The Graduate Experience

College of Business

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.

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

Graduate Program Overview

As demonstrated through our accreditation by AACSB International, the College of Business Graduate Office at TSU is committed to providing quality academic programs. 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.

Adding to the quality of the MBA Program, both accelerated  and traditional options, are dedicated faculty with outstanding credentials in teaching, research, and business. One hundred percent of the faculty hold doctorate degrees from a broad range of leading universities in the United States and abroad. Students benefit from faculty dedicated to their fields of study and willing to work with students both in and out of the classroom. 

The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration with two delivery options:

  • The Master of Business Administration Accelerated Option in General Business


  • The Master of Business Administration Traditional Option  in General Business or Concentrations in
    • Accounting
    • Management of Information Systems
    • Finance
    • Supply Chain Management

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.

Program Qualities

The graduate program adheres to the core values of the College and is designed to provide strategic, behavioral and technical competencies relevant to contemporary business practice. Finding the right graduate program is crucial to meeting your professional goals. Consider these facts about our program as you weigh your options.

  • Academic Quality: Accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for business schools.
  • Accessible : The campus is located in the heart of Nashville’s downtown commercial district.
  • Affordable : Tuition is competitively priced with a variety of payment options
  • Accommodating : A program designed for both full-time and part-time non-traditional students and working professionals.