News

Education in the age of COVID

- Fall 2020 -

Under the specter of a global pandemic, the 2020–21 academic year has been one unlike any other in the history of the Freeman School, and the process of preparing for it began almost immediately after Tulane University made the decision last spring to shut down in-person classes for the semester and shift to online learning.

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Giving students — and entrepreneurs — the tools they need to succeed

- Fall 2020 -

When Otis Tucker, founder and CEO of New Orleans trucking and logistics firm T.I. Contracting, was featured in this year’s Inc. 5000, the magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies, one person may have been even prouder than Tucker.

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Entrepreneurial Hospitality to launch as Freeman’s first online graduate degree program

- Fall 2020 -

The Master of Management in Entrepreneurial Hospitality teaches students how to craft extraordinary customer experiences through the joint lenses of hospitality and entrepreneurship, fulfilling a need for companies in all industries to face challenges in the current business landscape.

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New real estate programs give students real-world experience

- Fall 2020 -

When A. J. Brooks (MBA ’12) was hired to help develop the Freeman School’s new real estate programs, he knew immediately what kind of courses he wanted to build.

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Stirling Properties establishes real estate scholarship fund

- Fall 2020 -

In partnership with Tulane and ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Foundation, the Maurin Ogden Tulane Real Estate Fund focuses on academic and professional development for graduate students enrolled in the A. B. Freeman School of Business and the Tulane School of Architecture.

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PMBA course leads to live-saving surgery

- Fall 2020 -

When Dr. Rizwan Aslam enrolled in the Freeman School’s PMBA program, he expected to get a peek inside the business world. He didn’t expect to save someone’s life.

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Freeman welcomes nine to faculty for 2020-21

- Fall 2020 -

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of nine faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year. The appointments include seven tenure-track assistant professors, one professor of practice and one lecturer.

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Scholarship program brings Peace Corps volunteers to Freeman

- Fall 2020 -

The Tulane University 2020 Peace Corps and Fulbright Initiative provided graduate scholarships for Peace Corp volunteers (PCVs) called back from international placements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tulane Business Model Competition goes virtual

- Fall 2020 -

An annual presentation of the Freeman School’s Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, this year’s competition was originally scheduled to take place in March as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. When NOEW was canceled due to the pandemic, the Lepage Center quickly reorganized the competition as a virtual event, with teams presenting to judges via video conferencing software.

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New Specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Debuts

- Fall 2020 -

To better prepare energy professionals for the changing marketplace, the Freeman School launched a new specialization this fall that offers students a deep dive into the business of renewables.

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