Freeman News

Startups compete for cash in business plan competition

April 19, 2008

Can small loans up to $250 be enough to fight global poverty? A group of students from the Freeman School and University of Texas at Dallas are banking on it. They got an endorsement from peers and faculty Friday at the 8th annual Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The Audubon Global Opportunities Fund won a first place prize of $10,000 in the social entrepreneurship track for a plan to raise $30 million to invest in stable micro-finance intuitions across the globe. These institutions provide small loans and lines of credit to those living in poverty in the hopes of spurring...

Freeman hosts 12th annual Finance Case Competition

April 17, 2008

A team representing Vanderbilt University took the top prize of $5,000 at this year's Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition. The competition took place at the Freeman School on April 4, 2008.

Emory University took second place and a prize of $3,000, and a team from Rice University won third place and a prize of $2,000.

In addition to the winning teams, the competition this year featured teams representing Tulane, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, and Washington University.

Serving as...

Burkenroad Symposium looks at leadership

March 11, 2008

In her introductory remarks at this year's Burkenroad Symposium on Business and Society, moderator Laura Cardinal said she hoped to present a "kaleidoscope" of perspectives on critical leadership, and that's just what the four speakers assembled for this year's program provided.

"Critical Moments in Leadership: Changing the Rules of the Game," the topic of the 15th annual symposium, examined the issue of critical leadership from perspectives including corporate governance, crisis management, government and personal values.

Holly J. Gregory, a partner at the law firm Weil,...

Sequent Energy announces scholarships

February 21, 2008

Sequent Energy Management hosted a reception in the Lavin-Bernick Center on Tulane's Uptown campus on Feb. 20 to announce the recipients of two scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in energy. Freeman students Michael Pearson (BSM '08) and Walker Weston (MFIN '08) each received a scholarship of $2,500 to further their pursuit of energy-related studies. In addition, Sequent awarded the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute a gift of $25,000 to support research and programming. The awards were presented by Sequent President Doug Schantz.

Sequent Energy Management, a...

If it's Tuesday, this must be Bogota...

February 12, 2008

In January, 10 Freeman MBA students traveled to Bogota, Colombia, to spend a week studying global business with classmates from Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

The students are among the first participants in the Global MBA, a new curriculum for MBA students interested in broadening their international experience and taking on leadership positions in the Americas. The program, a joint-venture of Tulane and three prestigious Latin American institutions, comprises six courses in six different countries and enables students to earn a Master of Global Management degree in addition to...

Rankings round up

February 12, 2008

The Financial Times isn't the only prestigious publication to rank the Freeman School highly in recent months. The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Latin America’s AméricaEconomía and Expansion have each ranked Freeman among the best in recent surveys.

The rankings kicked off in August, when Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía ranked Freeman 17th among U.S. business schools and 26th internationally on its list of the best global MBA programs for Latin...

It's not who you know, but how many...and how different

February 12, 2008

Bert Cannella has spent several years studying knowledge creation and how new ideas emerge in organizations, and after a good deal of research, one thing appears clear: If you want to stay on the cutting edge, grow and maintain your network.

In a series of papers coauthored with Ann McFadyen, Cannella found that biomedical researchers at Baylor University and Johns Hopkins University who worked with different colleagues over time were more productive than those who worked with the same people. The results of the study have been published in Academy of Management Journal and...

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Financial Times ranks Freeman 10th globally in finance

January 28, 2008

In its latest survey of global MBA programs, the Financial Times has named Tulane's Freeman School of Business one of the 10 best schools in the world in finance. The 10th place ranking, which appeared in the Financial Times on Jan. 28, is based on the recommendations of more than 11,000 MBA alumni from around the world who responded to this year's Financial Times survey.

"We are delighted to be considered among the very best in the world in the area of finance," said Angelo S. DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. "This ranking is especially gratifying because it is based on the...

CNBC highlights Freeman's trading room

January 08, 2008

In a recent news segment, CNBC highlighted the Freeman School's trading room and its unique approach to training students for careers in energy trading.

"They may be a long way from the NYMEX in New Orleans and at Tulane University," said CNBC's Rebecca Jarvis, "but that is where the next generation of traders is training to take on today's pit bulls."

Rebecca Jarvis and students in Freeman's Energy Fundamentals and Trading course.

The segment focused on Freeman's Energy Fundamentals and Trading course, which uses the Reuters Market Data System and Reuters'...