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.
The University of Tulsa Collins College of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
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) , Business Administration, Health Care Delivery Science Track, M.B.A. , Master of Energy Business , Master of Science in Business Analytics .
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants to graduate business degree programs. Applicants can choose to submit current scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in place of the GMAT. Applicants may apply for a waiver if any of the following apply:
- Applicants with an accredited graduate degree are exempt from the GMAT.
- Applicants with an undergraduate degree from The University of Tulsa with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above are exempt from the GMAT.
- Applicants with at least three years of professional work experience may apply to be considered for a GMAT waiver.
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.