– Winter 2020 –

Airline exec lands in the classroom

- Winter 2020 -

When Mark Powers became treasurer of JetBlue Airways in 2006, the high-flying carrier was perilously close to being grounded. The airline had grown rapidly since its start in 2000, adding dozens of new city destinations and expanding its capacity with new aircraft at a rate of one every 15 days, all fueled by debt.

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Fellowship helps MBA student go farther

- Winter 2020 -

A full-tuition fellowship to the Freeman School has been life-changing for first-year MBA student Charishma Bhavani Koneru (MBA ’21). In turn, her experience at Freeman will help her transform more lives around the globe.

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The Birth of an International Business School

- Winter 2020 -

The A. B. Freeman School of Business is recognized today as a leader in international business, but it was a conference in 1967 that first put Freeman on the international map.

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Exploring the Intricacies of Digital Pricing

- Winter 2020 -

If you’ve purchased an airline ticket in the last 20 years, chances are you’ve discovered that your ticket is merely the first item the airline hopes to charge you for. Why weren’t the airlines upselling us 20 years ago? And is it wise for them to do it now? These are the kinds of questions Xianjun Geng is trying to answer.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Winter 2020 -

Scott Kuban’s paper “Too Hot to Handle and Too Valuable to Drop: An Expanded Conceptualization of Firm’s Reactions to Exchange Partner Misconduct,” co-authored with Michael Nalick, Aaron D. Hill and Jason W. Ridge, was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Awards, Etc.

- Winter 2020 -

in June 2019, Jasmijn Bol delivered a keynote speech at the XV International Accounting Research Symposium in Madrid. The keynote was entitled “Synthesizing Research on Management Control Systems: A Modern Approach.”

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Irwin Simon’s Second Act

- Winter 2020 -

Tulane trustee, parent and donor Irwin Simon built Hain Celestial Group into a leading global natural and organic products conglomerate before stepping down in 2018. Now, with a host of new business ventures — including serving as chair and CEO of Canadian cannabis company Aphria — Simon is ready for his second act.

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A New Paradigm

- Winter 2020 -

Under the leadership of Dale Klamfoth, the Freeman School’s Career Management Center is changing to meet the changing needs of students, alumni and employers.

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Two Decades Later, the Darwin Fenner Fund Is Still Beating the Street

- Winter 2020 -

When Constanta Lungu (MFIN ’19) interviewed for an internship with Merrill Lynch last summer, she went in prepared to talk about all her academic experience, but one subject in particular dominated the conversation.

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Freeman community comes together for Wave ’19

- Winter 2020 -

Hundreds of Freeman School alumni, parents and friends returned to campus in November for a weekend of food, fun, friendship and football. The occasion was Wave ’19, Tulane’s annual celebration that combines homecoming, class reunions and family weekend.

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