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.
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