The faculty at Tulane, who are talented educators with real-world experience, will help you discover your interests and develop a foundation of business skills. After your MBA, you won't just have three additional letters on your resume. You'll have the knowledge you need to broaden your professional possibilities and excel in your career.
In addition to developing a core body of knowledge in practical business matters, all MBA students will concentrate in one of four areas:
The energy industry is the largest one in the world, with ample opportunity for those with the right skills and experiences. Students learn about the business of energy, and the coursework encompasses finance, asset valuation and analysis, risk management, and trading. A trading floor simulator gives students hands-on knowledge of what traders should be looking for when making investment decisions. Graduates of this concentration often choose careers at energy companies, specialist security firms, banks and investment firms, consulting companies, and trading companies in large metropolitan centers.
The finance concentration opens up opportunities for graduates across the spectrum of commercial and investment banking. Coursework delves into topics such as equity analysis, valuation, fixed-income analytics, derivatives, and risk management. Students build upon their classroom knowledge with experiential learning, including access to Bloomberg Professional, research and writing investment reports on actual companies (Burkenroad Reports), and participation in a student-managed mutual fund (Darwin Fenner). Tulane finance MBAs typically pursue careers in corporate finance, asset management, hedge fund investment, venture capital, private equity, private banking, and financial consulting at banks and investment firms or in the finance departments of large corporations.
The field of marketing has outgrown its "soft" origins in advertising to embrace data analysis and evidence-supported strategy. User data has practically become its own currency online, and the intelligent analysis and application data is equally important across all business segments. The marketing concentration of Tulane's MBA program encompasses statistics, modeling, and data analysis. Students learn how to use data to manage brands, evaluate customer lifecycles and profitability, and pursue new business opportunities. This course of study prepares graduates for careers as product developers, marketing analysts, pricing analysts, entrepreneurs, consultants, and professionals in other fields.
Students enrolled in Tulane's entrepreneurship concentration can choose to focus on early-stage venture creation (founding a company), second-stage growth (working with early-stage companies), and venture finance. Whichever track they choose, students will gain practical, applicable knowledge about strategy, management, and operations in fast-growing businesses. Options for independent study are available for students who wish to focus on a particular business segment. The city of New Orleans, which has emerged as an entrepreneurial hub in recent years, provides a backdrop to this course of study, and students gain real-world experience through participation in initiatives like Tulane's Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship.
All Tulane MBA graduates receive supporting concentrations in international business through their participation in four global business modules, which are part of the core MBA curriculum. Students may also choose to pursue a joint degree within the A. B. Freeman School of Business to earn a Master of Global Management or a Master of Energy. Joint master degrees are also possible with other schools including Tulane's law school, medical school, and health administration program (MHA).
" I started this semester taking a five day negotiations course. It was one of my favorite courses at Tulane because I really enjoyed the experiential learning process. Overall, this class was incredibly beneficial to me and I hope I have mastered some new skills. These skills will certainly come in handy when negotiating a salary package. "