As a graduate business student, you will embark on a professional learning journey that capitalizes on your skills and provides a solid business foundation. At The University of Tulsa, we are committed to helping you succeed in this journey. Whether your interest is in executive management, sophisticated quantitative models or the intricacies of tax accounting, we have a graduate program to take your career to the next level.
Graduate Business Programs
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Full-Time MBA: Partnering with Business
The Collins College of Business full-time MBA will assist you in developing critical thinking skills by immersing you in real-world situations that teach you new ways to think about and solve problems. The three-semester cohort program includes a project course in the last semester in which students work as teams of business advisers on real consulting projects within local businesses and organizations. Our rigorous curriculum combined with experiential learning in an extremely personal environment will set you apart from the competition and prepare you to lead an organization through future business challenges.
MBA for Working Professionals
The Collins College of Business MBA for Working Professionals program is an evening program designed for those with full-time employment who wish to sharpen their business skills and enhance their career advancement opportunities. During the regular semesters, each course meets one night per week. Classes are small, resulting in an extremely personal environment. Real-world cases and current events are incorporated into classes, which will assist you in developing critical thinking skills and teach you new ways to think about and solve problems. Completion of the MBA will set you apart in the workplace and prepare you to take a leadership role in business.
MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences
The MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (MBA-HCDS) emphasizes population health, social determinants of health, communication skills and community disparities, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage a health care organization in a changing and competitive environment. The program provides a true balance of emphasis on core business knowledge with a strong background in issues related to health policy and community health.
An accelerated degree is an excellent opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline and a Master in Business Administration from TU in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately. Candidates who meet the criteria outlined below are invited to consider this unique opportunity.
MS in Business Analytics
The Collins College of Business MS in Business Analytics targets the education of students in the analysis, interpretation and prediction capabilities of large sets of data. This program will help students master the technical tools necessary to perform analysis of a variety of data but will also allow them to specialize in a discipline-specific area. Furthermore, coursework will develop the communication skills of students, a key component to employment and success in the field.
MS in Finance
The MSF delivers in-depth study of the sophisticated analytical techniques and marker transactions that drive financial innovation. Students choose to focus in corporate finance, investments and portfolio management or risk management. Students participate in controlled financial scenarios using electronic stock ticker boards, computers, Bloomberg terminals and financial data-bases. This program requires 30 hours of study. Foundation courses may also be required.
The MS in Quantitative Finance is a STEM-certified program designed for individuals with a business or quantitative background and experience or educational training in the natural sciences (primarily mathematics or physics), in engineering, or in applied sciences. This program helps students develop the skills necessary to analyze and implement quantitative techniques as applied to financial decisions, including the areas of asset pricing, risk management, financial forecasting, and financial engineering. For those wishing to pursue a PhD after completion of the master’s degree, this program offers the opportunity for a thesis component. Students will use various statistical and programming software in the curriculum, including SAS, Palisade Decision Tools, STATA, and MatLab, as well as financial databases including CRSP, Compustat, and Bloomberg.
Master of Accountancy
The Collins College of Business MAcc prepares students to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills to provide the foundation for a successful career in accounting. The program allows students to develop critical thinking skills, as well as foster an understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations and society. The 30 hour MAcc degree program can be completed in as little as 12 months, satisfying requirements for CPA exam eligibility for many students. Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting can become CPA compliant with additional courses.
Master of Energy Business (Online)
The online Master of Energy Business is a professional graduate program designed for working professionals with backgrounds in engineering, geosciences, law, business, and related disciplines who seek to advance their careers in the energy industry. The degree blends sound business principles and skills with contemporary energy issues and perspectives to create an extraordinarily focused educational experience. The primary objective is to train individuals to become strong managers, problem solvers and idea generators so they can add value to their companies and the industry.
MS in Global Energy (Blended Delivery)
The MS in Global Energy is specifically focused on the international energy community and seeks to attract students who have the potential to excel on the world stage. The program focuses on educating students from diverse cultures who are passionate about energy and its impact on global business, society, and the environment. Furthermore, the MS in Global Energy provides students with a strong business foundation and knowledge about the broader international energy arena, enriching each student’s career prospects.
Joint Degree Programs
The Collins College of Business offers several joint degree programs. Joint degree programs allow students to earn two independent degrees that share credit hours, reducing overall program length. Students in a joint degree program may be enrolled in the College of Business and another department at TU simultaneously while earning their degree. Available joint degree programs include an MBA/MS in Finance, an MS in Finance/MS in Applied Mathematics, an MBA/MS in Computer Science and a 3+3 BSBA/JD.
Joint Juris Doctor (JD) Programs
The Collins College of Business Graduate Programs and the College of Law jointly offer two joint Juris Doctor and Graduate Business programs. Students in our JD/MBA and JD/MSF programs are enrolled in both the College of Law and the Collins College of Business. Graduates earn two independent degrees in a joint program that combines credit hours reducing program length.
As a graduate business student you will embark on a professional learning journey that capitalizes on your skills and provides a solid business foundation. At The University of Tulsa we are committed to helping you succeed in this journey.
With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you will never be a “number” to our professors. We have more than 30 full-time graduate faculty members. Passionate, approachable, and accessible, they are able to combine academic theory with real world experience.
Four out of five of our graduate business students receive some form of financial assistance, either through scholarships, graduate assistantships or company tuition-reimbursement. Talk with one of our advisers and let them show you just how affordable The University of Tulsa can be.
Whether you are interested in a full-time, part-time or online graduate business program, we have programs that fit your schedule and learning style. Your undergraduate degree can be from any field of study, and professional work experience is not always necessary.
Long before you even arrive, our Business Career Center is laying the groundwork to help launch or further your career. More than 200 companies annually turn to The University of Tulsa to hire our graduates.
Fully Accredited Programs
Our Graduate Business degree programs are all accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools.
The breadth and depth of our academic resources, combined with program flexibility and scholarship availability, offer our students unparalleled opportunities. Whether your interest is in executive management, sophisticated quantitative models or the intricacies of tax accounting, we have a graduate program to take your career to the next level.
Profile of our Students
Average Age: 31
International Students: 14%
Middle 50% range GMAT Scores: 540-640
If you have any questions or if you would like additional information regarding any of our graduate programs, please contact Graduate Business Programs.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
The Collins College of Business offers forums for learning beyond the classroom and networking with the community. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities throughout their time on campus.
- GBSA – The Graduate Business Student Association provides networking and socializing opportunities for students as well as serving as a coordinating body for student teams participating in academic competitions.
- Friends of Finance – Friends of Finance is an organization of business professionals, TU alumni, and supporters of the TU College of Business Administration. Members share a passion for business–particularly finance and operations management–and are committed to helping TU gain national prominence in these areas.
- Mentor Program – Students and alumni in Graduate Business Programs are encouraged to participate in the Mentor Program. Each fall students are introduced to alumni who are professionals in an area of interest to the student. The mentor is then able to share experiences, advice, networking opportunities, etc. with the student. Students have opportunities throughout the year to meet high-level executives and gain industry insight that only professionals can offer. If you’re alumni wondering how you can give back, this is a great opportunity!
- GSA – GSA is a multipurpose organization designed to bring the graduate student community closer together. GSA hosts social and networking events to encourage interdisciplinary discussion between students, participates in community service events both on and off campus for community enrichment, teaches seminars on life skills, and promotes relationships between the undergraduate and graduate students by holding open events that allow undergraduates an opportunity to talk freely about graduate school.
- Love’s Cup Competition – The Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup is a statewide undergraduate & graduate business plan competition designed to encourage students to act upon their ideas and talents in order to produce tomorrow’s businesses. This competition is aimed at simulating the real-world process of entrepreneurs creating a business plan to soliciting start-up funds from potential investors. Students involved in this competition gain access to networks of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, team building opportunities, business planning skills, and media exposure.
Since many of our incoming Graduate Business students have conflicts with on-campus classes or work commitments, we decided this newly available online program might be the answer. Your book is included in and is the foundation of the course. You will read a chapter, complete assigned exercises and then take a quiz after each chapter. The average completion time for each foundation course is about 15-25 hours depending on the course and your background. Students must score 80% or better on the final 90-minute exam, so it pays to take a little time on the chapters.