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History & Mission

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business was founded in 1986 with a mission to provide business education and thoughtful leadership to the working professionals of Nashville and the middle Tennessee region. The Massey School curriculum provides challenging, practical and flexible graduate business education. With small class sizes, Massey incorporates a variety of teaching methods including lectures, case studies, individual inquiry, written reports, oral presentations and interactive computer simulations. These intellectual exercises are designed to stimulate critical thinking and creative problem-solving, while encouraging strong communication skills and a solid framework for ethical business decision-making.

Our emphasis on small group work will develop your ability to think and work in collaboration with others, and build your leadership capabilities. Also threaded through the curriculum are the themes of entrepreneurship, international business and ethical decision-making. You will benefit from lasting relationships with faculty, staff and classmates, and have access to ongoing education opportunities and lifetime career counseling.

As a Massey student, you will have an opportunity to join a strong network of successful alumni as you shape your future and the future of your industry. The Massey School has more than 2,300 alumni, with the majority still working and residing in the greater Nashville area. Massey graduates make a significant impact on Nashville area businesses and communities, with numerous alums holding leadership positions in both. Alumni and current students attend frequent networking and social events, typically held on a monthly basis.

Because Belmont University is located in the heart of Nashville, students and alumni have access to fast-growing industries, start-ups and numerous international company headquarters. Nashville ranks as one of the nation’s hottest cities for business relocations and expansions; leading international companies such as AllianceBernstein, Asurion, Bridgestone Americas Inc., Caterpillar Financial, Eco-Energy Global Biofuels, Genesco Inc., HCA Healthcare Inc., Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Lyft, Inc., Mars Petcare and Nissan North America call Nashville home. The city is also home to many start-ups, in a thriving entrepreneurial environment. In addition, Nashville was included in Forbes’ list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018 and ranked the #4 Metro in American City Business Journal 2017 Economic Index. Further, Travel + Leisure included Nashville in the world’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017.