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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY


WELCOME

Since its founding in 1888, Tiffin University has successfully educated students for productive and satisfying lives of leadership, excellence, and service. Our graduates have made significant contributions to their businesses, communities, and countries. Today, the reality manifested by Tiffin University continues to be the American dream. The work ethic of the American heartland is alive and well here, and there is truly “value added” for students. For them, Tiffin provides access and opportunity making them promising leaders of the future. As our world continues to shrink, an international perspective is crucial to understanding today’s business issues. We want our programs to be accessible to a wide range of prospective students and we are committed to providing an excellent degree to a diverse student body, breaking down barriers of geography, language and cultural perspectives. It is with great pride that I invite you to explore the opportunities available for you at Tiffin University. I look forward to personally welcoming you soon. Dr. Paul Marion President

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE » Founded in 1888 » 110-acre campus in Northwest Ohio, the “heart” of Midwestern America » Affordable Tuition » Small Class Sizes » Academic and Support Services » Faculty Dedicated to Student Success » English Language Training


Every year, people from across the globe choose to study in the United States. For most, their academic and professional goals and objectives vary, but for all, it is a truly unique experience. Our students choose Tiffin University because they want an affordable, yet challenging academic program on a safe, friendly campus. It is our goal to provide that cultural and academic experience while we prepare our student to enter the global workplace. Tiffin University is a place of renowned academic strength within a friendly college town surrounded by the natural beauty of Ohio. You’ll find Tiffin University is an inviting place to pursue your academic goals while participating in personal, recreational, and scenic exploration. At Tiffin University, you’ll study alongside professors who will engage you and encourage you to discover your leadership potential. You can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university that has highly regarded programs in each of our schools, including Business, Arts and Sciences, and Criminal Justice and Social Sciences.

Spotlight on Professors

Meet just one member of our many talented Business faculty. To learn more about the professors in this school, visit www.tiffin.edu/business/ Dr. Bonnie Tiell Dr. Bonnie Tiell brings knowledge and real-life experiences to the Sport Management program at TU while serving as Associate Professor of Management. She co-chairs the NCAA Women’s Leadership Symposium in Intercollegiate Athletics and consults with members of the NCAA Research and Gender Equity Departments. Since 2004, she has coordinated the Olympic Academic Experience, taking students to Athens, Beijing, and London (2012) to serve as official Olympic volunteers. Dr. Tiell is a recipient of the Region 4 Excellence in Teaching Award and was a finalist for international distinction by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). She is a member of the TU Athletic Hall of Fame and has coached volleyball, softball, tennis, track, and basketball for Tiffin University, Alfred University, and Peace College. Tiell publishes and consults in the area of curriculum development, employee development, and gender equality while being a featured speaker for a wide spectrum of community organizations and national associations.


The Perfect College Town

Tiffin is a warm and charming small town and you will discover that it can be a special home away from home. Throughout the Tiffin area you will find an enjoyable selection of stores and restaurants, including a historic downtown with nightlife, coffee shops, and many other places that cater to the student population. Opportunities off campus includes movies, concerts, a mall, grocery stores, and several major retailers to handle all of your shopping needs.

Getting around Tiffin » Commuting in Tiffin is easy. Choose to walk throughout our safe and secure community or call for one of our local cabs. The Office of International Student Services even provides transportation for regular trips to local stores and businesses. Explore your surroundings » Tiffin University is located in the “heart” of the Midwest, which is typically known for beautiful scenery and hardworking people. Our proximity to several major cities makes an exciting trip only a short distance away!

Travel Times from Tiffin

Toledo = 1 hour Columbus = 2 hours

Cleveland = 2 hours Detroit = 2 hours

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Career Services

Tiffin University offers a number of programs to help students develop academically and professionally. The job market is very competitive and, with the help from the Office of Career Development, students can stand out and can achieve their potential. Tiffin University helps students attain personal and professional goals. The one on one consultations with students in the Office of Career Development assists with the creation of professional resumes, cover letters and other documents. The University boasts a job placement rate in the upper 90s. The placement rate for the Class of 2008 was 97%. TU is successful with job search assistance because of services provided by the Office of Career Development and the individual attention students receive. The Office of Career Development offers these services and events: » Individualized Career Counseling » Resume Writing Programs & Critiques/ Cover Letter Writing Programs & Critiques » Interviewing Programs & Mock Interviews » Job Success Programs & Alumni Panel Sessions » Job Fairs (TU/BERG Job Fair and Collegiate EmployNet) » Graduate School Information & Catalogs » Networking Opportunities & Assistance » Company / Organization Information & Resource Library » On-Campus Employer Recruiting Events » Business Etiquette Seminars » Professional Preview Day » Meet and Eat Lunch Series » Employer Advisory Board » Professional Development Workshop Series » Career Portfolio Development

Spotlight on Professors

Meet just one of our many talented Arts & Sciences faculty members. To learn more about the professors in this school, visit www.tiffin.edu/artsci/. Professor Michael Herdlick Professor Herdlick is active at Tiffin University, both in and out of the classroom. He is a math professor, coming to Tiffin after holding positions at several other institutions of higher education. He has presented more than 60 papers in the areas of statistics, quality control, and lab management at state, national, and international conferences. Outside of the classroom, he supports and attends numerous campus events, and he never misses a moment to get his family involved, too. Because of his dedication to his students, Professor Herdlick was named Faculty Member of the Year for 2010-2011.

“My MBA experience was tremendously positive. My days at school were unforgettable and I will truly cherish the memories here for the rest of my life. The professional and personal opportunities that this tight-knit campus offers make Tiffin the place to be.” Osman Gulecyuz, Turkey, MBA Class of 2009


Accreditations

Tiffin University is an independent, private institution of higher education, chartered by the State of Ohio to award degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s level. At Tiffin University, our students receive an education for real life, marked by real opportunities that lead to realworld results. Tiffin University’s seated and online programs are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), which is one of the six regional accreditation bodies recognized by essentially all of the major public and private colleges and universities in America, and the School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). In addition, Tiffin University recently received prestigious accreditation from The European Council for Business Education (ECBE) for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. For further information about Tiffin University’s accreditations, please contact us at: +1-419-448-3287.

Scholarships and Funding

Tiffin University attracts the best and brightest students. We offer several scholarships for international undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships are merit based and amounts are determined once a student has submitted a completed application, including all required documents. The average student will receive from 10%-30% off the cost of attendance.

Spotlight on Professors

Meet just one of our many talented Criminal Justice and Social Sciences faculty members. To learn more about the professors in this school, visit www.tiffin.edu/criminaljustice/ Dr. Steven D. Hurwitz Dr. Steven D. Hurwitz is a Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice and has been teaching at TU since 1994. Dr. Hurwitz has been an instructor at the Syracuse University Inmate Higher Education Program at Auburn Correctional Facility, a visiting professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, and has worked at Hutchings Psychiatric Center and the Psycholinguistics Research Corporation. While at TU, he has developed programs designed to educate senior citizens on methods to avoid becoming victims of fraud and scams that target them, while having also published and presented research on juror decisionmaking and expert testimony. He also conducts research in the fields of corrections and criminology.

“I chose Tiffin University because of its reputable academic programs and the potential for professional growth. The faculty and staff are great at motivating students who wish to become successful in their field of study.” Gang Wu, China, MBA Class of 2009


Tiffin University is one of the most affordable private schools in Ohio. We offer more than 25 majors in traditional classroom settings.


Campus Life

College is what you make it and at TU, we want you to make it an unforgettable experience. College is more than just classes and homework. At Tiffin University, a football player can sing in the choir and a softball player can join a sorority. Be a resident assistant, an intramural star, the lead in the play, or be all three! There are endless opportunities to build your own experience. Organizations Let your education go beyond the four walls of the classroom and get involved! From business and criminal justice to sign language and community service, there are 35 campus organizations to cover almost any academic, ethical, social, and personal interest. Are you passionate about something else? Start your own organization! greek Life There are currently three Greek letter fraternities and four Greek letter sororities with diverse causes and interests. Members of Greek Life work to better themselves, the University, and the community. Be part of something that doesn’t just last four years, but for life!

Visual and Performing Arts Tour the country with our award-winning vocal and instrumental ensembles or perform with the band at a football game or the University choir at one of our annual concerts. Or maybe acting is your specialty. Whatever your performing arts interests, there are opportunities for you to show off your talents. Athletics TU is a member of NCAA DII and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. TU participates in intercollegiate athletics for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women’s intercollegiate athletics include basketball, crosscountry, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Equestrian is a co-ed sport. Club and Recreation Sports If you’re interested in sports but don’t want to make the time commitment to play at the varsity level, TU offers cheerleading, dance team, bowling, martial arts, men’s rugby, and men’s volleyball as club sports. Looking to fill your week nights with competitive action? Intramural sports are offered throughout the year in volleyball, dodge ball, whiffle ball, and more.


“Through my studies while living in Tiffin, Ohio, I have found the faculty, staff, and community to be very friendly and supportive of international students.” Yaw Mamphey, Ghana, MBA Class of 2009

Applying is easy » www.tiffin.edu/apply


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

For admissions purposes, international students must meet the academic and language requirements. Admission is dependent on credentials that demonstrate the applicant’s capacity to succeed academically at the university level. Students that do not meet our minimum language requirements can be accepted on the condition that they enroll in the English Language and American Culture (ELAC) program. It is recognized that equivalents between curricula of other countries and that of the United States are essentially nonexistent. Therefore, Tiffin University evaluates foreign courses and academic transcripts in terms of approximations. Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school.

Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in » Accounting » Information Systems with concentrations in Application Specialist, Software Development and System and Network Support » Finance » Global Leadership Honors » Management with concentrations in Equine Business Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Managerial Studies, » Marketing » Sports and Recreation Management with concentrations in Sports and Athletic Administration, Recreation and Tourism, Sports Marketing

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Bachelor of Criminal Justice with majors in » Corrections » Cyber-Defense and Information Security » Forensic Psychology » Forensic Science » Law Enforcement » Homeland Security/Terrorism

Bachelor of Arts with majors in » Arts Administration with concentrations in Music Industry, Visual Arts » Communication with concentrations in Electronic Media, Journalism, Public Relations » Education (offered through partnership with Lourdes College) leading to licensure in Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12), Integrated Social Studies (Grades 7-12), Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9) » English » General Science with concentrations in Green Technologies and Behavioral Science » Government and National Security » History » Paralegal Studies » Professional Music » Professional Studies » Psychology with concentrations in Addictions Counseling, Experimental Psychology, Human Services


Graduate Admission Requirements

Our graduation standards exceed those of many other institutions because the global workplace demands excellence. Our faculty comes directly from this global marketplace and brings real-world expertise to the classroom. Our students are highly motivated to achieve not only academic success, but success upon graduation and beyond. Recognizing the diversity of attributes necessary to fulfill the variety of roles in managerial enterprise, Tiffin University seeks a mix of skills, experience, background, and goals in our student body. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. or international college or university, or its equivalent, is required for admission. Undergraduate academic performance is one indicator of an applicant’s ability to undertake graduate-level work. Applicants may supplement their undergraduate record with official scores on the GMAT or GRE, but this is not an admission requirement. We seek students who have earned a 3.0 GPA or a 2.5 GPA with 5 years of added professional work experience. This professional work experience is an indicator of the applicant’s potential to be a proactive participant in the program. At TU, our faculty is just one part of the educational equation. We expect our students to be involved in their education and to bring their own expertise to share in the classroom. The International Admissions Office evaluates an applicant’s statement of why he or she wishes to pursue graduate studies, and how a graduate degree from Tiffin University fits with his or her life and career. Such a personal statement is an indicator of the relevance and usefulness of the program for the applicant.

GRADUATE DEGREES

Master of Business Administration with concentrations in General Management, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Leadership, Sports Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Master of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Forensic Psychology

English Language and American Culture (ELAC) Program

The English Language and American Culture (ELAC) Program is designed to help international students achieve English proficiency required by your degree programs and expose you to many facets of American culture. The ELAC program provides an all-around training of English-language skills in reading, listening, and writing, which are conducted at three levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. A placement test will be administered to determine your level of study in the ELAC program. Students placed in the Intermediate or Advanced level may be permitted to enroll simultaneously in credit courses required by your degree program. The ELAC program also offers comprehensive orientation that prepares our international students for university studies and campus life. Students in the ELAC have full access to Tiffin University facilities, including Computer Labs, Dining Facilities, the Fitness Center, Learning Center, and the Library.


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Office of International Admissions 155 Miami Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883 www.tiffin.edu

TU Fast Facts Founded: 1888 Countries represented: 28 Average class size: 20 Percentage of students who receive some form of financial aid: More than 90%

Tiffin University is located on 110 acres in Tiffin, Ohio, and features beautiful new facilities such as the Hertzer Technology Center, The Hayes Center for the Arts, and a new Recreation Center. TU offers online courses and Academic Centers throughout Ohio. TU grants the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Business Administration, Associate of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Humanities, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY Tiffin University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status in employment, educational programs, policies, athletics, activities, admissions, and other school administered programs.


MBA e-Brochure 2012