- Legal Studies in Business
At Freeman, we're not business as usual.
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. 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.
Interested in Tulane? All prospective undergraduates apply through Tulane’s central Office of Undergraduate Admission.
4 Required Classes
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.
9 Hours of Electives
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.
Make It Your Own
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.
"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
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.
2 Required Classes
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.
12 Hours of Electives
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.
"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
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.
Choose Your Courses
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.
3 Optional Areas
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.
"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
Freeman offers a broad range of student organizations that allow you to pursue your interests, develop leadership skills and enhance your experience.
3 Required Classes
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.
9 Hours of Electives
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.
"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
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.
30 Hours of Classes
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.
Make It Your Own
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.