History and Mission

The Massey School was founded in 1986 through a gift from Jack C. Massey, one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Massey wanted the university to provide a practical graduate business program to meet the needs of working professionals. The 'after-six' program was developed after extensive interaction with both the Nashville business community and other national MBA programs.

Photo of 1st Massey graduating class in 1988

Class of 1988

Mission Statement

We are an innovative learning community that educates entrepreneurial, ethical, and socially responsible future business leaders for the dynamic global economy. We are committed to:
• Relevant, interactive, and experiential academic programs.
• Continually improving our intellectual capital primarily through contributions to applied and pedagogical research.
• Serving the needs of the community through educational and professional partnerships.