Business Continuity


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Program Description

The next natural disaster, IT glitch or terrorist attack could disrupt your business. Just how long could your company survive?

Predictions of a pandemic, devastation from recent hurricanes and tornadoes, employee fraud, computer viruses—no business can afford to discount the potential impact of such unforeseen events. Having an enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan could mean the difference between recovering from a disruption of business operations and losing the business.

Whether you are part of the leadership team of a small to medium-sized company or senior management of a large corporation—you need to prepare for the next business crisis. And preparation is not just about surviving an IT outage but protecting business facilities, equipment, services, transportation, people, finances and more. A comprehensive continuity plan can put you in control when the next unexpected event threatens your business.

Business Continuity is designed especially for the key decision-makers on the upper management team—and those who will be involved in securing operations in the face of disaster. Bring your team to begin the dialogue and learn the techniques needed to build an effective business continuity plan and long-term continuity process.

Recognized business continuity experts will lead you through this high-impact day, including: Barry Cardoza, VP/Manager of Business Continuity, Contingency Planning & Disaster Recovery for Union Bank of California, N.A. (UBOC); Rhonda E. Jones, Co-Founder of Enterprise Security and Availability; and Eugene Tucker, CPP, CFE, CBCP, of Praetorian Protective Services

Participants will leave with the basics of developing a business continuity plan, including steps to conduct a business impact analysis that measures the potential impact of disruption on critical operations, plus customizable templates to create the plan in the conference textbook: “Building A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Process—A Hands-on Blueprint.” Learn strategies for identifying and assessing your vulnerabilities, building the enterprise-wide plan, avoiding the problems and pitfalls of other companies and how to get buy-in from key stakeholders.

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Target audience

CEOs, VPs of operational areas, VPs of Corporate Risk, CFOs, corporate attorneys, business owners, board members, emergency management professionals, HR directors, IT directors and any team member responsible for keeping the business operational during and after a crisis.

Last updated Jan 2018

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The College of Business Administration focuses on flexible programs which meet the needs of its students while providing graduates that meet the needs of the business and healthcare communities. To m ... Read More

The College of Business Administration focuses on flexible programs which meet the needs of its students while providing graduates that meet the needs of the business and healthcare communities. To meet the needs of its students and corporate partners, the future employers of TU graduates and the College of Business Administration formed an Executive Advisory Board made up of corporate leaders who serve as a nationwide resource for faculty and students. These top executives provide the college's leadership with personal insight and advice on how successful national and international companies operate, and what kind of business graduates make the grade in their organizations. With their assistance and guidance, the College continues to develop flexible programs that can be modified as new technology and market developments force companies to rethink how they do business. College Highlights The College of Business Administration at The University of Tulsa offers both business and health science degrees. Students can choose from a wide range of degree programs that are flexible enough to be tailored to the interests of the individual student while providing students with the competitive edge needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world. The college provides an atmosphere that encourages individual success and programs that are innovative and revised as employers' needs change. All college programs are fully accredited by the premier accrediting body for each area of study. The college now offers two accredited online masters programs, the Master of Taxation (MTAX) and the MBA Online, as well as a traditional on-campus MBA, a Master of Science in Finance and three joint graduate programs. The Williams Risk Management Center provides our students with a lifelike laboratory (complete with stock ticker boards, extensive financial databases, Bloomberg terminals, computers, and computer software) where students can apply and extend the knowledge they have gained in the classroom. Our internationally recognized faculty is committed to providing their students with the best educational experience possible by sharing their talents, interests, knowledge, and vision with the students in and out of the classroom. Students have many opportunities to participate in research projects. One such opportunity is through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) program. Many student internships are arranged each year. These working programs provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience and often lead to permanent employment after graduation. Our low student-faculty ratio of 11-1 and small class sizes (on average 19 students per class) give students an incredible opportunity to work closely with professors and instructors in and out of the classroom. TU is the co-founder of the business enterprise school in Zelenograd, Russia. All business and health science students have opportunities to study abroad and participate in international study experiences. In addition, the college offers an undergraduate International Business and Language degree. To enhance our students' educational experience, as well as build skills and confidence, the College provides labs to enhance student learning. The Student Investment Fund provides students with an opportunity to invest real money in an environment similar to that of an investment management firm. Students may participate in a large variety of student organizations that supplement their coursework while providing community service and professional networking opportunities The Center for Executive & Professional Development provides a variety of professional development programs for corporate clients and individuals. In addition, the Center creates customized programs on a broad range of topics for their corporate clients.The Family-Owned Business Institute is the only resource center of its kind in the region. The institute offers programs to meet the needs of multigenerational family businesses and a specialized management degree focusing on family-owned business issues. The Genave King Rogers Business Law Center supports a specialized management degree focusing on business law and provides resources for both our on-campus and Tulsa business communities. Friends of Finance is a professional organization that brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explores important business issues. Read less
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