Research

The faculty of the School of Accounting and Management Information Systems is engaged in a wide variety of research covering a wide variety of topics. Some of the research interests of our faculty include:
• Data Management
• Brand Valuation
• Transfer Pricing
• Strategic Alliances
• Project Management
• E-commerce • Ethics
• Tax Amnesty Programs
• Accounting Education

MIS Careers

A career in management information systems (MIS) is quickly becoming one of the most alluring in the business world.

A career in management information systems (MIS) is quickly becoming one of the most alluring in the business world. With a shortage of MIS professionals that has left many companies in serious need of MIS employees, TU students are in demand after graduation.

"What people don't realize is that MIS uses technology to determine how to make an organization run better; it helps businesses leverage existing resources with information," said Akhilesh Bajaj, Chapman Professor of MIS. "It's a much more interesting, dynamic and people oriented field than students initially think."

The Collins College of Business, which takes this critical need for MIS professionals seriously, formed an MIS lab to train students in the latest MIS trends.

"All our business programming classes are taught in the lab, making it a unique resource," Bajaj said. "The MIS lab also serves a dual purpose — a lab with appropriate software and hardware for students to use for assignments and projects, as well as a teaching resource."

The lab is multifunctional and easily shifts from lecture space to work room. With 20 computers lining the walls and large tables centered in the middle, students are able to maneuver throughout the room. So when lecture time arrives, students can use the tables, and when it's time to engage in hands-on practice, they can move back to their computers with just a swivel of their chairs.

Through the lab, students learn to develop software solutions, as well as design and customize software. Students also learn to evaluate investments in information technology and develop programming, database, networking and communication systems skills.

This research has results in numerous publications in both academic and professional journals. Read more about some of our faculty’s research interests through the following links:
• MIS and Accounting research collaboration on evaluating information systems projects before they are attempted
• MIS faculty look at why consumers choose to buy and sell to others via the internet

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students in the School of Accounting and MIS have many opportunities for student research – through participation in The University of Tulsa Honors ProgramThe University of Tulsa Student Research Colloquium, the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC), or through independent study arrangements.

In recent years, our students have been recognized for their research efforts. Examples of student research include:

An Investigation of Electronic Tax Filing
Students: Sarah Kuhn and Kelly Luelf
Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis in April 2004
Second place: Tulsa Student Research Colloquium, 2004

The Quality of Education for Managerial Accounting: A Survey of Professionals and Students
Student: Rachel Wuerflein Flavin
Selected as outstanding honors thesis by a College of Business student
Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis in April 2004
First place: Tulsa Student Research Colloquium, 2004

Citizens’ Perceptions of State-Run Lotteries: A Comparison of New Hampshire and North Carolina
Student: Stephen Jackson
Presented at the Tulsa Student Research Colloquium, 2008