Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business is one of the fastest-growing business schools in the nation, showing a marked increase in student interest, faculty numbers and research, programmatic offerings and community engagement. This growth stems from a commitment to both excellence and innovation. We’ve expanded our faculty since 2012 and continue that expansion today, focusing on attracting talented educators from a variety of fields. We are continually enhancing our programmatic offerings to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing business environment. We’ve grown existing programs, such as our part-time MBA, as well as developed new programs, such as our four-year accelerated MD/MBA, one of only three such degree programs in the country.

The Freeman School is poised to pursue new opportunities, developing dedicated assets that address areas of strategic focus.

A top priority for the Freeman School, these fellowships support students who seek advanced study in one of the school’s graduate programs, including students interested in graduate programs that are joint ventures with other Tulane University schools (e.g., Law, Medicine) and partner universities in regions of the world of strategic import (e.g., Central America, South America). Competition for the very best graduate business students has greatly increased.  We aim to enroll the best students in terms of ability, fit, and the strategic goals of Freeman and Tulane irrespective of their financial resources.

This prestigious competition is an excellent example of the type of experiential learning we find invaluable at the Freeman School. Stretching across multiple disciplines, including business, biomedical engineering, and medicine, this competition embodies Tulane’s spirit of innovation and collaboration. A naming opportunity, or simply a prize money endowment, would both heighten the prestige of the competition and increase and diversify the applicant pool.

Naming this center would build upon its current success while concurrently strengthening its new initiatives focused on Next Generation Leadership. The NextGen initiative will engage a variety of people, ranging from high schoolers to young professionals, by offering educational programming focused on leadership development and family business dynamics. With studies showing that only 10 percent of family businesses continue into the third generation, we aim to equip leaders and future leaders with the skills and knowledge to achieve long-term success.


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The number of Tulane students who choose to pursue an undergraduate business degree is growing at an unprecedented rate. In addition, the entry credentials presented by our students are at an all-time high.  Naming the Freeman undergraduate program would strengthen our ability to serve this growing and talented population of Freeman students. With the additional resources, enhancements could include: innovative curriculum development; selectively developing online courses; further enhancing the Career Management Center, including introducing a life/career coaching program; growing our academic advising staff; and lending critical support for faculty recruitment and retention. By naming this program, we can widen our capacity for students and continue to offer a top-notch business education to our growing student body.

In 1993, Professor Ricchiuti founded Burkenroad Reports, the nation’s first university-sponsored securities analysis program. He leads a team of more than 200 of the university’s business students in the search of the investment “skinny” on undervalued and overlooked stocks in six Southern states. He and his program have been featured in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as on CNBC and CNN.

To learn about the many other ways that your generosity can support the A. B. Freeman School of Business, please contact Caleb Roberts, Senior Director of Development, at 504.247.1392 or crober2@tulane.edu.