Financial Times Names Tulane University Among World's Top 10 Schools for Finance

January 28, 2008

Keith Brannon
Phone: (504) 862-8789

Global business newspaper Financial Times named Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business one of the 10 best schools for finance in the world. The 10th place ranking, which appears in the Jan. 28th issue, is based on the recommendations of more than 11,000 MBA alumni from around the world who responded to this year's Financial Times survey.

"We are delighted to be considered among the very best in the world in the area of finance," said Angelo S. DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. "This ranking is especially gratifying because it is based on the recommendations of MBA graduates working alongside our alumni in the marketplace."

Other finance programs making the list include New York University's Stern School of Business, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School, among others.

The Freeman School's finance concentration emphasizes practical skills and a strong career focus. Experiential learning offerings ―  including the Burkenroad Reports equities research program, the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund and trading courses utilizing industry-leading software from Reuters and Trading Technologies ―  enable students to hit the ground running in fields such as investment banking, portfolio management and commodity trading.

In addition to the finance ranking, the Financial Times placed the Freeman School's overall MBA program 46th among U.S. schools and 80th internationally. Last year, Freeman ranked 58th nationally and 95th internationally on the list.

The Freeman School of Business was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business schools. Today, Freeman is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 1,500 students in programs spanning three continents. Freeman is consistently listed among the nation's best business schools by publications including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Financial Times and Latin America's AméricaEconomía.

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