Earn your graduate business degree from Freeman.

Program Overview

If you want to manage an actual portfolio or complete an in-depth research report about a real company, you’ve come to the right place. At Freeman, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to be career-ready.

You’ll be immersed in the real world throughout your time at Freeman. Our mission is to make sure you’re fully prepared to face critical challenges from day one. Our 12-month, STEM-designated program leverages a curriculum designed to provide you with greater resilience and agility in the professional world. You’ll learn from professors known across the globe for their innovative research and outstanding teaching.

Graduate in 12 to 18 months
You can complete your degree on an accelerated schedule in only 12 months, or spread your coursework out over 18 months to allow for a summer internship.

CFA Exam Ready
We are a member of the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, and our program covers much of the material required to take the CFA exam.

STEM Designated
The Master of Finance degree program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to extend their training by 24 months if they work in their field of study.

Nishad Kapadia, assistant professor of finance at Tulane University and Finance area coordinator, discusses his research on stock market returns and volatility.

Program Highlights

Earn your degree in as little as a year.
In just 12 months, you can change your future through our STEM-designated graduate business degree – or extend your studies to 18 months to complete a summer internship.

Experience hands-on curriculum.
Our courses integrate essential business skills with practical and relevant training.

Live in a vibrant home.
Renowned for music, food and art, New Orleans is a city like no other. Experience a tradition for hospitality mixed with a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture.

Learn from the experts.
Our professors are more than academics; they are founders, entrepreneurs and seasoned industry leaders.

Be part of a tight-knit community.
Small classes mean your professors become mentors and your classmates become life-long friends. You’ll have professional connections who will support you throughout your career.

Build a robust network.
Freeman alumni aren’t just accomplished; they’re invested in your success. You’ll be part of a network that stretches around the globe.

Get ready to launch.
We are a member of the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, and our program covers much of the material required to take the CFA exam.

Sheri Tice, professor of finance and director, Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund

In the Darwin Fenner Fund course, Master of Finance students can manage a real stock portfolio and showcase their skills at portfolio management competitions.

-Sheri Tice, professor of finance and director, Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund

Curriculum

Our fast-paced, immersive Master of Finance program will challenge you to think critically. You’ll connect with businesses in the region and around the globe and get real-world experience while participating in learning opportunities you can only find at Freeman.

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Top traders converge on Tulane for Energy Trading Competition

Hands-on Experience

Take advantage of our $3 million trading center, equipped with 50 workstations, real-time data feed and a live ticker for continuous market updates. You can also get Bloomberg certified and prep for the CFA exam. 

Students in trading room

Alternative Investments

In our specialized courses, you’ll get in-depth knowledge of distressed debt and hedge funds, increasingly important areas that are typically overlooked in most finance-oriented programs.

Faculty and student

Real-World Financial Analysis

You’ll learn the buy-side – producing an unbiased investment research report – and the sell-side – actively managing more than $5.8 million of Tulane’s endowment.

Mara Force, professor of practice in finance and assistant director, Master of Finance Program

When I can enhance my students' understanding by offering a personal application from my time in the finance industry, I know I'm adding value for them.

-Mara Force, professor of practice in finance and assistant director, Master of Finance program

Employment

 We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to forge your future and fulfill your professional goals. You’ll be prepared for the CFA exam as well as a successful career in finance. Our distinguished community of alumni stretches from Beijing and Shanghai to New York and Miami –and beyond. These are just some of the companies where our graduates have landed jobs:

Admissions

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 and scholarships
  • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates
  • Priority deadline December 1

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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.

Living in
New Orleans

New Orleans is the cultural capital of the South, known throughout the world for its music, food and entertainment. But it’s also 300+ year old port city with both international business connections and home-grown startups. Living here will expose you to new experiences from learning about sustainability at sea level to dancing at local festivals. Many of our students and alumni are involved in local organizations including the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

Student enjoying live music

Live music is the life-blood of New Orleans, the birthplace of eight separate genres of music from jazz to bounce. With festivals nearly every weekend, you’ll celebrate Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, local entrepreneurship and so much more.

boiled crawfish

New Orleans is a mecca for foodies because of the many cuisines that converged here, including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. Soon you will be peeling crawfish like a pro and ordering your po-boy “dressed.”

Aerial view of New Orleans and Mississippi River

As a major port and commercial center, New Orleans is home to a vibrant business community. Primary industries include shipping, energy, healthcare and hospitality, but the city is also home to successful software and IT companies.

Exterior of the business school

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