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Earn your MBA in 17 months

Earn your MBA from Freeman on the weekend.

Program Overview

Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge to advance your career? Freeman’s Executive MBA program will equip you to drive corporate growth, solve bigger challenges and transform businesses without disrupting your career.

The Tulane Executive MBA provides experienced professionals a robust, broad-based curriculum covering advanced topics in management, decision modeling, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, negotiations, strategy and leadership, In just two weekends a month, you’ll develop the expertise you need to excel in your current position, shift roles or build a new business. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to study international business first-hand and learn from peers around the world.

17 Months

Complete your MBA in an accelerated weekend format. With classes on Friday and Saturday, twice per month, you won’t need to pause your career.

Start Date: January

Begin the program with a week-long intensive, then transition to the practical, alternate-weekend class schedule. All class dates are released at orientation, so you can plan your schedule well in advance.

Develop Your Network

Sharpen your management skills in a small-class setting surrounded by your professional peers and gain access to the Freeman School network of more than 25,000 business alumni worldwide.

Learn with a Diverse Cohort of Professionals

Each year, Freeman’s Executive MBA class comprises a diverse community, creating enhanced opportunities for learning from your peers. You'll find military veterans, doctors, entrepreneurs and family business owners hailing from the Greater New Orleans area to across the region, including Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Texas.

The Importance of In-Person Learning

Many factors go into choosing an MBA program, from schedule to modality and more. With in-person classes held on weekends twice a month, students in Freeman’s Executive MBA are able to form bonds with classmates and professors. Hear from current students about why it was important to them to attend class in-person.

Comprehensive Knowledge

In Tulane’s Executive MBA program, you’ll develop a holistic understanding of business decision-making and hone the skills needed to advance as a proactive, effective business leader throughout your career. Within our close-knit cohort, you’ll collaborate with a diverse group of professionals from a broad range of industries and organizations.


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Strategic Curriculum

Strategic decision-making is critical to becoming an effective leader. Within the 17-month curriculum, you will build a solid business foundation and develop a core decision-making framework. Students prepare for advanced leadership roles by learning to make complex systematic analyses across organizational functions.

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Leverage your elective selections to earn a specialization in finance or management, customizing your coursework to gain the skills you need to meet your individual academic and career goals. Elective classes are available in the second half of the lock-step curriculum.

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Expert Faculty

You will learn from renowned researchers and practitioners who recognize the expertise that executive students bring to the classroom and encourage vigorous debate and discussion. In this dynamic, your professors become your colleagues and mentors

Not local to New Orleans? Students more than 60 miles away can apply for a travel stipend to defray costs, and an online option is available for select candidates. Speak to your admission consultant for more information.

Global Business

New Orleans has been a center for international trade for more than 300 years, and the Freeman School has incorporated that global perspective in our programs and student body since its founding in 1914. The Global Strategy focus of the Executive MBA curriculum is enriched by Freeman’s relationships with 30 international partner schools in 13 countries. Through immersive travel and collaboration with our executive students from around the world, you will gain an international perspective of business firsthand.

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Capstone International Seminar

The curriculum culminates in a final global business seminar. During this week-long international seminar, students meet with business leaders and complete projects for multinational organizations. Past destinations include Beijing, Cape Town and Paris. We handle all the travel details

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Global Connections

Executive MBA students benefit from the Freeman School’s portfolio of international partnerships. During a week-long cross-cultural management seminar in New Orleans, students collaborate on teams with executive students from around the world.

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Global Strategy Credential

All students earn a global strategy concentration due to the robust international components of our Executive MBA curriculum. Students and alumni consistently tell us that international experiences are the highlights of the Tulane EMBA program.

The Tulane Executive MBA program provided me with the perfect combination of soft skills and the confidence necessary to run my biotech company.

-Trivia Frazier-Wiltz (MBA ’18), co-founder, president and CEO, Obatala Sciences

Executive MBA Careers

Graduates from Tulane's EMBA program have used their prestigious degrees to further their current careers, pivot to take on new roles and challenges or to found new enterprises. In the class graduating in 2021, 39% reported a role change or promotion as a result of the program. 

While many stay with their current companies, Freeman’s Career Management Center is available to help with shifting careers, or you can work with your career consultant for tips on negotiating advancement and compensation in your current position. 

Learn more at an in-person or virtual information session, or come see us at a special event.

Freeman Community

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Freeman Alumni

Freeman alumni are positioned to help you achieve your professional goals. As a student, you’ll build a network of supporters and mentors who will champion you as you grow your career.

Classroom Connections

Our small class sizes facilitate deep relationships. Faculty will become mentors and introduce you to professional opportunities and classmates will become lifelong friends you’ll be proud to know.


At Freeman, you’ll receive personal attention throughout the admissions process and beyond. Our admissions team will provide individual feedback to determine which course of study is the best fit for you, and we’ll counsel you on how to put forth your strongest application. 

  • All applicants receive consideration for fellowships
  • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates
  • Priority deadline November 1

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