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Professional MBA A business degree for rising professionals

Develop as a Leader with a Part-Time MBA Built for You

Earn your MBA in the evening at Tulane.

Program Overview

Organizations across the world rely on the informed decisions of skilled business leaders to grow and serve customers ethically. As a part-time MBA student in Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take your career to the next level and help these organizations to thrive.

Our professional MBA program is designed for working professionals with two or more years of work experience looking to advance their expertise to prepare for promotions and new career opportunities. Earn your MBA part time in the evening without interrupting your career, as you dive into advanced topics that include management, accounting, finance and leadership. With optional international trips, you can connect with top companies around the world.

7 Specializations

We offer seven professional MBA specializations to tailor your business degree to your career aspirations — including Analytics, Energy, Entrepreneurial Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Real Estate and Strategic Management and Innovation.

Program Length

The part-time MBA program can be completed in three years, or you can spread out your course of study to accommodate personal and professional commitments. Some students take electives during the day to accelerate their progress.

Financial Assistance

The Freeman School of Business is committed to helping you obtain your professional MBA program through financial aid in the form of fellowships and need-based financial assistance — including funding for U.S. veterans and international students.

Dr. Adrian Baudy (PMBA ’19), assistant professor, Tulane University School of Medicine

The Tulane Professional MBA program gave me the business foundation I was seeking in a format that didn’t interfere with providing care for my patients.

Dr. Adrian Baudy (PMBA ’19), assistant professor, Tulane University School of Medicine

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“I would highly recommend the Freeman Business School to anyone who is considering it. The Tulane alumni network speaks for itself, and being around fellow high-level thinkers has heightened my passion for learning. On top of that, New Orleans is an amazing cultural melting pot with people from all over the world.”

– Rachel Hakes (Professional MBA ’23)

Professional MBA Program Highlights

When you enter our part-time MBA program, you will build the critical thinking and communication skills to advance in the world of business as an ethical and creative leader. Thanks to our focus on practical experience and career advancement, you’ll be prepared for the business world of today and tomorrow.

Flexible Business Degree

Wherever you are in your career, we know how important your personal and professional schedules are. That’s why you can earn your MBA part time with evening courses that let you enhance your expertise without sacrificing your current schedule.

Expert Faculty

Our professional MBA program offers small class sizes to ensure that you’ll have plenty of chances to work closely with our accomplished faculty and learn from their years of professional and research experience.

Project-Based Courses

As you earn your professional MBA, you’ll address real-world challenges and gain hands-on experience in our immersive, project-based courses. You’ll also get valuable feedback from visiting industry experts.

Part-Time MBA Curriculum

Advance your skills through courses focused on real-world training and professionalism. Our rigorous part-time MBA curriculum will prepare you for promotion in your current organization or to transition into a new position or industry. You’ll receive advanced training in topics such as managerial economics, business communications, new venture planning, and marketing — among many others. When you graduate with your professional MBA from Tulane, you’ll have the skills and confidence to take your career to new levels.

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Experiential Learning

In your part-time MBA classes, you will gain hands-on experience in management strategies, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Students can choose electives that put them in the role of an analyst writing a research report or participate in hands-on intensives.

We are seeking you –Aspiring innovators and motivated leaders

A PMBA for the Future

We’ve created a business degree program that fosters diversity and equity to help ensure that the future of the business world represents every culture and background. You’ll also learn how to adapt to a professional world focused on climate change and ethical leadership.

Project-Based Courses

Business Degree Electives

Students earning their professional MBA who can take courses during the day can choose from an even larger number of MBA electives to broaden their expertise even further.

PMBA 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 for our business degree:

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

Learn more about the Professional MBA at an in-person or virtual information session – or come see us at an upcoming event.

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“When I entered the MBA program in Freeman, I felt such a sense of community. I found that all my professors truly care about your success and want to help you reach your goals. I gained a profound sense of professionalism and a whole new confidence after completing the program.”

– Abby Whitman (Professional MBA ’23)

Freeman Community

Freeman Alumni

Freeman’s global network includes more than 25,000 professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals. As you earn your MBA part time in Freeman, you will build a network of peers and mentors who will support you as you grow professionally.

Classroom Connections

Our part-time MBA program is intentionally small to foster deep relationships. Faculty mentors will introduce you to professional opportunities as you build lifelong friendships with classmates.

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