Freeman Learning | A. B. Freeman School of Business
“Experiential education is where the Freeman School helps infuse direct experience from the industry into the learning environment. Rather than textbook examples, we use real-life industry problems.”
Professor Anjali Sheffrin
Management Science Professor

The Real World is Your Classroom

Most business schools make you wait until you’re an intern to gain real-world experience. A. B. Freeman isn’t like most business schools

You won’t just learn theories here.You’ll be immersed in the real world from day one. Collaborating with world-class leaders and researchers and doing work for public companies are part of your curriculum.

While you embrace the complex business environment, the Freeman experience gives you the freedom to find your niche. There’s no set path to success – you take charge of the future and pave the way with your goals and objectives.

If you’re looking for “business as usual,” you won’t find it here. But if you’re looking to collaborate, innovate and overcome challenges, you’re the kind of business student we’re looking for.

We take experiential learning to the next level.

  • Students in the Darwin Fenner Fund course actively manage three equity portfolios with a total value of over $3 million, deciding which stocks to buy, hold and sell and consistently beating the benchmarks in the process.
  • As volunteers for CourtWatch NOLA, Legal Studies in Business students attend trials and submit data that serves as a valuable resource for voters during judicial elections.
  • In Freeman’s nationally recognized Burkenroad Reports equity research program, students work in teams to analyze and write investment reports on small- and mid-cap companies across the Southeast.
  • Master of Accounting students teamed up with nonprofit business incubator Propeller to provide accounting and consulting services to a group of social entrepreneurs.
  • MBA students in Marketing Research & Analytics conducted market research and developed strategies for Liberty’s Kitchen, a social venture that provides workforce training for at-risk youth.
  • Master of Management students worked with Icesi University in Cali, Colombia, to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership development initiatives within the university’s executive education programs.
  • Designed to mirror a commercial trading floor, Freeman’s $3 million Trading Center gives students hands-on experience with industry leading software as they learn energy trading, risk management, equities and options.