Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business campus

Overview

Applicants
160
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.24
Years Work Experience
5.8
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
620 - 690
GPA
3.03 - 3.52

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
February 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
May 1

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
75

93.3
Full-time
30.7
Female
6.7
Part-time
4
Minority


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.

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

Average Starting Salary
$74,163
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
86%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
50%
School Facilitiated
50%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

29%
Finance/Accounting
25%
Other
17%
Marketing
13%
Consulting
8%
General Management
4%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
South
8%
Midwest
8%
Southwest
4%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Northeast
4%
West

Students Say

Tulane's Career Management Center earns mixed reviews from students. Several com- plain that "on campus recruiting is weak. We miss almost all of the big companies due to our location. We only get energy companies or a few other random companies based in Texas or the rest of the South to come to Tulane." Some simply wish the office would be "more proactive," but some go further, calling it the school's "weakest area" and assert- ing that "students are practically on their own when it comes to acquiring an internship or employment." Several acknowledged that the down economy was certainly a factor in the Center 's disappointing outcomes.

Companies most likely to hire Freeman MBAs include BearingPoint, Capital One, Citibank, Daymon Worldwide, Deloitte & Touche, Entergy, Federal Express, First Albany Capital, Hibernia, Johnson & Rice, JPMorgan Chase, Latitram, Piper Jaffray & Co., RBC, & Company, Teracore Consulting, Tidewater Marine, TXU, Verizon, and Wachovia.

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 29% $48,000 $59,853 $40,000 $100,000
Other 25% $82,500 $93,000 $65,000 $160,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $50,000 $58,333 $50,000 $75,000
Consulting 13%
General Management 8%
Information Technology 4%
Operations / Logistics 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 38% $80,000 $85,833 $40,000 $160,000
Financial Services 17%
Petroleum / Energy 17% $73,000 $70,250 $55,000 $80,000
Consulting 13%
Manufacturing 8%
Consumer Products 4%
Government 4%
Media / Entertainment 4%
Non-profit 4%

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
$41,802

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$25,877

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
72%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
82%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
75%

New Students Receiving Loans
25%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$49,959
Tuition (Out-State)
$49,959
Fees (In-State)
$4,730
Fees (Out-State)
$4,730

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,538
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,538
Fees (In-State)
$100
Fees (Out-State)
$100

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,446
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
220
Part Time
60%

Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

12.50%
Minorities
19.00%
International

38% female
63% 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] entre- preneurship 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
Melissa Booth
Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

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

Phone
504-865-5410

Fax
504-865-6770

Email
freeman.admissions@tulane.edu