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 Energy Specialization

With the approval of the Energy Institute Faculty Committee and the BSM Curriculum Committee, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Management program may receive an Energy Specialization by completing at least nine semester credit hours of energy-related coursework. In addition to satisfying the course requirements, each student who receives the Energy Specialization must be approved by faculty affiliated with the Tulane Energy Institute. The Tulane Energy Institute Faculty Committee must review and approve any waivers or deviations from these requirements.

A total of nine (9) semester credit hours of approved coursework is required for the Energy Specialization.

Required for the BSM Energy Specialization:

ENRG 4100 Energy Markets, Economics, and Policy

Or

ENRG 4110 Energy Financial Modeling

Or

ENRG 4200 Energy Fundamentals and Trading

Additional courses that students may take to complete the BSM Energy Specialization include:

ENRG 4300 Advanced Financial Trading

ENRG 4410 Energy and Environmental Economics

ENRG 4610 Energy Trading: Electric Power Markets (formerly ENRG 4930)

ENRG 4710 Energy Portfolio Management

ENRG 4730 Energy Investment Banking

FINE 4160 Equity Analysis/Burkenroad Reports*
FINE 4160 may be used in the Energy Specialization; however, the student is also required to serve as a financial analyst for an energy company in the Burkenroad Reports portfolio of companies. Burkenroad Reports cover approximately 25 small- to mid-cap energy companies.

FINE 4610 Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund*
FINE 4610 may be used in the Energy Specialization; however, the student must focus on the energy sector. Participation in this course is by invitation only by the finance faculty and is based on academic performance.

A student may take ENRG 4100, 4110, or 4200 to count towards the additional courses required to reach nine (9) credits for the Energy Specialization.

Application forms may be found at http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/energy/students.php#. Students should submit any requests for waivers or deviations from these requirements in writing, addressed to "Energy Institute Faculty," c/o The Tulane Energy Institute, Mezzanine Level, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II.

*These courses can also count as Finance electives.

 Energy Specialization is a unique program that provides a combination of experiential learning with seasoned-industry faculty in a state-of-the-art facility to maximize a student's exposure to this exciting industry sector.

A specialization in energy is available to students in Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM), Master of Accounting (MACCT), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Finance (MFIN) programs. Energy Specialization Details

 

Entrepreneurship Specialization

Students pursuing a BSM who are applying for the Entrepreneurship Specialization notation on their final transcript need to submit a completed application to the Office of Undergraduate Education (Room 200, GW1) by the Application for Degree deadline.

REQUIRED: HOURS
MGMT 4140 Entrepreneurial Management 3.0
or
MGMT 4610 Management of New Ventures 3.0

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ELECTIVES – 6 Credit Minimum HOURS
No more than 3 credit hours from MGMT 4000 Independent Study courses is eligible.

FINE 4130 Venture Capital and Private Equity 3.0

FINE 4210 Real Estate Planning and Development 3.0

MGMT 4010 Strategic Management 3.0

MGMT 4110 Cases in Entrepreneurship 3.0

MGMT 4140 Entrepreneurial Management* 3.0

MGMT 4600 Strategic Consulting 3.0

MGMT 4610 Management of New Ventures * 3.0

MGMT 4150 Environment, Society and Capitalism 3.0

MGMT 4180 Management of Technology and Innovation 3.0

MKTG 4230 International Marketing 3.0

MGMT 4910 Independent Study: Bioinnovation 1.0 - 3.0

MGMT 4910 Independent Study: Conscious Capitalism 1.0 - 3.0

MGMT 4910 Independent Study: Entrepreneurship 1.0 - 3.0

MGMT 4910 Independent Study: Family Business 1.0 - 3.0

MGMT 4910 Independent Study: Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 - 3.0

Students should submit any requests for waivers or deviations from these requirements in writing, addressed to "Entrepreneurship Institute Faculty," c/o Lina Alfieri Stern at the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I, Suite 401.

*If not chosen as required course.

Students pursuing a BSM who are applying for the Entrepreneurship Specialization notation on their final transcript need to submit a completed application to the Office of Undergraduate Education (Room 200, GW1) by the Application for Degree deadline

 

Finance

An undergraduate business student completing the following courses, in addition to the required courses listed on page 14 of the BSM handbook, is eligible for transcript designation of a major in finance. 

Required:
ACCN 3100 Intermediate Accounting I

FINE 4100 Advanced Financial Management

FINE 4110 Investments in Equities

FINE 4120 Analysis of Fixed Income Securities

Plus three FINE electives from:
FINE 3200 Games and Decisions

FINE 4130 Venture Capital and Private Equity

FINE 4140 Risk Management

FINE 4145 Advanced Trading

FINE 4150 International Finance

FINE 4160 Equity Analysis/Burkenroad Reports

FINE 4170 Financial Modeling

FINE 4411 Aaron Selber, Jr. Course on Alternative Investements.

FINE 4600 Cases in Valuation and Financing

FINE 4610 Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund Honors Seminar

FINE 4620 Investment Banking for Financial Firms

LGST 4140 Insurance and Risk Management (students admitted prior to Fall 2014)

ENRG 4730 Energy Investment Banking

Career Track Recommendations - The following tracks are designed to guide students in choosing finance electives based on possible careers.
Corporate Finance Track
Choose a minimum of three of the following electives:
FINE 4130 Venture Capital and Private Equity

FINE 4150 International Finance

FINE 4160 Equity Analysis/Burkenroad Reports

FINE 4600 Cases in Valuation & Financing

Investments Track
Choose a minimum of three of the following electives:
FINE 4140 Risk Management

FINE 4150 International Finance

FINE 4160 Equity Analysis/Burkenroad Reports

FINE 4610 Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund Honors Seminar

LGST 4140 Insurance and Risk Management (students admitted prior to Fall 2014)

Freeman finance alumni have pursued successful careers in a variety of different companies. Some jobs accepted by finance major graduates include:

Financial Analyst: Amegy Bank, American Eagle, Bank of Montreal, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Chaffe and Associates, Johnson Rice, JPMorgan, Liz Claiborne, Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, Societe General, Thermo Companies, TXU
Sales and Trading: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Direct Energy
Operations:Morgan Stanley, Citi Smith Barney.
Risk Management Analyst: Citigroup, Marsh & McLennon

Finance Major Details

 

Legal Studies in Business

An undergraduate business student completing the following courses, in addition to the required courses listed on page 14, is eligible for transcript designation of a major in legal studies in business.

Required:
LGST 4100 Business Law

LGST 4110 Legal Writing and Research

Choose four LGST electives (12 credits):

LGST Electives

LGST 4120 International Business Law

LGST 4140 Insurance and Risk Management

LGST 4150 Real Estate Law

LGST 4160 Law of E-Commerce

LGST 4170 Employment Law for Human Resource Professionals

LGST 4180 Sports and Entertainment Law

LGST 4210 Mock Trial (instructor approval required; both semesters required)

MGMT 4170 Negotiations

MKTG 4275 Law in Marketing

TAXN 4100 Business Taxation

The legal studies department also offers a legal studies public service component, LGST 3890, to satisfy the upper-level public service requirement. The course is taken simultaneously with any three-credit legal studies course. Please see course description for more information.

Additionally, students seeking admission to law school should complete the LSAT review course. This course does not count as an elective for the major.

 

Legal studies in business alumni have pursued successful careers in a variety of different companies. Some jobs accepted by legal studies in business major graduates include:

Analyst: Willis RE
Risk Management Analyst: Marsh & McLennon
Analyst:Central Intelligence Agency


Legal Studies in Business Major Details

Management

 An undergraduate business student completing the following courses, in addition to the required courses listed on page 14 of the BSM handbook, is eligible for transcript designation of a major in management. In addition, management majors select a career track — either consulting or entrepreneurship. While each track has similar course requirements within the academic area, each has distinctly different course requirements outside the academic area.

Consulting Track:
Students choosing the consulting track must complete the following courses:

MGMT 4120 Corporate and Cooperative Strategy

MGMT 4170 Negotiations

MGMT 4180 Management of Technology and Innovation

MGMT 4600 Strategic Consulting
Plus two additional MGMT electives from list below.

Entrepreneurship Track:
Students choosing the entrepreneurship track must complete the following courses:

MGMT 4150 Environment, Society, and Capitalism

MGMT 4180 Management of Technology and Innovation

MGMT 4610 Entrepreneurship: Managing New Venture Creation

FINE 4130 Venture Capital and Private Equity

Plus two additional electives from:
MGMT 4110 Cases in Entrepreneurship

MGMT 4120 Corporate and Cooperative Strategy

MGMT 4130 Dimensions in Human Resource Management

MGMT 4140 Entrepreneurial Management

MGMT 4150 Environment, Society, and Capitalism

MGMT 4160 Leadership

MGMT 4170 Negotiations

MGMT 4180 Management of Technology and Innovation

MGMT 4600 Strategic Consulting

MGMT 4610 Managing New Venture Creation

Additional Recommended Electives:
MKTG 4100 Consumer Behavior MKTG 4220 Sales Force Management
MKTG 4110 Marketing Research ACCN 3100 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Management alumni have pursued successful careers in a variety of different companies. Some jobs accepted by management major graduates include:

Manager-in-Training: ABC Supply, Abercrombie & Fitch, Cintas, Enterprise, JCPenney, Sherwin Williams, Verizon Wireless
Project Manager: Epic Systems, Motorola, Schematic
Operations Manager: NOLA Couture
Associate Product Manager: Yahoo!
Special Events Coordinator: Woodberry Events

Management Major Details

Marketing

An undergraduate business student completing the following courses, in addition to the required courses listed on page 14, is eligible for transcript designation of a major in marketing.
Required:
MKTG 4110 Research and Analytics

MKTG 4120 Marketing Strategy*

Select at least two (2) required courses:
MKTG 4100 Consumer Behavior

MKTG 4220 Sales Force Management

MKTG 4250 Social and Online Marketing

* For students admitted prior to 2013, MKTG 4120 can be replaced by taking all three of the other requirements (MKTG 4100, 4220 & 4250). Select at least 6 credits of MKTG courses from:
MKTG 4105 Customer Relationship Marketing

MKTG 4117 Business to Business Marketing

MKTG 4127 Channels of Distribution

MKTG 4137 Pricing

MKTG 4145 New Products Marketing

MKTG 4155 Brand Management

MKTG 4165 Retailing

MKTG 4230 Global Marketing

MKTG 4240 Relationship Marketing

MKTG 4260 Advertising and Promotions

MKTG 4270 Marketing Analytics

MKTG 4275 Law in Marketing

MKTG 4280 Sports Marketing

MKTG 4290 Services Marketing

MKTG 4600 Cases in Marketing

MKTG 4115 Marketing Research Lab (1.5 credit)

MKTG 4125 Innovations & Product Strategy Lab (1.5 credits)

MKTG 4147 Advertising, Media Selection & Promotions Lab (1.5 credits)

MKTG 4135 Personal Selling Lab (1.5 credits)

MKTG 4410 Social and Online Marketing Lab (1.5 credits)

FINE 3200 Games and Decisions (major/minor declared before Fall 2015)

INFO 4120 Database Management (taken in Spring 2014 only)

 


Marketing Major Details

Joint Bachelor of Science in Management/Master of Accounting (BSM-MACCT) Program

UNDERGRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
A student must complete a minimum of 122 hours of undergraduate coursework, including all requirements for the BSM degree and all prerequisites for the MACCT program. BSM students must choose an undergraduate major in the Freeman School and complete the requirements for that major.

Though BSM students may choose to double major either within the Freeman School, or in the Freeman School and either with the School of Liberal Arts, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, or the School of Science and Engineering, a double major may increase the total number of undergraduate credits required to complete the joint program. Please see your undergraduate academic advisor for information on undergraduate double major requirements and the BSM/MACCT program.

Joint BSM/MACCT program students should consult the BSM handbook for curriculum, course descriptions, rules, and regulations governing the undergraduate portion of the program.

GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to completing all BSM requirements, a MACCT student must complete 30 credit hours of approved graduate coursework, 18 hours of which must be graduate-level work in the accounting/taxation area. If a student has taken the undergraduate equivalent of any required graduate courses, the student must substitute approved graduate elective courses to bring the graduate-level credits earned at the Freeman School to 30 hours. A joint BSM/MACCT student must complete the following 21 hours of required graduate-level courses and nine hours of elective graduate-level courses:

Required Courses Credit Hours
ACCN 7100 Ethics in Accounting and Finance 3
ACCN 7110 Auditing 3
ACCN 7120 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCN 7140 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACCN 7230 Financial Accounting Seminar I 3
LGST 7210 Business Law 3
TAXN 7250 Tax Planning for Corporate Decisions 3

Elective Courses
Nine hours of graduate elective credit, up to three hours of which may come from one of the following internships:

ACCN 7550 Public Accounting Internship (busy-season) 3
ACCN 7560 Professional Accounting Internship (corporate) 1-3

Undergraduate Coursework Requiring Graduate-Level Substitutions
Students who have taken the following undergraduate courses may not receive credit for taking the graduate-level courses that cover the same material. Instead, they must substitute an approved graduate-level elective in place of the required graduate-level course. Students who need to take graduate-level substitutions are still required to fulfill 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, including a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in the accounting/taxation area.

If a student has taken this undergraduate course: They may not receive credit for this graduate course:
ACCN 2010 Financial Accounting ACCN 6010 External Reporting and Financial Analysis
ACCN 3010 Managerial Accounting ACCN 6020 Internal Reporting and Financial Analysis
ACCN 4100 Auditing ACCN 7110 Auditing
ACCN 4120 Advanced Financial Accounting ACCN 7120 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCN 4140 Advanced Managerial Accounting ACCN 7140 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACCN 4150 Accounting Information Systems ACCN 7150 Accounting Information Systems
LGST 4100 Business Law LGST 7210 Business Law

Once admitted to the BSM/MACCT program, students should consult the MACCT handbook for curriculum, course descriptions, rules, and regulations governing the graduate portion of the program.

Internship options

The joint BSM/MACCT program may involve one of two internship options:

Busy Season Internship (ACCN 7550 Public Accounting Internship)
The busy season internship is a full-time, spring internship with a major accounting firm. Students must have completed Auditing (ACCN 7110) and Tax Planning for Corporate Decisions (TAXN 7250) to participate in this internship. Typically, the internship takes place in the city and state in which the student plans to live and work after graduation. Students earn three graduate-level credit hours for the internship (after completing certain academic requirements) which runs from approximately January 1 through April 15. Because this internship is full-time, students may not take coursework while participating in the internship. Following completion of the internship, students return to campus for nine credit hours of intensive accounting coursework until the end of May.

The busy season internship provides students with a realistic introduction to the accounting profession. Because seniority in most CPA firms is primarily measured by the number of busy seasons worked, joint BSM/MACCT graduates who pursue the internship will have a professional advantage over BSMs who graduated the previous May. Students should seek approval for ACCN 7550 from Professor Christine Smith.

Corporate Accounting Internship (ACCN 7560 Professional Accounting Internship)
The corporate accounting internship is a minimum of 10 weeks and includes, but is not limited to, accounting-related functions in industry, banking, hospitals, government, not-for-profit, universities, CPA firms, or service organizations. The corporate internship can be part-time, and can carry from one to three graduate-level credit hours, and may be taken at any time after a joint BSM/MACCT student begins taking graduate coursework. The internship carries responsibilities above entry level and involves the same difficulty of work and training for the student that any new full-time hire receives when entering a firm. The student and the firm agree on the schedule of hours, financial arrangements, and employer supervision. Students should seek approval for ACCN 7560 from Professor Christine Smith.

Although joint BSM/MACCT students receive assistance in obtaining internships, the Freeman School cannot guarantee availability of either the busy season internship or the corporate accounting internship. A maximum of three hours of internship graduate-level credit will apply toward the MACCT degree. A paid internship may partially offset the additional semester of tuition. If a student cannot secure an internship, the student may substitute graduate-level elective hours during the semester.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the joint BSM/MACCT program, students must:
• Be currently enrolled in the BSM program;
• Successfully complete Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCN 3100);
• Successfully complete, or be enrolled in, Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCN 4110). If the student is enrolled in ACCN 4110 at the time of application and is subsequently admitted to the program, participation in the BSM/MACCT program is contingent upon successful completion of ACCN 4110;
• Submit a completed application, including scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*, no sooner than one semester prior to taking their first graduate course. Applications can be completed online at http://accounting.tulane.edu/application.php.

At the time of application, the student will be asked to meet with the MACCT faculty advisor, Professor Christine Smith, to develop a suitable curriculum to enable the student to meet the degree requirements and sit for the CPA exam in the jurisdiction in which the student plans to practice.

*It has been a requirement that all applicants to the MACCT Program take the GMAT or GRE as part of their application. We will now be waiving this requirement for current Tulane undergraduates who have achieved a high level of academic success in the Freeman School of Business and in their accounting coursework.

There will be two standards for the waiver:
1. Overall Freeman GPA of 3.3
2. A GPA of 3.0 in the following accounting courses: ACCN 2010 Financial Accounting, ACCN 3010 Managerial Accounting, and ACCN 3100 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

 

Joint Bachelor of Science alumni have pursued successful careers in the "Big Four" public accounting and professional services firms; international, national, and regional public accounting firms; and a variety of different companies. Some jobs accepted by Joint Bachelor of Science in Management/Master of Accounting graduates include: Tax and Audit Associates: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Grant Thornton
Analyst Corporate Finance Department: Deutsche Bank
Financial Analyst: Dell
Staff Accountant: Memphis Redbirds

Joint Bachelor of Science Major Details
Last Updated 6/9/15