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  1. 1. 1 TIFFINUNIVERSITY Agent Training Manual
  2. 2. 2 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 students to enter the global workplace. About Tiffin University • Founded in 1888 • Located in Tiffin, Ohio; the “heart” of the Midwest of the United States • 110 acre campus including beautiful new facilities such as the student apartments known as the Living Learning Community, the Tiffin University Nature Preserve, and the Heminger Athletic Center. • 5,000 total enrolled students (2,500 on TU’s main campus) • 300 International students from 33 countries • 133 full-time and adjunct faculty; 80 percent of the full-time faculty hold doctorates or the highest certification in their field About Tiffin, Ohio • Population of approximately 25,000 • Safe, clean and friendly • Largest industry is manufacturing • Two universities are located within Tiffin o Tiffin University and Heidelberg University • Within driving distance to major cities including, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit Recruiting Points • No application fee to apply • Merit scholarships off of tuition for bachelor’s and master’s degree students • Small class sizes (12-18 students per class) • TU has grown 354% in the last eight years • Safe and secure campus • Prestigious accreditation (ACBSP & ECBE) • Affordable tuition (comparable to most state schools) • English-language program on campus 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 real-world 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
  3. 3. 3 of the major public and private colleges and universities in America and School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and 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. Tiffin University’s Application Process 1. Completed applications are processed and reviewed by the Admissions Committee (typically 5-7 business days) 2. If a student is admitted, the following documents will be mailed to the recruiter or student: a. Student’s admission letter b. I-20 application form 3. Recruiter should work with student to pay SEVIS fee and schedule visa appointment 4. Student schedules a visa interview at nearest U.S. embassy/consulate office Undergraduate Admissions Minimum Requirements for Undergraduate Admission 1. Graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent, or graduation from a recognized associate’s degree program, or currently attending a recognized undergraduate associate’s/bachelor’s degree program. 2. For freshman applicants, GPA 2.25; for transfer applicants, GPA 2.0. 3. Satisfactory TOEFL score (500 PBT/61 iBT) or IELTS score 5.0 or iTEP score of 3.4. *Applicants who are unable to meet the language proficiency standards or who do not have proof of proficiency can receive a Conditional Acceptance, and attend our English Language and American Culture (ELAC) program, which is our on‐campus English language institute. To apply for admission to Tiffin University: 1. Completed Application Form http://www.tiffin.edu/forms/internationalapp/ 2. All academic results including, transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and examination results 3. Proof of financial responsibility You must demonstrate the ability to pay at least one nine-month academic year of expenses, which we currently estimate at $33,256 for undergraduate students. This includes tuition, housing, room, meals. 4. Copy of your passport Application Deadlines • July 15th for August enrollment • November 15th for January enrollment
  4. 4. 4 Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Awards GPA Merit Scholarship Awards Actual ($) 2.50-3.00 International Assistance Scholarship $2,000 3.01-3.50 International Academic Scholarship $3,000 3.51-3.79 International Excellence Scholarship $5,000 3.80-4.00 International Honors Scholarship $6,000 Scholarships are calculated based on a student’s academic results. In rare cases, additional scholarship money can be requested if a student is in a unique financial situation. Students do not need to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of a student’s first semester of enrollment, and are automatically applied every semester until graduation. International Undergraduate Student Expected Costs Yearly Charge Tuition ($637 per credit hour) $22,140 Housing (Costs vary according to room assignment) Double-Residence Hall/House $5,300 Meals 19 Meals Per Week $4,896 Health Insurance Fee $1,066 Total Cost $33,402 Undergraduate Degree Programs at Tiffin University (program descriptions can be found in Appendix A) School of Arts and Sciences • Arts Administration o Visual Arts o Music Industry • Communication o Public Relations o Journalism
  5. 5. 5 o Electronic Media • Education • English • History • General Science School of Business • Accounting • Computer and Information Technology • Finance • Management o Equine Business o Hospitality and Tourism o Human Resources Management o International Business o Managerial Studies • Marketing • Sports and Recreating Management o Sports and Athletic Administration o Recreation and Tourism o Sports Marketing School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences • Corrections • Criminalistics • Digital Forensics • Forensic Psychology • Forensic Science • Homeland Security/Terrorism • Government and National Security • Law Enforcement • Psychology o Addictions Counseling o Experimental Psychology o Human Services School of Sciences • Exercise Science • Forensic Science Graduate Admissions
  6. 6. 6 Minimum Requirements for Graduate Admission 1. A bachelor's degree or a three-year undergraduate professional degree from an accredited higher education institute, or currently attending an accredited MBA program. 2. Undergraduate academic achievement of 3.0 GPA 3. Resume/CV 4. A clear goal for pursuing graduate studies (stated in a personal statement) 5. For MBA applicants, successful completion of undergraduate courses in at least eight of the following subject areas: Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment, Economics, Business Ethics, Global Dimension, Information Systems, Statistics/mathematics, Business Policy. 6. Satisfactory TOEFL score (550 PBT/79-80 iBT) or IELTS score 6 or iTEP score of 3.9 *Applicants who are unable to meet the language proficiency standards or who do not have proof of proficiency can receive a Conditional Acceptance, and attend our English Language and American Culture (ELAC) program, which is our on-campus English language institute. To apply for admission to Tiffin University: 1. Completed Application Form http://www.tiffin.edu/forms/internationalapp/ 2. Copies of all transcripts/grade reports/mark sheets from any universities or institutions of higher learning that you have attended and certificates/diplomas earned. 3. Resume/CV 4. A clear goal for pursuing graduate studies (stated in a personal statement) 5. Proof of financial responsibility You must demonstrate the ability to pay at least one nine-month academic year of expenses, which we currently estimate at $23,716 for graduate students. This includes tuition, housing, meals. 6. Copy of your passport Application Deadlines • July 15th for August Enrollment • November 15th for January Enrollment Graduate Merit Scholarship Awards GPA Scholarship Awards/year Actual ($) 2.50-3.00 International Assistance Scholarship $1,500 3.00-3.50 International Academic Scholarship $2,000 3.51-3.79 International Excellence Scholarship $3,000 3.80-4.00 International Honors Scholarship $4,000 Scholarships are calculated based on a student’s academic results. In rare cases, additional scholarship money can be requested if a student is in a unique financial situation. Students do not need to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of a student’s first semester of enrollment, and are automatically applied every semester until graduation.
  7. 7. 7 International Graduate Student Estimated Costs Yearly Charge Tuition ($700 per credit hour) $12,600 Housing (Costs vary according to room assignment) Double-Residence Hall/House $6,675 Meals 19 Meals Per Week $4,896 Health Insurance Fee $1,066 Total Cost $25,237 Graduate Degree Programs at Tiffin University (program descriptions can be found in Appendix A) Master of Business Administration • General Management • Finance (requires four (4) online courses) • Healthcare Administration (requires four (4) online courses) • Human Resource Management (requires four (4) online courses) • International Business (requires four (4) online courses) • Leadership (requires four (4) online courses) • Marketing (requires four (4) online courses) • Sports Management (requires four (4) online courses)
  8. 8. 8 Master of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences • Forensic Psychology • Justice Administration English as a Second Language (ESL) Program What Is The English as a Second Language Program? The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed to help international students achieve English proficiency required by the degree program and expose the student to many facets of American culture. The ESL program provides an all-around training of English-language skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. How Many Levels Are There In The ESL Program? The ESL program consists of three levels: Level 3: ESL 109/114/130/132/172, no regular classes Level 2: ESL 102/104/106/112/171, no regular classes Level 1: ESL 101/103/105/110/170, no regular classes Why Does A Student Have To Complete The English as a Second Language Program At Tiffin University? Tiffin University requires all students whose native language is not English, and who do not submit an acceptable English language proficiency test score, to take a battery of tests for seated courses in any undergraduate or graduate program. What Tests Are Required To Be Taken Upon Arrival? 1. Accuplacer ESL: a. Reading Skills b. Sentence Meaning c. Language Usage 2. TU Integrated Essay: a. Reading passage b. Related lecture/listening section c. Essay prompt asking students to use material from both the reading and the listening
  9. 9. 9 3. TU Oral Interview: a. Undergraduate students will be interviewed by the ESL director and/or a faculty member from the school of their major. b. Graduate students will be interviewed by the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the program chair of their degree program. What If My English Language Score Met The University Requirements? Students entering degree programs who have achieved university-stated scores on the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Cambridge tests, or any other English proficiency test accepted by the university will not take the Accuplacer test. Undergraduates will take the integrated essay test to determine placement in the appropriate section of ENG140 or ENG141. Graduate students will take the integrated essay, the oral interview, and a plagiarism/citation quiz to confirm their ability to respond orally and in writing to the kinds of integrative questions used in graduate classes. Graduate students who have sufficient TOEFL or other scores, but who score below a 5 on the essay and/or below a 4.4 in the interview may be assigned specific support work by the Graduate Dean and the Program Chair of their degree program. What If I Do Not Submit An English Language Score? Any student can be admitted to Tiffin University without an English language score. Graduate and undergraduate students who do not have a score from an approved proficiency test will take the Accuplacer, integrated essay, and oral interview to determine placement in the ESL program or degree classes. What If I Completed A Different English Language Program? Students who have received certificates that indicate completion of English language training at other English-speaking universities or language schools will not take the Accuplacer, but will take the integrated essay and oral interview. Students who have taken English classes, but have not completed a formal program and have no TOEFL, etc., will complete the entire battery of tests to determine appropriate placement in classes. Graduate students who place into level 4 may have to take an additional plagiarism/citation quiz to confirm their ability to research, cite, and respond orally and in writing to the kinds of integrative questions used in graduate classes. How Do I Pass The ESL Program? Promotions from ESL levels will be based on the scores achieved in the TU battery of proficiency tests. Students will be tested and placed upon arrival. When they are placed in ESL courses, they must pass those courses in order to earn admission to be retested at the end of the semester. Students who do not pass all of the ESL classes in their level will not be allowed to take the proficiency tests. They must repeat the level. Promotions will not be granted simply because a student has attended class consistently. Each student must demonstrate individual ability to read, write, and speak according to the requirements for each ESL level. They must also demonstrate significant improvement in the online test scores. How Long Do I Have To Pass the ESL Program? Students have 2 semesters to pass each level. Any student who fails level 1 has one more semester to pass it. They may have two semesters to pass level 2, and another two semesters to complete level 3. It
  10. 10. 10 is possible to complete the 3 levels in three consecutive semesters, but it is also possible to spend up to six semesters achieving the level of proficiency necessary to succeed in undergraduate or graduate classes. It is also possible to complete level 1 and show enough improvement to be admitted into regular classes. What Is The Cost Of The ESL Program? Each semester in the ESL program is approximately $5,500. ESL courses are offered at a reduced rate from degree courses. Therefore, students in the ESL program are not eligible for a scholarship. What Happens If I Arrive Late To Campus? International students must arrive by the last day to add classes (as stated in the Academic Bulletin). Students who are able to be tested for English proficiency prior to the last day to add classes may enroll in regular classes (if so placed according to the Proficiency Placement Grid). Students who do not arrive in time to be tested before the last day to add classes will automatically be placed in ESL courses. Any student arriving after the last day to add a class will be asked to return home and defer his/her enrollment.
  11. 11. 11 Appendix A Degree Program Descriptions-Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences • Arts Administration o Visual Arts  For students interested in formal art studio training, or digitally based visual communication. The Visual Arts Concentration provides you first with a solid background in studio and art history. We then use a global thematic approach to help develop your personal vocabulary and interpretive skills, helping you to utilize these in contemporary applications and discover your own personal voice. o Music Industry  With a Music Industry Concentration, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a music industry professional. The Musical Arts Curriculum includes a core of courses in music theory, practices, and historical development, combined with applied musical study. These courses provide the common foundation of knowledge that you’ll need for real success. The curriculum includes a core of courses in music theory, practices, and historical development, combined with applied musical study. These courses provide the common foundation knowledge required of all music industry professionals. • Communication o Public Relations  Managing organizational and individual images and campaigns is big business in today’s real world, and it takes the right kind of talented Public Relations professionals to make it all happen. At Tiffin University, we offer you the practical training you’ll need for your successful entry into this fast-paced field. With our Public Relations Concentration, you’ll learn the writing, conceptual, and planning and strategy skills so valued by the Public Relations profession. o Journalism  Do you have the desire and motivation to become a working journalist? In this concentration, our faculty makes it real by teaching you the specific investigative, writing and production skills necessary to work as professional journalist. As a student in the Journalism Concentration, you’ll also learn the tradition and responsibilities of professional journalists o Electronic Media  Tiffin University’s Electronic Media Concentration is designed for students interested in creative or technical positions in film and television, or the interactive electronic or print design industries. You’ll learn the visual communication theory and practical hardware and software skills you need to make you immediately employable in the real world.
  12. 12. 12 • Education o Responsive, personable, connected, career-oriented– these are all words that can be used to describe Tiffin University’s innovative Education degree programs. Through a unique partnership with Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, TU now offers two Education majors: Integrated Language Arts and Integrated Social Studies. To learn more about either program, just click on the links at the left of this page. • English o People who can write well are always in demand. From creative writing, script writing and public relations writing, to editing – it’s all relevant to a host of in-demand careers. Tiffin University’s English Majors study with professors who have worked in a variety of fields that demand good writers. In short, this is as real as it gets! • History o Tiffin University’s History Major has been developed for the student interested in pursuing graduate studies in History or related fields. Our History Education Major may serve as an anchor for individuals seeking to teach social studies at a two-year community college. As a History Major, you’ll have the opportunity to concentrate on your own selected areas of specialization. • General Science o The General Science major is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for students seeking... 1) certification to teach science at the middle school level, or 2) a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines to pursue a science related career. The Bachelor of Arts degree in General Science program is multi-disciplinary (requires basic mastery of several sciences beyond the introductory level) and enables students to develop skills that relate to a wide variety of topics, ideas, and experiences. General Science is an appropriate major for students interested in health-related careers, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medical technology. Combined with a second major/minor in English, General Science is an excellent preparation for a writing career in science, technology, or natural history. In the business world, General Science students can embark on careers in sales, health care administrators, and production when combined with a major/minor in business management or marketing. School of Business • Accounting o Tiffin University’s Accounting Major places an emphasis on flexibility and versatility. You are taught the skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths that are often beyond the field of accounting. The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making. As a graduate, you will have the ability to articulate solutions to business problems
  13. 13. 13 (predicting cash flows about economic resources, claims to economic resources, and changes in economic resources of an organization). This emphasis on developing student resourcefulness positions our graduates for long-term career success. This is an education for life! • Computer and Information Technology o The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Major is designed for students who wish to work with all facets of an organization – from technology to people. The CIT 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 CIT 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. • Finance o Tiffin University’s Finance Major is designed to give you the opportunities to make a real impact in the real world of business – from the manufacturing, retail and service industries, to teaching, research and government. This major is as real as it gets! • Management o Equine Business  The Tiffin University Equine Business Management Concentration brings the real world to you offering opportunities to become part of the dynamic growth of this challenging and exciting career. The objective of the Equine Business Management concentration is for students to acquire skills that will make them more marketable to the horse industry. Students will learn the fundamentals and practices of equine health and operations management. Students will be able to communicate with veterinarians, horse specialists, and horse owners about the issues related to managing in the industry such as record keeping, veterinary care, and facilities maintenance. The managerial skills students acquire will make them more marketable in industries related to the horse business. o Hospitality and Tourism  The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)—Hospitality & Tourism Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century. 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 and hone the managerial problem solving and strategic thinking skills that will help you become a leader. o Human Resources Management  The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree – Human Resources Management Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century. You will develop the
  14. 14. 14 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. o International Business  The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – International Business Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century. 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. o Managerial Studies  The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Managerial Studies Concentration is designed to provide you with the skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st Century. 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. • Marketing o It’s true! A recent article in Business Week reported that an astounding 74% of the Presidents and CEOs of America’s 500 largest corporations rose to the top by beginning their careers in the marketing department. This makes sense, as marketing has assumed a key role in today’s business world because of its focus on the customer. That crucial focus in the world of business is reflected on the TU campus, where the focus is on you and your education – providing you with the real resources you’ll need for your real success. • Sports and Recreating Management o Sports and Athletic Administration  The goal of the athletic administration concentration is for students to gain competency in supervising sports in the interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional arenas. Students who enroll in this concentration may seek employment as coaches, athletic directors, academic coordinators, compliance directors, team operation specialists, student-athlete service coordinators,
  15. 15. 15 general managers, ticket operation service specialists, equipment managers, etc. o Recreation and Tourism  The goal of the recreation and tourism concentration is for the students to have demonstrated competency in the field of recreation at the city, county, state, and national level. Students who enroll in this concentration may seek employment in park and recreation settings, tourist destinations, country clubs, fitness centers, cruise ships, hotels and resorts. o Sports Marketing  The goal of the sports marketing concentration is for the students to have demonstrated competency in segmentation, product development, pricing, licensing, sponsorship, contract administration, endorsements, and communication channels such as advertising, sales promotion, and publicity as they apply to private, municipal, and corporate agencies, retail businesses, sport teams, or human resource firms. School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences • Corrections o As a Tiffin University graduate with a major in Corrections, you will be the backbone of the American Justice System. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) Corrections Major is designed for students who are interested in understanding and working with criminal offenders. Through this major, you will be equipped to handle the dynamic nature of the largest facet of the criminal justice system. The program focuses on the relationship of the field of Corrections to the broader criminal justice system, as well as the evaluation and treatment of offenders in community supervision, custodial, and community-based facilities • Cyber Defense and Information Security o As a Tiffin University graduate with a major in Cyber-Defense and Information Security, you will be part of the fastest-growing and most demanding aspect of the criminal justice and national security system. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) Cyber- Defense and Information Security Major is designed for students who are interested in managing and supporting information, computer, and network security operations. Unlike many programs which focus on the technical aspects of computer security, the TU major in Cyber-Defense and Information Security is focused on the investigative, policy, and programmatic aspects of this career. • Forensic Psychology o Tiffin University’s Forensic Psychology major is designed for students who are interested in examining the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. In this program, you will develop knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of offenders, victimology, crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment, and research methods. • Forensic Science o Students earning a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) in Forensic Science learn the legal, ethical, natural science, and laboratory skills necessary for effective professional careers in forensic laboratories, police agencies, and/or to pursue graduate studies. You will also
  16. 16. 16 be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in criminal justice, forensic science, law, allied health, and medicine – to name just a few examples. • Homeland Security/Terrorism o The Tiffin University Homeland Security/Terrorism major is a relatively new offering. We developed this Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) major in direct response to the real security threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations. Protecting the citizens of our nation is as real as it gets. This major is designed to provide you with the opportunity to understand homeland security issues and challenges in context of the new and evolving contemporary operating environment. While terrorism is certainly a key emphasis, the major also gives you the opportunity to plan for and assess real world situations from a first responder’s viewpoint. • Government and National Security o Tiffin University has developed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Government and National Security to help meet the growing and demanding needs of our governing agencies for motivated and well-educated graduates. Recruiters and other representatives from the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Marshals, among others, have come to TU to encourage our graduating seniors to apply for permanent positions with their agencies. They look to TU because they know our graduates have the kind of practical, real-world education necessary to meet the many security challenges in the coming years. • Law Enforcement o The law enforcement profession in the United States confronts some of the most difficult problems and issues that any nation can experience as it provides public safety services to our citizens. The Tiffin University Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree with a major in Law Enforcement provides you with the necessary foundation for successful employment and practice. At TU you will receive an innovative academic and practical education in the law, the behavioral sciences, and the political process. • Psychology o Addictions Counseling  The Addictions Counseling Concentration provides the clinical education in problems of substance use, abuse and dependence, as well as other related and co-occurring mental health addictive issues. The Addictions Counseling concentration is designed to meet the educational requirements for Chemical Dependency Counselor licensure status, as well as the international certification standards in Addiction Counseling. o Experimental Psychology  The Experimental Psychology Concentration provides an in-depth study of psychology as a science, including additional instruction in hypothesis testing, empirical methods, and the experimental areas of psychology. Students in this concentration will complete and present an original psychological research project. o Human Services  The Applied-Human Services Concentration offers an applied psychological and interdisciplinary understanding of personal and social problems often
  17. 17. 17 encountered in contemporary society, and it is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in psychological and social service related fields. Through its combination of coursework, internship, and self-directed study, this program prepares students for immediate employment in a wide variety of helping professions, and serves as a foundation for admission to applied graduate study in the mental health and community service related fields. Degree Program Descriptions-Graduate Master of Business Administration • Finance o The Finance concentration enables the student to build upon the solid foundation from the course work in the MBA program and provides students with greater exposure to economic and financial business practices. The finance courses provide an opportunity for students to learn about local, national and international economies in cooperating and competing markets. Students will explore performance of stocks, bonds, commodities, and other types of investments. The program prepares students to work in the field of financial management either independently or with a corporation, bank, securities firm, non-profit organization or an investment firm. • General Management o The General Management Concentration is designed for a mid-career manager who is interested in moving into general management from functional or operational management. Students in the General Management Concentration have had successful careers in marketing, accounting, human resources, or line operations, but now wish to move into positions of authority that span many different functions. • Healthcare Administration o The MBA Healthcare Administration concentration is a program designed for working professionals employed in the areas of education, child care, social services, health care and business. The curriculum will focus on management systems, decision making tools, new technologies, financial management, referral systems as well as current issues in health law and ethics. • Human Resource Management o The Human Resource concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework in the MBA program in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing
  18. 18. 18 employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices. People likely to be interested in the Human Resource Management concentration include mid-level HR professionals and managers who wish to advance in their professions and become strategic leaders in their organizations. • International Business o The International Business program is designed to enhance the management skills necessary for effectively operating in the international business environment. Students in the International Business concentration learn how to think globally about the business world. Students will broaden their awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by business in a global economy. Courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills developed in other business courses, as well as to provide proficiency in the international business areas of international trade, investment, management, marketing and finance. They will learn how to manage multinational businesses and turn local and national companies into international success stories. The International Business concentration is designed for those students who wish to prepare themselves to manage in businesses that cross national boundaries and to function in the global business environment. Skills acquired in the major may be used in providing management and professional expertise to business, government and not-for-profit organizations. • Leadership o The Leadership Concentration is designed for the working professional employed across a range of professions including education, health care, social services, church, government, law enforcement, and business. The program centers upon those characteristics that develop and promote leadership. Within the leadership framework, the program stresses decision-making and managerial skills. • Marketing o The Marketing concentration provides students with the advanced knowledge in marketing products and services. Students will explore the practices and techniques commonly used to increase exposure and market positions. Challenges and benefits in negotiating sponsorships and endorsements allow the students to develop competencies to potentially maximize revenue for organizations and individuals. Students will also be exposed to marketing in an international arena. • Sports Management o The Tiffin University Master of Business Administration (MBA) concentration in Sports Management assists students in enhancing your managerial skills through the delivery of techniques and best practices that integrate academic theory with contemporary business applications in the sports industry. This is where the classroom meets the real world of sports! This program places a premium on enhancing applied critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making practices in a chosen sport industry segment. The primary goal of the concentration is to assist you in reaching your personal, educational and professional objectives in a sport-specific environment.
  19. 19. 19 Master of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences • Forensic Psychology o The Forensic Psychology Concentration is offered in a four semester format, with the addition of an intercession course or thesis option. This concentration is designed for students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. As a student, you will develop knowledge and expertise in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment, and research methods. (Please note that this concentration is currently offered only in Tiffin University's seated classrooms on Saturday’s, and not through our online program.)
  20. 20. 20 Conditional Admission Guide Table of Contents If you received full admission without any conditions into the bachelor’s degree or master’s degree program, you should disregard this guide. This guide is only for students who received conditional admission into the English as a Second Language Program (ESL) or Graduate Bridge Program. P. 3-5 Undergraduate and graduate students who received admission to a degree program based on the condition that they first complete the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program should read p. 3-5 for additional information about the program cost and structure. P. 6-7 For graduate students only who received admission based on the condition that they first complete the Graduate Bridge Program should read p. 6-7 for additional information about the program cost and structure. All questions regarding conditional admission should be directed to the International Admissions Office at InternationalAdmissions@tiffin.edu or +1 419-448-3287.
  21. 21. 21 English as a Second Language (ESL) Program What is the English as a Second Language Program? The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to help international students achieve English proficiency required by the degree program and expose the student to many facets of American culture. The ESL program provides an all-around training of English-language skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. How Many Levels are in the ESL Program? The ESL program consists of three levels: Level 1 ESL 101/103/105/110/170 Level 2 ESL 102/ 104/106/112/171 Level 3 ESL 109/114/130/132/172 Why Does a Student Have to Complete the ESL Program At Tiffin University? Tiffin University requires all students whose native language is not English, and who do not submit an acceptable English language proficiency test score, to take a battery of tests for seated courses in any undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants from the following English-only countries do not need to prove English proficiency: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, and India What Tests are Required to be Taken Upon Arrival? Tiffin University requires all other students whose native language is not English, and who do not submit an acceptable English language proficiency test score, to take the following battery of tests for seated courses in any undergraduate or graduate program: 1. Accuplacer ESL: a. Reading Skills b. Sentence Meaning c. Language Usage
  22. 22. 22 2. TU Integrated Essay: a. Reading passage b. Related lecture/listening section c. Essay prompt requiring students to use material from both the reading and the listening in response 3. TU Oral Interview: a. Undergraduate students will be interviewed by the ESL director and/or a faculty member from the school of their major. b. Graduate students will be interviewed by the Dean and/or the program chair of their degree program. What If My English Language Score Met the University Requirements? Students entering degree programs who have achieved university-stated scores (found in the Academic Bulletin) on the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Cambridge tests, or any other English proficiency test accepted by the university will not take the Accuplacer test. Undergraduates will take the integrated essay test to determine their placement in ENG 140 or ENG 141 and other credit courses. Graduate students will take the integrated essay, the oral interview, and a plagiarism/citation quiz to confirm their ability to research, cite, and respond orally and in writing to the kinds of integrative questions used in graduate classes. Graduate students who have sufficient TOEFL or other scores, but who score below a 3.5 on the essay and/or below a 4.4 in the interview will enter the graduate bridge program. The Graduate Bridge program includes MGT 505/MGT 506/MGT 507 (MBA prerequisites for non-native English speakers who are unfamiliar with American business and academic writing formats). What If I Do Not Submit an English Language Score? Any student can be admitted to Tiffin University without an English language score. Graduate and undergraduate students who do not have a score from an approved proficiency test will take the Accuplacer, integrated essay, and oral interview. Students who have received certificates that indicate completion of English language training at other English-speaking universities or language schools will not take the Accuplacer, but will take the integrated essay and oral interview. Students who have taken English classes, but have not completed a formal program and have no TOEFL, etc., will complete the entire battery of tests to determine appropriate placement in classes. For graduate students, this includes an additional plagiarism/citation quiz to confirm their ability to research, cite, and respond orally and in writing to the kinds of integrative questions used in graduate classes..
  23. 23. 23 How Do I Pass The ESL Program? Promotions from ESL levels will be based on the scores achieved in the TU battery of proficiency tests and assigned by the Proficiency Placement Grid. Students will be tested and placed upon arrival. When they are placed in ESL courses, they must pass those courses in order to be retested at the end of the semester. Students who do not pass all of the ESL classes in their level will not be allowed to take the proficiency tests. They must repeat the level. Promotions will not be granted simply because a student has attended class consistently. Each student must demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak according to the requirements for each ESL level on the Proficiency Placement Grid, e.g. a student in level 1 must achieve scores on the Accuplacer, essay, and oral interview that attain level 2 (or higher) in order to move to the next level (or the level their scores indicate; a student may move from level 1 to level 3 or higher if there is sufficient improvement). Once they have entered the ESL program, students will not be allowed to move to the next level based on a more recent English proficiency test score (TOEFLL, IELTS, etc.); they will still be expected to follow the aforementioned promotion policy. Students must pass each level within two consecutive semesters. Students are allowed to complete the 3 levels in three consecutive semesters, and they are allowed to enroll full-time in regular classes upon completion of any level if they earned the scores defined in the Proficiency Placement Grid. ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS: After you complete Level 3 of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, you will be required to complete the Graduate Bridge Program. The graduate bridge program is one semester in length and includes MGT 505/MGT 506/MGT 507. It is designed to prepare non-English speaking students for graduate level coursework. The three courses will cover important topics such as Fundamentals of Business Enterprise, Fundamentals of Quantitative Business Methods, and Fundamentals of Graduate Business and Research Writing. The total cost of the Graduate Bridge Program is $5,600 and is required. What Is The Cost Of The ESL Program? The ESL program tuition cost for each semester $5,500. There is also a charge of $25 per course for a Language Lab Fee. The most you can possibly pay in any one semester for the program is $5,625. What Happens If I Arrive Late To Campus? International students must arrive by the last day to add classes (as stated in the Academic Bulletin). Students who are able to be tested for English proficiency prior to the last day to add classes may enroll in regular classes (if so placed according to the Proficiency Placement Grid). Students who do not arrive in time to be tested before the last day to add classes will automatically be placed in ESL courses. Any student arriving after the last day to add a class will be asked to return home and defer his/her enrollment.
  24. 24. 24 Graduate Bridge Program What Is The Graduate Bridge Program? The Graduate Bridge Program is designed to prepare students for graduate level coursework at Tiffin University. Why Does A Student Have To Complete The Graduate Bridge Program At Tiffin University? Many students are often unprepared to immediately begin their studies in the MBA program. The reason for this varies from student to student, but is generally because a student lacks the proper academic business background or proper research writing skills due to the delivery of academic content in their home country. How Long Does The Graduate Bridge Program Take To Complete? The Graduate Bridge Program takes one semester to complete. After the semester, students begin their graduate degree coursework. How Many Courses Does the Graduate Bridge Program Consist Of? The Graduate Bridge Program consists of three courses: Course Name Length MGT505 Fundamentals of Business Enterprise 7 weeks MGT506 Fundamentals of Quantitative Business Methods 7 weeks MGT507 Fundamentals of Graduate Business Research and Writing Full Semester MGT505: Fundamentals of Business Enterprise This course is the first step in a well-planned learning agenda that prepares students in understanding the basic tenets of the business environment. Students will be exposed to common professional components within the Tiffin University MBA program including Business Policy, Business Ethics, Legal Issues, Globalization, Marketing, and Management (Organizational Behavior, Human Resources and Operation Management). Students must receive a B or better in order to move on in graduate program. Cannot be used to fulfill graduation requirements. MGT506: Fundamentals of Quantitative Business Methods This class is for MBA students whose undergraduate studies and/or experience need to be supplemented by an additional course in the quantitative skills necessary to be successful
  25. 25. 25 in the Tiffin University MBA program. The course provides an overview of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Statistics. Students must receive a B or better in order to move on in graduate program. Cannot be used to fulfill graduation requirements. MGT507: Fundamentals of Graduate Business Research and Writing. This course prepares students for whom English is a second language for the rigors of graduate business education in an American institution. It is designed as a comprehensive introduction to research writing at the graduate level for those ESL students who are not proficient in academic research and documentation. The course will cover the entire research process as it applies to various business disciplines while also further immersing students in the English language. Students will be exposed to the various types of research writing with an emphasis on the proper use of English grammar, along with the proper academic formatting (APA documentation and a complete understanding of all types of plagiarism). The course will also contain a practicum component in which students participate in organizational visits, faculty mentoring, English language immersion events, etc. to optimize the student’s skills level in successfully studying American graduate business education. Students must receive a grade of “B” or higher in this course to move into MBA program. If the students fails to pass MGT507 he or she will be required to repeat the class. This course is to be taken with MGT505 and MGT506. What Is The Cost Of The Graduate Bridge Program? The total cost of the Graduate Bridge Program is $5,600. What Happens If I Arrive Late To Campus? International students must arrive by the last day to add classes (as stated in the Academic Bulletin). Students who are able to be tested for English proficiency prior to the last day to add classes may enroll in regular classes (if so placed according to the Proficiency Placement Grid). Students who do not arrive in time to be tested before the last day to add classes will automatically be placed in ESL courses. Any student arriving after the last day to add a class will be asked to return home and defer his/her enrollment.

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