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Texas Southern University Full Time MBA



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.



School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 50% accepted out of 131 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.12
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 435
  • Average Years Work Experience: 1
  • Out of State Application Fee: $50
  • In State Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Students seeking admission to any of Texas Southern's four degree programs will need to submit, along with the application fee and completed application, official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended; GRE, GMAT and TOEFL scores; a personal statement; a current resume; and two letters of recommendation. There is an Engl...Students seeking admission to any of Texas Southern's four degree programs will need to submit, along with the application fee and completed application, official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended; GRE, GMAT and TOEFL scores; a personal statement; a current resume; and two letters of recommendation. There is an English Proficiency Requirement. Each graduate student who is admitted must have an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher on the GRE or GMAT exam or enroll in a graduate- level English class. Admission is for the fall semester only. Conditional admission may be offered to students who do not meet all of the application requirements but demonstrate promise and ability.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 174
Total Full-Time Faculty 35
Full-Time Faculty 99%

Student Life

When it comes to student life at Texas Southern, it’s literally all about the students. Given Texas Southern’s small class size and “intimate” learning environment, it’s no wonder that student life at the school is characterized by a sense of “community” and a “welcom­ing” atmosphere. In fact, the “intimacy of the students in the program” is a common theme running throughout student comments about Texas Southern. Students say the class is like a “tight-knit family,” characterized by “supportive instructors” and “diverse,” “open communications.” Students here appreciate the “unique perspective” their peers bring to the campus, and note that they “cut across every strata—social, eco­nomic, business experience, [and] age.” Despite their differences, these “talented,” and “career-oriented” students “have similar goals and objectives,” commonalities that are bolstered by the school’s “encouragement of teamwork” and “smart, competitive, and fun” learning environment. It helps that students in the program are “nice and profes­sional” and “encouraging and compassionate about education.” It’s clear that Texas Southern’s “professional, career-focused, results-driven, friendly, and down-to-earth” MBAs feel they are in good company.


According to the school, Texas Southern is a “major historically black college and univer­sity located in a leading international business environment.” Located in Houston, Texas, the school prides itself—and students enjoy the benefits of—its “location, location, loca­tion,” which any business student knows is a key component to landing the right job post-graduation. Hometown Houston offers “good career and placement” according to students. The largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston and its “booming economy” attract “31,000 new jobs among the 18 Fortune 500 companies and thousands of energy-related firms headquartered here,” according to the school’s website. The Cooperative Education and Placement Services Center at Texas Southern University works every year to capitalize on the school’s great location, and bring more companies on campus to recruiting events. The center hosts information sessions throughout the year where students can meet with company representatives to learn more about oppor­tunities with their firm. Some of the companies that have conducted sessions recently are: Black & Decker, CITGO, Continental Airlines, Shell Oil Company, Target, Pfizer, and Kraft Foods. Other companies have visited the campus as part of a career development series, and they include: Merrill Lynch, ING, Enterprise, and US Airways..

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Students at the Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business have a lot of great things to say about their program, not the least of which is the school’s focus on “diversity and entrepreneurship.” Students enrolled in graduate programs in business at this historically black college can choose from the following degree programs: MBA in general business with concentrations available in Accounting, Health Care Administration or Management Information Systems (MIS), an online Executive MBA (EMBA) in general business with a concentration available in Energy Finance, a dual JD/MBA degree, or, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS). Whatever degree program they ultimately choose, students across the board speak of a “very intense program with very friendly and accessible staff members” and a “challeng­ing” curriculum. “Professors are awesome,” students say, and they “love the relationship between students and professors.” In fact, one of the most common reasons that students choose Texas Southern is because of the school’s visionary and “awesome” professors. Of these luminaries, students say, “They are highly competitive and knowledgeable about their professions,” and students appreciate the “quality of their experience and expert­ise.” Also, as one student points out, the professors show a distinct “ability to steer stu­dents’ creativity and innovation.” Despite these accolades, a few students commented that there could be “more professors” and that the “administration needs major work.” Beyond the “convenience” and “academic excellence” along with “a unique perspective” that Texas Southern offers, other strengths cited by students were the school’s “location, cost, [and] small classes.” “My MBA class is like a small family,” one student said. While the small class sizes are a boon when it comes to gaining access to faculty, students say it can also be a limitation, especially when it comes to course selection. “We need more mar­keting courses,” one student says. One student believes the problem is that “the business school does not fully challenge the academic potential of the students.” Another adds that the school needs to “broaden the curriculum and course offerings,” and that the adminis­tration should “design classes around the application of curriculum.” But on the whole, however, student comments lean more toward the positive. “My overall academic expe­rience has been great,” one student says. “It’s a good school,” another sums up.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    International Business, Leadership/Management

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Graduate Student Association

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Graduate Student Association

  • Women Support Groups:

    Graduate Student Association

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Texas Southern University The Jesse H. Jones School of Business include:

Kase Lawal - Oil & Gas

Gerald B. Smith - Finance & Investment

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