Student Organizations, Officers, and Advisors
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)
Alpha Kappa Psi, the world's oldest and largest professional business fraternity, seeks to develop well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and experienced business leaders. Open to men and women majoring in business, AKPsi provides a unique blend of professional, service, and social events.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Open to all students, Tulane's collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association presents members with the opportunity to learn from real-world marketing professionals. Members attend monthly meetings featuring exciting guest speakers, participate in fun hands-on marketing activities, and learn how to network with top-level marketing executives. The AMA offers a great supplement to Tulane's classroom experience and provides its members with the competitive advantage necessary to succeed in today's marketing field.
This honorary national accounting fraternity seeks to promote continuous self-improvement, to foster high moral and ethical standards, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on scholarship and professional attributes.
The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for membership nominations. Induction ceremonies are held during the fall and spring semesters.
Black MBA Association (BMBAA)
The purpose of Tulane's Black MBA Association is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academia. This group sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities in career development. Membership is open to MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Finance, Ph.D., and undergraduate students. For more information, contact the BMBAA by email.
President: Christopher Cobb
Executive Vice President: Jerica Kelley
VP of Communications: Linsey Scott
VP of Finance: Pierre Dunbar
VP of Programs: Dakarai Anderson
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
The Tulane Business and Law Society is the Freeman School's pre-law student organization. The club provides a forum for discussion on topics ranging from legal and ethical issues in business to life as a law student and lawyer. Additionally, it provides information on and assistance with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Freeman Consulting Group (FCG)
Through the support of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) and the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) provides business consulting to local organizations on a non-fee basis. Clients are presented with workable solutions and FCG members gain valuable consulting experience.
Freeman Investment Management Association (FIMA)
The Freeman Investment Management Association provides its members with essential real-world skills through active investing, researching financial markets, and presenting potential investment opportunities for the club's fund. Additionally, club members participate in professional preparation events and gain a broad exposure to the finance industry through a variety of guest speakers.
Freeman Student Government (FSG)
The FSG is the formal organization of students enrolled in the BSM program. All BSM students are automatically members of FSG. The FSG influences many of the curricular and extracurricular activities of the School. Students play a role in modifying the curriculum, in evaluating courses, in hearings of academic integrity, in planning academically related activities, in selecting faculty for special honors, and in organizing a schedule of social events. BSM students are encouraged to take a leadership role in FSG and to support the activities sponsored by FSG.
Graduate Business Council (GBC)
GBC, of which all graduate business students are members, serves the academic, professional, and personal interests of its membership.The group facilitates interaction and communication among the student body, the administration, the faculty, and the Tulane community. GBC accomplishes its mission by marketing its students, developing a productive learning environment, and providing mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. GBC also serves as the "umbrella" organization to other graduate business organizations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the GBC
VP Career Development and Alumni Affairs: Megan Guy
Graduate Finance Club (GFC)
The GFC caters to students interested in finance and finance-related careers by providing supplemental learning experiences, interaction with finance professionals, and opportunities to explore finance-related careers. Membership is open to all Freeman graduate students.President: open
Faculty Advisor: open
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
The purpose of Tulane's chapter of MBA Women International is to enhance the experience of women in the MBA program, to increase the number of women in the Freeman School, to promote women in business through community, educational, and service projects, to develop women as leaders, to build a strong network of MBAs, to participate in the national conference, and to support the goals of MBA Women International.President: Lauren Nelson
VP-Communications: Amy Garrick
VP-Student Affairs: Sara Steele
VP-Finance: Nicole Munsey
VP-Programming: Ashley Vickers Faculty Advisor:
openStaff Advisor: Peggy Babin
Net Impact is an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Spanning six continents, Net Impact's membership makes up one of the most influential networks of MBAs, graduate students, and professionals in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, non-profit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.
Professional MBA Student Advisory Group
This group, under the umbrella of the Graduate Business Council (GBC), serves the academic, professional, and social needs of the part-time, evening MBA students.
Retail & Luxury Goods Association (RLGA)
The purpose of the Retail & Luxury Goods Association (RLGA) is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in any aspect of the retail and luxury goods industry. The RLGA exposes students to opportunities in the industry through networking functions, attending national retail conferences, and hosting a speaker series.
Toastmasters is a national organization devoted to developing the speaking skills of its members. Students who participate in Toastmasters gain confidence and learn techniques that prove invaluable in classroom presentations as well as in future business situations.
Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club
The Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club addresses the technological challenges in today's markets by supporting research, facilitating discussions, and hosting the hands-on development of computerized trading programs. Open to all students, members will gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own trading algorithms while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and faculty advisors. Algorithms are tested against the markets and against other members in real-time using industry-standard platforms.
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Tulane's Collegiate DECA chapter prepares students for careers in business-oriented fields by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Members experience programs that assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Open to all students, DECA offers students an array of unique opportunities; conferences and other activities give students direct access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.
Tulane Endowment Fund Proxy Voting Committee (PVC)
The PVC is responsible for voting the proxies of all shares of stock directly held by Tulane University's Darwin Fenner Funds. The goal is profit maximization while also weighing the social and environmental impact of the votes. The PVC has full discretion to vote the proxies unless otherwise directed by Tulane's Investment Office.
President: Timothy Henry
VP-Communication: James Morrell
VP-Voting Submission: Dilip Kumar
VP-Voting Deadlines: Michael Burkardt
Secretary: Lauren Nelson
Faculty Advisor: Michael Yest
The purpose of Tulane Energy Club is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. In pursuit of this goal, TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including a distinguished speaker series, field trips, networking socials, and an energy trading competition. By enhancing students' knowledge of the energy industry and helping them develop the relationships that are vital to success, TEC also advances the post-graduate opportunities of its members.
Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA)
The mission of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association is to assist members in expanding their entrepreneurial skill base. TEA sponsors lectures, workshops, and social networking events, and provides student entrepreneurs with assistance in organizing their own ventures. TEA coordinates student teams that create business plans for entry into business plan competitions, and sponsors the Tulane Business Plan Competition. TEA is open to all Tulane students.
Tulane Private Golf Association
The purpose of the Tulane Private Golf Association is to provide a networking platform to connect graduate-level Tulane students with faculty, alumni, and local business leaders. Members do not need any golfing experience and are encouraged to participate in group events that will include networking parties, golf clinics, scrambles, and charitable events.
President/CEO: Paul Spradley
Vice President/CFO: Christopher Davis
Vice President/COO: Jean Paul Rodriguez
Faculty Advisor: Frank Jaster
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
Tulane Technology and Business Association (TTBA)
The purpose of the TTBA is to provide students interested in pursuing a career in the technology field a forum to connect with industry professionals through speaker series and networking events. The TTBA will serve to educate students about careers in the technology industry and to leverage technology in improving the efficiency of businesses.