TU among nation’s most innovative small college business departments

Business Research Guide has ranked The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business No. 6 among the most innovative small college business departments in the country. Criteria for selection included progressive majors and/or course offerings, global business emphasis, connections to local businesses and Business-Research-Guide-Most-Innovative-College-Business-Departmentexperiential learning opportunities.

Business Research Guide’s editors noted TU’s energy management program — one of only nine such programs in the United States — highlighting its affordability and high retention rate within the university. The Collins College of Business was also recognized for its full-time MBA program, in which students are assigned hands-on consulting projects with local businesses.

Whether it’s discontinuing a product that’s no longer profitable or having the foresight to develop a solution that meets an emerging need, businesses have to adapt to thrive in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. This has also held true for the Collins College of Business, which continually evaluates programs and curricula to keep pace with these changes. The college has added a number of programs in recent years, including the undergraduate energy management major, Master of Energy Business, Master of Accountancy and a redesigned MBA curriculum. New for the 2015-16 academic year are a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship and a sport management concentration within the management major.

With its vast network of local business owners, low cost of living, strong economy and easy access to commercial and industrial loans, Tulsa is considered one of the top cities in the country for young entrepreneurs. The Collins College of Business has benefited from its location in the heart of the city to develop programs and initiatives that foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within not only the student population, but also the Tulsa community.

Find more information about degree programs in the Collins College of Business here.