– Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015
An investment in knowledge is the most valuable asset in business. TU’s finance program blends accounting, economics and management to prepare you for a future in banking, manufacturing or retail as a finance, treasury or risk analyst. With a background varying in applications and theory, our on-campus students have the opportunity to use what they learn with groups like the Business Club, Delta Mu Delta, Student Government and Circle K International.
What You Can Expect From Your Finance Major
Finance is an integral part of decision-making in any kind of business. The Tiffin University curriculum strikes a balance between applications and theory. Your program of study blends accounting, economics, finance and management and provides you with the ability to:
- Understand the planning and operations of the firm.
- Master communication skills.
- Apply foundations courses to financial decision-making.
- Develop prediction, planning and forecasting techniques.
- Develop decision-making skills, which enable organizations to compete effectively in world markets.
Program Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
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.
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
Finance Major 30 hours
- ACC210 Analysis of the Accounting Process
- ACC301 Intermediate Accounting I
- LAW212 Business Law II
- ECO322 Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECO420 Money and Banking
- ECO422 Managerial Economics
- FIN314 Risk Management and Insurance
- FIN421 Investments
- FIN426 International Finance
- FIN470 Internship
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
There are no related concentrations available
Risk Management and Insurance (FIN314) - Study of the content and application of uncertainty, risk, and the management of risk (selecting among “reduction, assumption, or transfer” techniques). The application of risk management to individuals, businesses and the public, focusing on insurance and its remedies for risk
Investments (FIN421) - The study of the institutions, instruments, markets and theories of valuation and investment. Students shall be exposed to the valuation of debt (bonds) and equity (stock) instruments, including derivatives. Other topics shall include the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), the Capital Management Line (CML), the Security Market Line (SML), the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) portfolio theory and international diversification. This is a writing intensive course.
International Finance (FIN426) - The study of the institutions, concepts, and instruments of international finance. Current and past international monetary systems shall be discussed. Special attention shall be directed to consideration of accounting, finance and taxation differences global companies (multinational companies – MNCs) experience in the domestic and foreign economies. Other topics shall include the determination of exchange rates and their macroeconomic linkages, the effect of exchange rates on current and capital account balances and the techniques global companies can engage in to hedge exchange rate risk.
Internship (FIN470) - Provides the student actual experience in applying the concepts, principles, and rules of finance in real-world circumstances. Hours and work assignments are arranged with the business or organizational sponsor on an individual basis.