Executive MBA Students at Freeman Business School

Executive MBA An MBA with a strong ROI

Pursue your MBA in New Orleans

Earn your Executive MBA on weekends at Tulane.

Program Overview

Invest in your future—and advance your career prospects in just 17 months.

Tulane’s Executive MBA provides you with top management-level knowledge, strategy, leadership, and decision-making skills—all while collaborating with your peers from diverse backgrounds. Designed for experienced managers and professionals, you’ll attend classes just two weekends a month, as you develop the expertise you need to excel.

Be prepared to start a new business, get promoted within your current organization, or chart a new career path with our proven Master of Business Administration degree.

Two Weekends a Month

Complete your graduate business degree by taking courses on Fridays and Saturdays twice a month—and move your career forward while balancing work and life.

Start in January

After a week-long intensive session, classes meet on a practical, alternate-weekend class schedule. All Master of Business Administration course dates are provided well in advance so you can plan ahead.

Financial Support

While we offer select scholarships, students more than 60 miles away from campus are eligible for a travel stipend to help defray travel expenses for the weekend MBA.

Student Spotlight

Dan Brouillette (MBA) describes his career and why he chose Freeman.

Jobs with an EMBA

Graduates from Tulane’s Executive MBA program have leveraged their prestigious degrees to advance in current careers, take on new roles and challenges, or pivot to a new career path. In fact, 39% of our Class of 2021 weekend MBA graduates reported a role change or promotion because of our program.

While some of our graduates stay at their current employers, others utilize our Career Management Center to help with shifting careers.

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“Tulane will expand your mind and your worldview—offering the most wonderful community of supportive, kind, intelligent and diverse leaders who are all focused on business success. I’ve never loved learning more than I have while being at Tulane.”
– Melanie Mercier (EMBA ’23)
Consultant, MM Communications and Events

MBA Program Highlights

At Tulane, our weekend MBA is built around your busy work, family, and social life.

Taking classes for an MBA in New Orleans on Fridays and Saturdays over 17 months is the most efficient, practical format to achieve your professional aspirations. You’ll advance your career prospects while gaining the knowledge and know-how to take on today’s complex business problems.

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Expert Educators

Faculty who teach our graduate business degree courses are industry practitioners, experienced executive teachers and well-respected researchers. They’ll be there to answer your questions, while encouraging vigorous debate and discussion in classes.

Build & Bolster Your Network

Sharpen your management, strategy and leadership skills within classes of 20 to 30 MBA students. Our EMBA students have ample opportunities to collaborate 1-on-1 with professional peers and expert faculty members.

EMBA Students in Paris

A Global Focus

Our Executive MBA takes a uniquely global focus thanks to our relationship with 30 partner schools in 13 countries. Through immersive travel and collaboration with students around the world, you’ll be equipped with an international perspective and earn a global strategy concentration along with your MBA.

EMBA Curriculum

Develop a broad-based understanding of business decision-making and hone the skills needed to advance as a proactive, effective business leader. At Tulane, our graduate business degree coursework is both robust and broad-based—covering topics in decision modeling, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, negotiations, strategy and leadership.

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While Executive MBA students earn a global strategy concentration because of the robust, built-in international curriculum, our students can also pursue specializations in finance or management—providing the skills you need now and in the future.

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Strategic Coursework

Strategy and leadership are both critical in today’s business world. In our on-campus Executive MBA in New Orleans, you’ll prepare for advanced roles.

Freeman EMBA Students Visit Paris

International Seminar

Your culminating experience within the Executive MBA is a global business seminar. This week-long experience will allow you to meet business leaders and complete projects for multinational organizations in locales such as Beijing, Cape Town or Paris.

The Freeman Executive MBA

Learn more about Freeman's Executive MBA program.


Our admissions process, like our Executive Master of Business Administration courses, is personal. Tulane's admissions team will be there to guide and support you through the process. 

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

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

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“I experienced this program with such an exceptional cohort and know that I will remain life-long friends with many. To hear the experiences of our cohort, to have such incredible teachers and to enjoy New Orleans at the same time, I cannot think of anywhere else I would have wanted to pursue my MBA.”
– - Amy Amerson (EMBA ’23), Director, Continuous Improvement Strategy and Transformation, Entergy

Freeman Community

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Our Alumni

Our more than 25,000 business alumni worldwide are well-positioned to help you achieve your professional aspirations. Here on campus, you’ll build a close-knit network of supporters, mentors and lifelong friends who will champion you as you grow your career.

Executive MBA Connections

While you’ll build management, strategy and leadership skills within our small classes, you’ll also develop deep and meaningful relationships. Our faculty will be your mentors and connect you to professional opportunities here in New Orleans—and beyond—and classmates will be your biggest supporters.

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.

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