New Orleans... a city with a rich colorful history...a birthplace of traditions. It is here that the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University lives up to its proud past, educates the future, and maintains a tradition of excellence.
As the nation's largest port, New Orleans plays a critical role in North America's expanding commerce with Latin America, Europe and Africa. Other industries that shape the city's economy include petrochemical products, health care and tourism.
Annual events such as Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Allstate Sugar Bowl make New Orleans one of the largest convention cities in the United States and an international tourist destination. The carefully preserved charm of the French Quarter entices natives and tourists alike with a blend of historic homes, museums, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and jazz clubs. The revitalized riverfront area includes the Riverwalk and Jackson Brewery marketplaces, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, a streetcar line, the world-class New Orleans Convention Center and the Aquarium of the Americas. The National World War II Museum, which opened in 2000 in the Warehouse District, tells the story of the American experience in "the war that changed the world" and attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually.
In terms of cultural events, art, drama, music and literature all share the stage in New Orleans. The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts is home to the city's opera (the oldest in the United States) as well as ballet, classical music, concerts and Broadway shows. New Orleans boasts a thriving art scene. The recently expanded New Orleans Museum of Art houses an internationally recognized permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts and holds special exhibitions throughout the year. The city is also home to Prospect New Orleans, one of the leading biennials of international contemporary art in the United States.
New Orleans' semi-tropical temperature allows students to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Popular activities include visiting the world-renowned Audubon Zoo, sailing on Lake Pontchartrain and running in the Crescent City Classic - one of the largest road races in the country.
Living and studying in New Orleans, a truly international city in its cultural heritage and business relationships, only serves to enhance students' quality of life and professional prospects.
The Freeman School is an integral part of Tulane University, one of the country's most respected private universities. With a student population exceeding 13,000 drawn from around the world, Tulane is a diverse educational community offering superb resources and facilities.