In The News

Medical device maker wins top prize in Business Model Competition

- Summer 2017 -

A team of students from Johns Hopkins University with a device to improve the treatment of a potentially blinding infant eye disease won first place and the top prize of $25,000 in the 2017 Tulane Business Model Competition.

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J. J. Buquet and Steve Gleason honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

- Summer 2017 -

The Freeman School honored business executive James J. Buquet III (MBA ’90) as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year and ALS activist Steve Gleason (MBA ’11) as Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala.

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New course explores the process behind new products

- Summer 2017 -

What does it take to create an insanely great product? According to John Clarke, it’s probably not what you think.

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Alumnus shares nuts and bolts of family business

- Summer 2017 -

You might think you’d have to be nuts to try to compete with Frito-Lay, but the co-owner of Germack Pistachio Co. says snack foods are actually a very good business to be in.

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Freeman welcomes six to faculty

- Summer 2017 -

Gus De Franco, professor of accounting, came to the Freeman School from the University of Toronto, where he served as an associate professor of accounting. He was previously a visiting professor in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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MFIN team takes tops prize at TIPS Competition

- Summer 2017 -

A team of Freeman School Master of Finance students won first place at the TIPS 2017 Student Portfolio Managers Competition.

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Ballard Brands honored with 2017 Family Enterprise Award

- Summer 2017 -

When Paul Ballard was an undergrad at Tulane, his future wife turned him on to a drink that would change his life. “She was a PJ’s customer and I did not drink PJ’s,” Ballard recalled. “She got me drinking Iced Mochas.”

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Accounting students team up to help social ventures

- Fall 2016 -

Capstone New Orleans began as a nonprofit that grows food on vacant lots in the Lower 9th Ward and distributes it to people in need at little or no cost, but founder David Young soon got the sweet idea to begin selling honey (he’s also a beekeeper) as a way to support the food giveaways.

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Solomon reappointed as dean

- Fall 2016 -

Ira Solomon, the Debra and Rick Rees Professor of Business, has accepted reappointment for a second five-year term as dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. The reappointment was announced by Tulane Provost Michael Bernstein in April in an email to faculty and staff.

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Freeman team tops in national accounting competition

- Fall 2016 -

Neither snow nor rain nor Lundi Gras could stop a team of Freeman School students from winning first place in the 2015 PwC Challenge, a national accounting case competition sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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