Linda Nichols, Dean
The graduate programs of the Collins College of Business 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: To be an internationally respected business college known for excellence in education and research.
Our Mission: Through creating and disseminating knowledge, we educate, mentor, and prepare students for successful careers as professionals and leaders.
Our Slogan: Empowering the next generation of business leaders.
The Collins College of Business is committed to the development of faculty, staff and students who exhibit a high level of professionalism and are committed to:
- Providing an inclusive and accepting environment that will attract and support a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
- Providing business students high quality business education opportunities that promote innovation.
- Providing students with opportunities for global educational experiences.
- Providing students, faculty and staff with an exposure to the social and environmental responsibilities of business leaders and opportunities to volunteer in the community.
- Promoting and facilitating student engagement with the business community.
- Providing support for internship and career opportunities for all CCB graduates.
- Demonstrating ethical actions and fairness.
Empower: Instill a desire for life-long learning and achievement.
Engage: Encourage meaningful interaction among all stakeholders.
Educate: Deliver challenging and relevant learning opportunities.
Explore: Foster intellectual curiosity among faculty and students.
The Collins College of Business pursues its goals by working collaboratively with its various stakeholders. This reflects the reality that the Collins College of Business influences, and is influenced by, both internal and external stakeholder groups, including:
- Students and their families
- Staff and Administration
- Community (includes current and potential employers, for- and not-for-profit organizations, professional societies, and the academic business community)
These stakeholder groups are interdependent and each contributes to the success of the Collins College of Business through diversity of perspective and thought.
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.
The Master of Energy Business program is accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).
Graduate Academic Programs
The Graduate School of The University of Tulsa, through the Collins College of Business, offers the following graduate programs: Master of Accountancy , Master of Business Administration (Full-Time) , Master of Business Administration (Part-Time) , Master of Energy Business , Master of Science in Finance , Master of Science in Business Analytics , Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance , and Master of Science in Quantitative 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 , 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 .
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 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.
- Program applicants for the Finance and Quantitative Finance programs may substitute the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for the GMAT.
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 Admission section of this Bulletin for more information.
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 coursework and upper division coursework 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.