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Management professionals formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies — or chart their own path by pursuing new ventures as entrepreneurs. Management majors develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills while learning management concepts. Degree options include innovation and entrepreneurship, business law, human resource management or sport management.

Organizations do not manage themselves, and the skills necessary for good management are not inherent – they must be learned and developed over time. The University of Tulsa’s management degree program helps students learn these skills and offers specialization in business law, entrepreneurship or human resource management.

Our approach heavily emphasizes hands-on experience. To succeed in an increasingly competitive international arena, students must be able to apply the knowledge they gain in class to an organizational setting. Our program focuses on the development of skills in managing people and facilitating effective organizational change.

TU’s management program offers innovative courses in organizational behavior and human resource management as well as experiential learning opportunities, case studies and computer-based simulations.

Management students gain practical experience through internships that involve working in either for-profit or not-for-profit organizations for course credit. Internships are viewed as an integral part of a student’s education.

International business programs complement the management major. Students meet with corporate leaders during spring break trips to cities such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, Brussels and London. TU has partnerships with a number of universities in various parts of the world and students can also participate in summer internships abroad.

Program Objectives

Students completing the Management, B.S.B.A. major will:

  • be well-grounded in management theory and concepts.
  • develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • understand ethical and effective leadership.
Program Options

Management, B.S.B.A.

Emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge necessary for effectively managing people and facilitating organizational change.

Students can choose the general management degree or one of four specializations:

  • Business Law – Emphasis on issues and practices that reduce the risks of operating in today’s litigious business climate.
  • Human Resource Management – Focuses on the challenges facing managers related to the recruitment and selection of the most talented people to operate an organization, as well as the most effective approaches to leading, motivating and retraining people in an organization.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Examines the process of creating and capturing value whether in a new or existing enterprise.
  • Sport Management – Addresses a need in the sports industry for students trained in modern business practices.

Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship Minor

Designed for business and non-business students interested in adding an entrepreneurship-focused minor to complement their academic major.

Sport Management Minor

The Sport Administration Minor focuses on the issues and practices of business management in a sport context.

Typical Four-Year Schedule

FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
Exposition and ArgumentationBusiness in Society
Foreign LanguageForeign Language
Math with ApplicationsBasic Calculus
Business Information TechnologyBlock II – Historical & Social Interpretation
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience++Block III – Scientific Investigation
SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
Macroeconomics (Block II)Microeconomics (Block II)
Concepts in Accounting Information IConcepts in Accounting Information II
Statistics IStatistics II
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceLegal Environment of Business
General Education ElectiveBlock II – Historical & Social Interpretation
JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Principles of ManagementBusiness Finance
Introduction to CISOperations Management
Principles of MarketingOrganizational Behavior
Block III – Scientific InvestigationGeneral Education Elective
Free ElectiveFree Elective (upper level)
SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Negotiation and Management SkillsStrategic Management
Writing for the ProfessionsManagement Internship
Management ElectiveManagement Elective
Management ElectiveGeneral Education Elective (upper level)
General Education Elective (upper level)Free Elective (upper level)

* Introduction to College Writing or its equivalent may be a prerequisite in some cases.