The Family-Owned Business Institute at The University of Tulsa has created a vibrant educational and networking family business forum within the Tulsa business community, that is unique and distinct from other business organizations as well as from what other colleges and universities in the State of Oklahoma offer. Together we address the hard questions and provide information on how to handle the issues that stress many family businesses today.
In addition, the Collins College of Business offers specialized courses in Family Business Management covering the legal, management, and financial challenges unique to family-owned enterprises. Together, the Collins College of Business and the Family-Owned Business Institute at the University of Tulsa are providing students and family business owners with the tools to meet today’s challenges and preserve the successful family business heritage for generations to come.
Who would benefit from membership?
First, second or third generation owners of a family firm who can discuss the unique challenges of being part of a family firm, such as succession, estate planning, and conflict resolution.
Members of the next generation who are planning to one day make the transition from college or work outside of the firm to becoming part of the family business.
Advisers affiliated with family firms can learn how to navigate this very real but invisible boundary between family issues and business issues.
Students in the Collins College of Business develop a complete foundation for success: business skills, professional attitudes and experiences that tie it all together.
Our curriculum exposes students to a wide range of business knowledge and experience. Degree programs in accounting, economics, energy management, finance, international business and language, management information systems (MIS), management and marketing link fundamental business principles with emerging trends, so students graduate ready to launch a successful career.
We pay special attention to the shaping forces of globalization and technological change. Students interested in international careers can take advantage of our bachelor of science in International Business and Language. All business students have a variety of unique opportunities to travel and observe business practices throughout the world.
Purpose: To facilitate and support the creation and growth of new and existing young professional-friendly businesses.
The Business Development crew has a focus on entrepreneurism and businesses that cater to or employ young professionals.
New participants are invited to join the crew and can drop in at any upcoming meeting to learn more.