Archive for April, 2009

U.S. News ranks Freeman among the best

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

U.S. News & World ReportIn the latest edition of its America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Freeman School 48th on the list of the best business schools in America. Highlights of the ranking survey appear in the May 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News is a major benchmark of MBA programs in the United States,” says Bill Sandefer, director of graduate admissions. “With more than 400 programs vying for a place on the list, Tulane should be proud of the recognition. For the Freeman School, the variety and quantity of such recognition is really a testament to a great faculty, students and alums.”

U.S. News surveyed all 426 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to assemble this year’s list of the best business schools.  The ranking is based on a methodology that includes assessments of quality from deans, MBA program directors and recruiters,  measures of placement success, and measures of student selectivity.

For more information about this year’s business school ranking, visit

Top-tier schools compete in Finance Case Competition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Berdon and Rolanette Lawrence (second and third from left) with members of the Rice University team

A team of students from Rice University took first place and the grand 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 17.


Tears for Life wins big in biz plan competition

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Tears for Life team

Tears for Life, a company developing a technology to screen women for breast cancer using proteins found in tears, and KAIEN, a company that plans to leverage the unique talents of people with high-functioning autism to provide software testing services for the Japanese auto industry, were the big winners at the 2009 Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The competition, an annual presentation of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association, took place at the Freeman School on April 17.

Tears for Life earned the grand prize in the business innovation division while KAIEN won the grand prize in the social entrepreneurship division. Each of the winning teams received a $20,000 cash prize to help fund the venture.

To learn more about this year’s competition, see the story Tears for Life business wins big in New Wave, Tulane’s online newspaper.

Business Plan Competition this Friday, April 17

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Tulane Business Plan Competition

Technology that transforms coal into fuel that burns as clean as natural gas, a non-invasive test for breast cancer that uses tears instead of blood and a new dental device to better spot early tooth decay are some of the innovations behind student-led business plans competing in the 9th Annual Tulane Entrepreneurs Association Business Plan Competition this week.


Global Leadership Trip Photos

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
MBA students visited the Great Wall during their Global Leadership trip to Beijing.

MBA students visited the Great Wall during their Global Leadership trip to Beijing.


MBA classes travel to Paris and Beijing

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The Freeman School isn’t unique in having its MBA students read cases about multinational firms and global strategies. What is unique is having those students—all those students—travel overseas to visit the companies described in the cases and present their strategic recommendations directly to senior managers.

On March 21, the Freeman School sent its entire first-year MBA class to Paris and its entire second-year MBA class to Beijing for a week of lectures, company visits, case presentations and cultural activities as part of the program’s Global Leadership module. It was the first time since Freeman added a travel component to the MBA program three years ago that both classes traveled abroad at the same time, creating a huge logistical challenge for Freeman School faculty and staff, but according to students who participated in the trips, the unique international experience more than justified the extra work.


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