– Summer 2015 –

From the Dean

- Summer 2015 -

Almost one in three Tulane undergraduate students is choosing to enroll in the Freeman School. While this most extraordinary demand is gratifying evidence that we’re delivering a timely, relevant and valuable service, it also presents us with some significant operational and logistical challenges.

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Lepage establishes entrepreneurship center

- Summer 2015 -

Albert Lepage (MBA ’71), retired chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., has committed $12.5 million to the A. B. Freeman School of Business to establish a new center dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship.

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Deloitte’s global CEO talks leadership and more

- Summer 2015 -

What does it take to run the world’s largest professional services network? For Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CEO Barry Salzberg, who delivered the Freeman School’s 2014 R. W. Freeman Distinguished Lecture, the key is understanding how to lead by influence instead of line authority. “When I was U.S. CEO, I had line authority over the entire […]

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Freeman caps off centennial with time capsule ceremony

- Summer 2015 -

The Freeman School brought its yearlong centennial observation to a close in October 2014 with a special party and time capsule ceremony for students, faculty and staff. Scheduled to coincide with the date of the business school’s very first class in October 1914, the celebration represented one last chance to highlight and honor the Freeman […]

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New course honors Burkenroad Reports patron

- Summer 2015 -

“Aaron was one of the greatest, smartest investors I ever met,” says Peter Ricchiuti. “He was the consummate value investor, always looking for things that were out of favor. I learned so much from him.” Ricchiuti, founder and director of Burkenroad Reports, is talking about businessman and private investor Aaron Selber Jr. (BBA ’50), who […]

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Burkenroad Reports earns top teaching award

- Summer 2015 -

Burkenroad Reports won top honors for best teaching delivery in the prestigious Wharton-QS Stars Awards, an international competition recognizing innovative approaches in higher education that enhance learning and student employability. Burkenroad Reports gives students practical stock analysis experience by covering traditionally overlooked small-cap companies in the Gulf South. Each year 200 students meet top management, […]

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New concentration helps MBAs make sense of big data

- Summer 2015 -

Big data is one of the business world’s biggest buzzwords, offering organizations the promise of revolutionizing the way they generate value for customers and shareholders. Now, a new MBA concentration gives students the skills they need to help companies transform data into actionable knowledge.

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Going the distance to fight cancer

- Summer 2015 -

Liz Cowle grew up with cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks before Liz was born. She died a month after Liz’s fourth birthday, leaving her grieving father to care for her and her two young sisters. “All the pictures that I have of my mom, she’s very withered away,” […]

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Undergrads find mentors in alumni

- Summer 2015 -

For business school students, getting a good internship is the first step toward landing a great job, but for students without previous professional experience, that’s often easier said than done. To help ease the transition from classes to the professional world, the Freeman School introduced a new program last fall that enables students to “shadow” […]

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New program prepares non-business students for business

- Summer 2015 -

Kelsey Chan-Chin graduated from Tulane University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in public health and a deep desire to help people eat healthier. “I like the part of public health that involves interacting with the community, so I eventually would like to run a nonprofit,” says Chan-Chin. “But in order to do that, I […]

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