Liberal Arts Major 

Altman Scholars can select from the following degree programs in the School of Liberal Arts.

Asian Studies


Economics, BA

Economics, BS

Environmental Studies


Latin American Studies

Political Economy

Political Science







Business Major 

Altman Scholars can select from the following degree programs in the A.B. Freeman School of Business.


Legal Studies




The Altman Program in International Studies and Business combines the curricula of two undergraduate degree programs: the School of Liberal Arts and the A. B. Freeman School of Business.  Students may major in finance, legal studies, management or marketing at the Freeman School and may major in approved social science, area studies or language disciplines within the School of Liberal Arts. The link between the two majors in the schools is the interdisciplinary “Altman Core,” the curricular focus of the Altman Program, which includes a common cohort experience every semester, a summer group immersive experience abroad, a junior year abroad experience, and integrative seminars in the senior year.

The “Altman Core” includes:

  1. An Altman TIDES course (a part of the required freshmen seminar program);
  2. Unique coursework, including courses on Globalization and Inter-Cultural Communication;
  3. Altman-specific sections of required business courses;
  4. Integrative interdisciplinary senior seminars during the senior year.



Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester


Altman TIDES

Management Communications

Intro to Globalization and Financial Management


Int’l Legal Studies

Intercultural Comm. & Business



Study Abroad

Study Abroad



Altman Senior Seminar: Global Experiential Learning

Altman Senior Seminar: Approaches to Global Dilemmas


Here is a sample four-year academic plan based on Finance as business major and Economics as SLA major:

View this plan as a PDF.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year



FALL - abroad


tide1060 (1 credit)

lgst3010 (3 credits)

biz elect1 (3 credits)

isib6020 (1 credit)

language (3/4 credits)

econ3010 (3 credits)

biz elect2 (3 credits)

econ3230 (3 credits)

accn2010 (3 credits)

info3010 (3 credits)

biz elect3 (3 credits)

accn3100 (3 credits)

econ1010 (3 credits)

mgmt 3010 (3 credits)

biz elect4 (3 credits)

fine4120 (3 credits)

engl1010 (4 credits)

language (3/4 credits)

fine elect1 (3 credits)

fine elect2 (3 credits)

math1150 (3 credits)

science (3 credits)


Western Traditions


science lab (1 credit)


(3 credits)

mcom3010 (3 credits)


SPRING - abroad


language (3/4 credits)

isib2010 (3 credits)

econ elect1 (3 credits)

isib6010 (3 credits)

accn3010 (3 credits)

language (3/4 credits)

econ elect1 (3 credits)

econ4900 (3 credits)

econ1020 (3 credits)

econ3020 (3 credits)

econ elect1 (3 credits)

mgmt4100 (3 credits)

math1140 (4 credits)

mktg3010 (3 credits)

econ elect1 (3 credits)

mgmt4900 (1 credit)

psyc1000 (3 credits)

fine4100 (3 credits)

fine arts (3 credits)

fine elect3 (3 credits)


fine4110 (3 credits)


outside western

isib1010 (3 credits)

cdma1201 (0 credits)


traditions (3 credits)

1-tier PS (0 credits)



writing intensive

fine3010 (3 credits)

2-tier PS (2 credits)


(1 or 4 credits)

(Altman Cohort classes are in red; for general orientation only - please notice that Tulane's core curriculum goes through constant evolution and some changes may not be reflected immediately in these website materials.)


Altman Core Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Altman program, students will:

  • gain theoretical knowledge of global economies, politics, and cultures;
  • develop inter- and cross-cultural awareness and competency;
  • gain a high level of proficiency in a foreign language;
  • develop an understanding of citizenship at the local, national, and global levels, and provide service to these communities;
  • synthesize and integrate knowledge gained in business and liberal arts curricula.


Study Abroad


Rising Sophomore Summer Study Abroad Program in the Developing World

Led by Tulane faculty, this 4-5 week program will offer students the core course in finance for the BSM (FINE 3010) and a course on Globalization (ISIB 1010).  Fully subsidized by the Altman program, students will have the opportunity to explore as a group the cultural and business practices of a region where they would be unlikely to do their junior year study abroad.

As part of the Summer Program, ISIB 1010 is structured as a lens through which students will see and experience first-hand how the global issues are played out in a specific part of the world. For the first three years, the summer study abroad program was held in Costa Rica. Currently, it is held in Vietnam. The course also pays particular attention to how culture interrelates with and affects all communicative processes, including business ones:  being able to communicate across cultures is imperative to our ability to function in a diverse workplace, city, and world.  The course’s mandatory service learning component allows them to observe first hand how cultural, national, and socioeconomic identities shape communication.

The Altman Program covers all costs of this summer program.


Full-Immersion Junior Year Study Abroad Programs

All Altman scholars spend a full year studying at a university in a region where the language they have chosen to study is spoken. While abroad, they learn how to interact in environments that are culturally, linguistically, socially, politically and economically very different from their own. Encountering and making sense of those differences while learning to live, study, work and thrive under them is an essential and meaningful component of the Program. Many times, it is also a defining moment in students’ development as individuals, scholars, and professionals.

All students are required to take classes in their target language alongside other local university students and generally have the opportunity to live with a family. Students are not permitted to attend “island programs” where students enroll in specially designed courses for U.S. students, and the Altman Program regularly evaluates its abroad programs to ensure that a maximum degree of immersion is obtained.  All abroad programs are also approved by the Office of Study Abroad and the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Altman-approved Study Abroad Programs:

  • Chinese-speaking countries – China (Beijing)
  • French-speaking countries – France (Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Nice, Paris, Rheims, Strasbourg) and Morocco (Rabat)
  • German-speaking countries – Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna) and Germany (Berlin, Hohenheim,  Jena, Koblenz)
  • Italian-speaking countries – Italy (Bologna, Milan, Rome, Venice)
  • Portuguese-speaking countries – Brazil (Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo) and Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Spanish-speaking countries – Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago), Colombia (Bogotá), Mexico (Monterrey), Peru (Lima) and Spain (Madrid)

Students receive a $2,000 stipend to help offset study abroad expenses.

You may find more information about study abroad on our Resources page.


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