Dean's Welcome

Welcome Students!

                                             Dean’s Welcome

Hello, and welcome to the College of Business website at Tennessee State University.  We invite you to use the website in order to learn more about us. Information such as undergraduate and graduate degree programs, course offerings, faculty and staff resources, student organizations, and outreach services to the business community are provided.  As an AACSB International accredited business school, we are very proud of the many past accomplishments. Going forward, we are particularly appreciative of the strong commitment of our faculty and staff to the continuing improvement of the College in the future.

Approximately 1100 students at Tennessee State University are currently majoring in business.  Undergraduate majors are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, and Economics and Finance.  There are several concentrations and tracks within these majors as well.  At the graduate level, the Master of Business Administration is offered with several concentrations, drawing upon all four of our academic departments for the required coursework. 

For the benefit of students, class sizes are relatively small, particularly for a state university.  Currently, the average class size is less than 30 at the undergraduate level and mid-teens for classes in the MBA Program.  Small class sizes reflect the traditional emphasis at TSU in individual attention to students.  Students also benefit from course offerings on both the Main Campus and the Williams “downtown” Campus, state-of-the-arts instructional facilities, student enrichments programs, study abroad opportunities, student clubs and organizations, ready access to local businesses for internships, and a structure that enable student input into to operations of the College.

To help serve an expanding student population, the College of Business has been fortunate in recruiting several new faculty members in recent years with excellent teaching and research credentials to augment a superb existing faculty.  Other key resources include special funds from business course fees, five supportive corporate advisory boards, two endowed Chairs of Excellence, the Nashville Business Incubation Center, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, and the Office of Business and Economic Research, and a wide range of donors in support of scholarships and program development.

We look forward to the continued development of the College of Business as a major resource focused on educating business professionals of the future and serving the needs of the Nashville area business community.  You are encouraged to learn more about the College.  We think this website will help you considerably in that regard.


James Ellzy, Ph.D



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