A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business at Tennessee State University!

Dr. Shanklin

In the College of Business, we offer traditional business disciplines such as Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing, as well as specialty program concentrations in Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Management, and Hospitality Management. Though we have a wide variety of disciplines in which to study, our core consideration among the faculty and administration is to prepare our students for a professional career path that will transform their lives and impact their families and communities.

As Interim Dean, it is my great pleasure and challenge to prepare the College of Business, now in transition, to greet a new Dean in the very near future, while continuing to serve our students’ needs and drive our academic programs into a future of success. Whether a student pursues their degree on campus in a traditional setting, or opts to enroll online in our coursework, the commitment is the same, to provide excellence in opportunity and delivery of high quality programs for an ever changing business world.

A centerpiece of the College of Business at its best is active learning experiences. Whether in the form of internships, community service, student organizational activities, research training, or professional development opportunities, while at Tennessee State, College of Business students receive a much broader exposure and experience that mere classroom instruction.

Both our Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs are fully accredited by AACSB International, the most rigorous and prestigious business school accrediting body globally. Along with the umbrella accreditation for the university by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) our College of Business is the equal of any program from which you may choose to study in the fields of Business.

Thank you for your time and interest in the TSU College of Business. We are most grateful for your attention.


Stephen B. Shanklin, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Interim Dean