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Freeman ranked 61st in world in latest Financial Times survey

January 25, 2010

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, the Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School 61st in the world and 35th in the U.S. The ranking appears in the newspaper's Jan. 25, 2010, issue.

Freeman was most recently ranked 80th in the world and 46th among U.S. programs in the 2008 Financial Times global MBA ranking, the last time Freeman was included in the survey.

The Financial Times ranks global MBA programs using a variety of criteria, including measures of alumni success and satisfaction, school reputation, institutional diversity,...

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Burkenroad Fund beats the market, again

January 20, 2010

The Burkenroad Fund has once again outperformed the market.

The mutual fund, which was inspired by the Freeman School's Burkenroad Reports program and which invests in many of the companies followed by the program, finished 2009 with a return of 31.63 percent, beating both the S&P 500, which returned 26.47 percent, and the Russell 2000 Index, which returned 27.16 percent.

Since its inception in 2001, the Burkenroad Fund  has posted a return of 108.39 percent, placing it in the top 1 percent of all 4,348 funds. Over that same period, the Russell 2000 Index returned 42....

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TEA kicks off 10th annual Tulane Business Plan Competition

January 08, 2010

As the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA) hits a 10-year milestone with its annual Business Plan Competition, the group is shaking things up by more than doubling the prize money and shifting focus to the virtues of "conscious capitalism."

The deadline to apply for the 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition is Feb. 1.

This year, the contest will award a top prize of $50,000 in startup capital to the group with the best idea for a business  that seeks to positively affect both its stakeholders and the society in which it operates. The idea could involve the principles of social...

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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 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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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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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.

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MBA program ranked 30th internationally

June 01, 2009

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía has ranked the Freeman School 30th internationally and 20th among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the magazine's June 2009 issue.

In addition to the global MBA ranking, the Freeman School also appears prominently on the magazine's ranking of the top MBA programs in Latin America. The Freeman School is listed as a dual-degree program partner with four of the top 10 schools in Latin America, including Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, ITAM in Mexico City, IESA in...