Our Story

The College of Business is uniquely poised in the heart of downtown Nashville as a strong, robust, and expanding educational, entrepreneurship and research engine, positively impacting the entrepreneurial and economic tapestry of Nashville, the State of Tennessee, and the world. 

The college’s approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students are prepared by a dedicated and culturally diverse faculty for global economic success through:

  • innovative teaching,
  • research focused on contemporary business concepts,
  • and a culture anchored by a commitment to service and life-long learning,

The TSU College of Business Story...  

  • The first business school in Nashville to earn dual accreditation from the most  prestigious accrediting body for  business schools in the world, the Association to Advance  Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • The TSU MBA program offers concentrations in:
  • Internationally recognized faculty, all  holding doctorate degrees, published more than 400 scholarly works within  the past 5 years.
  • New collaborative MBA program with  Tianjin Polytechnic University in China.
  • The College edits, publishes, an international scholarly publication, The Journal of Developing Areas.
  • The College has a state-of-the art  Financial Trading Room.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in:
  • New Undergraduate Concentrations in: Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Business
  • Globally recognized Supply Chain Management undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Two distinguished endowed Chairs of Excellence in Accounting and Banking & Financial Services.
  • The College has strong corporate and business leadership support through our 7 boards of advisors.

Our Purpose

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.

How we see ourselves…

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

How We Do It

When you choose the College of Business, you benefit from our small class sizes and the practical experience of our notable faculty. All full-time permanent faculty in the College of Business hold doctoral degrees and follow our guiding principles and core values:

  • Accountability
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Team Work and Collegiality
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Global Perspective
  • Mutual Respect

With flexible class schedules—day, evening, and weekend offerings—and innovative teaching that integrates business ethics, international business, and computer applications, you’ll be well prepared to compete successfully in the global marketplace, whether you travel around the world or find your niche in Nashville.

Become Part of the Big Blue Business Family

Whether you envision a start-up from scratch or you have your sights on the C-suite of a Fortune 500 company, you can make your mark with a degree from our exciting programs.