The globalization of business has been a focus of Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business since the school was founded in 1914 at the request of the international trade and business communities of New Orleans.
Freeman is now one of the fastest growing schools in the world, boasting a top-tier experiential learning curriculum that prepares students to make an impact as pioneers in the global business community.
Freeman is focused on experiential learning. Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, John Clarke explained, “We put students in the role of an employee, an analyst, an entrepreneur so they learn by being.” As part of the school’s award-winning financial analyst experience, students analyze a publicly traded company, conduct senior executive interviews, and present their analysis report at the investor conference.
Freeman’s accounting curriculum also gets students out of the classroom and into the field—working with social entrepreneurs, helping them create financial statements to better understand budgeting and planning.
On campus, a new USD $30 million business building will have modular learning spaces to better support existing experiential learning programs and house new program launches.
Located in the Port of New Orleans, a trading hub for Central and South America the Freeman School has always maintained an international focus.
The school has awarded more PhDs to Latin American business students than any other US school. Freeman awards PhDs through its partner schools in addition to offering various MBA programs in a large number of those schools.
Freeman continues to strengthen its ties to the region through its relationships with these universities and considers new programs that are relevant to the regional marketplace. “For example, we are looking at the intersection of healthcare and business and are in conversation with schools about offering MBAs to physicians and medical students in the region,” Mr. Clarke explained.
Mr. Clarke understands the importance of international experience, having taught more than 1,000 students in short-term international immersion classes. “It’s great to be able to help to create citizens of the world,” Mr. Clarke concluded. “Students who are graduating today are graduating into a very globally connected workplace.”