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An accounting degree is an exciting stand-alone degree or an accounting minor is an ideal complement to other business and non-business degrees. Oklahoma, as well as most other states and jurisdictions, requires candidates for the CPA exam to have completed at least 150 semester hours of college credit. Having tools to collect, maintain, analyze, and report business information is helpful in every endeavor. The certificate program in accounting prepares individuals for entry-level accounting positions, enhances accounting knowledge necessary for advancement in existing positions, and prepares candidates for professional certification examinations such as the Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor examinations.
The Applied Innovation Certificate and The Nova Fellowship help students develop career skills and tackle real-life challenges by participating in cross-disciplinary, focused projects tailored to their interests. These are unique opportunities to join a community of TU students, faculty and professionals from all majors and backgrounds who are interested in innovation, and want to do something truly unique and meaningful in the community.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree provides a basic understanding of issues in organizational behavior, negotiation, and managerial functions. This degree is for those seeking employment as a manager or planning on pursuing a graduate degree. Business professionals need a broad theoretical and practical education that prepares them for continuous learning and effective leadership.
A degree or minor in business analytics helps students master the technical tools necessary to perform analysis of big data across industries. Students can specialize in particular discipline areas as desired, choosing to concentrate in applications specific to healthcare, energy, accounting forensics, finance, marketing, operations, or information systems.
Economics provides a strong general background that is excellent preparation for law school, graduate studies or employment in the private sector. The Economics Department of the College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.S.B.A. with a major in economics within the Collins College of Business. The curriculum requires all students, under supervision of a faculty member, to complete a research project in an area of interest.
The Energy Management curriculum is multidisciplinary; incorporating required energy-related coursework from all three of the university’s undergraduate colleges with the opportunity to take courses from the TU College of Law. Students will choose either the upstream track (exploration and production) with emphasis on business law, or the midstream track (trading of energy commodities) with added emphasis on finance. The curriculum provides the standard core of business courses for the B.S.B.A. degree, with additional coursework in accounting, finance, business law, geology, petroleum engineering, energy management, and economics.
The School of Finance, Operations Management and International Business offers both a major and a minor in finance. In addition, students can concentrate in one of three areas: corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, or financial institutions. The finance curriculum emphasizes the fundamental aspects of finance, economics, quantitative methods, and information technology that provide the technical skills necessary for our graduates to be successful in an increasingly complex financial world. The finance certificate program prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the finance industry, or enhances the finance skills necessary for advancement in existing positions.
The demand for workers who understand healthcare, information systems and technology is growing rapidly. The US Department of Labor estimates a 49% growth in the demand for trained individuals prepared to be administrators, specialists, consultants, educators, and researchers at a variety of organizations. Healthcare informatics is an emerging area in the information systems discipline. Many major IT consulting companies are engaging in work related to healthcare informatics.
This degree combines the business core, emphasis on international business, and language proficiency in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish. Students entering the program should have a high ability in one of these languages. Graduates will have fluency in a language along with an in-depth understanding of the country’s culture, preparing them for entry-level international business jobs, government foreign service jobs or for work on graduate degrees in international business. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs and have priority for TU-approved international business internships hosted by companies abroad.
The innovation and entrepreneurship minor (IEM) is designed for business and non-business students interested in adding an entrepreneurship-focused minor to complement their academic major. This minor is appropriate for students who desire to start their own company or who desire to think and act more innovatively and entrepreneurially as an employee in an established firm.
Management is often defined as a set of activities, including planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and monitoring, undertaken with the objective of achieving organizational goals. Our management program emphasizes the efficient and effective use of human, financial, physical, and informational resources in the pursuit of these goals.
The management information systems major provides a basic understanding of the significant role of information technologies in the business world. Students develop the skills necessary to employ information technology resources with the objective of enhancing organization and user performance. The major qualifies students for positions as information systems professionals in all sectors of the economy. The certificate program in management information systems (MIS) is designed to prepare individuals without a college degree for entry-level positions in data processing and management information systems.
Though marketing is usually associated with advertising and possibly marketing research, the field is actually much broader. Many marketing graduates choose positions designing new product offerings, overseeing product pricing, finding alternative marketing channels, creating internet marketing strategies, and managing sales departments, as well as traditional advertising and marketing research positions. Our curriculum is uniquely designed to prepare students with varied interests and career goals to become successful in their chosen occupation within both domestic and international corporations.
While not-for-profit organizations have some similarities to commercial organizations, there are challenges unique to the not-for-profit world. Not only are the human resource management issues different, but marketing, financial management, and legal issues facing non-for-profit managers differ from those in commercial organizations. The purpose of the certificate program is to prepare students to work with not-for-profit organizations either as an employee or in a management capacity as a volunteer.
The sport administration certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the sport industry or enhances sport administration knowledge necessary for advancement in current positions. Areas of study include sport finance, sport marketing, sponsorship, broadcasting rights and international sports.
A minor in sport management prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the sport industry or enhances sport administration knowledge necessary for advancement in current positions. The sport management minor focuses on the issues and practices of business management in a sport context.