A. B. Freeman School of Business



Tulane University, founded in 1834, is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. Tulane's schools and colleges offer degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.

The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Tulane also is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only 2 percent of universities nationwide.

Located in New Orleans, Tulane traces its origins to the Medical College of Louisiana, the Deep South’s second-oldest medical school, which was founded in 1834. By 1847, the Medical College was part of the newly established public institution, the University of Louisiana.

Tulane emerged as a private university in 1884 when the public University of Louisiana was reorganized and named in honor of benefactor Paul Tulane, a wealthy merchant who donated more than $1 million in land, cash and securities “for the promotion and encouragement of intellectual, moral and industrial education.” A native of Princeton, N.J., Paul Tulane had made his fortune in New Orleans and his gift expressed his appreciation to this Southern city on the Mississippi River. In 1886, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was established for women as part of the university. Newcomb-Tulane College today enrolls all undergraduates at the university.

Tulane moved to its present campus on St. Charles Avenue in 1894. The Tulane University Health Sciences Center in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, while the Tulane National Primate Research Center is in Covington, La.

Research in many disciplines has flourished at Tulane through the establishment of centers such as the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, the Murphy Institute, the Tulane Cancer Center, the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy and the Newcomb College Institute.

In fall 2005, Tulane weathered Hurricane Katrina, the nation’s worst natural disaster. A renewed Tulane emerged from the storm as a stronger institution focused on an exceptional undergraduate program complemented by superb graduate, professional and research programs based on the university’s historical strengths and distinctive characteristics.

Tulane’s programs have been shaped by the university’s experience with Hurricane Katrina, providing faculty, staff and students with unprecedented research, learning and community-service opportunities.

The Katrina experience also informs the future direction of the institution. In 2010, President Cowen announced the launch of the “Tulane Empowers” campaign, an effort that will further the university’s efforts to encourage social innovation and to develop the next generation of community-minded citizens and leaders.


Tulane University is one of the nation's most prestigious educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane offers degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.


Non sibi, sed suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own."

Founding Dates

  • 1834, as Medical College of Louisiana
  • 1847, Medical College merges with University of Louisiana
  • 1884, Louisiana Legislature authorizes the Tulane Educational Fund to reorganize the University of Louisiana as a private institution and rename it Tulane University of Louisiana

Academic Divisions

  • Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Michael A. Bernstein
  • Newcomb-Tulane College, James MacLaren, dean
  • A. B. Freeman School of Business, Ira Solomon, dean
  • School of Architecture, Kenneth Schwartz, dean
  • School of Continuing Studies, Richard A. Marksbury, dean
  • School of Law, David D. Meyer, dean
  • School of Liberal Arts, Carole Haber, dean
  • School of Medicine, Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president
  • School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Pierre Buekens, dean
  • School of Science and Engineering, Nicholas J. Altiero, dean
  • School of Social Work, Ronald E. Marks, dean


  • Tulane’s uptown campus includes 110 acres and 92 buildings, housing the majority of its schools and colleges.
  • The F. Edward Hebert Research Center, near Belle Chasse, La., provides research facilities in medicine and environmental, behavioral and computer sciences.
  • The School of Continuing Studies has satellite campuses in Elmwood Business Park in Jefferson Parish, La., Biloxi, Miss., and in Madison, Miss.
  • The downtown Health Sciences campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane Medical Center and Technology Services.
  • The North Shore campus is home to the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, La.
  • The A.B. Freeman School of Business offers Executive and Professional MBA programs at its satellite campus in Houston, Texas.


  • The main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library houses the Latin American Library and the Maxwell Music Library. The Rudolph Matas Library is located in the School of Medicine.
  • The Special Collections Division in Jones Hall includes the Hogan Jazz Archive, Southeastern Architectural Archive, University Archives, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Louisiana Collection.
  • Other libraries include architecture, botany, business, law, mathematics, natural history, primate research, race relations and ethnic history and women’s studies.
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Master in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Orleans

Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. [+]

Master of Accounting Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. The Tulane Masters of Accounting (MACCT) program prepares students on all these fronts and provides them with a head start to become leaders in the accounting profession. The MACCT program's core courses provide academic rigor in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. The program's flexible structure gives students the option of adding a concentration in Finance, Energy or Taxation and to complete their coursework over 2 or 3 semesters. Additionally, if the student desires, the MACCT course offerings can enable a student to sit for the CPA exam. We develop analytical thinking skills in our students through experiential learning in all our courses – Socratic discussions, case studies, group projects are all part of the coursework. Ethical issues in accounting are also woven into class discussions. Tulane MACCT program boasts a world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and active researchers. Our faculty have hands-on industry experience (e.g. investment banking, revenue authority, private tax practice, and expert testimony for litigation) which they integrate in the classroom. A business communications course and assignments in other courses further develop students' written and oral communication skills. Tulane's diverse student population mimics the global business environment with students from various cultural, linguistic and business backgrounds coming together to learn both from our first-class faculty and each other. The program's small size also provides students with the opportunity to work closely with our faculty and develop meaningful relationships with fellow students. Professional staff from the career management center (CMC) provide students with career education programs and counselling that respond to the current market and help students develop and manage their career. Services offered by the CMC include individual career coaching, assistance in developing effective cover letters and resumes, mock interviews, workshops on exploring and navigating the job market, etc. Ardent competition for Tulane MACCT students means that MACCT graduates are very successful in pursuing careers with the major public accounting firms as well as private industry. Curriculum Prerequisites (must be completed prior to beginning the program) Financial Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 2010 or 6010 or equivalent) Managerial or Cost Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 3010 or 6020 or equivalent) Intermediate Accounting I & II (Freeman School ACCN 3100 & 4110 or equivalent); or three semester hours of graduate intermediate accounting. MACCT Core Courses (18 credits) Ethics in Accounting and Finance Auditing Advanced Financial Accounting Advanced Managerial Accounting Business Law Taxation of Legal Entities MACCT Electives (12 credits) Accounting Information Systems Alternative Financial Accounting Frameworks Energy Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Forensic Accounting Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting Research in Taxation Taxation of Individuals Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations Tax Planning for Corporate Decision Making Core Courses in the Risk Option (see below) Students who have an accounting undergraduate degree may be eligible to take the MACCT Risk Option with the following core courses: Core Courses (12 credits) Advanced Auditing Accounting Research Accounting for Business and Financial Risk Accounting and Controls for Operations Risk The remaining 18 credits are electives; nine elective credits should consist of graduate coursework related to a specific business discipline or industry (e.g., finance, taxation, energy, entrepreneurship). Each MACCT student will meet with a faculty adviser to develop a curriculum that is tailored to their interests and goals. Joint Degree (BSM/MACCT) Benefits Whereas most joint degree programs are comprised of two graduate degrees, at Tulane, our BSM-MAACT is an undergraduate and graduate degree that offers considerable advantages: Opportunities for full-time, paid, busy-season internship in the city and state where you ultimately want to work (counts for 3 hours of academic credit toward the 30 required for graduation). The same undergraduate financial package extends to the fifth year of study. Greater flexibility in fulfilling undergraduate requirements. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required; in fact, employers report that they appreciate the diverse backgrounds that Tulane alumni bring to their operations. A streamlined recruitment process. Apply for the positions that interest you, interview with the respective firms when they come to campus to meet you in person, and then travel to the city where you plan to live for final interviews. Special Considerations for International Students International students have access to the same amenities and services we offer domestic students, as well as some tailored to the international student experience* Interview Preparation & Recruitment During our recruitment events, multi-national accounting firms interview international MACCT students for positions in their native countries. The Career Management Center offers workshops specifically geared toward international MACCT students. [-]

Master of Finance

Campus Full time 11 - 18  September 2017 USA New Orleans

Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. [+]

Master of Finance Program Overview Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields within finance, including: corporate finance, equities, fixed income, derivatives, asset management, leveraged finance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, private banking, financial consulting, public finance, and finance departments of large corporations. The program is created and taught by Freeman Finance faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in corporate finance and investments. Coursework includes core courses in finance and accounting and the ability to take electives within a student's area of interest such as Energy, Investment Banking, Asset Management, or Real Estate. The Tulane MFIN program also offers an Energy Specialization or a Banking and Financial Services Specialization. While the curriculum provides an in depth study of equity analysis, valuation, fixed income analytics, derivatives, and risk management, students are also able to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom through participation in courses that provide real-world experience such as the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund, Aaron Selber Jr. course in Alternative Investments and the Freeman Reports Equity Analysis program. The Freeman Career Management Center works with students in the program to develop professional opportunities. Unique Freeman events like Freeman Days in New York, Houston, Chicago, and New Orleans help students develop networks within the larger financial markets. Ranked #4 in the U.S. and #30 in the world by Financial Times in 2014. Freeman is a Program Partner with the CFA Institute, which means the course content of the Tulane MFIN covers a significant portion of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge. Curriculum This curriculum has been designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program, and it also reflects input from industry professionals about the types of skills they want potential employees to possess. The program focuses on developing strong fundamental analysis skills and uses practical applications to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom. Students experience real-world finance through analyzing cases, completing projects and building financial models. Communication skills are enhanced through a financial communications class, written projects and presentations of student financial analysis. These courses provide hands-on experience and career building skills. The MFIN program curriculum is an 11 or 18 month, 34 credit, graduate program beginning each summer. The courses are as follows: Summer Semester (6 credit hours) Corporate Finance (3 credits) Financial Reporting I (3 credits) Career Management Course (0 credits) Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Financial Communications (3 credits) Fixed Income Analytics (3 credits)* Financial Reporting II (4 credits) Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits) Valuation (3 credits) Spring Semester (12 credit hours) Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits) Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits) or Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits) Elective Course (3 credits)* Elective Course (3 credits) Assessment of Program Learning (0 credits) * Can be deferred to following Fall for 18 month option. [-]

Master of Management

Campus Full time 10  September 2017 USA New Orleans

The ten-month Master of Management program is a pre-experience business degree designed to build on your undergraduate studies, enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers. [+]

Master of Management Today's job market is fierce, and it continues to change and evolve. The ten-month Master of Management program is a pre-experience business degree designed to build on your undergraduate studies, enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers. Gain the skills and confidence needed to tackle business opportunities, analyze problems and propose workable solutions. Stand out in the marketplace, and propel your career further. Discover Your Possibilities Designed for those with little or no work experience, looking to complement their undergraduate degrees with business fundamentals. Students with any major are eligible. Engineering or psychology, sciences or languages - if you have a career goal, the Master of Management can help you get there faster. Learn and Connect Class sizes are kept small to provide a quality educational experience, support collaboration in the classroom, and allow a focus on experiential learning throughout the curriculum. Master of Management students take classes as a cohort, aiding you in building the network that will help you achieve more. The broad curriculum in business fundamentals includes finance, marketing, business analytics, and people management. In the third semester, Master of Management students also select two electives from the Graduate Business course curriculum. This allows you to focus based on your career plans, and to network with other graduate business students whose experience can give you insights into your own opportunities. All courses are taught by faculty from Tulane's distinguished MBA program. The Freeman School is a leading, internationally recognized business school, with faculty recognized for the research that informs their teaching and connected to industry through consulting and outreach. Tulane is an integral part of New Orleans, one of the most colorful, historic, and beautiful cities in the United States. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., one that has been reinventing itself over the last decade as it develops its vibrant entrepreneurship community, supports exciting new growth industries, and strengthens its role as an important hub for energy and global trade. The Freeman alumni of New Orleans are engaged with the school, and help its students to connect with the city's business community. Curriculum The Master of Management degree is designed to give you a broad knowledge of business fundamentals. This intensive 10 month, 36-credit hour program begins at the end of June. The A.B. Freeman School’s world-renown faculty help students develop market relevant skills and to stand out from their peers in the competitive job market. Summer (6 credits) Analysis for Financial Management Business Communications Career Development Leadership Development Fall (15 credits) Accounting Measurement, Reporting and Control Business Statistics and Models Strategic Management Business Ethics and Leadership Marketing Global Business Project (Trip to Asia) Spring (15 credits) Human Resource Management Operations Management Strategic Consulting Electives Quantitative reasoning A hallmark of this program is strengthening your quantitative reasoning skills. Whether choosing which projects to fund or achieving sustainability for your social enterprise, an ability to evaluate and apply quantitative data is critical. In the summer before beginning the Master of Management, students will also take two online short courses, to review mathematics for business and spreadsheets for data analytics. Details will be provided to admitted students. [-]

Masters of Management in Energy

Campus Full time 10  September 2017 USA New Orleans

The curriculum was developed by faculty who specialize in energy and by industry professionals who work with our faculty and recruit our students. [+]

Masters of Management in Energy Program Overview The Master of Management in Energy program (MME) is a 10 month full time program beginning each July. Ideal candidates have solid academic backgrounds in quantitative majors such as accounting, business, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, or sciences. The curriculum was developed by faculty who specialize in energy and by industry professionals who work with our faculty and recruit our students. Specialized courses include energy accounting, energy data analysis, energy economics, energy investment banking, energy modeling, energy portfolio management, energy risk management, energy strategy, and energy trading. The energy and finance courses are taught in our $3 million dollar trading center that is equipped with industry-leading technology, data bases, and trading software from Trading Technologies, Thompson Reuters, MorningStar, MathWorks, and 1Derrick. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue career opportunities with energy companies, banks, trading organizations, utilities, ISOs, financial services and consulting firms, and regulatory agencies. Curriculum The curriculum has been designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program and by industry professionals, who work with our faculty and recruit our students. Courses are delivered in sequence for maximum career development. The faculty integrates energy topics into courses through energy industry examples, state-of-the-art applications, leading-edge data bases, projects, and cases. The program begins with an intensive summer session that provides an introduction to the energy industry and focuses on sharpening computing and financial modeling skills. The fall semester strengthens core quantitative skills while broadening the perspective on the energy industry. Spring schedules are heavy with advanced energy courses that emphasize expertise and job-ready skills. Total Semester Credit Hours 36 Prerequisites (online prep courses) Financial Accounting Financial Management Summer Session Orientation, Career Development Workshops, and Field Trips Introduction to Energy (3) Energy Modeling (3) Excel/VBA Lab (0) Fall Energy Data Analysis (3) Energy and Environmental Economics (3) Energy Fundamentals and Trading (3) Energy Accounting (3) Approved Graduate Electives (3) Spring Energy Risk Management (3) Energy Strategy Capstone (3) Approved Graduate Electives (9) [-]


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A.B Freeman School of Business

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New Orleans 70118, United States
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