EMBA Fellowship Guidelines | A. B. Freeman School of Business

EMBA Fellowship Guidelines 2017

In March of each year, Stewart Center for Executive Programs, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University (Tulane) will begin accepting applications for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Fellowship Program at the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Qualified individuals who meet the following criteria are invited to submit an application:

(a) Candidate is currently employed full-time in a mid- to upper-management position.

(b) Candidate can demonstrate financial need on request.  

(d) Candidate has earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year university or college.

(e) Candidate has at least seven years of work experience, with five years in a position of significant management responsibility.  Some exceptions may be made for exceptional applicants with at least five years of work experience.

(f) Candidate is a US citizen or permanent resident.

(g) Candidate has completed and submitted all EMBA Program and EMBA Fellowship application requirements by October 15, 2017.   

(h) Candidate has earned an overall GMAT score equal to or greater than 600 and not falling below the 45th percentile on quantitative, verbal or analytical writing scores and scores are received by October 15, 2017.  GMAT waivers will not apply.

(i) Candidate's company or organization provides written documentation supporting the candidate's participation and required time off from work if enrolled in the Tulane Executive MBA program.

An EMBA fellowship covering up to fifty percent of the current program cost may be awarded to one or more candidates each year as determined by and at the sole discretion of the EMBA Fellowship Selection Committee (Committee). The Committee is comprised of the Director and Associate Directors of the EMBA program.

All fellowship applications will be reviewed by the Committee. The Committee will interview the top candidates, select fellowship recipients and determine award amounts.

The Committee will consider each qualified candidate's motivation; potential for the candidate and the organization to benefit from the program; and potential to improve candidate's performance in current and future job responsibilities. Candidates representing organizations that are primarily involved in socially responsible or community service activities may be given preference, but not to the exclusion of other qualified candidates. The number of candidates receiving fellowships will be at the sole discretion of the EMBA Admissions Committee and based in part on class size and availability of seats in the relevant EMBA classes.

Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA online form (www.fafsa.ed.gov) no later than October 1 (using the Federal School Code 002029 for Tulane University). 


Fellowship award recipients will be notified no later than November 1 of the current year.  Each selected fellowship recipient must submit to Tulane University written acceptance of their award by November 5. Should the recipient not respond by this deadline or choose not to accept the fellowship award for any reason, the award offer will be withdrawn.  The Selection Committee has the right, but not the obligation, to select an alternate fellowship recipient from the interviewed candidates.

Fellowship award recipients must pay all EMBA costs not covered by the fellowship award according to the payment schedule set for that class year and forwarded to the recipient with the fellowship acceptance materials. An initial, non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required with the candidate's acceptance agreement to confirm the fellowship and enrollment in the program. 

Tulane will have the right to publicly announce these fellowship awards and recipients. Each award recipient must agree to a public announcement of his/her fellowship award.

■ The Freeman School of Business offers the fellowship recipient(s) a waiver of up to fifty percent of the program cost applicable to current EMBA program.

■ Tulane will not publicly release any personal information provided in any candidate's application, including GMAT scores or transcript information, with the exception of the specific items agreed upon for publicity purposes and stated herein under the Responsibilities of Award Recipient/Enrolled Student.

■ Candidate's company or organization must acknowledge and support the candidate's class attendance on the stated class days which includes the Fridays and Saturdays on which classes are held, the two weeklong intensive course sessions, and the mandatory international seminar.

■ Failure to meet any of these obligations may result in loss of fellowship and dismissal from the program.

The fellowship award recipient must:

■ commit to being fully engaged in the academic program and to attending all classes and seminars in the curriculum.

■ demonstrate enthusiasm for supporting and collaborating with classmates and colleagues in their own companies to leverage their own learning and accomplishments.

■ Provide proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status.

■ Meet any and all student requirements and obligations to the EMBA program, Freeman School of Business, and Tulane University, including satisfactory academic performance, and honor code, moral, and ethical standards.

■ Meet any and all financial obligations for program costs not covered by the fellowship in accordance with the policies set forth by Tulane University and the Freeman School of Business, including any incidental and travel expenses not part of the program cost.

■ Have a laptop computer for use during the program that meets current computer specifications and software and operating system requirements.

■ Agree to public announcement of fellowship award including program, amount of award, recipient's name, job title, and company/organization.

■ Accept full personal responsibility for any and all personal or organization tax implications resulting from or associated with this fellowship award.

Failure to meet any of these obligations may result in loss of fellowship and dismissal from the program.

Fellowship awards will apply to only one EMBA program class year and award funds cannot be deferred, delayed, or transferred. Fellowship funds are only applicable to the EMBA program and otherwise have no monetary value that can be paid, reimbursed, awarded, used or applied in any other manner except for the initial intended use as described herein and in the Acceptance Agreement.

If, for any reason, a fellowship recipient withdraws or is dismissed from the program, award funds will cease. Tulane will have no future obligation to the withdrawn/dismissed student to continue the award in future years or to refund any award funds or expenses related to the program. If a fellowship recipient is withdrawn or dismissed from the program for any reason, including failure to meet academic, financial or student obligations, neither the student recipient nor Tulane will have any further obligations beyond those accrued as of the dismissal date and all accrued financial obligations to Tulane will be payable immediately.

Tulane is not obligated to award fellowship funds and may selectively choose, at its sole discretion, the amount of the award, years that funds are awarded, and the number of award recipients. 

 Rev. February 20 2017