Executive MBA - EMBA Degree | Tulane Business School

Program Overview

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

The Tulane EMBA 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.

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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.

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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.

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Sharpen your management skills in a small-class setting surrounded by your professional peers and gain access to the Freeman School network of over 20,000 business alumni worldwide.

Tulane’s Executive MBA program is a 17-month program with classes held two weekends a month and two week-long intensives.

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The Tulane EMBA has given me the business acumen to perfectly complement my technical expertise, creating limitless career opportunities.

Claude Davis (MBA ’19), principal scientist and brand ambassador, Zatarain’s

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

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

We’re here to guide you through the application process. Learn how to join the EMBA cohort.

"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

Real–World Outcomes

Tulane EMBA graduates have used their prestigious degrees to further their current careers, pivot to take on new roles and challenges or to found new enterprises. 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. 

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