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The bachelor of science in business administration program in management and its three optional specializations prepares students for leadership careers with business or nonprofit organizations. The discipline of management uses analytical process and the application of decision tools and relevant theory to creative problem solving. Students learn the rational process of managing organizations, solving problems and accomplishing goals.

OSU-Tulsa is downtown Tulsa's public comprehensive research university, offering junior- and senior-level classes with flexible schedules designed for working adults. OSU-Tulsa students are OSU students, which means your degree is an Oklahoma State University degree -- the same degree students in Stillwater receive. Students generally transfer to OSU-Tulsa with an associate's degree or at least 45 credit hours from another institution. The majority of our students take their first two years at Tulsa Community College or another local two- or four-year school, but students have transferred to OSU-Tulsa from colleges and universities across the country.

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Optional Specializations

  • Business Sustainability provides training in sustainable enterprise, with class work in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable business practices.
  • Human Resource Management prepares students for careers in human resources or for careers that facilitate the attainment of a competitive advantage through human capital.
  • Sports Management offers students the opportunity to gain important business management skills while learning about the unique nature of sports organizations, and is one of the few in the country housed in a business department.

Degree Requirements

  • 45 hours must be upper-division.
  • A 2.0 overall and major GPA are required for graduation.
  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 and 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.

Courses Include

*course availability varies by semester

  • Business, Government and Society
  • Managing Behavior and Organizations
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management & Ethical Leadership
  • Business Communication
  • Organizational Communication

Evening, hybrid and online courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.

How Much Will it Cost?

OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $5,231.25 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $630 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2017-2018 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students.

OSU Tuition and Fees Estimator

Possible options for Management majors include:

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more.

How Long will it Take?

Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly.

Credit Hours/Semester Semesters (est.)
6 10
9 7
12 5
15 4

Career Paths

  • Administrative services managers
  • Benefits administrator
  • Branch manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Contract administrator
  • Credit manager/loan officer
  • Customer service manager
  • Facilities planner
  • Fund raiser/development officer
  • Hospitality manager
  • Human resource administrator
  • Insurance agent/broker
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Medical or health care services manager
  • Public administrator
  • Real estate manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing manager
  • Small business owner
  • Operations manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Recruiter
  • Quality control auditor
  • Retail manager
  • Budget officer

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

Potential Employers

  • Federal, state, tribal and local government
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals and healthcare providers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Retailers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hotels, casinos and restaurants
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Utilities
  • Software publishers
  • Video game developers
  • Defense contractors
  • Consulting firms
  • Startups

Graduate Study

General Business graduates often continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Sustainability Graduate Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate
  • Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate
  • Information Assurance Graduate Certificate
  • Marketing Analytics Graduate Certificate
  • Non-Profit Management Graduate Certificate

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