The mission of the Freeman School MBA program is to provide the leading-edge knowledge, skills and leadership ability necessary for the progression of its graduates toward general management responsibilities. The linchpin of this educational experience is the well-honed ability of an individual to work across and to lead diverse organizational functions. The program will prepare future managers to be at ease in managing and leading in a world of growing technological, political and economic interdependence among nations.
Each graduate must be competent to make and confident of making significant contributions immediately upon job placement. The curriculum therefore provides opportunities for functional area specialization, while emphasizing and requiring the breadth necessary to ensure success in managing across functions.
General management responsibilities require an intellectual foundation that stands the test of time for creative management and innovative leadership in complex, ambiguous, changing and diverse organizational environments. This foundation is provided at the Freeman School through an interdisciplinary effort that parallels the requirements of managing across business functions.
Beyond preparation for success in general management, the program creates and maintains a challenging learning environment where teachers and students interactively seek enhancement in business productivity, personal growth and awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues in managerial contexts.
The Freeman School MBA program is designed to attain the above educational objectives with increasing emphasis on significant work experience before enrollment. The program also provides the local and regional business communities with the opportunity for an efficient combination of work and study toward an MBA degree.
At Tulane, students may earn the MBA through one of three options: Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA or Professional MBA.