WHETHER YOU’RE AIMING FOR THE FORTUNE 500, HOPING TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, OR STILL FIGURING IT OUT, WE’LL HELP YOU GET THERE. AT FREEMAN, WE’RE NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL.
As an undergraduate business student at Tulane, you will have opportunities to get real world experience, in-depth knowledge and access to a broad alumni network - all while living in one of the world’s great cities.
Legal Studies in Business
Legal Studies in Business
Specializations and Career-Focused Tracks
Service Learning Opportunities
Focus on Experiential Learning
5 Year BSM/Master of Accounting
Interested in Tulane? All prospective undergraduates apply through Tulane’s central Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The rigorous Finance curriculum introduces you to corporate finance, capital markets and investments. Through core classes on valuation, accounting and fixed income analysis, you will gain the technical and analytical skills necessary to understand how financial markets function, how businesses operate and how to make decisions within these markets. Learn more about majoring in Finance.
"In the Aaron Selber Jr. Course on Distressed Debt, we focused on this niche market not often taught in universities (especially to undergrads!). Professor Yest kept the lectures informative, fun, and collaborative. He brought in talented professionals who work for distressed debt hedge funds, and there was a semester-long project to pitch a DD investment to a panel of guest judges. My team pitched shorting the convertible debt of The Vitamin Shoppe and won!"
- Benjamin Gerber (BSM ‘19), Finance with a specialization in Energy
Private Equity Associate, HarbourVest Partners
Four required courses will test your quantitative and analytic skills. You will gain a broad foundation in financial principles in areas including accounting, financial management, equities and fixed income securities.
You will take 9 hours of Finance electives, allowing you to tailor your education to your interests and aspirations. Electives cover topics including venture capital and private equity, risk management and investment banking.
You can tailor your education to meet your career goals by following a track in corporate finance or investments, or earning a specialization in energy.
With Freeman’s dedicated Career Management Center, you will learn the skills to find your first destination and to guide your career development throughout your professional life.
Legal Studies in Business
A major in Legal Studies in Business introduces you to the principles of the law, social values and moral concerns as they relate to business and commerce. You will develop the essential non-quantitative reasoning skills to make complicated choices under circumstances of empirical and moral uncertainty – a common theme in rapidly changing markets. You will learn to apply principles to form ethical and legal conclusions, as well as how to argue from legal and moral rules and precedents to form logically consistent recommendations for action. Learn more about majoring in Legal Studies in Business.
"I was shocked by, yet appreciative of, the number of lessons directly tied to fundamental ideas of human psychology. I did not anticipate my accounting or financial classes to cover anything beyond the necessary math skills to reach our course objectives. However, most professors found a way to explain how the mathematics covered directly correlated with how we process decisions and rationalize behavior."
- Alanna Austin (BSM ‘21), Legal Studies in Business
Law Student, University of Carolina, Chapel Hill
In Business Law, you will start with the basics of contracts, then explore the intersections of law and business, including mergers, bankruptcy, and specialized topics like property law, insurance law and estate law. In Legal Writing and Research, you will be introduced to legal databases and learn how to draft memoranda and briefs.
You will take 12 hours of Legal Studies electives, choosing from courses covering a wide variety of topics including taxation, discrimination, employment, e-commerce and white collar crime.
You can apply for Court Watch, a service learning course that sends you to court to observe and analyze the criminal justice system, or enroll in the year-long Mock Trial course and complete simulation exercises involving trial preparation and trial procedures, including motion filing and oral arguments.
Whether you’re looking for a summer, semester or year-long program, Freeman’s office of Study Abroad and Exchange can help you choose among dozens of programs around the world.
A major in Management provides you with skills and training that apply to all manners of business, preparing you to take on significant challenges and responsibilities in private, public and not-for-profit organizations. You will be ready to make strategic decisions, manage people and bring new technologies and innovations to market. Learn more about majoring in Management.
"Business has allowed me to contextualize real world problems into an academic setting and has taught me how to critically assess them. Whether it be in my personal, professional, or extra-curricular life, I have always found a way to apply the lessons and thinking skills taught to me in business classes."
- Matthew Shernicoff (BSM ‘21), Management and Finance Associate, Sterling Associates
As a Management major, you have broad flexibility to follow your interests in choosing your major courses. You will select 18 hours of courses from an approved list of management classes with topics including entrepreneurship, negotiations and innovation.
You can select courses from one of three optional areas to align with your interests and goals: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources & Consulting, or Strategy & Consulting.
Your management degree can take you anywhere. Whether your interest is in human resources, consulting, entrepreneurship or general business, you will learn the skills to launch your career.
Freeman offers a broad range of student organizations that allow you to pursue your interests, develop leadership skills and enhance your experience.
With a major in Marketing, you will learn the issues surrounding bringing a product or service to market, including customer awareness, pricing and measuring success. You will be able to analyze marketing problems from an evidence-based perspective using data and generate well-thought-out, creative solutions. Learn more about majoring in Marketing.
"Rob Hailey’s course, Relationship Marketing, was inspirational, unique, and topical. Professor Hailey invited me to be his Teaching Assistant to manage interactive, real-world consulting engagements between students in his course and various senior staff from Tulane’s Campus Services. I cannot think of a more unique or impactful experiential learning experience to have while in college."
- Andrea Goldstein (BSM ‘19), Marketing and Management Associate, Capital Markets, Alphasights
You will build your foundation in marketing with three classes, starting with an understanding of data collection including focus groups, surveys and more. Courses balance quantitative and qualitative analysis, both of which are necessary for guiding marketing decisions.
You will choose 9 hours of marketing electives and gain specialized knowledge in areas like brand management, consumer behavior, analytics, customer relationships, retailing and pricing.
You will explore areas that are relevant to your life as a consumer, like how companies use analytics to determine consumer preferences, how you are targeted in social media marketing, and how products rise to prominence in the global marketplace.
Through its central Office of Financial Aid, Tulane offers both merit- and need-based aid programs. All admitted students are considered for merit-based scholarships, and the review process is need-blind. Several need-based aid awards and programs are also available.
FIVE YEAR BSM/MACCT
In five years, you can earn a BSM in any major and a Master of Accounting through a rigorous program that includes real-world experience. If your goal is to become a professional accountant, we will prepare you for the CPA exam, or you will be ready for a career in finance as an analyst or consultant. Learn more about the BSM/MACCT program.
In addition to your undergraduate requirements, you will take 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. There are five required courses, and you can select five elective courses from a broad list of options.
You can tailor your education to your interests through specializations. You can choose from seven areas – like analytics or structured finance – to reach your personal and professional goals. No specialization is required.
In the spring of your senior year, you may opt to complete a “busy season” internship to get on-the-ground training during tax season. You will work full-time with a public accounting firm and can earn 3 graduate credits.