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Freeman launches new Master of Risk Management program

November 16, 2009

For more than a decade, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification has been the globally recognized benchmark for expertise in risk management. Now, thanks to a unique partnership between Freeman and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), students can earn a master's degree in risk management while simultaneously preparing for the FRM examinations.

Salvatore Cantale directs Freeman's new Master of Risk Management program.

The Freeman School's new Master of Risk Management program, which begins in December, is the only master's program in risk management...

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Executive MBA program ranked among top 25 in U.S.

November 12, 2009

The Freeman School jumped seven spots in the latest Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs. Freeman's EMBA program is now ranked 64th in the world and 22nd among U.S. programs.

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Financial Times bases its ranking of executive MBA programs on measures of alumni success, program diversity and quality of faculty. Graduates of Freeman's executive MBA program reported an average...

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Freeman to host first energy trading competition

October 27, 2009

The Freeman School has earned a national reputation in recent years for its use of cutting-edge technology to teach energy trading. Next month, Freeman takes another step toward establishing itself as one of the nation's leading institutions for the study of energy with the first Tulane Energy Trading Competition.

The Tulane Energy Trading Competition will take place on Nov. 13 and 14 in the Freeman School's trading center. Twenty-eight students from five top business schools will travel to New Orleans to put their skills to the test in a unique competition with highly coveted...

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Business Forum looks at corporate consciousness

October 12, 2009

Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey drew the wrath of many longtime customers in August with a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that proposed free-market alternatives to healthcare reform, but the article was vintage Mackey, combining the iconoclastic executive's strong beliefs in the power of capitalism and the importance of social responsibility in business.

Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder John Mackey will deliver the luncheon keynote presentation at this year's Tulane Business Forum.

On Friday, Oct. 16, Mackey will be in New Orleans to deliver...

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Diversity expert to speak on women and ambition

October 05, 2009

Jennifer W. Allyn, a managing director in the Office of Diversity for PricewaterhouseCoopers, will discuss women and ambition in a special interactive lecture co-sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of the International Women's Forum.

"A Candid Conversation About Women and Ambition" will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 12 noon in Room 131 of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception with food and refreshments will follow.

Jennifer Allyn, managing director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Allyn's presentation will...

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Freeman ranked No. 4 in nation for entrepreneurship

September 22, 2009

The Freeman School of Business is one of the top five graduate schools in the nation for entrepreneurship, according to a new survey by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review. The Freeman School is ranked No. 4 on the list of Top Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurs. The ranking appears in the October issue of Entrepreneur and is available online at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.

"We are grateful for this ranking that recognizes the quality and uniqueness of our entrepreneurship programs," said John Elstrott, executive director of the Freeman School's...

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Howard Marks to deliver R.W. Freeman Lecture

August 29, 2009

Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management and a highly regarded observer of economic trends and investment opportunities, will deliver this year's R. W. Freeman Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall, and is free and open to the public.

In March 2008, the Wall Street Journal's Peter Lattman wrote, "Everyone knows about the anticipation leading up to Warren Buffett's annual shareholder letters. But for a certain Wall Street set, there are equally high expectations for the writings of...

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Freeman Speaker Series presents Jackie Hanselman

August 28, 2009

Education Pioneers was established to develop talent to meet existing needs in K-12 education while building the field of leaders to close the talent gap and transform urban education. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Jackie Hanselman, recruiting manager with the organization, will discuss "The Business of Education."

The presentation will take place in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111, from 5-6 p.m.

The Freeman Speaker Series was established to showcase a broad cross-section of business professionals who can speak about their industries, companies and professional activities...

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TEA sponsors "elevator pitch" competition

August 12, 2009

Have a business idea to improve New Orleans? Interested in honing your pitch? Want to network with likeminded entrepreneurs? Enter PitchNOLA, an "elevator pitch" competition for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to create value and solve pressing social problems in New Orleans.

While there is no cash prize for the winners, the competition is a great way for entrants to promote their ideas, hone their elevator pitches and network with similarly motivated entrepreneurs and business people. Coaches for the workshop part of the program will include Ralph Maurer, visiting assistant...

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EMBA program to offer fellowships for non-profit, minority and women-owned firms

July 17, 2009

The Freeman School has announced a new Executive MBA fellowship program for non-profit, minority and women-owned businesses. The fellowships, which will cover 50 percent of the program's tuition, will be available to students in the New Orleans and Houston EMBA programs beginning in January 2010.

"A vibrant non-profit and small-business sector is critical to the continued growth of the community, and the Executive MBA program can provide these organizations with the leadership and management skills they need to grow and succeed," says Russ Robins, associate dean for executive...

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Shell Energy chief added to Tulane Business Forum

July 10, 2009

Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., has been added to the lineup of speakers at the 2009 Tulane Business Forum. Quarterman has responsibility for the company's overall operations in natural gas and power trading, marketing and energy asset management, including Shell's power generation portfolio, gas storage capabilities and emissions trading activities.

In addition to Quartermain, this year's speakers also include John Mackey, chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc.; Alan Yuspeh, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer...

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Ricchiuti in T-P on McMoRan Blackbeard prospect

June 18, 2009

Peter Ricchiuti is quoted again in today's Times-Picayune on McMoRan Exploration Co.'s groundbreaking Blackbeard drilling project. The mega-deep well, located just off the mouth of the Mississippi River, could end up producing the equivalent of 4 billion barrels of oil. Ricchiuti says the closely watched project has the potential to be a game changer for the industry.

Ricchiuti is research director of Burkenroad Reports, the Freeman School's acclaimed equities analysis program.