Traditional Option

Uniquely poised in the heart of America’s vibrant Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, the College of Business at Tennessee State University is a strong, robust, and expanding educational, entrepreneurship and research engine, positively impacting the economic tapestry of the world. Living its mission of educating 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, the College of Business is helping graduates and practicing professionals to assume impactful leadership roles in the global economy and write their signature on the world.

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.

We Invite You to Join the College of Business Graduate Experience So You Too Can Write Your Signature on the World.


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. The program is accredited by the AACSB International (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) a distinction held by less than a quarter of the nation’s business schools. The MBA program consists of 12 courses which totals 36 credit hours. 

The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration Traditional Option in General Business or Specialized Concentration in

Program Goals

The MBA Traditional Option adheres to the core values of the College and is designed to provide strategic, behavioral and technical competencies relevant to contemporary business practice. The goals of the program provide guidance for course design and development for the enhancement of student skills and to add value in both content and analytical/critical faculties.


The MBA program course requirements are as follows:

MBA Core Courses Hours
Managerial Accounting / Controllership 3
Management & Evaluation of Information Systems 3
Statistical Decision Making 3
Managerial Economics 3
Managerial Finance 3
Behavior in Organizations 3
Operations Management 3
Business Strategy & the Economic Environment 3
Marketing Management 3
Elective Requirements in Concentration 9
Total Semester Hours 36