Q: What factors does the Admissions Committee consider when evaluating my application?
A: The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, which includes all required application materials (application form, essay, resume, academic background, recommendation, and test scores), to assess an applicant's motivation, maturity and ability to successfully complete a graduate business degree.
Q: What is Freeman's policy on interviews?
A: After a preliminary review of a completed application, the Admissions Committee may request an interview of select applicants.
Q: What can I expect during the admissions interview?
A: Applicants can expect to talk about themselves, their experiences and career goals, their undergraduate record, their leadership and group activities, and their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at the Freeman School. Due to the geographic diversity of the Freeman applicant pool, the majority of interviews are conducted via Skype or phone.
Q: Do you offer conditional admission to the programs?
A: The Freeman School does not offer conditional admissions under any circumstances. Applicants must submit all required application materials in order to be reviewed for an admission decision.
Q: May I defer my admission to the following year?
A: The Freeman School will allow admitted students to defer program start for one term. Applicants who would like to be considered for a future term can defer their application and supporting documents. We will keep application material on file for two years. If you have previously applied to the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for information on reactivating your application.
Q: Does the Freeman School accept transfer credits?
A: We do not accept transfer credits from any other institution.
MBA estimated cost of attendance 2020-2021 (First Year MBA Students)
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person established by the university for the nine month academic period. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2020-2021 academic year and is used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include summer enrollment or anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents.
Freeman School Tuition
(Currently, $1,700 per credit hour for the 2020-2021 academic year) - This cost per credit hour of $1,700 assumes that a student registers for a normally progressing average course load of at least 30.5 credit hours per year and is subject to future annual increases based on university tuition rates. Fellowship applies to tuition only, and tuition is updated annually in March of each year.
Academic Support Services Fee
This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services. The cost of the Academic Support Service fee is $100 per credit hour.
Global Leadership Course Fee
The Global Leadership courses are assessed three mandatory course fees of $2,150 (beginning spring term of Year 1), to cover the administrative program costs, lodging and some meals while students work with leading executives around the globe on strategic and corporate planning efforts. The course fee does not include the cost of flights from the US to the abroad destination. Please note that students who apply for federal need-based financial aid may request additional expenses in their budget to help defray the cost of airfare for international travel.
Health Center Fee
A mandatory fee of $333 per semester provides for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center, health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling, and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $640 per year.
Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee
These two separate mandatory university fees. The Student Activity Fee of $120 per semester entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Recreation Center Fee of $190 per semester covers membership at the Reily Student Recreation center. The two fees combined are $620 per year.
Tuition and University Fees
Additional Allowable Expenses (may be included in student loan requests)
Room & Board
Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for a nine month academic period for a single student.
Students may request that the cost of a new computer (and other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget. Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics about the “Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost” to include this one-time expense in a financial aid award.
Health Insurance Premium
(per academic year, subject to change) All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,630.00 per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students whose program begins in the summer will also be required to carry adequate health insurance. Please note that the 2019-2020 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in mid-summer.
Estimated allowance for local transportation during the nine month academic period.
Estimated allowance per year of program for books and supplies.
Estimated allowance for other essential expenses during the nine month academic period.