Collins College of Business Receives Reaccreditation from AACSB International

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa has achieved reaffirmation of its accreditation of its business administration program by the Board of Directors of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The reaccreditation decision was announced by AACSB International on Dec. 19.

To achieve accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. These standards are mission-linked. During the accreditation process, the Collins College of Business was visited and evaluated by business school deans with detailed knowledge of management education, applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.

“The reaccreditation by AACSB International provides additional confirmation that our business programs are among an elite group in the world, as fewer than 15 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this accreditation,” said Gale Sullenberger, dean of the Collins College of Business. “This accomplishment speaks well to the quality of our curriculum, but also to the caliber of student, faculty and staff within our business college.”

AACSB International is an association of more than 1,100 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 70 countries that are dedicated to the advancement of business education worldwide. AACSB International is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

TU is the only private, AACSB-accredited business school in the state of Oklahoma, and one of the few select programs nationally that have been accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the Collins College of Business, which offers undergraduate business majors in energy management, international business, accounting, MIS, finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and business law. Graduate degrees offered are an MBA, MS in Finance, Master of Taxation, and joint programs: JD/MBA, JD/MTax, JD/MSF, MSF/MS in Applied Math, and an accelerated law program in conjunction with the TU College of Law.

For more information on the Collins College of Business, visit or call (918) 631-3184.

David Hamby