– Winter 2018 –

Freeman Hosts Inaugural Colloquium on Business Analytics

- Winter 2018 -

About a dozen data professionals
from leading New Orleans
companies came together in
October to share insights and
discuss industry trends at the inaugural
Tulane Business Analytics Colloquium.

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Real-World Research Skills

- Winter 2018 -

Betsy Clementson, librarian and head of the Freeman School’s Turchin Business Library, has been reaching out to employers for the last year to ensure that students graduate with the research skills they need to succeed in today’s work environment.

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Want to Give More Effective Performance Feedback? Try Using ‘Because’

- Winter 2018 -

Companies invest millions of dollars in developing performance management systems, yet managers and employees continue to be frustrated by performance evaluations they perceive to be ineffective. A 2005 survey by consulting firm People IQ reported that only 13 percent of employees and managers — and only 6 percent of CEOs — found their organizations’ performance appraisal processes useful.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Winter 2018 -

Jasmijn Bol’s paper “The Role of Tacit Knowledge in Auditor Expertise and Human Capital Development,” co-authored with Cassandra Estep, Frank Moers and Mark Peecher, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Accounting Research. Bol is the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Professor of Accounting.

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Burkenroad at 25: A Quarter Century of ‘Stocks Under Rocks

- Winter 2018 -

As Burkenroad Reports celebrates its 25th anniversary, Freeman Business looks back at how Peter Ricchiuti built a tiny equity research program covering six “stocks under rocks” into one of the most acclaimed experiential learning programs in the nation.

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Nonprofit Solves Thorny Issue for STEM Teachers

- Winter 2018 -

Former teacher Todd Wackerman (MBA ’18) is the founder of STEM Library Lab, which helps public school educators teach hands-on, inquiry based science.

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Alumni Fuses Fashion & Function in Swimwear Line

- Winter 2018 -

As the founder and CEO of stylish swimwear brand Cabana Life, Melissa Papock (BSM ’96) knows that clothing acts as a vital line of defense against summertime sun exposure.

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Making Moves

- Winter 2018 -

As a professional football player, Brandon LeBeau (BSM ’15) has some slick moves on the field. As the founder of local moving company Movn, LeBeau specializes in smooth moves off the gridiron.

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Brewing a Business

- Winter 2018 -

Jacob Landry (MBA ’13) didn’t like beer until he spent a year in France during college, but after tasting some of the finest brews Europe had to offer, he began to imagine what it would be like to open his own brewery.

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The Right Answer

- Winter 2018 -

In the spring of her senior year, Madeleine Bell landed a highly coveted job interview with Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes. Her interviewer? None other than Jose Cil, president of Burger King.

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