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Jeffrey Altman at Owl Creek

 

The purpose of the Jeffrey A. Altman Program in International Studies and Business is to provide a select group of undergraduate students with a unique international experience by imparting to them both theoretical and practical knowledge of global economies in tandem with deep cultural and linguistic competency training. The dual-degree program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in a liberal arts discipline. The “Altman Core”—a series of semester-long unique, cohort-based classes—serves to provide common academic experiences to our scholars as they matriculate  through this rigorous program. Altman Scholars benefit from the guidance and mentoring by Tulane’s faculty and staff (both from the Altman team proper and from other departments on campus) as they develop a thoughtful understanding of complex global issues, as well as the role that these issues play in international business environments. Other highlights of the program include intensive foreign language instruction (current choices are Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian and Portuguese), a fully-funded cohort-based Rising Sophomore trip abroad, and an entire year abroad studying in their target language during their Junior year.