– Summer 2011 –

From Angelo DeNisi: Thanks and Appreciation

- Summer 2011 -

As I sit here in my office preparing for my final days as dean, a number of thoughts cross my mind. First and foremost, I’m struck by the realization that the job I’ve done for the last six years was not at all the job I thought I’d be doing back in 2005 when Scott Cowen asked me to become dean of the business school.

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Financial Times ranks Master of Finance 4th in U.S.

- Summer 2011 -

In its latest 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 United States. Freeman was ranked in the category of preexperience programs, which refer to programs targeted at new or recent graduates.

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McDonald’s Exec Describes Chain’s Revitalization

- Summer 2011 -

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t remember McDonald’s short-lived experiment with 55-cent Big Macs, but to Neil Golden, chief marketing officer of McDonald’s USA, the ill-fated 1997 price promotion is a bitter reminder of everything that had gone wrong at the Golden Arches.

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New Dean Plans to Connect with the Community

- Summer 2011 -

Ira Solomon thinks business schools should do more to address societal issues, and the newly appointed dean of the Freeman School thinks Tulane University is just the place to take on that challenge. “I like the strategic direction I see the campus going,” says Solomon, “and I think the Freeman School is well positioned to move in that direction.”

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Freeman takes top honors in Finance Case Competition

- Summer 2011 -

A team made up of Freeman MBA students Vivek Sharma, Jason Costa, Arnab Dasgupta and Anthony Elia won first place and a grand prize of $5,000 at the 15th annual Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition. This year’s competition took place at the Freeman School on April 1, 2011.

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Freeman team wins national strategy competition

- Summer 2011 -

A team of Freeman School MBAs won first place and a prize of $5,000 at the National Association of Women MBAs Strategy Case Competition. The final round of the contest took place on March 23 in Newark, N.J., at the corporate headquarters of PSEG, sponsor of this year’s competition.

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Lepage and Cassidy honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

- Summer 2011 -

The Freeman School honored Albert R. Lepage, chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year and Phyllis E. Cassidy, executive director and founder of Good Work Network, as Tulane Social Entrepreneur of the Year at its annual Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala.

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Business world gets smaller during international seminar

- Summer 2011 -

From human rights violations in China to arrogance and decadence in the U.S., international news media broadcast negative stereotypes of cultures around the world on a daily basis, but according to a group of Freeman School executive MBA students, those images have little to do with reality.

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MBA team one of three national finalists in marketing contest

- Summer 2011 -

When Barnes & Noble announced a nationwide marketing plan contest to help promote Nook Study, its new digital textbook reading software, a team of Tulane marketing students stepped up to the challenge, developing a set of tactics that earned them one of three finalist slots and a trip to New York to present their recommendations at Barnes & Noble headquarters.

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Tulane partners with EMI and CME to launch energy trading courses

- Summer 2011 -

This fall, the Freeman School is teaming up with EMI and CME Group to offer a new series of courses for energy and trading professionals in New Orleans, Chicago and Houston. The seminars will cover industry fundamentals, the latest electronic trading software and simulations, and advanced trading strategies that businesses can use to maximize value and manage risk.

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