Topic: business

New Orleans at night

Startup Activity

Since 2006, Tulanians have founded at least 355 companies, a third of which are located in the New Orleans area.

Collin Ferguson (B ’04)

Impression: Collin Ferguson

Collin Ferguson (B ’04) considers the arts community to be the greatest natural resource that New Orleans possesses.

UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.

Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall.


Is New Orleans Poised to be the Next Silicon Valley?

Yes, it could be, said technology leaders at the annual Tulane Business Forum that was presented by the Tulane Association of Business Alumni in September. Among the participants at the forum were representatives of DXC Technology, which is bringing its new Digital Technology Center to New Orleans along with 2,000 tech jobs over the next six years. Part of the appeal of New Orleans is its universities, said the tech experts.


New Degrees, Programs and Certificates

The School of Architecture and the A. B. Freeman School of Business have initiated a double-track master’s degree program leading to a Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development and a Master of Business Administration. The A. B. Freeman School of Business’ new one-year Master of Business Analytics program provides students with the skills to transform large, complex data sets into the clear information managers need to make business decisions. The School of Social Work has a new online Master of Social Work program.

Quint Davis

Tulanians’ Impact

The Advocate and The Times-Picayune celebrated the tricentennial of New Orleans with series focused on events and people, including many Tulanians — from artists and writers to civic leaders, politicians and business people — who have made their mark.


Alumni Faculty Award

Peter Ricchiuti, a longtime A. B. Freeman School of Business professor, is the first recipient of the Tulane Alumni Association  award that recognizes a distinguished faculty member who continually engages alumni with the university.


Stewart Center CBD

In January, the A. B. Freeman School of Business began offering classes in downtown New Orleans at the Stewart Center CBD, located at the corner of Howard Avenue and Carondelet Street. The 21,000-square-foot space houses the Stewart Center for Executive Education, which includes Freeman’s executive MBA program and custom, non-degree programs for professionals, the Goldring Institute for International Business and a newly launched program in Entrepreneurial Hospitality.

Goldring-Woldenberg Complex

Boudreauxs give $3.5 million for finance, writing programs

Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts are the beneficiaries of a new $3.5 million gift from Carole B. (NC ’65) and Kenneth J. Boudreaux (B ’67).