The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University offers early admission to its MBA program in conjunction with Paul Tulane College and Newcomb College. Qualified undergraduates begin study toward the MBA as seniors. Courses taken during the first year of the MBA program will serve as electives for the undergraduate degree. Thus, with careful planning, students can complete both degrees in five years rather than the customary six. Each division awards degrees as they are earned.
The major in economics provides excellent preparation for the early admission program. Admission is highly selective and is made primarily on the basis of undergraduate grade-point average and performance on the Graduate Management Test (GMAT). To be considered, students must complete all under- graduate major and distribution requirements by the end of the junior year. Note that students in the Freeman School's undergraduate business program are not eligible for this program. Interested students should contact the Admissions Office at the Freeman School and their Dean's Office as early as their freshman or sophomore year to ensure their curriculum is planned with this program in mind.