Students Say

A number of outstanding features distinguish the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, particularly in the area of finance, where enrolled students enjoy “one of the best finance programs in the country.” The program is equipped with an “unmatched” trading floor; a portfolio management program (Fenner Fund) where students manage over $2.5 million in real funds; and an investment analysis program (Burkenroad Reports) where students capture stocks-under-rocks.

Overview

Applicants
219
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.24
Years Work Experience
4.3
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
650 - 710
GPA
2.98 - 3.54

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 1

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
May 1

Overall

Students Say

A number of outstanding features distinguish the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, particularly in the area of finance, where enrolled students enjoy “one of the best finance programs in the country.” The program is equipped with an “unmatched” trading floor; a portfolio management program (Fenner Fund) where students manage over $2.5 million in real funds; and an investment analysis program (Burkenroad Reports) where students capture stocks-under-rocks.

Finance has such a “well-deserved great reputation” at Freeman that other strengths of the program are sometimes overlooked. Marketing “continues to grow here, while the energy specialization “is very smart for this area of the country.” Freeman also excels in entrepreneurial studies; as one student explains, “I chose Tulane because of the ability to focus on entrepreneurship and the school’s access to successful entrepreneurs, through whom I could learn to be a more effective business owner.” Finally, the school recognizes the speed at which all business is becoming international through its “strong experiential Global Management program,” which “sends the entire class on three trips abroad,” thereby “emphasizing the global business curriculum in a truly hands-on environment.”

The sum is greater than the considerable parts at Freeman, students tell us. One writes, “The greatest strengths of Tulane are its abilities to integrate the different segments of business and make them relevant, not just to corporate America, but also to small business and global business. Tulane also facilitates discussion on how your business or company can align its operations to take into consideration all stakeholders, thus becoming an organization that creates both profit and social good.” An “excellent” relationship with the local community means that “business leaders around the community are accessible and supportive.” Students also appreciate how the “school administration has done a great job in the recovery efforts since Katrina.” Be forewarned that the program operates on seven-week terms that can fly by; “the first is by far the most intense, and they get gradually easier,” one student explains.


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
66

90
Full-time
33.3
Female
10
Part-time
5
Minority

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship

Goldring Institute for International Business


Tulane Energy Institute

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MGMT 7150 Environment, Society, and Capitalism (3) - Prerequisite: MGMT 6210. This course takes a strategic planning perspective to investigate environmental management issues in the context of assessing and responding to competitive and social forces. This course examines a serious challenge to corporations competing in the global economy: how to maximize profitability and production in such a way that will allow the planet to support operations indefinitely. Emphasis will be on the company’s ability to use both traditional management concepts and new sustainability practices to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Students will learn how an enterprise can meet sustainability goals while still fulfilling its financial and market objectives.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Several Tulane Centers and Institutes draw researchers from multiple disciplines into collaborative efforts to understand environmental change. Environmental health, global change, river and coastal studies, sustainable design, and disaster preparedness and recovery are focal areas of environmental research at Tulane. For a list of these centers see http://green.tulane.edu/research_centers.html. In addition, Tulane initiatives in the Payson Center focus on social responsibility and sustainability. Freeman graduate students may take electives here. http://www.payson.tulane.edu/

Career overview

Career Rating
91
Average Starting Salary
$80,300

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
55%
School Facilitiated
41%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
55%
School Facilitiated
41%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

34%
Finance/Accounting
29%
Consulting
16%
Marketing
16%
Other
5%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

50%
South
11%
Southwest
8%
International
8%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
Midwest
8%
Northeast
8%
West

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 34% $70,000 $75,000 $60,000 $100,000
Consulting 29% $75,000 $81,400 $75,000 $97,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $65,000 $70,000 $55,000 $90,000
Other 16% $95,000 $100,000 $80,000 $125,000
General Management 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 26% $70,000 $75,000 $60,000 $100,000
Consulting 13% $75,000 $76,750 $75,000 $82,000
Petroleum / Energy 11%
Technology 11% $97,000 $89,667 $75,000 $97,000
Manufacturing 8%
Media / Entertainment 8%
Consumer Products 5%
Real Estate 5%

Prominent Alumni

Ricardo Salinas Pliego
President and CEO of Grupo Salinas and Grupo Elektra

Regina Benjamin
Surgeon General of the United States

Mark Bostick
President, Comcar Industries

Larry Gordon
Film Producer, former President of 20th Century Fox

Haibo Dai
Exec. Director, Shanghai Lingang New Town

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$45,674

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$30,736

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
88%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
78%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Loans
21%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$46,147
Tuition (Out-State)
$46,147
Fees (In-State)
$5,280
Fees (Out-State)
$5,280

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,544
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,544
Fees (In-State)
$86
Fees (Out-State)
$86

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,900
Academic Expenses
$1,600

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
234

Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

10.30%
Minorities
41.00%
International

67% female
33% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Tulane is in New Orleans, so it should come as no surprise that life here can be “a lot of fun.” “Many people socialize heavily on the weekends (we go out a lot). New Orleans literally has events every weekend. If you can’t find something to do here, you’re not looking at all,” is how one student sums things up. The city is so focused on socializing that “school slows down during busy periods, such as Mardi Gras.” Accordingly, many here enjoy a “very good mix of school and entertainment. New Orleans is the best place to go to school. Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and the food [all add up to] a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Within the program, “the numerous clubs are mostly strong. The strongest is [the] entrepreneurship club, [which] is very good with matching people [with] local small business owners who can be mentors/potential employers.” The local business community “truly embraces the MBA students, with leaders often speaking on campus and offering to meet with us individually on our own time. People are simply friendly here and take an interest in Tulane students. It makes networking locally incredibly easy.” Freeman classes “are hard but not impossible,” and for many, “juggling so many opportunities…is probably the hardest part of attending grad school [at Tulane].”

Tulane MBAs “are a diverse group from all over the world, many with different political views and worldviews.” “One-third of our class is made up of international students, so it makes everything—discussion, group work, assignments—much more interesting,” one student tells us.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Patrick Foran
Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I, Suite 401
7 McAlister Place
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone
504-865-5410

Email
freeman.admissions@tulane.edu
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Key Stats

219
Applicants
234
Size
73%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists