The Freeman School of Business, at Tulane University, is located in New Orleans, LA. The school offers undergraduate programs, a full-time MBA program and other master's programs, doctoral programs, and many executive-education programs, and consistently ranks among the top business schools nationally and globally and was a charter member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1916.
The school is known in the finance community as the publisher of the Burkenroad Reports, and is regularly ranked among the top ten schools in finance by the Financial Times. Additionally, Entrepreneur Magazine consistently ranks the Freeman School among the top twenty schools for entrepreneurship; giving the school a ranking of #4 in 2009. The Financial Times's Global MBA Rankings 2010 ranked the Freeman School as the 35th best business school in the United States; the U.S. News & World Report ranked the MBA program 40th in 2011.
The school's main location, in the center of Tulane's Uptown New Orleans campus, is next to the Tulane University Law School and across a pedestrian thoroughfare (McAlister Place) from the University's student center. Every year, leading finance and M&A practitioners from throughout the United States come to Tulane to attend the Tulane Corporate Law Institute forum. The school was named in honor of Alfred B. Freeman, a former Coca-Cola Bottling Co. chairman and prominent New Orleans philanthropist.