The American Institute in Switzerland collaborates with Tiffin University in the United States of America

05-26-2021 PARTNERSHIP
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The American Institute in Switzerland (AUS) and Tiffin University (TU), Tiffin, OH have entered into a new partnership, allowing AUS students to obtain a dual degree from both institutions.

The partnership offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business with multiple specialization options. To receive the dual degrees, AUS students must successfully complete the required AUS curriculum and TU specialty courses. The TU programs will be online with video, discussion rooms, readings and other assignments, as well as in a hybrid format with some instruction provided on AUS's campus.

David Larson, Academic Dean of AUS, said, "Our team is excited by the opportunity for our students to earn a TU degree while attending AUS, and for TU students to take AUS courses as well. It really is the best of both worlds in preparing our students for the global marketplace."

Peter J. Holbrook, TU's Provost, said, "We are excited that this partnership will allow AUS students to be in the same class as TU students and provides students with a cross cultural experience. AUS students will also have a possibility to study on-campus at Tiffin University."

"Both institutions are members of the European Council for Business Education (ECBE), which is how we met and began conversations about a partnership several years ago," said Dr. Teresa Shafer, TU's Executive Dean of Institutional Affairs. "I'm thrilled that our work is paying off with formal approval of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to recognize AUS as an additional location for TU. As the partnership grows, we're expecting both faculty and student exchanges to take place, as well as collaborative research projects among our faculties."


Founded in 1888, Tiffin University is a premier university located in north-central Ohio. The 145-acre campus in Tiffin, Ohio, is a blend of traditional historic and modern buildings, creating a vibrant and warm home for a culturally diverse educational community.

Students of Tiffin University are challenged to enhance their global competencies for success in a diverse world. The University offers Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees all of which are designed to assist students in achieving their full potential after graduation. TU offers classes at several locations in Ohio, online, and in the country of Romanian. Some of TU's top programs, many of which are nationally recognized, include Accounting, Criminal Justice, Management, Exercise Science, Homeland Security and Forensic Psychology, to name a few.

Throughout its history, TU has maintained its dedication to providing a professionally focused, learning-centered education to prepare students for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership, and service. Tiffin University's faculty offers a unique combination of practical application with scholarly knowledge. The TU approach to learning and skill set development insists on connecting students to the workplace as soon, and as often, as possible during their college experience through internships. 

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