The AACSB-accredited Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University began in 1955. It is named after a leading politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has made an enormous impact on the city of Houston. Jesse Holman Jones began his business venture with starting the South Texas Lumber Company. He then dipped his hand in real estate, banking, commercial building, and publishing. He became the owner of the Houston Chronicle newspaper and was also the United State Secretary of Commerce at one time. To continue his passion and determination in business and life, the School of Business focuses everything around student success. Expert faculty from all over the world work hard to provide excellent research, community service opportunities, and a student-centered curriculum.
Undergraduate students can study the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing. Graduate students have the Master of Business Administration with concentration options in Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Healthcare Administration. Also available is the Master of Science in Management Information Systems degree. For law students interested in business management, there is the Dual MBA/Juris Doctorate.
For financial assistance in obtaining these degrees, there are many scholarships available to business students. Achievement- and merit-based scholarships like the Baxter Trust Academic Improvement Scholarship, BP Frame the Future Scholarship, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships are motivational to those students in need. Other scholarships include the Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the C.T. Bauer Foundation Scholarship, the Kase and Eileen Lawal Endowed Scholarship, and the Dr. Ofori-Brobbey Memorial Scholarship for International Business Students.
There are endless ways students can build upon their education and increase their qualifications for future employment. One way is through the plethora of internship opportunities. Another way is by getting involved in one of the many organizations including Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the National Association of Black Accountants, American Marketing Association, Entrepreneurial Club, the Urban Financial Services Coalition, and the Graduate Student Association.
The Career Planning and Placement Center offers career counseling, assessments, fairs, workshops, and seminars geared around developing and preparing students to transition to a career. Corporate Information Sessions bring in local business leaders to provide insight and answer questions. The Student Business Leadership Organization also exists to further assist students in transitioning to leadership roles. Business students have the advantage of having four outreach centers housed in the same building as the School of Business. These centers are the Economic Development Center, the Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development, the JP Morgan Chase Center for Financial Education, and the Business Library. They focus on providing the community with business training and education.
Online learning is beneficial to people who cannot attend campus classes and provides the online Executive MBA with a General Business track and an Energy Finance track.