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Application Requirements

  • You must be a faculty member at a Tulane-affiliated institution in Latin America and be nominated by your institution.
  • You must have a master’s degree or the equivalent.
  • You must complete the GMAT and TOEFL exams. The TOEFL exam is not required if you hold a degree from an English speaking program.

>> Download the Application Form

>> Download a printable program brochure (PDF)

>> Download the Faculty Development PhD Handbook (PDF)



Tulane University will offer its 7th Faculty Development PhD program beginning in September 2011. This cohort is for PhD candidates seeking an area of concentration in finance and management. The degree awarded is the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Tulane University.

The Tulane faculty development PhD programs began in 1994 and have grown to include over 100 faculty members currently enrolled or graduated. These programs are contractual arrangements between Tulane University and selected top business schools in Latin America to provide doctoral degree programs for working faculty. Our partners include:

Some graduates of the Tulane faculty development PhD program hold key administrative positions at many prestigious business schools in Latin America while others have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars and teachers in their fields.

The unique features of this program are:

    • The participating institution can increase the number of PhD qualified faculty in a relatively cost effective and efficient way (keeping the faculty on the staff while they complete the degree).
    • Qualified experienced faculty of participating schools can enhance their professional careers with the PhD degree without disrupting their professional careers to pursue a residential program.

The faculty development doctoral program curriculum is the same as that offered for full-time students pursuing the full-time doctoral program in business in New Orleans. It accommodates faculty pursing an area of concentration in finance or management. The first two years of coursework will be offered at the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans and/or at the campuses of participating institutions. The classes will be offered on three weekends per semester for a total of six weekends per year for two years. The coursework, comprehensive exams, and dissertation prospectus stages of the program normally cover a period of 3 years. The dissertation normally requires two years for a total program length of 4-5 years.

The tuition cost of the program is approximately $70,000 per faculty member. The tuition may be paid over 4 years depending upon the arrangement between Tulane and participating institutions.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    • You must be a faculty member at a Tulane affiliated institution in Latin America and be nominated by your institution.
    • You must have a master’s degree or the equivalent.
    • You must complete the GMAT and TOEFL exams. The TOEFL exam is not required if you hold a degree from an English speaking program.

Admission to the program will be based upon your qualifications and a personal interview conducted by a Tulane faculty member. Approximately 15-20 candidates will be admitted to the 7th Cohort of the Tulane Faculty Development Program which will begin in September 2011.

Applicants should submit the following information by no later than July 15, 2011:

    • Curriculum vitae and current photograph.
    • Personal statement of interest in a doctoral program.
    • Reasons for pursuing the specialty field of study.
    • Three letters of recommendation, including a letter of nomination from your dean or rector.
    • Test results from the GMAT and TOEFL exams
    • Application form (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE)

Email these materials to . If you prefer, send hard copies by mail to:

Janice Hughes, Director
Freeman International Programs
Goldring Institute for International Business
Freeman School of Business
#7 McAlister Drive, Room 240
New Orleans, LA 70118

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