Freeman relaunches PhD program

- Summer 2015 -
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One of the top priorities identified in the Freeman School’s 2013 strategic plan was the need to investigate the potential revitalization of the school’s dormant PhD programs. This summer, Freeman takes a big step toward realizing that goal by relaunching the PhD program in finance and financial accounting. “It’s very exciting,” says Sheri Tice, A. […]

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Freeman honors Maurin, Besh as Entrepreneurs of the Year

- Summer 2015 -
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The A. B. Freeman School of Business honored commercial real estate developer James Maurin and celebrity chef John Besh with Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at this year’s Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala. The awards ceremony, an annual presentation of the Freeman School and the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, took place April 16 at […]

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TABA establishes alumni chapter in Shanghai

- Summer 2015 -
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The number of Freeman School alumni in the People’s Republic of China has grown to more than 500 in recent years, comprising a large, diverse group of business, government and community leaders. In January, the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) paid tribute to the business school’s growing footprint in Asia with the establishment of […]

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Alternative investment expert addresses class

- Summer 2015 -
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Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management and one of the nation’s leading experts on distressed debt, brought his renowned investment insight to the Freeman School in February as special guest lecturer in the Aaron Selber Jr. Course in Alternative Investments. Marks, a friend of the late Selber, co-founded Oaktree Capital in 1995 to focus […]

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Internships help undergrads pull it all together

- Summer 2015 -
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Hala Bowen (BSM ’14) had always dreamed of owning her own concert venue, so when, as part of her business integration capstone course, she got the chance to do an internship at the Civic Theatre, she jumped at the opportunity. “Working for the Civic was my dream job, basically,” laughs Bowen. “Being able to be […]

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PitchNOLA winner comes full circle

- Summer 2015 -
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When entrepreneur Larry Irvin Jr. took the Freeman Auditorium stage at last year’s PitchNOLA startup competition, it did not go well. He froze up a minute into his pitch, rushing out of the auditorium as a stunned audience watched his business partner Kristyna Jones dash up to finish the presentation. Unbowed, the two came back […]

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Malaria detection device wins Business Model Competition

- Summer 2015 -
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Disease Diagnostic Group, a startup company with technology to dramatically improve the diagnosis of malaria, won first place and a $25,000 grand prize at the 15th annual Tulane Business Model Competition. The final round of the competition, an annual presentation of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, took place at the Freeman School on April 16 […]

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Mastering the business of health care

- Summer 2015 -
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Kenny Wang will begin his residency in emergency medicine this fall, but the Tulane University School of Medicine graduate has career aspirations that go far beyond the ER. Wang hopes to eventually go into academic medicine and one day direct a residency program. To help achieve that goal, Wang enrolled in the five-year MD/MBA program, […]

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Tulane Business Forum surveys changing business landscape

- Summer 2015 -
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With technology and shifting demographics changing the way companies do business, what can executives do to ensure that their organizations stay on top? For its 36th annual program, “Changing Landscapes: Business Leaders Taking Action,” the Tulane Business Forum looks at the changing business environment and highlights corporate leaders who are taking bold steps to adapt, […]

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Freeman hosts 19th Finance Case Competition

- Summer 2015 -
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MBA teams from Washington University in St. Louis, the University of North Carolina and Tulane University took home the top prizes at the A. B. Freeman School of Business’ 19th annual Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition. The competition, which took place at the Freeman School on April 17, tests the valuation and financial […]

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