History, Facts and Figures

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, the Freeman School is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 3,000 students in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction with distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities.

In its Essential Science Indicators index, Thomson Scientific ranks the Freeman School in the top 1 percent of institutions based on citations in business and economics between January 2000 and April 2010, with 197 faculty papers collectively cited 1,864 times. Among institutions that produced at least 100 indexed papers in the field during that period, Freeman's impact score of 9.46 cites per paper places it at No. 70 of the 181 institutions in the top 1 percent.

Fact Sheet


  • Paulo Goes, Dean of the Freeman School

Degree Programs

Enrollment (Fall 2022)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,252
  • Undergraduate: 2,682
  • Graduate: 570


  • Full-Time Faculty: 106
  • Tenured and Tenure Track: 56
  • Instructional and Other Non-Tenure Track: 31
  • Visiting Faculty: 19


  • $112.3 million (June 30, 2022)


  • Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex (2018)
    • Major expansion and unification of Goldring/Woldenberg Halls I (1986) and II (2003)
    • Approximately 45,000 square feet of additional space for classrooms, conference rooms, offices, and other community spaces
    • Approximately 40,000 square feet of gut renovation

Centers and Institutes


  • More than 25,000 worldwide


AACSB Accreditation

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