Developing the Next Generation of Research Analysts
A Powerful Learning Experience
Burkenroad Reports, started in 1993, is the nation’s first university-sponsored securities analysis course. In the program, students learn first-hand how to research and write an analyst's report about a company, giving them the skills that they can apply in their career.
Each year 200 students from Tulane's Freeman School of Business are divided up into teams to follow 40 small-cap public companies headquartered in six southern states. Teams meet with top management, visit company sites, design financial models and publish in depth, unbiased investment research reports.
At the annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, attendees hear from top management from select companies that students cover and have access to in-depth, student-prepared analysis reports. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
What is Burkenroad Reports?
A Letter from the Director
If you want to get a peek at what the Burkenroad classes have been working on this year, check out the director’s letter which includes Peter Ricchiuti's take on the markets and a summary of the students’ findings.
Students in the program get a leg up as they compete for much sought after positions in the investment field. About 600 of our graduates have moved on to careers in equity research, private equity, trading, sales, portfolio management and other career paths. Participation in Burkenroad Reports goes a long way in differentiating our undergraduate and graduate business students.
The companies we cover gain additional exposure to both individual and institutional investors. Our work has a wide circulation and the Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference draws about 600 investors each year. Past keynote speakers have included Mario Gabelli, Jim Paulsen, David Nierenberg, Jason DeSena Trennert and Joel Greenblatt.
In the Media
Tulane has received a great deal of coverage from the national media. Burkenroad Reports has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BARRON’s, Investor’s Business Daily, U.S. News And World Report, Kiplinger’s and Forbes. Additionally, we have appeared on CNBC, and the PBS broadcasts on The Nightly Business Report and Wall Street Week.