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Catherine K. Hunter, Assistant Director - MBA Admissions   Catherine K. Hunter
Assistant Director - MBA Admissions



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Fast-Track MBA Admissions Requirements

Prospective students who have both an undergraduate degree in a business-related field and post-graduate work experience may expedite their education with the one-year Fast-Track MBA at Freeman. You'll earn your MBA degree in two semesters from an internationally recognized university and a business school held in high regard by leading employers. 

The Fast-Track MBA minimizes the time you spend away from your career while obtaining an MBA degree from a prestigious program. No matter what professional goal you have in mind, a Freeman degree will provide you with the earned and justified confidence to excel in your next job – and a life of career advancement.

  • Application for 2021 Cohort Available in September!

Deadlines and Dates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to submit their application as early as possible.

Application Deadlines

  • November 1
  • February 1
  • May 1
  • Rolling admissions after May 1


Admission Requirements

Admission consideration is given to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have an undergraduate degree in business or business related field
  2. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Completed your undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution within the last 7 years. Degree conferral date will be used to verify completion.
  4. Must have a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate work experience and have clear direction on career path.

Applicants must meet the above admission requirements before proceeding with the Fast-Track MBA application and submit all required documents. An interview is required as part of the application process. All qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule in-person or Skype interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

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: Candidates for the Fast-Track MBA program are required to interview in person or via Skype with a member of the Admissions Committee or faculty.

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. 

Cost of Attendance

MBA estimated cost of attendance 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 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, $1,675 per credit hour for the 2019-2020 academic year) This cost per credit hour of $1,675 assumes that a student registers for a normally progressing average course load of at least 35 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.



Health Center Fee

A mandatory fee of $320 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 $180 per semester covers membership at the Reily Student Recreation center. The two fees combined are $600 per year.


Tuition and University Fees (Domestic Students) 



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.


Computer Allowance

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.