Dual Degree with Tiffin University
The American University in Switzerland and Tiffin University, based in Ohio, United States, are delighted to offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from Tiffin University in addition to their bachelor’s degree from AUS.

Students will have the opportunity to complete dual degrees in a range of subject areas, including; management and international business, sports management and sports marketing, and sports management and athletic administration.

At AUS and Tiffin University, we put our students at the center of what we do. This opportunity enables students to fully immerse themselves in an international environment providing the platform for extensive educational and career benefits. With access to guest professors, the possibility of a semester abroad, or an international internship, students' opportunities are life-changing.
IATA Authorized Training Center
The American University in Switzerland is proud to be recognized as an official IATA Authorized Training Center.

Offering a degree with a specialization in Aviation Management and specific IATA certified training courses enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transport. Courses available to students will complement the AUS curriculum and give real-industry insight to support academic knowledge.

Topics such as Air Transport Fundamentals provide an overview of the air transportation system and illustrate the interdependencies among its various components, and Aviation Security Awareness, which looks at introducing security measures and regulations to keep the industry safe.

This opportunity provides students a real advantage when seeking employment by showcasing their expertise and applied knowledge through gaining industry-recognized certifications.

AUS Collaboration with Tiffin University

In collaboration with
American University in Switzerland (AUS), located in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland, and Tiffin University (TU), located in Tiffin, state of Ohio, USA, have entered into a partnership, the Dual Degree Program (DDP), allowing AUS students to obtain a dual degree from both institutions.
The partnership offers BSBA and MIBA degrees, each with multiple options. The BSBA degrees would have a specialization, and with the MIBA, the students would also receive a certificate.
In order to receive the dual degrees, students must successfully complete the required AUS and TU courses. Every student enrolled in the DDP will follow the AUS curriculum, aside from the Tiffin courses.
Tiffin University has US Higher Learning Commission accreditation, which is recognized by most ministries of education.
The TU programs are all on-line with video, discussion rooms, readings, and other assignments. For the most part, the students will be in the same class as TU students, thus enabling interaction. There is a possibility for AUS students to study on campus at Tiffin University in Ohio.
Bachelor - Dual Degree Program Requirements
All AUS students must complete 135 credit hours to receive their degree, of which 39 credit hours are specializations.
The TU courses will be the DDP students’ specialization courses.
The TU specialization courses add up to 34 credits, 5 credits less than the specialization requirement. Students will fill the remaining 5 credits with AUS electives.
If a BSBA student successfully completes the DDP, in that case, the student will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with one of the specialties from AUS and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in the specialty from TU.
BSBA Specializations
Master – Dual Degree Program Requirements
The AUS Master program requirement is to complete 90 credit hours to receive the degree, and the total of 27 credit hours are for specialization courses. The total number of credits of the TU core Master curriculum and the certificate program is 36 credits, which is 9 more than AUS’ specialization course requirement of 27 credits.
The TU courses will be the DDP students’ specialization courses.
The DDP students will NOT take the following AUS courses (these are included in the TU courses):
If a MIBA student successfully completes the DDP, the student will graduate with a Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) with one of the specialties from AUS and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the specialty from TU. They will also receive a Professional Certificate in the specialty. If desired, MIBA students can take just the TU Professional Certificate curriculum separate from the entire TU MBA program.
Master of Business Administration Program
The MBA degree focuses on developing competencies in communication skills, leadership and teamwork, information technology, and problem-solving. A distinguished faculty leads a rich and diverse student body through current issues in management and prepares the students for the technology-driven global workplace of the third millennium.
**Courses waived if a student has earned an undergraduate degree in business with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

In addition to the core curriculum listed above, each student must also complete one of the concentrations listed below to be awarded the Master of Business Administration Degree. To be awarded a Graduate Level Certificate, the student only needs to complete the concentration/certificate curriculum noted below.
MIBA Specializations
Athletic Administration
Students from AUS that want to pursue a degree with TU would be required to complete their AUS BSBA in Business Administration program and the following TU courses. AUS students can be enrolled concurrently as well as enrolled upon completion of their AUS courses.

TU Courses — Total Hours: 34

  • DEC 250 — Engage and Explore (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 300 — Connect (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400 — Impact (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400L — Impact ePortfolio (Credit Hours: 1)
  • SMG 360 — Business of Sports (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 405 — Sports Analytics (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 495 — Organizational Strategy (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 220 — Principles of Athletic Development (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 315 — Supervision in Sports (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 325 — Facilities Design and Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 375 — Sports Governance and Administration (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 450 — Sport Revenue Generation & Sponsorship (Credit Hours: 3)
International Business
Students from AUS that want to pursue a degree with TU would be required to complete their AUS BSBA in Business Administration program and the following TU courses. AUS students can be enrolled concurrently as well as enrolled upon completion of their AUS courses.

TU Courses — Total Hours: 34

  • DEC 250 — Engage and Explore (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 300 — Connect (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400 — Impact (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400L — Impact ePortfolio (Credit Hours: 1)
  • CST 285 — Spreadsheet Appl. & Data Analysis (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 317 — Human Resource Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 351 — Managing Diversity in the Workplace (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 411 — International Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 495 — Organizational Strategy (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT 404 — Global Marketing(Credit Hours: 3)
  • ECO 424 — Global Trade (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FIN 426 — International Finance (Credit Hours: 3)
Sports Marketing
Students from AUS that want to pursue a degree with TU would be required to complete their AUS BSBA in Business Administration program and the following TU courses. AUS students can be enrolled concurrently as well as enrolled upon completion of their AUS courses.

TU Courses — Total Hours: 34

  • DEC 250 — Engage and Explore (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 300 — Connect (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400 — Impact (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DEC 400L — Impact ePortfolio (Credit Hours: 1)
  • SMG 360 — Business of Sports (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 405 — Sports Analytics (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 495 — Organizational Strategy (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT 253 — Marketing Communications (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 235 — Sports Marketing and Promotions (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT 364 — Event Marketing and Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 335 — Sport Media Technology (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG 450 — Sport Revenue Generation & Sponsorship (Credit Hours: 3)
Leadership and Change
The Leadership and Change concentration/certificate provides students with a comprehensive organizational perspective that combines real-world applications. Exposure to individual and group theories and practice will prepare graduates to become well-rounded business professionals. Competencies will surround ethical decision-making, interdependence, inclusion, and global perspective. Courses focused on individual leadership, behavior and change dynamics, systems thinking, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

Courses — Total Hours: 12

  • LDR531 — Individual Leadership & Influence (Credit Hours: 3)
  • LDR610 — Leadership Behavior & Dynamics (Credit Hours: 3)
  • LDR611 — System Thinking & Innovative Teamwork (Credit Hours: 3)
  • LDR670 — MBA Leadership Internship (Credit Hours: 3)
Electives- if no internship:
  • MGT631 — Strategic Analysis in Global Industry (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HRM631 — Strategic Human Resources Management (Credit Hours: 3)
Or other electives per approval
Data Analytics
The Data Analytics concentration/certificate focuses on developing managerial competencies related to statistics, accounting, economics, finance, computer information, policy, ethics, law, globalization, and marketing. In addition, the program focuses on self-actualization of a higher level of learning. In addition, this certificate provides specialized training needed in the advancing technological business environment.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • DAX511— Database Design and Data Mining (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DAX521— Applied Statistics from Data Analytics (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DAX631— Advanced Data Analysis Techniques (Credit Hours: 3)
  • DAX641— Data Visualization, Design and Presentation (Credit Hours: 3)
Finance
The Finance concentration/certificate 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 will provide an opportunity for the 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 investment. The degree 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 agency.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • FIN617 — Database Design and Data Mining (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FIN622 — Financial Markets and Institutions (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FIN623 — Investment Analysis (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FIN627 — Emerging Markets Finance (Credit Hours: 3)
Forensics and Fraud Examination
Forensics and Fraud Examination concentration/certificate qualifies students for above entry-level positions with auditing firms. These courses utilize the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Manual to assist the student in understanding the current field of forensic accounting/fraud. This coursework parallels the content of the Certified Fraud Examiner’s Exam and serves to prepare students to receive the certification (CFE) upon completion of the certificate.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • FFE510 — Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FFE520 — Fraud Investigation (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FFE610 — Fraud Legal Environment (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FFE620 — Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes (Credit Hours: 3)
Healthcare Administration
The Healthcare Administration concentration/certificate is designed for working professionals employed in the areas of education, childcare, social services, healthcare, and business. The curriculum will focus on management systems, decision-making tools, new technologies, financial management, referral systems, and current healthcare law and ethics issues.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • HCA541 — Managing Healthcare Systems (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HCA553 — Current Issues in Healthcare Administration (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HCA634 — Healthcare Finance and Process Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HCA643 — Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics (Credit Hours: 3)
Human Resources Management
The Human Resource Management concentration/certificate enables the student 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 employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • HRM610 — Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HRM611 — Human Resource Planning and Talent Acquisition (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HRM612 — Talent Development and Performance Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • HRM613 — Strategic Human Resource Management (Credit Hours: 3)
International Business
The International Business concentration/certificate enables the student to build upon a solid foundation and perform effectively as managers in today's competitive and globalized economies. The IB certificate courses will give the students an opportunity to learn about the functioning of the international economy and how multinational firms of all sizes, both governmental and non-governmental, working in a variety of cultural and political/legal environments, interact with it. The courses will also allow students to learn about international trade theories and agreements, global financial markets, and the financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business with an emphasis on international financial management.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • ECO627 — International Trade and Investment (Credit Hours: 3)
  • FIN617 — International Financial Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT631 — Strategic Analysis in Global Industry (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT627 — Global Marketing Management (Credit Hours: 3)
Marketing
The Marketing concentration/certificate provides students with 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 endorsement deals 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.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • MKT526 — Information Systems for Marketing (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT623 — Strategic Brand Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT627 — Global Marketing Management (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT631 — Marketing Field Analysis (Credit Hours: 3)
Sports Management
The Sports Management concentration/certificate is designed to enhance students' marketability and improve their business skills. Faculty are prepared to help students make connections with a growing network of alumni working in sports or the extensive list of sports industry contacts with professional relationships with our faculty.

Courses — Total Hours: 12


  • SMG532 — Communication and Fund Raising in Sports (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG634 — Business Strategies in Sports(Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG637 — Personnel Management in Sport (Credit Hours: 3)
  • SMG670 — Sport Mentorship (Credit Hours: 3)