University of Tulsa Family-Owned Business Institute

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Contact Information

Claire Cornell
claire-cornell@utulsa.edu

utulsa.edu

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.

University of Tulsa Entrepreneurial Studies

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Contact Information

Larry Wofford
larry-wofford@utulsa.edu

utulsa.edu

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.

Oral Roberts University College of Business

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Contact Information

Dr. Julie Huntley
jhuntley@oru.edu

oru.edu

When you enroll in the ORU College of Business, you become part of an elite group of students and educators. We offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees tailored to today's most in-demand areas of concentration. Our faculty includes professors who are not only outstanding teachers but also experienced as company presidents, international marketing executives, CPAs and entrepreneurs.

Our small classes allow you to receive one-on-one attention from your business professors that is simply not available in most programs of this stature. In addition, you'll have opportunities to participate in activities such as Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise/SIFE), which encourages students to put their business skills to work on local, regional and national projects and compete for national recognition.

Our business graduates are well respected in the industry. Several of the recently graduated classes ranked in the 95th percentile on the National Field Test that determines whether students know what they should when they have completed their undergraduate business program.

ORU's College of Business is accredited at both the baccalaureate and graduate level by the ACBSP.

If you are looking for a strong academic program taught by well-qualified professors with a purpose driven approach to business education, you'll feel right at home in the ORU College of Business.

Junior Achievement

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Contact Information

Sara Weller
sweller@jaok.org

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What is Junior Achievement?

Financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness are the pillars of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma's curriculum, which is taught to kids in kindergarten through twelfth grades with the help of volunteers.  Junior Achievement of Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 1966.  We have 2 offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Program Statistics

During the 2014-2015 school year Junior Achievement of Oklahoma:

  • Helped teach 53,577 students relevant concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. 
  • Over 9,200 JA BizTown® citizens
  • Connected 3,687 business & community volunteers to classrooms
  • Awarded 6 scholarships to graduating JA students
  • Over 1,100 students competed in the JA Investor Challenge
  • Over 1,200 high school students learned work readiness skills through JA Job Shadow and JA Workplace Internships

Tulsa Technology Center

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Contact Information

Heather WIlliams
heather.williams@tulsatech.edu

tulsatech.edu

Resources for Success Tulsa Tech provides:

  • All industry sectors with the nuts and bolts of starting, managing and improving your business
  • Established businesses with marketing and technical assistance in selling products and services to federal, state and local governments
  • Assistance for manufacturers seeking business growth to improve the top line, while increasing efficiency to improve the bottom line