TU Collins College of Business breaks into top 100

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For the first time, The University of Tulsa Collins College of Business is among the top 100 graduate business schools in the nation, coming in at 93rd in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 rankings.

The survey also shows strong career performance among TU graduate business program graduates, with 90 percent employed at graduation and 100 percent employed within three months of graduation. The average reported starting salary is $58,202. (Only two other top 100 graduate business schools have a higher percentage of employment upon graduation: Oklahoma State University and University of Arkansas-Fayetteville).

"We are offering a quality education that students want and employers need," said Gale Sullenberger, dean of the Collins College of Business. "We're not trying to be the biggest business school, but we are working every day to be an excellent value with top-tier programs in essential fields. Our faculty and corporate advisers are dedicated to the students' success, and our profile is rising."

The U.S. News ranking follows recent success in surveys conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek. For the past two years, that organization has recognized TU's Collins College of Business undergraduate program among the top 50 in the nation. And last summer, Collins was ranked No. 1 for undergraduate financial aid.

"These results clearly reflect the investments we have made in our business school over the past five years," said University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham. "These total more than $30 million and include updates to Helmerich Hall, a strategic redesign of our MBA program, and dramatic expansion of faculty endowments and student scholarships. Our most powerful asset, however, remains the resolve of our faculty, students, staff and many friends and industry partners to make the Collins College of Business a recognized national competitor. It is rewarding to see all of these efforts producing such visible results."

About the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa

Students in the Collins College of Business develop a complete foundation for success: business skills, professional attitudes and experiences that tie it all together. Business programs in accounting, economics, energy management, finance, management information systems (MIS), management and marketing bridge timeless fundamentals and emerging trends. TU also pays special attention to the shaping forces of globalization and technological change. At the graduate level, the Collins College of Business offers a master of business administration (full-time or part-time enrollment), master of energy business, master of accountancy and master of finance.

Mona Chamberlin