Jul 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

The Collins College of Business

The Collins College of Business graduate programs educate skilled and inspired business leaders. Our emphasis on practical application and professional depth has helped our graduates become leaders in their professions, organizations and communities. Today, as business evolves under the forces of globalization and technology, we are keeping pace with a variety of degree programs that prepare students for success. We emphasize leadership, academic rigor, practical problem solving, hands-on experience and teamwork. We have tailored graduate business degree programs to support full-time and part-time enrollment - all while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be an internationally respected business school known for excellence in education and scholarship that prepares students for successful careers in a global economy.

Our mission, through creating and disseminating knowledge, is to educate, mentor and transform business students for professional and leadership roles in all forms of organizations.


All graduate business programs are fully accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Less than 5% of the schools of business worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

Graduate Academic Programs

The Graduate School of The University of Tulsa, through the Collins College of Business, offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Energy Business, Master of Science in Finance, and Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance. The College also offers the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance degrees in conjunction with the College of Law (see the The College of Law  section of this Bulletin), and the Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Finance/Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in conjunction with the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences (see the Joint-Degree Programs  section of this Bulletin).

Pre-Admission Testing

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants to graduate business degree programs, with four exceptions:

  • Master of Business Administration applicants with an AACSB accredited graduate business degree are exempt from the GMAT.
  • Master of Business Administration applicants with an undergraduate degree from The University of Tulsa with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above are exempt from the GMAT.
  • Master of Science in Finance program applicants may substitute the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for the GMAT.
  • Master of Energy Business applicants are required to submit an acceptable GMAT score achieved within five years of the date of application, or equivalent evidence of the ability to complete the program.

For all programs, applicants from non-English speaking schools must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and receive a score of 90 or higher (internet score) or 575 or higher (paper score). An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher is also accepted in lieu of the TOEFL. Refer to the International Applicants section, in The Graduate School  section of this Bulletin, for more information.

Admission Criteria

Programs are open to students with baccalaureate degrees in any field of study. Admission is limited to applicants who show high promise of success in business study. Admission criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (both overall course work and upper division course-work are considered);
  • Graduate Management Admission Test score (or GRE score if applicable);
  • Professional/business experience as evidenced by such factors as a record of employment at increasing levels of responsibility; and
  • Professional references.

Program admission requirements and offerings are subject to change. Contact the Collins College of Business Graduate Programs office for updated information.




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