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Master of Finance program earns national recognition

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

For the second straight year, the Financial Times has named the Freeman School’s Master of Finance program as one of the best in the world.

MFIN Program ranked 30th globally

The Freeman School’s MFIN program was ranked 30th internationally and third among U.S.-based programs in the Financial Times’ latest rating of pre-experience master’s in finance programs, which FT defines as programs aimed at students with little or no work experience. The ranking, part of FT’s Financial Training 2012 special report, was published on June 18.

“Rankings are ultimately just a derivative of what we do, but external recognition is always welcomed and appreciated,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “We’re committed to making Freeman one of the nation’s premier institutions for graduate programs in business, so this outstanding showing in the Financial Times, coupled with the recent exceptional results for MBA placement, is gratifying evidence that our efforts are paying off. ”

The Financial Times surveys both the schools and their alumni to rank the top master’s programs in finance. Programs are rated on criteria including the salary and career progress of graduates, the relative value of the program, placement success, school diversity, and international exposure and mobility. To see the full ranking of pre-experience master’s in finance programs, visit FT.com.


Freeman tops the nation in MBA employment

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University is the top school in the nation for MBA employment according to the latest U.S. News & World Report survey of business schools. The job placement data were published in March as part of the magazine’s annual report on America’s best graduate schools.

In 2011, 98.1 percent of the Freeman School’s full-time MBA class who were seeking employment were employed three months after graduation. That percentage was the best of the 135 business schools that reported employment data to U.S. News and had at least 20 graduates seeking jobs.

Since 2008, the Freeman School has invested significant resources in its career services area, hiring additional corporate outreach personnel and rolling out a host of new initiatives to connect and engage with more recruiters and hiring managers.

“Placement is just one measure of an MBA program’s success, but I’m delighted to see that the hard work of our students is being rewarded,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “Our Career Management Center does an outstanding job connecting students with employment opportunities, and it’s important to note that many of those opportunities have come, either directly or indirectly, from our alumni. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this exceptional level of success without their tremendous involvement and support.”


EMBA program moves up in latest FT ranking

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The Freeman School executive MBA program moved up a spot in the latest Financial Times ranking of the world’s top executive MBA programs.

In the latest Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs, the Freeman School’s EMBA program is ranked 74th in the world and 25th among U.S. programs.

The Freeman School’s executive MBA program is now ranked 74th in the world and 25th among U.S. programs. The ranking was published Oct. 24 in Financial Times and on FT.com.

Financial Times ranks executive MBA programs on measures of alumni success, school diversity and quality of faculty. Three years after finishing the program, graduates of the Freeman School’s executive MBA program earn an average salary of $167,458 per year, an increase of 54 percent over their pre-EMBA salary. In addition, the Freeman School ranked 19th among the top 100 in the category of work experience, which measures the previous experience of EMBA participants according to criteria including seniority of positions held, number of years in each position, size of company and any international work experience prior to starting the EMBA.

To see the full executive MBA ranking online, visit FT.com. To learn more about the Freeman School’s executive MBA programs in New Orleans and Houston, visit http://emba.tulane.edu.

 


Princeton Review ranks Freeman 14th nationally for entrepreneurship

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

For the sixth consecutive year, Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has been recognized as one of the top 25 schools in the country for graduate entrepreneurship education.

The Princeton Review ranks the Freeman School 14th on its new list of the nation’s top graduate programs for entrepreneurs. The ranking appears in the October 2011 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, which hit newsstands on Sept. 20, and can be viewed online at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.

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“We are delighted to again be recognized as one of the nation’s leading schools for entrepreneurs,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “New Orleans has earned national headlines in recent years for its remarkable entrepreneurial resurgence. The Freeman School is proud to play a part in that rebirth.”

Fueled by a post-Hurricane Katrina wave of business students eager to participate in the revitalization of New Orleans, the Freeman School has in the last decade established a national reputation for social entrepreneurship. More recently, the Freeman School has become a leader in promoting conscious capitalism, a broader concept that calls for organizations to consider the best interests of all stakeholders—including employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and community members—rather than focusing solely on shareholder returns. The Tulane Business Plan Competition, an annual presentation of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association, is the only business plan competition in the nation dedicated to the principles of conscious capitalism.

“This outstanding ranking is a reflection of all the alumni, students, faculty, staff and entrepreneurs who have worked together to make it possible,” said John Elstrott, clinical professor of entrepreneurship and executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. “By devoting our passion and creativity to raising the level of entrepreneurship education at the Freeman School, we hope to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and social innovators across the university and in the community.”

The Princeton Review surveyed more than 2,000 business schools for this year’s ranking. Each program was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, excellence in mentorship, and providing experiential learning or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom as well as for non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of their programs.

The Freeman School of Business at Tulane, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of AACSB, the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, Freeman is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 2,000 students in programs spanning three continents. The Freeman School is consistently listed among the nation’s best business schools by publications including U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Financial Times and AméricaEconomía.

 


Financial Times ranks Master of Finance fourth in U.S.

Monday, June 20th, 2011

In its new ranking of global master’s in finance programs, Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School’s Master of Finance program 26th in the world and fourth among programs in the U.S.

Freeman was ranked in the category of pre-experience programs, which refers to typically one-year programs targeted at new or recent graduates. The ranking appeared in Financial Times and FT.com on June 20.

“Being ranked among the top four programs in the country is a testament to the quality and relevance of our curriculum,” says Exxon Professor of Finance Venkat Subramaniam, who was instrumental in establishing the program in 2002 and served as its first director. “Our program features a unique blend of foundational and applied courses in corporate finance, valuation and investments, and it’s also flexible enough to allow for specialization in energy markets and instruments. It builds on our faculty strengths and leverages our geographic location in the Gulf South.”

Exxon Professor of Finance Venkat Subramaniam, center, says Freeman's MFIN program features a unique combination of foundational and applied courses in corporate finance, valuation and investments.

Financial Times ranked finance master’s programs on criteria including salary of graduates, relative value, career progress, placement success, school diversity, and international exposure and mobility. Of the more than 100 programs included in the survey, Freeman ranked ninth overall in career progress, which measured the professional growth of graduates three years after completing the program, and 16th in placement success, which measured the level of satisfaction alumni had with the school’s career services office.

According to Subramaniam, the ranking reflects not just the quality of the curriculum but also the quality of students to enroll in the program.

“Our curriculum draws serious students who are very discerning,” says Subramaniam. “They have put as much thought into selecting an MFIN program that best suits them as we have put into the structure of the program. Their commitment to learning has made a remarkable impact on the quality of our program.”

The Freeman School’s Master of Finance program is an 11-month full-time program comprising 34 credit hours. Freeman also offers a Master of Finance program in Houston, a 14-month program that meets on alternate weekends and enables students to maintain their full-time employment.

To see the full ranking of master’s in finance programs, visit rankings.ft.com.

 


Freeman jumps in latest U.S. News & World Report ranking

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

In its latest survey of America’s best business schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Freeman School 40th on its list of the best graduate schools of business.

U.S. News & World Report logoThe ranking, which was published March 15 on usnews.com, represents a jump of 13 spots over the Freeman School’s previous ranking—the second-biggest increase of any school on this year’s list—and is Freeman’s highest ranking in U.S. News & World Report since 2002.

This latest rating comes on the heels of several other strong showings in recent surveys. For the first time in history, the Freeman School’s MBA program and undergraduate program are both ranked in the top 50 by the two leading ranking organizations, U.S. News & World Report and Businessweek.

“While we still have much to accomplish, I’m thrilled to see the hard work of our students, faculty and staff reflected in this latest ranking,” said Angelo DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. “With our recent showings in Entrepreneur, Businessweek and now U.S. News & World Report, I feel confident in saying the Freeman School is currently ranked higher in more national surveys than at any time in its history.”

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings in part on assessments of quality from business school deans and corporate recruiters and several measures of student selectivity, but Freeman’s jump in this year’s ranking was driven in large part by exceptionally strong placement statistics. Of the top 50 schools on the list, Freeman ranked seventh for percentage of MBA graduates employed at graduation (75 percent) and fourth for percentage of graduates employed three months after graduation (93.3 percent).

“It is especially gratifying to see that our improvement is based to a great extent on placement numbers,” added DeNisi. “The fact that employers are hiring our students at a faster rate than students from better known, more highly ranked business schools is the best evidence I can think of to show we’re moving in the right direction.”

In addition to being published on usnews.com, the ranking will also appear in the 2012 edition of U.S. News Media Group’s Best Graduate Schools. The book includes rankings in five of the largest professional school disciplines—business, law, education, engineering and medicine—as well as detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide.

For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad. To learn more about the methodology and data research, visit www.usnews.com/gradmeth.


Freeman jumps in latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking

Monday, November 15th, 2010

In its latest biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business 35th in the U.S. The ranking, which appears in the magazine’s Nov. 15 issue, represents a jump of at least 10 spots for the Freeman School.

Bloomberg Businessweek cover“While we still have much work to do, this significant improvement together with our strong showing in the most recent Financial Times ranking suggests that our efforts of the last several years are starting to yield results,” said Angelo DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. “It is particularly gratifying that this rise in the Businessweek ranking was driven by an exceptionally high rating by corporate recruiters, who judged our graduates to be among the very best in the market.”

Bloomberg Businessweek bases its ranking on surveys of alumni and recruiters as well as the research output of faculty. Of the 75 schools ranked in this year’s survey, recruiters placed Freeman at 12th for quality of graduates, a higher ranking than five of the top 15 programs on this year’s list.

In addition, Freeman’s executive MBA program also fared well in the survey. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Freeman School’s EMBA program in the second tier of executive MBA programs, placing it among the top 50 programs in the nation.

For more information about the methodology and to see the rankings in their entirety, visit Businessweek.com.


Financial Times ranks EMBA program among world’s best

Monday, October 25th, 2010

In its latest survey of executive MBA programs at the world’s leading business schools, Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School’s EMBA program 75th in the world and 35th among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the newspaper and on FT.com on Oct. 25.

Finanial Times RankingsFinancial Times bases its ranking on measures of alumni success, program diversity and quality of faculty. Graduates of Freeman’s EMBA program reported an average salary of $159,592 three years after completing the program, and graduates experienced a 45 percent increase in average salary compared with levels prior to entering the program. Freeman’s executive MBA program also earned relatively high marks for both international course experience, which refers to the percentage of classroom teaching hours that are carried out outside the country in which the business school is situated, and aims achieved rank, which refers to the extent to which alumni fulfilled their most important goals or reasons for doing an EMBA.

To see the full executive MBA ranking online, visit FT.com. To learn more about the Freeman School’s EMBA program, visit www.emba.tulane.edu.


Freeman ranked 13th nationally for entrepreneurship

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

For the fifth consecutive year, the Freeman School has been recognized as one of the top 50 schools in the country for entrepreneurship.

The Princeton Review in its latest survey of entrepreneurship programs ranks the Freeman School 13th on its list of the nation’s top graduate programs for entrepreneurs. The ranking appears in the October 2010 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, which hit newsstands on Sept. 21. The ranking can be viewed online at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. (more…)


Freeman ranked 35th in the world by AméricaEconomía

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, leading Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía has ranked the Freeman School 35th internationally and 22nd among U.S. business schools. The ranking appears in the magazine’s June 2010 issue.

Programs like the Global MBA—which brings together MBA students from Tulane and prestigious universities in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela—have helped to elevate the Freeman School's reputation in Latin America.

According to Bill Sandefer, director of graduate admissions and financial aid, the Freeman School’s strong  connection with Latin America goes back nearly a century.

“One of the first courses offered at Tulane University’s School of Commerce—the precursor to the Freeman School—was Spanish Commerce,” says Sandefer. “The AméricaEconomía ranking provides recognition of the continuing quality of global programs at the Freeman School and their value to the Latin American student. Once again, we are happy to be recognized among the best schools in the world.”

Founded in 1986, AméricaEconomía is Latin America’s leading pan-regional business magazine, with a biweekly circulation of over 84,000 copies in Spanish and Portuguese. The magazine has editorial offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, Santiago and São Paulo, plus a worldwide network of correspondents.



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