– Summer 2011 –

Freeman Days takes over National WWII Museum

- Summer 2011 -

In February, the Freeman School hosted its annual Freeman Days Networking Reception at the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen. The school’s biggest annual career event, Freeman Days brings together students, alumni and corporate recruiters for an evening of professional networking followed by a day of company presentations and information sessions on campus.

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Entrepreneurs and MBAs are the Perfect Match

- Summer 2011 -

To get some help with her business, Tami Hills turned to the Freeman School and a program of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association that matches entrepreneurs in need of assistance with MBA students eager to help. MatchNOLA was established to meet the needs of the city’s entrepreneurial community while providing hands-on experience for students interested in starting their own businesses.

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Medical device wins top prize at Biz Plan Competition

- Summer 2011 -

For more than 250,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, lumpectomy surgery offers a less disfiguring, less traumatic alternative to mastectomy, but breast-conserving procedures have traditionally been less effective than mastectomies. Pathostat hopes to change that with a new medical device technology that makes the analysis of tumors faster and more accurate, and for that innovation, the company earned the grand prize of $50,000 at this year’s Tulane Business Plan Competition.

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Social media is the message for employers

- Summer 2011 -

Like a lot of recent graduates, Matt Wesson (BSM ’11) talked up his experience using social media when he was interviewing for jobs, but Wesson had something most other candidates lacked: Business school training. Wesson was a student in MCOM Social Media, the Freeman School’s first course dedicated to the use of social media in a business context. According to Wesson, the class helped give him an edge with recruiters when he was interviewing for a job with an Atlanta software company.

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Freeman jumps in latest U.S. News & World Report ranking

- Summer 2011 -

In its latest survey of America’s best business schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Freeman School 40th on its list of the best graduate schools of business. The ranking, which was published March 15 on usnews. com, represents a jump of 13 spots over the Freeman School’s previous ranking — the second-biggest increase of any school on the list — and is Freeman’s highest ranking in U.S. News & World Report since 2002.

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Burkenroad conference attracts biggest crowd ever

- Summer 2011 -

It might not be obvious from the standing-room-only crowds, but investment professionals still regard the Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference as one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. “It’s not as visited yet by a lot of institutional investors or analysts, so you have the opportunity to get a lot of face time with the company executives,” says Richard Tullis (MBA ’97), senior analyst, energy exploration and production, with Capital One Southcoast.

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Tulane Business Forum to look at innovation and collaboration

- Summer 2011 -

Jay Grinney, president and CEO of HealthSouth Corp., and Michael C. Slocum, executive vice president of commercial banking with Capital One Bank, are among the featured speakers at the 32nd annual Tulane Business Forum. This year’s program, “The Turning Point: Economic Growth Through Innovation & Collaboration,” will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

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Crisis experts tout importance of ethical leadership

- Summer 2011 -

Having a well-defined code of ethics may not prevent every crisis, but according to one of the speakers at this year’s Burkenroad Symposium on Business and Society, it helps prevent those crises that do occur from becoming worse. “Ethical leadership is one of the ways of keeping problems problems before they become catastrophes,” said Gael O’Brien, principal of the consulting firm Strategic Opportunities Group.

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Research: Faculty Research in Brief

- Summer 2011 -

Geoff Parker, professor of economic sciences, contributed “Putting It Together: How to Succeed in Distributed Product Development,” co-authored with Jason Amaral and Edward G. Anderson Jr., to the winter 2011 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.

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2011 Freeman School Honor Roll of Donors

- Summer 2011 -

The A.B. Freeman School of Business gratefully acknowledges in the following pages those individuals and corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations that made gifts to the school in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011).

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