The Collins College of Business is ranked a Top 100 undergraduate business school by Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Less than one-third of business schools in the United States are fully accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. TU is one of only two private universities in Oklahoma to hold this distinction.
Undergraduate programs offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with majors in accounting, economics, energy management, finance, management, management information systems and marketing. A joint Bachelor of Science program in international business and language (BSIBL) includes four years of language study in Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish. Additionally, there is an IBL/American Track program for international students. Students looking to accelerate the path toward earning a graduate degree can choose from two dual degree options. The BSBA/MBA program allows students to complete both an undergraduate business degree and an MBA in four-and-a-half years, and the six-year BSBA/JD program combines an undergraduate business degree with a Juris Doctorate.
Graduate program offerings include: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Accountancy (MACC) as well as the Master of Energy Business (MEB). Joint programs are available in the following areas: MBA/MSF, JD/MBA, JD/MSF and MSF/MSAM.
The graduate level faculty-to-student ratio is 1:9. Undergraduate business classes average 25-29 students.
The Energy Management Program is one of only 10 such university programs in the United States. In July 2014, the Collins College of Business established the School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce in response to growth in the energy industry and the university’s energy business degree programs.
TU finance students actively manage the Student Investment Fund, a portfolio with a value that exceeds $4.5 million. In addition to providing real-stakes, real-dollar financial management experience, the fund provides earnings that subsidize scholarships for finance students. Students have access to the Risk Management Center, a state-of-the-art learning environment integrating trading floor technology with a graduate program focused on financial theory and the practice of risk management.
Friends of Finance is an organization of business professionals, TU alumni and supporters of the Collins College of Business. Eight times a year, the Executive Speakers’ series brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explore important business issues. Past speakers include executives from Coach, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bank of America, Southwest Airlines, QuikTrip Corporation, Lloyd’s of London, Chesapeake Energy and The Boeing Company (just to name a few!).
Each year, the School of Accounting and Management Information Systems hosts the statewide Conference of Accountants, which features distinguished national and international speakers on current trends and issues in the field of accounting.
Student teams from The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business won top spots in the statewide Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup collegiate business plan competition in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014, a TU team won the undergraduate division at the Tri-State Award competition in Las Vegas.
The Business Career Center offers more than 75 events each year for the business students to include résumé, cover letter, interviewing, networking, dress for success and much more! Job placement has been over 90 percent for the last few years. In addition to working with students, the Business Career Center also works with business employers.
In 2011, TU was ranked No. 20 in the nation by corporate recruiters according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The college’s networking and communications lab provides a full-featured environment where students gain experience designing, installing and administering networks, as well as developing business applications and using them to complete assignments. The lab puts student teams into the same kinds of end-to-end provider-client relationships they will face in the working world.
Studio Blue is TU’s “creative greenhouse” and offers a flexible environment for students to work in: magnetic walls and plenty of whiteboard space. It also functions as a student-run agency where interested students learn by doing, and deliver ideas, design, research, and finished materials to local nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies. In 2011, Studio Blue was honored with two Addy awards for its work.
The Williams Student Services Center opened in August 2008 to better serve the students in the Collins College of Business. Located in this center are undergraduate academic advisors, Graduate Business Programs and the Business Career Center.