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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Business professionals need a broad theoretical and practical education that prepares them for continuous learning and effective leadership. The business curriculum combines a broad general education and a strong business foundation with major required courses in a specific business discipline. Courses in the social and natural sciences, the humanities, and mathematics, as well as business, are emphasized during the first two years of study, which are devoted to the Tulsa curriculum and introductory business core courses. Work in the business core continues during the junior year, while the senior year provides an opportunity to concentrate in a particular business discipline.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree requires successful completion of 124 hours of coursework.

Tulsa Curriculum (45 hours)

Every undergraduate must fulfill the requirements of the Tulsa curriculum which has two parts, the core curriculum and the general curriculum.

Core Curriculum (20 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I, Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II, Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours): ECON 2013 , ECON 2023 , and 6 other hours*
  • Block III, Scientific Investigation (7 hours, including one hour of laboratory or field experience)

General Education Electives (12 hours)

Only courses from outside the Collins College of Business may be used for general education electives.

Business Core (36 hours)

Business majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each of the business core courses in order to meet requirements for graduation.

Major Required Courses (19-31 hours)

Students pursuing the B.S.B.A. may major in accounting business and law , economics , energy management , finance , management , management information systems  or marketing .

Free Electives (0-12 hours depending on major)

Any non-required undergraduate course the institution offers.

Suggested Sequence of Study

Students are admitted to the Collins College of Business as freshmen and are encouraged to explore and study all the disciplines in which they could declare a major. To supplement this process and to build on a hierarchy of knowledge and general education, the following sequence of courses is presented as a guideline for study. Specific majors have their own required and suggested sequence of courses. The suggested sequence of study is different for the Energy Management, B.S.B.A.  and the International Business and Language, B.S.I.B.L.  


Second Semester (16 hours)

  • Block III, Scientific Investigation
  • General Education elective
  • Foreign Language (4 hours)
  • Block II, Historical and Social Int.



Second Semester (18 hours)


First Semester (15 hours)

  • Major course
  • Major course
  • Upper free elective
  • General education elective
  • Free elective

Second Semester (15 hours)


**The number of required major courses varies by major. See specific major requirements for more information.

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