MBA Programs - Collins College of Business

MBA Programs

Program Description

The University of Tulsa’s AACSB-accredited MBA program delivers a superior student experience through a high-touch, concierge-level service offered via small classes, low student-to-faculty ratios and a focus on developing leaders. You will benefit from the extensive involvement of dedicated MBA alumni, employers of TU MBA graduates and other stakeholders dedicated to your success. You are paired with a personal executive mentor from the business community and a graduating MBA student mentor. These two provide valuable expertise to help you extract the most value from your graduate degree and catapult you toward future success.

As an MBA student, you can select from two delivery formats, both of which offer the same concierge-level service.

Cohort MBA Program

The Collins College Cohort MBA assists 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 four-semester cohort program includes a project course in the last semester where you will work on teams as business advisers on real consulting projects within local businesses and organizations. Our rigorous curriculum and 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.

Working Professionals MBA Program

The Collins College Working Professionals MBA program is designed for full-time employees who wish to sharpen their business skills and enhance career advancement opportunities. The program arranges classes with your work schedule in mind. Classes are small, resulting in an extremely personal environment. Real-world cases and current events are incorporated into classes, which 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.

Skills and Outcomes

Collins College cultivates the next generation of business leaders. The MBA programs specifically emphasize leadership throughout the curriculum. The high-touch, concierge-level attention to each student ensures that you receive individualized mentoring and development of the student’s leadership skills. MBA students are equipped to:

  • make sound financial decisions through newly acquired financial analysis skills;
  • become global leaders by learning about the world economy and cultural differences; and
  • better make data-driven decisions by learning business analytics and computer information skills.

Leaders must also understand their customers and their markets, and we instill those marketing skills in our graduates. Depending on your area of specific interest, you will leave the MBA program equipped to lead in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, supply chain or computer information systems and to manage cross-functional teams. We prepare our graduate students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow! Enroll today and make a significant difference in the world.

Experiential Learning

Internship Experience – You will have the opportunity to apply business principles learned in your graduate courses in a business organization. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to expand your professional network, enhance your communication skills and present your work to a larger community.

CIMBA International Experience – The MBA Cohort program offers a fully sponsored trip to Paderno del Grappa, Italy, for a two-week leadership and cultural experience with a partner institution, CIMBA. The CIMBA International Experience seeks to enhance our MBA Cohort students with a globally diverse perspective, team-building skills and leadership acumen.

Mentor Program – Each MBA student is assigned an executive mentor from the business community. The mentor will serve as a “career counselor,” complementing the academic counseling provided by faculty advisers and the Business Career Center. The executive mentor will meet with you at least twice each semester to help you reach your goals and objectives and develop your leadership skills.

Alumni Spotlight

Under McMillon’s leadership, Walmart is making life easier for busy families and building trust with customers. Walmart is investing heavily in associate wages, benefits and education - including a debt-free college program. McMillon earned his master’s degree in business administration from The University of Tulsa.

Doug McMillon President and CEO of Walmart Inc.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Cohort MBA Deadlines

Round
Fall App Deadline
Fall Decision Date
Fall Commitment Deadline
1* Jan 15 March 1 April 15
2 ** April 1 May 15 Jun 15
3 May 31 Rolling Admission Rolling Admission


* Apply by Round 2 to be considered for Dean’s scholarships
** Final deadline for international student to ensure visa processing

MBA Working Professional Deadlines

Round
Fall App Deadline
Fall Decision Date
Fall Commitment Deadline
1* Jan 15 March 1 April 15
2 ** April 1 May 15 Jun 15
3 May 31 Rolling Admission Rolling Admission


* Apply by Round 2 to be considered for Dean’s scholarships
** Final deadline for international student to ensure visa processing

Round
Spring App Deadline
Spring Decision Date
Spring Commitment Deadline
1* September 15 October 15 December 1
2 September 16 Rolling Admission Rolling Admission


* Apply by Round 1 to be considered for Dean’s scholarships

Degree Details

The primary goal of the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is to provide a quality graduate-level education that will prepare graduates for professional management careers in the private and public sectors, and for positions of leadership and responsibility in business and society.

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Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Four out of five of our graduate business students receive some form of financial assistance, either through scholarships, graduate assistantships or company tuition reimbursement.

Scholarships Tuition & Fees

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Graduates of the MBA program will be effective communicators.
  • PLO 1.1- Communications: Create a professional document and deliver a professional presentation.
  1. Business Ethics: Graduates of the MBA program will be knowledgeable of ethical factors and how they related to business decisions
  • PLO 2.1-Ethics: Apply ethical decision-making models to issues impacting an organization and demonstrate the capacity to analyze the underlying factors that lead to the ethical dilemmas.
  1. Functional Business Analyses and Applications: Graduates of the MBA program will be knowledgeable in the functional areas of business, their application and their integration.
    • PLO 3.1-Accounting: Analyze financial statements; analyze and evaluate various costing methods to select the most appropriate method, apply cost-volume-profit analysis and use accounting data to evaluate potential business choices.
    • PLO 3.2-Computer Information Systems: Develop a database, analyze organizational choices of tools to provide the information needed to support the strategic objectives of the entity and evaluate infrastructure choices in data collection, analysis and reporting.
    • PLO 3.3-Marketing: Apply marketing concepts to the analysis of business issues and synthesize market information to develop a viable set of solutions for solving marketing problems facing an organization.
    • PLO 3.4-Leadership & Management: Analyze, diagnose, and manage organizational behavior in order to improve the performance of individuals and teams in organizations.
    • PLO 3.5-Business Strategy: Synthesize strategic management concepts and analyze complex business situations to create solutions that address the needs of the various stakeholders of the organization.
    • PLO 3.6-Finance: Analyze various types of investments and make investment decisions, assess risk as it relates to corporate valuation, evaluate businesses using financial theory and quantitative methods.
    • PLO 3.7-Business Analysis: Create and apply the appropriate quantitative decision model to solve an operations problem, analyze quality control initiatives, and evaluate the effectiveness of supply-chain management strategies.

Curriculum and Time to Completion

Cohort MBA Course Schedule
The Cohort MBA degree is a 38-credit program that can be completed full time in four semesters.

First Year
Second Year
Fall MBA 7110 – MBA Experience MBA 7063 – The World Economy
MBA 7003 – Preparing, Understanding & Using Financial Statements MBA 7113 MBA Consulting Project
MBA 7013 – Financial Management Elective – Elective #2
MBA 7023 – Learning & Managing Organizations Elective – Elective #3
MBA 7053 – Marketing Management
MBA 7111 – Issues in Business Ethics
Spring MBA 7120 – Operations Management
MBA 7033 – Corporate & Business Strategy
MBA 7223 –
Elective – Elective #1
Summer MBA 7021 – Internship Experience

Working Professionals MBA Course Schedule
The Working Professional MBA degree is a 37-credit program that can be completed part time in six semesters.

First Year
Semester 1 MBA 7003 – Preparing, Understanding & Using Financial Statements
MBA 7023 – Learning Managing Organizations
MBA 7111 – Issues in Business Ethics
Semester 2 MBA 7013 – Financial Management
MBA 7033 – Corporate & Business Strategy
Second Year
Semester 3 MBA 7053 – Marketing Management
MBA 7273 Computer Information Systems
Semester 4 Elective – Elective #1
Elective – Elective #2
Third Year
Semester 5 Elective – Elective #5
Elective – Elective #6
Semester 5 MBA 7043 – Corporate & Business Strategy
MBA 7063 – The World Economy