Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

Millicent Lownes-Jackson, Ph.D., Dean Office: K426,
Office: Suite K426 Avon Williams Building       
(615) 963-7124                 

Anis Mnif, MBA, Director of Graduate Programs
Office: Suite J402, Avon Williams Building

General Statement

The College of Business at Tennessee State University is strongly grounded with a stellar reputation afforded by accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the major accrediting agency for business schools - AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College is poised to successfully fulfill its mission with new academic programs, new corporate alliances, new international partners, and a newly renovated academic facility on the Avon Williams Building which includes a state-of-the-art financial trading center.

Vision Statement

The College of Business strives to achieve national and international prominence in educating current and future business professionals for the global economy.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate current and future business professionals through innovative teaching and research focused on contemporary business concepts for the global economy, complemented with a commitment to service and lifelong learning.

Guiding Principles and Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Diversity
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Excellence
  • Global Perspective
  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Shared Governance

Program Overview

The MBA program at TSU is committed to providing quality academic programs, as demonstrated through our accreditation by AACSB International.

We are also conveniently located in the heart of Nashville’s downtown commercial district, competitively priced, and designed for full-time, part-time, and working professionals with all of our courses offered in the evening.

The TSU MBA curriculum is a broad-based management education that provides you with the knowledge and skills to assume leadership positions in public and private companies. Adding to the quality of the MBA program is a dedicated faculty with outstanding credentials in teaching, research, and business. One hundred percent of the faculty holds doctorate degrees from a broad range of leading universities in the United States and abroad.

Students benefit from a faculty dedicated to their fields of study and willing to work with students both inside and outside the classroom. Because of small class sizes, MBA candidates have the opportunity to question, explore, and discuss the subject matter in great detail in a professional setting.

Graduate students enjoy the prestige of matriculating in the oldest and most seasoned Master of Business Administration program offered in Nashville, having commenced in 1970.  Candidates for the MBA come from all stations of life and all regions of the U. S., as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean, and other locations around the world.

The MBA program is offered in three different delivery options:  The MBA Traditional Option, the MBA Accelerated Option, and the Executive MBA. The campus classroom experience for both the Traditional and Accelerated Option is enhanced with web-based learning opportunities. The fast-track Executive MBA features distance learning and web-supported courses.  The MBA Traditional Option, the Accelerated Option, and the Executive MBA share the same course objectives/learning outcomes.





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