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The Collins College of Business MBA prepares students for a future where they can make a difference. In this program students develop critical thinking skills as well as enhance their creative problem-solving abilities while engaging with others in a team setting. TU’s rigorous curriculum is enhanced by experiential learning opportunities in an environment that focuses on you as an individual. Our MBA programs will prepare you to lead innovative organizations with vision and purpose.

Choose from the traditional MBA program or the specialized health care delivery sciences track to find a degree that fits your needs and interests and provides you with a path to a secure future. Day time and evening courses are available to provide students with flexible scheduling options.

Scholarships

At The University of Tulsa, we believe in making excellence affordable. 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 us help you develop your TU story.

Highlights

  • Full-time MBA cohort program can be completed in 16 months, part time evening program for working professionals can be completed in 24 months.
  • Electives allow programs to be tailored to fit student’s industry or discipline-specific interests
  • Professional development aspects of programs prepare students for upward career mobility
  • Full time students participate in a consulting project provides them with the opportunity to solve a current corporate issue by working in teams with other students and the local business community.
Full-time MBA: Partnering with Business

Students enrolled in TU’s full-time MBA program translate classroom concepts to real-world experiences through partnerships with area businesses. An in-depth curriculum emphasizes the right combination of theory, research and practical application, giving students a competitive edge as employers look for candidates who use strong project management skills to produce deliverable ideas. The cohort-style program groups students in teams of four to five members that rotate each semester, fostering a strong network and providing an opportunity to work with individuals who bring different backgrounds and experiences to classroom projects. Elective courses in finance, accounting, energy, marketing or management allow students to customize and focus the degree to suit individual career goals. The program concludes with a capstone course during which students participate in a consulting project for a Tulsa-area business or nonprofit.

Program Highlights

  • Program completion in 16 months
  • Entry point in fall only, with courses held during the day
  • Multidisciplinary Business Applications capstone course gives student teams hands-on experience solving real issues for local businesses or nonprofits
  • Business Career Center assists students with career placement
  • No workplace experience requirement
  • Students can hold undergraduate degrees from any field of study

Program requirements in the Course Bulletin


Professional Development Requirements

  • Students are assigned a mentor from the local business community to provide professional guidance during the first year of study
  • Students participate in a resume review and mock interview
  • Students must complete a resume-building summer internship
  • Students attend two professional association organization meetings per semester to build a professional network

Full-time MBA Student Profile

  • Average GMAT: 614
  • Average GPA: 3.35
  • Average age: 28
  • Percent females: 39
Part-time MBA for Working Professionals

With the flexibility to tailor a class schedule that suits a student balancing work with other priorities, TU’s part-time MBA program provides the perfect fit for working professionals looking to advance their career.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to accommodate individuals working full-time
  • Each class meets one night a week from 6 to 8:45 p.m.
  • Small classes promote participation and interaction
  • Enrollment in two courses per semester allows students to complete the program in 24 months
  • Program flexibility allows students to drop to one course per semester
  • Business Career Center assists students with career placement
  • No workplace experience requirement
  • Students can hold undergraduate degrees from any field of study
  • Students may participate in a resume review and mock interview
  • Professional association organization memberships available

Program requirements in the Course Bulletin

Part-time MBA Student Profile

  • Average GMAT: 557
  • Average GPA: 3.46
  • Average age: 29
  • Percent females: 43
MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences

The MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (MBA-HCDS) is unique. It 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.

Program Highlights

  • Benefits both clinicians and non-clinicians
  • Explores the interface between health status and social determinants of health, and the connection with a well-run health care organization
  • Collaborative effort between faculty in the Oxley College of Health Sciences and the Collins College of Business​
  • Students will develop a firm level of understanding of key business functions: accounting, finance, management, marketing, computer information systems, global economy and supply chain management
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge about current and anticipated ways that health care delivery systems function and interact with the populations and communities they serve
  • Students will apply core business knowledge, interdisciplinary and analytic thinking skills when evaluating health care delivery issues
  • Hybrid program combines courses taught online and in the traditional classroom

Program requirements in the Course Bulletin

Accelerated MBA

 

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.

Admission Requirements

Exceptional students are admitted into the MBA track of the undergraduate business program as freshmen. Note that these students are not admitted to the Graduate School until formal application has been made in their junior year. Students who meet the requirements of the program will be admitted to the Graduate School in their junior year following the application process. A student may major as an undergraduate in any field within the Collins College of Business except for Energy Management or IBL. EM or IBL students must have credits prior to entering TU to allow graduation within four and a half years. Students entering this program who bring less than 15 hours of AP or other college credit will need to attend summer school to allow graduation within four and a half years. Students admitted in this program as freshmen will be engaged with Graduate Business Programs with a special orientation and occasional activities, including invitations to various GBSA events.

Admission into the accelerated MBA program is competitive and a maximum of 20 students will be accepted each year. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum ACT score of 28  and graduate in the top 10% of their high school class or have a minimum 3.75 high school GPA.

Program requirements in the Course Bulletin

Application for Admission

Graduate School Admission

Students must meet the “Requirements and Guidelines for Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs” as approved by the Graduate Council February 22, 2005. Key requirements include:

  • Formal application to the Graduate School happens during the student’s junior year. The Graduate School will waive the GMAT requirement if the student has an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above. Students who have completed at least 60 undergraduate hours but not more than 96 undergraduate credit hours (essentially juniors), including AP credits, are eligible to apply to the Graduate School. Admission to the Graduate School will be strongly recommended by the faculty of the Collins College of Business assuming that the criteria identified for the undergraduate MBA track have been met (3.5 overall GPA with no single semester with less than a 3.0 GPA).
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.4; however, this program requires a 3.5 undergraduate GPA for the GMAT waiver.
  • Once admitted to the undergraduate MBA track program, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for each individual semester. In order to apply to enter the MBA portion of the program without taking the GMAT, students must have a 3.5 minimum overall GPA rather than the 3.4 undergraduate GPA noted in the requirement above. If a student does not achieve the 3.5 GPA for admission, he/she may take the GMAT and then apply to be admitted to the MBA program if desired. If a student prefers to obtain an undergraduate degree and not go in to the MBA program, the student would need to take the operations management course and the strategy course at the undergraduate level in order to receive an undergraduate degree.

Scholarship Funding

Presidential Scholars in good standing are eligible for a total of eight semesters of Presidential Scholarship funding. Presidential Scholars with remaining semesters of Presidential Scholarship funding at the end of the sixth semester of study at The University of Tulsa, may petition to apply such scholarship funding to the seventh and eighth semesters of the accelerated MBA program. While, generally, such petitions are granted, approval is determined on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the 7th and 8th semesters of Presidential Scholarship funding for tuition, room and board will continue at existing levels, subject to any applicable changes in eligibility.

In the ninth (final) semester, Presidential Scholars in good standing will qualify for a tuition-only scholarship from the Collins College of Business. Accordingly, the cost of room and board will not be covered in the ninth semester.

At the end of the third full year of study, any student in the program who meets the 3.5 minimum GPA requirement, and has no alternate scholarship funding in place, will receive a scholarship from the Collins College of Business, covering a minimum of 75% of tuition for the seventh, eighth, and ninth semesters of the accelerated MBA program.