In 2016, the Collins College of Business was ranked a Top 100 undergraduate business school by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Less than one-third of business schools in the United States are 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, computer 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), Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Global Energy, Master of Energy Business (MEB). Joint programs are available in the following areas: MBA/MSF, JD/MBA, JD/MSF, MSF/MSAM, and MBA/CS.
The graduate level faculty-to-student ratio is 1:9. Undergraduate business classes average 25-30 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 offers business law, human resource, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sports management specializations within the management major and provides students with resources and guidance in each of those areas.
TU finance students actively manage the Student Investment Fund, a portfolio with a value of more than $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 a state-of-the-art trading floor learning environment that includes a Bloomberg terminal.
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 Computer 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, 2015 and 2016. In 2014, a TU team won the undergraduate division at the Tri-State Award competition in Las Vegas. The competition is now called the Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup and in 2017, a TU team placed first in the competition’s graduate division.
The Business Career Center offers more than 80 events each year for the business students and alumni to connect with employers. These opportunities prepare our students and alumni for success in their internship and full-time career paths through combining professional development and experiential learning. The Collins College of Business boasts a 6 year average of 87% undergraduate international student employment and 92% undergraduate domestic student employment, and 89% graduate international student employment and 97% graduate domestic student employment rates respectively. Each year, students and alumni have access to over 100 employers who partner with the Business Career Center to recruit our college for their talent needs.
The college’s CIS Computer lab provides students the opportunity to gain experience designing, installing and administering networks, as well as developing database and other business applications.
Studio Blue is TU’s center for innovation and creativity and offers a flexible environment for students to work in: magnetic walls, computers, 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.
The Williams Student Services Center serves the students in the Collins College of Business. Located in this center are undergraduate academic advisors, Graduate Business Programs and the Business Career Center.
One of the most amazing things about The University of Tulsa is… Tulsa!
“Green Country” is a popular designation for northeast Oklahoma that stems from the region’s green vegetation and abundance of hills and lakes. Tulsa serves as the gateway to this region of the state.
Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state, with over one million surface acres of water and 2,000 more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. Tulsa’s Riverside Drive curves along the Arkansas River and features walking, jogging, biking and hiking trails.
The population of Tulsa and the surrounding metropolitan area is approximately 988,454 )Tulsa’s population: 398,121); the median resident age of Tulsa’s is 34 years and the yearly average temperature in Tulsa is about 61°F.
Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa boasts two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies and one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. Tulsa is also home to the Blue Dome District and the Tulsa Arts District in downtown Tulsa.
The City of Tulsa and TU share a partnership to preserve and advance Gilcrease Museum, one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. It houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, as well as historical manuscripts, documents and maps. Beyond the extensive Gilcrease collections and exhibits are its beautiful facilities and themed gardens that have been developed on 23 of the museum’s 460 acres. The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 1000,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works. The Philbrook Museum is considered one of the top 50 fine art museums in the United States, and is one of only five that offers a combination of historic homes, gardens and art collection.
In 2012, Tulsa was selected as one of “America’s Most Livable Large Cities.” Tulsa’s industries include energy, finance, telecommunications, medicine, aerospace, technology, and education. Newsweek recognized Tulsa as one of the 10 “New Frontier” technology cities.
Hungry? Sample cuisine from classic continental to sushi to backwoods barbecue from the more than 1,700 restaurants in Tulsa.
Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club is a respected venue for PGA and LPGA tour events. Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) was a former player for the Tulsa Drillers, Tulsa’s minor league baseball team. In addition to the Drillers, Tulsa is home to the Tulsa Oilers (minor league hockey) and the Tulsa Roughnecks FC (professional soccer). Don’t forget about TU’s 18 nationally competitive NCAA Division I athletic teams!
The Oklahoma Aquarium, on the south side of the Tulsa metropolitan area, is the state’s only freestanding aquarium, containing over 200 exhibits.
Mohawk Park, on the north side of Tulsa, is the largest municipal park in the United States and contains the Tulsa Zoo, the Oxley Nature Center, two golf courses, and a skate park.
Tulsa’s music and entertainment scene features venues that host top musical acts representing genres that range from rock to country and everything in between. The historic Cain’s Ballroom dates back to 1924 and is one of the most visited and iconic music venues in the country. The BOK Center, which consistently ranks as one of the world’s top-selling arenas, has featured some of the biggest names in music and is the home of the Tulsa Oilers hockey team. Tulsa is also home to the annual two-day Center of the Universe Festival, one of Oklahoma’s largest music festivals featuring performances by ore than 100 bands.