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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...

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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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Taking care of business

October 13, 2010

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sami Khan (BSM '11) plans to make music his full-time job when he graduates in May, but that doesn’t mean the Freeman School senior is turning his back on business. Khan hopes to use the marketing skills he’s learned in business school to build the “Sami Khan” brand and land a recording contract with a major label.

Freeman School senior Sami Khan embarks on his first tour under his own name this month. Photo by Claire Barry.

This month, Khan takes a big step toward realizing that goal when he embarks on his first tour leading a band under his own...

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Tulane Business Forum looks at leveraging resources

October 11, 2010

The Receivables Exchange was founded to connect small- and mid-size businesses in need of working capital with investors, but according to president and co-founder Nicolas Perkin, the biggest innovation the New Orleans-based company brought to factoring wasn’t creating a transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers of commercial receivable. It was enabling buyers to apply the same risk-management principles to receivables that they apply to the rest of their portfolios.

Nicolas R. Perkin, co-founder and president of the Receivables Exchange, talked about the company's growth as...
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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...

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CNBC's "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" comes to the Freeman School

September 28, 2010

CNBC’s “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer” is coming to the Freeman School of Business on Oct. 19 to broadcast in front of a live audience as part of the show’s “Back to School Tour.”

Jim Cramer brings his CNBC show "Mad Money" to Dixon Hall on Tulane's uptown campus on Oct. 19. Freeman School students can pick up tickets to attend the show on Oct. 5 in the lobby of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II.

The show, which will broadcast from Dixon Hall on the Tulane campus, will air at 5 p.m. CDT on CNBC and re-air at 10 later that evening. Cramer and CNBC hope to fill the auditorium...