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Jesse H. Jones School of Business – Texas Southern University


The Jesse H. Jones School of Business, founded in 1955, is part of Texas Southern University, one of the country’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The University was originally established in 1927 and was renamed in 1951 as Texas Southern University. The Jesse H. Jones School was founded in response to a growing interest in business among students in the city of Houston.

The Jones School is made up of three separate departments: accounting, finance and economics, and business administration. The school offers five undergraduate and four graduate degrees. The school is accredited by AACSB International.


The Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University is located in the heart of Houston, Texas. The university stretches across a 150-acre campus in Houston’s Third Ward.

The school campus is located roughly 25 miles from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


The Jones School is housed in a modern building that gives students access to advanced technological resources. The school also houses four Outreach Centers for students and the community. The Economic Development Center provides community businesses with education, training and technical assistants to its employees. The Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development aims to increase the focus on entrepreneurship and to develop academic, student-focused, and community initiatives to give practical focus to the coursework.

The school’s JP Morgan Chase Center for Financial Education is dedicated to providing teaching research and community outreach activities to help promote lifelong financial education. In particular, it helps community members to gain knowledge of personal finances, money management, credit awareness and estate planning.

Jones School of Business students have access to the Business Library. The business library is located on the fifth floor of the Robert J. Terry Library. The business library has over 52,000 volumes and more than 300 serials. The library also houses extensive files of corporate financial reports and business. It also features more than 300 databases for students that provide a broad collection of scholarly journals, e-books, videos, newspapers and other reference materials. Students also have access to libraries at other participating state universities and colleges and Houston public libraries.

Jones students have the opportunity to take advantage of the Career Planning and Placement Center at Texas Southern. The Career Center provides resume and career counseling, skill and career assessments, developmental workshops and seminars as well as other career planning programs and events like career and internship fairs. The Career Planning and Placement Center also gives students access to internships available as well as on-campus interviews and job databases for full-time employment.


The faculty at Texas Southern University is active in all academic aspects of its students’ lives. Faculty members are responsible for the approval of degrees, curriculum planning, determining the requirements for the degree programs and establishing academic regulation. Faculty members are also responsible for the recommendation of candidates for appointment to the faculty, as well as those faculty members appointed for tenure, promotions and the evaluation of academic administrators. Women make up about 47 percent of the faculty at Texas Southern University as a whole.

There are currently 32 faculty members employed in the graduate programs at JHJ.

Student Body

The most recent class at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business featured 173 graduate students. In that same year, 78 percent of students across all master’s identified as African American, and nearly 60 percent identified female. Three percent identified as Hispanic, while 4 percent identified as white and 15 percent identified as another demographic.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University offers full-time, part-time, and Executive MBA program options. The EMBA program is a distance, online program. There is also a dual MBA/JD option.

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