as the Pfeiffer Library and Student Success Center. These places offer assistance for all of my academic needs."

         - Ali Alshehri, Saudi Arabia

  • “There is always gonna be a little doubt in any person's mind when it comes to new things. But for me, I think proving people, who said I couldn't do it, wrong is my biggest motivation. There's really nothing that seems impossible to me anymore, the world is constantly changing and I feel like I am much more capable of adapting to those changes now compared to when I was walking on to TU's campus for the first time.”

    Alexandra Tozzie
    Class of 2018
    Louisville, Colorado

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  • "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

  • I knew Tiffin University was the place for me the second I stepped foot on campus. I toured a handful of other universities offering similar programs, but TU was the only school that truly made me feel at home.

    -Caleb Reynolds '15

  • “I was faced with the pressure of being the very first to graduate from college in my immediate family. Not coming from a wealthy or 'well off' background, college was just a very faint thought, even approaching my senior year in high school. I dealt with self-esteem issues throughout my high school career and I found it hard to see myself anywhere than where I was. My perceived challenges were rooted from me and my surrounding circumstances. Here at TU, I was able to overcome my fears and put myself in a position that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Becoming a Dragon was the best decision I have ever made.”

    Nellene Arnett
    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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