Freeman Ranked 13th for Entrepreneurship

Tulane Business Plan Competition

In 2010, the Tulane Business Plan Competition became the first competition in the nation to incorporate the principles of conscious capitalism into its requirements.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Freeman School has been recognized as one of the top 50 schools in the country for entrepreneurship.

In its latest survey of entrepreneurship programs, the Princeton Review ranks the Freeman School 13th on its list of the nation’s top graduate programs for entrepreneurs. The ranking appeared in the October 2010 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and can be viewed online at

“The Freeman School’s prominent ranking in entrepreneurship education and programming is in large part the result of the passion of our faculty, staff and students for living, thinking and acting like entrepreneurs,” said John Elstrott, clinical professor of entrepreneurship and executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. “At the Freeman School we believe in freeing the entrepreneurial spirit for the good and that with that spirit we can solve many of the world’s problems.”

Fueled in part by a post-Hurricane Katrina wave of students eager to participate in the rebuilding and revitalization of New Orleans, the Freeman School has in the last five years established a national reputation for social entrepreneurship, which refers to the use of entrepreneurial principles to address social problems. More recently, Freeman has become a leader in promoting conscious capitalism, a broader concept that calls for organizations to consider the interests of all stakeholders—including employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and community members—rather than focusing solely on shareholder returns. The Tulane Business Plan Competition, an annual presentation of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association, is the only business plan competition in the nation dedicated to the principles of conscious capitalism.

The Princeton Review surveyed more than 2,000 business school to come up with the ranking. Each program was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, excellence in mentorship, and providing experiential learning or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom as well as for non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of their programs.

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