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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.
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.
The purpose of the Freeman Golf Club is to provide a networking platform to connect graduate-level Freeman 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 golf outings, golf practice sessions, and social events.
President: Elliott Edwards
Faculty Advisor: Frank Jaster
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
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.
Freshmen Class Representative elections and interviews will be held September 8-12, 2014.
Staff Advisor: Lauren Gavioli
Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The organization has mobilized tens of thousands of students and professionals, through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members, to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture. The Tulane chapter focuses on microfinance initiatives and developments in developing countries. Each year, the chapter plans a trip to Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, or Ghana to share members' knowledge and expertise with local entrepreneurs by delivering financial literacy workshops. Further, members work with indigenous villages to develop community banks and set up savings and credit systems.
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
President: David Dowty
VP Administration: Allison May
VP Career Development and Alumni Affairs: Tolga Erman
Admissions Representative: Anna Labadie
GAPSA Senators: open Master of Accounting Representative: open
Master of Finance Representative: open
Master of Management in Energy Representative: open
PMBA Representative: Emily Ockerlund
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
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.
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.
Tulane Black MBA Association
The purpose of the Tulane 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 all graduate and undergraduate students.
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: Arpit Bhopalkar
VP-Communications: Min Zhang
VP & Social Chair: Katy Turnbull
VP & General Counsel: Deepanshu Sharma
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 Model Competition. TEA is open to all Tulane students.
Tulane Graduate Women in Business
Tulane Graduate Women in Business is dedicated to fostering a community that encourages the success of women by enabling them to have meaningful careers and to promote equality in the workplace. The purpose of the organization is to offer professional resources to aid member career development and job prospects; to foster a forum for collaboration for Freeman graduate students; to organize networking events with alumni, professional women, entrepreneurs, and professors; to provide support through mentoring opportunities; and to raise awareness through community and internal outreach.
President: Sophia Brown
VP-Communications: Nina Krek
VP-Finance: Malory Weir
VP-Programming: Katy Turnbull
VP-Student Affairs: Sarah Robertson Faculty Advisor:
open Staff Advisor: Peggy Babin
Tulane Real Estate Club
The mission of the Tulane Real Estate Club is to bring together Freeman students with previous experience or future interests in real estate. To fulfill this mission, the club invites members of the New Orleans real estate community to guest lecture and network among club members. The club discusses issues in the real estate industry through regular meetings and members participate in various local and national real estate competitions.
President: Nicholaus Leverett
Faculty Advisor: open
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel