Full-Time MBA Curriculum
The Tulane Full-Time MBA is a two-year, four-semester program offered on campus in Uptown New Orleans. With the STEM-designated curriculum introduced in the fall of 2023, you will be prepared to solve complex business problems and make a positive impact.
- You will gain a foundation in analytics: learn to source and analyze data, then glean insights and apply findings to make business decisions.
- Environment, social and governance (ESG) is woven into your coursework so that you will understand how to make a strong business case for doing good in the world.
- Thanks to hands-on experience with real companies in New Orleans and beyond, you will enter the workforce with the skills employers most value.
- In your first year, you will complete your core curriculum, with most courses taught in two seven-week terms each semester. Your second year will primarily be electives that last the full semester.
Year One: Curriculum Highlights
- Learn how to make informed business decisions through the data course sequence.
- Hone negotiating skills during the January intersession intensive.
- Work with a real company through a semester-long consulting practicum in the spring.
- Meet with your Career Consultant before classes start and develop your career strategy through a career development course.
- Complete an internship (strongly encouraged) with a company that supports your desired career. Freeman's Career Management Center can facilitate connections and assist with applications and interviews.
Year Two: Curriculum Highlights
- Gain leadership skills through a week-long intensive in early fall.
- Select from a variety of electives to pursue your individual interests.
- Earn up to two concentrations or specializations.
- Study ESG business practices abroad through our signature elective, ESG in a Dynamic Global World, which includes an international trip.
Concentrations and Specializations
In addition to developing a common body of knowledge in practical business matters, all students in our Full-Time MBA program have the option to choose a concentration and/or specialization. While no concentration or specialization is required, students can use this option to meet more specific academic and career goals. Students may declare up to two concentrations or specializations while earning the MBA.
The amount of data in the world is expanding at an exponential rate, and our students are prepared to lead in this data-intensive world. The analytics concentration within the MBA program gives Tulane students the skills they need to transform large data sets into actionable insights. Courses include financial modeling, web analytics, econometrics and forecasting, research and analytics, and advanced spreadsheet modeling. Building on the core data sequence, where you will learn Excel, R for data analysis and Tableau for visualization, you will have the opportunity to learn more advanced software such as Python, Google Analytics or SQL. This course of study prepares graduates for careers as product managers, marketing analysts, pricing analysts and consultants among others.
Coursework in the finance concentration explores topics such as investments, valuation, fixed-income analytics, derivatives and risk management. Students complement their classroom knowledge with experiential learning, which may include conducting equity research and writing investment reports on actual companies or participating in a student-managed mutual fund. Graduates typically pursue careers in corporate finance, asset management, hedge fund investment, venture capital, private equity, private banking and financial consulting at banks and investment firms or in the finance departments of large corporations.
Students learn to apply their business skills to solve problems in both large and small organizations. Team-oriented coursework focuses on developing frameworks to make corporate decisions, implementing technologies and innovations, managing talent and negotiating effectively. Through hands-on experience with real companies, students gain exposure that will help them contribute to organizations from day one. These courses prepare students for careers in management consulting, corporate strategy, strategic brand management, digital marketing and new product marketing.
The future of business will be deeply affected by climate change, social inequities and energy transitions, and business leaders need to be prepared to manage the disruptions that lie ahead. Elective courses in the Sustainability concentration will cover topics such as the impact of climate change on financial markets, the energy transition and environmental economics. Students have the opportunity to write an ESG report for a real company, and graduates are prepared to create sustainable processes and practices in any industry or business discipline.