Our College

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 1000 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 commitment to service and life-long learning.
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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
  • Diversity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Community Engagement
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Global Perspective
  • Scholarship
  • Teamwork and Collegiality
  • 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.

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). 

Selected by the Nashville Scene Magazine in 2012 as one of the top 3 MBA Programs in Nashville. The TSU MBA offers Traditional, Accelerated, and Executive MBAs, with  concentrations in: Accounting, Management of Information Systems, Finance, and Supply Chain Management.

Additionally, the College offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, and Economics and Finance.

The College of Business has internationally recognized faculty who have published more than 400 scholarly works in the last 5 years. The College is also responsible for editing and publishing an international scholarly publication, The Journal of Developing Areas.

In addition, the College holds two distinguished endowed Chairs of Excellence in Accounting and Banking and Financial Services. The College has strong corporate and business leadership support through our 5 boards of advisors.