The Tulane University Master in Finance program is a popular program in the US. I routinely get questions from students about it and have had the privilege of receiving more than a few student reviews. Here is one I recently received. Hope it helps.

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I am currently attending Tulane’s Master of Finance program. I think the program is very promissing if you are dedicated to learning the material and making the most of the experience. Darwin Fenner Student Managed fund and Burkenroad Reports are excellent ways to differentiate yourself amongst the crowd. Excellent Professors include Salvatore Cantale, Joe LeBlanc, Peter Richutti, Deen Kemsley, Sheri Tice.

As far as recruiting, tons of IB’s recruit fulltime analysts from Tulane. And even more recruit for Summer Analyst/Associate Positions (If you are considering Tulane Undergrad or MBA).

As far as fulltime analyst recruiting, this is who recruits at Tulane:

  • JP Morgan Commodities Houston
  • Citi Commdities Houston
  • Raymond James Energy Group
  • Deutche Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Wells Fargo
  • Sagent Advisors
  • Stephens
  • Robert W Baird
  • Lazard
  • Sequent Energy
  • BNP Paribas
  • Tudor Pickering Holt
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Haliburton (Aquisitions)
  • Bloomberg
  • Cargill
  • (Goldman Sachs (on campus)
  • JP Morgan (Houston & NYC)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Citi (Houston & NYC)
  • Wells Fargo
  • UBS
  • Lazard
  • BNP Paribas, and more of the above recruit summers)

The course work is great, especially if you are looking to get into Energy. Tulane offers courses like Energy Accounting and Valuation, Energy Trading (Fundamentals and Advanced), and Energy Markets for people looking to break into the industry or who aspire to work in an Energy Sector Group.

My only negative regards are that going to Tulane is not like going to an Ivy, you HAVE to network to lock up positions. The alumni base is huge (and have a presence at nearly every firm listed above) and 95% are very willling to help.

Also, there are not alot of internship opportunities in town. There are only a handful of Investment Banks (Chaffe, Howard Weil, Johnson Rice, Capital One Southcoast) and most only hire 1 or maybe 2 interns a year. But, there are also 3-5 PWM internships available each year at UBS, MS, BAML regional offices in Nola.

All in all, New Orleans is badass and Tulane has alot to offer. Take the program and your networking serious, and you will be ahead of the pack.

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Here is a link to the Tulane University Master in Finance program