– Winter 2013 –

From the Dean

- Winter 2013 -

The last six months have been very exciting here at the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Since September, a large number of individuals—including students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers—have been meeting to develop a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide the Freeman School over the next five years or so.

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Strategic planning nears the goal line

- Winter 2013 -

What should the A. B. Freeman School of Business look like in five years? That was the central question posed to the Strategic Planning Leadership Team in September 2012. Now, seven months later, the group is preparing to release its findings to the entire Freeman community.

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New program aims to produce global scholars

- Winter 2013 -

Last fall, Tulane University launched a new interdisciplinary program aimed at preparing students to take on the unique challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.

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Former students honor Trapani with professorship

- Winter 2013 -

Spearheaded by former students Stacey M. Berger and David A. Sislen, the John M. Trapani III Professorship in Business Administration will support the teaching and scholarship of an outstanding early-career faculty member.

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New lab offers the power of Bloomberg Professional

- Winter 2013 -

Bloomberg is the world’s leading provider of news, data and analytics for finance professionals. Now, thanks to a new agreement, the Freeman School is making the company’s flagship desktop product—the Bloomberg Professional service— fully available to students.

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Accounting institute connects students with the profession

- Winter 2013 -

In 2012, ManpowerGroup ranked accounting as one of the five hardest jobs to fill. That talent shortage is expected to continue through 2020 as more and more accountants reach retirement age. Those numbers aren’t lost on the staff of the Freeman School’s Career Management Center.

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Forum panelists talk sports and economic development

- Winter 2013 -

From the NBA All-Star Game to the Super Bowl, New Orleans has reemerged as one of the nation’s leading destinations for major sporting events. At the 33rd annual Tulane Business Forum, a panel of local sports officials said that impressive post-Katrina run isn’t an accident.

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Students put business skills to work for injured player

- Winter 2013 -

Within hours of learning that Tulane football player Devon Walker had suffered a devastating spinal injury, Brad Girson and Jesse Schwartz started brainstorming. “We didn’t know the extent of the injury at the time, but when we found out, we just thought, ‘What can we do?’”

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Business School Council adds three new members

- Winter 2013 -

The Business School Council, the primary external advisory board of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, has recently added three new members.

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Bol invested as inaugural PwC Faculty Fellow

- Winter 2013 -

Jasmijn Bol was formally invested as the inaugural PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Faculty Fellow in Accounting in a ceremony at the Freeman School on Nov. 15. The professorship was established with donations from Tulane alumni and friends at PricewaterhouseCoopers along with matching gifts from the PwC Foundation.

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