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New fund hopes to jumpstart high-potential ventures

February 02, 2011

New Orleans experienced an unprecedented influx of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the wake of Katrina, but activities like meet ups and networking can take those entrepreneurs only so far. At some point new ventures need capital, and that’s just what Freeman School professors John Elstrott and Ralph Maurer hope to provide them with.

Freeman School professors Ralph Maurer, left, and John Elstrott are part of the management team for the New Orleans Startup Fund, a new nonprofit venture capital fund that targets high-potential early-stage ventures.

Elstrott, clinical professor...

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Freeman launches new master’s program in energy

January 19, 2011

This summer, the A. B. Freeman School of Business will launch a unique new master’s degree program focused on the advanced skills demanded by recruiters for positions in energy finance, risk management and trading.

The Master of Management in Energy (MNRG) is an intensive one-year program focused exclusively on the business of energy. Launching in July 2011, this timely and differentiated program is targeted at new or recent college graduates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills for jobs in energy finance, sell-side and buy-side analysis, risk management, consulting, and...

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DiversityMBA honors three students with leadership award

December 07, 2010

Three Freeman School students have been chosen as 2010 recipients of DiversityMBA Magazine’s Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes minority and multicultural graduate students—including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, foreign nationals and women—who have exhibited exemplary leadership in the community or the institution.

Patricio Campuzano

Patricio Campuzano (MBA ’11), a native of Quito, Ecuador,  is president of Net Impact at Tulane, which works to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more...

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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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Green jobs training program wins top honors at PitchNOLA

November 22, 2010

Disposing of used cooking oil is an unpleasant cost of doing business for most restaurants, but one local group is turning that task into green—green fuel, green jobs and green cash.

Hamilton Simons-Jones, left, of the Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project, shakes hands with Joel Tilton of New Orleans Panthers FC as master of ceremonies Chris Reade, center, looks on. Simons-Jones won first place and Tilton won the audience favorite prize at this year's PitchNOLA competition. (Photo by Erica Stavis)

The Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project, which trains inner-city youths to...

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Freeman jumps in latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking

November 15, 2010

In its latest biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business 35th in the U.S. The ranking, which appears in the magazine’s Nov. 15 issue, represents a jump of at least 10 spots for the Freeman School.

“While we still have much work to do, this significant improvement together with our strong showing in the most recent Financial Times ranking suggests that our efforts of the last several years are starting to yield results,” said Angelo DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. “It is particularly...

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Beta Gamma Sigma inducts newest members

November 10, 2010

The Tulane chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, welcomed its newest members at an induction ceremony in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II on Oct. 26, 2010.

The inductees, including students from the BSM, MACCT, MBA, MGM, MRISK and PMBA programs, were as follows:

Left to right, Beta Gamma Sigma inductees Sofia Zarate (MBA ’11), Alexandra Thurber (MBA ’11), Hakima Taoufiq (MBA ’11) and Yueyue Fu (MBA ’11).
  • Luis Aguilar
  • Chukwudubem Arah
  • James Arogeti
  • Juan Pablo...
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Students' hopes riding on recycling in national marketing competition

November 03, 2010

The hopes of three Freeman School students are riding on recycling in a national marketing competition.

Freeman School students Amanda Diamond, Carly O’Meara and Beckie Warren, left to right, are traveling to locations across the South to promote recycling as part of a social media campaign to generate buzz for Honda’s new CR-Z sport hybrid coupe.

A team featuring Freeman students Amanda Diamond, Carly O’Meara and Beckie Warren is one of 10 finalists in the Honda CR-Z Media Challenge, a national marketing competition that asked students to devise social media campaigns to...

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Top traders converge on Tulane for Energy Trading Competition

October 28, 2010

Student traders from Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, Tulane and Northwestern took the top honors at the 2010 Tulane Energy Trading Competition, but according to some participants, the biggest reward for taking part in the competition wasn’t the cash prizes or professional trading products awarded to the winners. It was the chance to rub shoulders with an all-star lineup of industry professionals.

Twenty-eight of the nation’s top student traders faced off in this year’s Tulane Energy Trading Competition, which in just two years has become one of the leading events for both...
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Accounting goes extreme in PwC xACT Competition

October 27, 2010

Twelve teams of Freeman School students put their skills to the test on Friday (Oct. 22) as participants in the PricewaterhouseCoopers xACT Competition, one of the nation’s leading case competitions for accounting and business students.

Right Stuff Convergence, a team of five Freeman students, won first place and the right to represent Tulane in the national xACT Competition. Left to right, Max Ryan, Whitney Aerenson, Christine Ouder, Patrick Murphy and Michael McIver.

The xACT Competition—short for xTREME Accounting—is part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers xTREME Games, which were...

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Financial Times ranks EMBA program among world's best

October 25, 2010

In its latest survey of executive MBA programs at the world’s leading business schools, Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School’s EMBA program 75th in the world and 35th among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the newspaper and on FT.com on Oct. 25.

Financial Times bases its ranking on measures of alumni success, program diversity and quality of faculty. Graduates of Freeman’s EMBA program reported an average salary of $159,592 three years after completing the program, and graduates experienced a 45 percent increase in average salary compared...

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Booyah on the Bayou: Cramer brings "Mad Money" to Freeman

October 21, 2010

“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is famous for his unabashedly bullish take on the stock market, so it was only fitting that the investment guru should bring his CNBC television show to a city like New Orleans and a school like Freeman.

Investment guru Jim Cramer brought his CNBC show "Mad Money" to the Freeman School on Tuesday as part of its "Back to School" tour.

“The reason we’re down here at Tulane’s terrific Freeman School of Business is because this place is suffused with optimism!” Cramer announced to thunderous applause from the more than 700 fans packed...