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An entrepreneur's guide to life

December 18, 2016
Sid Pulitzer has a tradition. On the first day of his Entrepreneurial Management class, he asks his students how many would object to becoming wealthy in an honest way. If no hands go up, he tells them they’ve qualified to stay in the class.
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MBA team wins first place in The Economist's MBA Investment Case Competition

December 16, 2016
A team of three MBA students from Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business won first place and the top prize of $10,000 in the second annual Economist Investment Case Competition.

Applications now open for 2017 Tulane Business Model Competition

December 06, 2016
College entrepreneurs are invited to enter the 17th annual Tulane Business Model Competition for a chance to win more than $40,000 in cash and prizes for promising startup ventures.
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Master of Finance team earns 2nd place in ACG Cup

December 01, 2016
A team of Master of Finance students from Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business earned second-place honors in the 2016 ACG Louisiana Energy Case Competition.
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Beta Gamma Sigma inducts newest members

November 30, 2016

The Tulane chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing academic excellence in the study of business, welcomed its newest members during a ceremony in the A. B. Freeman School of Business on Nov. 16, 2016. The inductees, including students from the Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance and Professional Master of Business Administration programs, are:

  • Scherzade Agha
  • Kelly Aucoin
  • Amy Barad
  • Bjorn Bernhardsen
  • Richard Biedenharn...
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Ethics, innovation and Ashley Madison

November 29, 2016

Can unethical behavior at the individual level predict wrongdoing at the corporate level?

That’s a question William Grieser, assistant professor of finance at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, sought to answer with data from an unlikely source: Ashley Madison, an online dating service that connects individuals seeking extramarital affairs.

William Grieser found that firms with higher rates of Ashley Madison members were more likely to be the subject of SEC enforcement actions but also more likely to be innovative.

As a corporate finance scholar, Grieser...

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Louisiana startups get boost from Freeman alumni

November 28, 2016
Peggy Babin, a 1992 graduate of the A.B. Freeman School of Business, is CEO of Valmiki 504. She is also a former associate dean of the business school. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

Several alumni of the A. B. Freeman School of Business have leading roles in a new collaborative effort to make Louisiana’s burgeoning startup market more competitive.

In July, the New Orleans-based venture capital firm Valmiki 504 LLC announced a joint project with Topxight Labs, a New York-based business incubator. The new venture, called Topxight LA, will be a virtual incubator offering online...

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Tulane Energy Institute co-hosts forum on US-China relations

November 22, 2016
Barry K. Worthington, executive director of the United States Energy Association, speaks during a day-long forum examining relations between the U.S. and China. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)

The Donald Trump administration is likely to seek mutually beneficial deals between the United States and China but will press for more trade balance, a top U.S. energy representative said during a day-long forum at Tulane University examining relations between the two nations.

“I think you’re going to find that President-elect Trump will be very eager to have a positive relationship with China,”...

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Alumnus opens Brooklyn restaurant with celebrity chef

November 22, 2016
Tulane University alumnus Evan Darnell and celebrity chef Carla Hall are the founders of Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo provided by Evan Darnell)

Bringing flavorful, Nashville-inspired fare to Brooklyn, New York, A. B. Freeman School of Business alumnus Evan Darnell (BSM '98) teamed up with chef Carla Hall, a fan favorite on Bravo’s reality cooking competition show Top Chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, to open Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen earlier this year.

“I first learned about the hospitality industry while living in New Orleans...

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Dean highlights growth, new building in homecoming talk

November 15, 2016
Growth. Growth. Growth. Paraphrasing the old quote about real estate, Dean Ira Solomon told a Freeman School homecoming audience that explosive growth continues to be the big story at the B-school.
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Career Management Center hosts second annual Tulane Takeover: NYC

October 26, 2016
More than 200 students traveled to New York in October to participate in Tulane Takeover: NYC, a networking and career development event co-sponsored by the Career Management Center. Photo by Michael Jurick.

The university calendar may have read "Fall Break" on Oct. 14, but over 200 undergraduate students were hard at work growing their professional networks at the second annual Tulane Takeover: New York City.

The Freeman School's Career Management Center partnered with the Newcomb-Tulane College Career Wave Programming Office to host the event, a day of networking, lectures...

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Freeman Graduate Reunion Weekend set for Oct. 28-30

October 26, 2016
This year's Freeman Graduate Reunion Weekend takes place Oct. 28-30.

Celebrating a milestone graduation anniversary this year? Register now for the A. B. Freeman School of Business Graduate Reunion Weekend!

Scheduled to coincide with Tulane Homecoming, this year’s reunion takes place Oct. 28-30 and honors the graduate classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. The fun kicks off on Friday, Oct. 28, with a State of the School address and Q&A with Freeman School Dean Ira Solomon, followed by a faculty research discussion featuring Assistant...