Certificate Programs

Certificate in Accounting

Prepares individuals for entry-level accounting positions and professional certification examinations such as the Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor examinations, and enhances accounting knowledge necessary for advancement in existing positions.

Those admitted to this program must either hold a bachelor’s degree or have sufficient course work for junior standing at The University of Tulsa. Certification requires that students complete 24 credit hours in accounting with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Candidates for the CPA examination in Oklahoma must have at least 150 semester hours of college credit, of which 76 semester hours must be upper-division courses and 30 semester hours must be accounting courses above the principles or introductory level, including one course in auditing. Similar 150-hour requirements apply to candidates taking the CPA examination in other states and jurisdictions, yet candidates must verify that they meet specific requirements for the state in which they choose to take the exam.

  Required Core
ACCT 2113  Concepts in Accounting Information I 
ACCT 2123 Concepts in Accounting Information II
ACCT 3113 Accounting Processes and Problem Solving I
ACCT 3123 Accounting Processes and Problem Solving II
ACCT 3133 Accounting Processes and Problem Solving III
ACCT 3143 Accounting Processes and Problem Solving IV
Electives (select two of the following)
ACCT 4213 Financial Accounting Research Applications
ACCT 4223 Internal Reporting Issues
ACCT 4233 Topics in Federal Income Taxation
ACCT 4243 Auditing Assurance for Accounting Systems
Note:  MIS 1123 and MIS 3003 , required of all business majors, are prerequisites for some of the required core courses.

Applied Innovation Certificate and The Nova Fellowship

Two opportunities were launched in Fall 2012 that are designed to help any TU student better prepare for their future careers. They cross disciplines, and will help you tackle real-life challenges that you care about. No matter what your major is, after graduation you will develop your career within an organization of some kind. So we set up the Applied Innovation Certificate and The Nova Fellowship to help you prepare. Both are intentionally cross-disciplinary, project-focused, and tailored to your interests. They are unique opportunities to join a community of TU students, faculty, and professionals from all majors and backgrounds who are interested in innovation, and want to do something truly unique and meaningful in the community.

The Applied Innovation Certificate consists of 15 hours of coursework and hands-on projects that will teach you the tools used by professionals to research needs and develop innovative solutions to problems. The courses have been designed to minimize prerequisites; this allows any student at any level to join in. Along the way you’ll receive direct coaching as you try your hand at running an actual enterprise with a team of fellow students, and you’ll develop a portfolio of your work to show potential employers. The capstone course allows you to implement a project of your own creation while under the guidance of a team of faculty and local professionals. You’ll then present your work to friends of TU in the Tulsa community at a culminating event. Start the Certificate any time you’re ready!

For students who want to take their higher education even higher, we offer The Nova Fellowship. The students selected for this fellowship pursue the Applied Innovation Certificate and receive additional resources, mentoring, experience, and the use of an iPad3. There are slots reserved for 8-10 students from each TU undergraduate college. We invite you to apply today to take advantage of this unique opportunity - application deadlines are August 1, October 15, and April 5 each year.

Please go to www.novafellowship.org to view a 1-minute video and learn more.

Courses in the Applied Innovation Certificate (15 hours) 
BUS 1013 - Business & Society 
MKTG 2013 - Innovation and Qualitative Methods 
MGT 2973 - The Entrepreneurial Experience 
MGT 3503 - Student Practicum

Plus one 3000-level or 4000-level elective chosen with the cosultation of the student's advisig office and the certficate director - e.g., MGT 4193 - Social Entrepreneurship; ME 4863 - Special Topics in Design' ART 3443 - Digital Painting with Photoshop 

Certificate in Finance

Prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the finance industry or enhances the finance skills necessary for advancement in existing positions.  Areas of study include corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, financial institutions, international finance, and risk management.  Those admitted to this program must either hold a bachelor's degree or have sufficient coursework for junior standing at The University of Tulsa.  Certification requires that students complete 15 hours of accredited coursework in finance with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in all coursework as well as in courses to fulfill certification requirements. 

Required Core 
FIN 3023  Financial Institutions and Markets I 
FIN 3083 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management I
Electives (select three of the following)
FIN 4003  Working Capital Management
FIN 4013 Long-Term Financial Decisions
FIN 4033 Risk Management
FIN 4063 International Business Finance
FIN 4083 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management II
FIN 4113 Student Investment Fund I
FIN 4973 Seminar in Finance

Prerequisites:
Students must successfully complete all prerequisites including the following courses before enrolling in 3000- and 4000-level Finance courses.

ACCT 2113, 2123
ECON 2013, 2023
FIN 3003
MATH 1093, 1103
MIS 1123
QM 2013, 2023
BL 2013

Certificate in Management Information Systems

Designed for two groups of individuals.  Prepares those without a college degree for entry-level positions in data processing and management information systems (i.e., positions that do not require an undergraduate degree in MIS); and helps inividuals with degrees in areas other than MIS who want to enance their information systems skills.

Those admitted to this program must eith hold a bachelor's degree or have sufficient course work for junior standing at The University of Tulsa.  Students must fulfill the prerequisites and complete the 18 hours with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.

MIS Course Requirements (18 hours) 
MIS 2013  Business Programming Concepts I
MIS 3003 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MIS 3023 Business Programming Concepts II
MIS 3043 Telecommunications
MIS 3053 Database Design and Applications
MIS 4053 Systems Analysis and Design
Electives (recommended)
CS 1043 Introduction to Programming and Problem-solving
MIS 4093 Systems Development Project
MIS 4143 Decision Support Strategies
MIS 4163 Internet Development Project
MIS 4173 Network Administration
MIS 4973 Seminar in Management Information Systems

Note:  MIS 1123, required of all business majors, is a prerequisite for all of the required courses.

Certificate in Not-for-Profit Administration

While not-for-profit organizations have some similarities to commercial organizations, there are challenges unique to the not-for-profit world.  Not only are the human resource management issues different in the not-for-profit world, but marketing, financial management, and legal issues facing managers in that world differ from those that they would face in the commercial world.  The purpose of the certificate program is to prepare students with not-for-profit organizations either as an employee or in some management capacity as a volunteer.

Required Courses in Not-for-Profit Administration Certificate Program for Non-Business Majors (18 hours) 
MIS 1123  Business Information Technology
ACCT 2113* Concepts in Accounting Information I
BL 3043 The Law and Not-for-Profit Organizations 
MKTG 3063** Fundamentals of Not-for-Profit Marketing
MGT 4193 Social Entrepreneurship
MGT/MKTG 4213 Not-for-Profit Practicum
   
Notes: *The prerequisite for ACCT 2113 is MIS 1123 with a grade of C or higher.
**This course is for non-business students.  The equivalent course in marketing for business students is MKTG 3003.

Required Courses in Not-for-Profit Administration Certificate Program for Business Majors (15 hours) 
The business core courses, including MKTG 3003 in place of MKTG 3063
BL 3043  The Law and Not-for-Profit Organizations
MGT 4193  Social Entrepreneurship
MGT/MKTG 4213 Not-for-Profit Practicum

Elective Courses (Choose two of the following):
AH 3083 History and Theory of the Museum
AM 1012  Intro to Arts Organizations
THEA 2213 A Cultural History of Theatre
THEA 2323 Survey of Dramatic Literature
SOC 2123 Crime, Justice, and Social Order
PSY 3033 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3063 Developmental Psychology
COM 3633  Writing for Public Relations
FLM 2273 Film History
FLM 2043 American Culture on Film

Certificate in Sport Administration

Prepares individuals for entry level positions in the sport industry or enhances sport administration knowledge necessary for advancement in current positions.  Areas of study include sport finance, sport marketing, sponsorship, broadcasting rights as well as international sports.  Certification requires that students complete 15 hours of accredited coursework in sport administration and electives with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in all coursework as well as in courses to fulfill certification requirements.

Required Courses (9 total hours)
ATRG 2043 Principles and Practice of Sport Administration
ATRG 3153 Revenue Generation in Sport Administration
ATRG 4133 International Sport Business

Elective Courses (Choose two of the following):
MGT 3003 Principles of Management
BL 2043 Business Law for Non Profits
MKTG 3063 Fundamentals of Not-for-Profit Marketing
ATRG 2103 Women and Sports
ATRG 4813 Internship in sport Administration

Notes:
ATRG 2043 is the prerequisite for ATRG 3153.
ATRG 3153 is the prerequisite for ATRG 4133.
ATRG 4133 is the prerequisite for the internship.

Overall GPA of 2.5 is required to participate in the internship.