Tennessee State University


Committed to excellence, TSU has been consistently listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a dozen years.


Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University (TSU) is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant institution. Our Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.

Our Story 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. Through innovative teaching, research focused on contemporary business concepts, and a culture anchored by a commitment to service and life-long learning, the college’s approximately 900 undergraduate and graduate students are prepared by a dedicated and culturally diverse faculty for global economic success.

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 concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management

Internationally recognized faculty, all holding doctorate degrees, published more than 400 scholarly works within the past 5 years.

New collaborative MBA program with Tianjin Polytechnic University in China.

The College edits, publishes, an international scholarly publication, The Journal of Developing Areas.

The College has a state-of-the art Financial Trading Room.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics and Finance

New Undergraduate Concentrations in: Hospitality Management, International Business

Globally recognized Supply Chain Management undergraduate and graduate programs

Two distinguished endowed Chairs of Excellence in Accounting and Banking & Financial Services.

The College has strong corporate and business leadership support through our 5 boards of advisors.



Tennessee State University
3500 John A Merritt Blvd

Nashville, Tennessee, USA