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Family Business Center hosts 10th Wealth Management Seminar

April 20, 2011

The 10th annual Tulane Family Business Center Wealth Management Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 1 - 6 p.m., at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

The seminar offers information on asset management and strategies for perpetuating family business growth. Seasoned professionals and novices alike will benefit from the expert financial advice offered by participating sponsors including J. P. Morgan Chase, Jones Walker, LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand and the Greater New Orleans...

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Bloomberg economist to discuss economic recovery

March 03, 2011

Richard Yamarone, senior economist with Bloomberg Brief: Economics, will discuss the current state of the economy in a special lecture at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Richard Yamarone

Yamarone’s presentation, “What Indicators to Watch for Signs of Economic Recovery,” will take place on Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. in Room 2110 of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II on Tulane's uptown campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Yamarone is an economist who has more than two decades of experience and focuses on monetary and fiscal...

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Freeman Days invades National WWII Museum

February 14, 2011

On Thursday night (Feb. 10), the Freeman School hosted its annual Freeman Days Networking Reception at the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen. The business school’s biggest annual career event, Freeman Days brings together students, alumni and corporate recruiters for an evening of professional networking followed by a day of company presentations and information sessions on campus at the business school.

This year’s events attracted 395 students, 150 alumni and 100 recruiters and company representatives, making it the biggest Freeman Days New Orleans in history. To...

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Burkenroad Symposium to explore turning crisis into opportunity

February 07, 2011

From the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the subprime mortgage debacle to the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, recent history is filled with examples of crises that pose daunting, multileveled challenges to the organizations involved, but those trying events can also present unique opportunities.

The 18th annual Burkenroad Symposium will explore organizational crisis and how businesses can turn adversity into competitive advantage.

For the 18th annual Burkenroad Symposium on Business and Society, “Honor in the Face of Fire: Turning Crisis into Opportunity,” a distinguished...

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Tulane Business Plan Competition seeks conscious capitalists

December 06, 2010

The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association kicks its 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition up a notch with a new competition and a $50,000 top prize for the company with the best sustainable business model rooted in the ideals of conscious capitalism.

Sunil Bhardwaj and Sameer Hajee won the grand prize of $50,000 in last year's Tulane Business Plan Competition with their plan for Nuru Light, a conscious capitalism venture that distributes affordable rechargeable lights in Africa.

“Conscious Capitalism incorporates the principles of social entrepreneurship which are based on the...

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Freeman hosts 2010 Tulane Energy Trading Competition

October 18, 2010

Some of the world’s largest energy trading firms will be at the Freeman School of Business on Saturday, Oct. 23, to see the country’s best collegiate energy traders put their risk strategies to the test in what’s becoming one of the most ambitious and realistic university trading contests.

In just two years, the Tulane Energy Trading Competition has become one of the nation's premier trading events for both students and industry recruiters.

In just two years, the Tulane Energy Trading Competition has not only established itself as proving ground for students to test their...

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Business Forum looks at leveraging corporate resources

October 05, 2010

Freeman School assistant dean Peter Ricchiuti has seen Black Monday, the dot-com boom and bust, the subprime mortgage crisis, and the worldwide financial meltdown, yet he’s never seen anything quite like what’s happening in today’s credit markets.

Peter Ricchiuti, assistant dean at the Freeman School, will moderate a panel on alternative capital markets at this Friday's Tulane Business Forum.

“The country is awash with cash, but if you’re an individual or a small business, banks aren’t lending,” says Ricchiuti. “There’s plenty of money out there but not a lot of appetite for...

TABA announces Tulane Business Forum program

June 25, 2010

Updated July 9, 2010

The Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) has announced the program for the 2010 Tulane Business Forum. With the theme "Leveraging Corporate Resources," this year's forum will focus on business leaders and organizations that have demonstrated the ability to leverage assets to strengthen their market positions and achieve goals.

  • "Health Reform: What Is It and What Does It Mean?" Charles N. Kahn III, President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington D.C.
  • "Distinguishing...
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Business Plan Competition winners have a bright idea

April 20, 2010
Poverty and lack of access to safe, affordable lighting are two of the biggest challenges facing populations in the developing world. A startup company hopes to solve both of those problems with an innovative new product, and now, with the help of Tulane, it's a little closer to achieving that goal.
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Finalists announced for 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition

March 30, 2010

The developer of an orthopedic implant to help patients with osteoporosis undergo spinal surgery, a social enterprise to provide clean, affordable off-grid lighting to rural poor in the developing world, and the maker of a line of small wind turbines designed to make wind power cost competitive with electricity generated from non-renewable resources have been selected as the three finalists in this year's Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition will take place at the Freeman School on Friday, April 16.

On Friday, April 16, teams representing...

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Students face off in inaugural Tulane Energy Trading Competition

November 17, 2009

Twenty-eight of the nation's best student traders met up in New Orleans on Nov. 14 to test their skills trading simulated live oil and gas futures, but unlike most competitions, the winners of this event weren't necessarily the ones with the biggest profits.

Brian Allen (MBA '11), left, and Daniel Sadik (BSM '10) discuss results during the inaugural Tulane Energy Trading Competition.

The Tulane Energy Trading Competition was the first university trading competition to reward participants for using strategies to minimize risk. While other competitions award prizes based...

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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...