Tulane University Freeman School of Business Signs MOU with UC

The University of Cambodia (UC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tulane University Freeman School of Business in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Freeman School is the only nationally ranked business school in the Gulf South region of the United States The MOU seeks to fulfill a number of core objectives to engage academic cooperation. The end goal is to advance learning through empirical research and knowledge sharing.

Those objectives are to:
1. Encourage faculty exchanges from one university to the other;
2. Facilitate the admission of qualified students to enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs;
3. Promote international understanding by student exchanges and research collaboration, with particular regard to Media and Communications;
4. Foster exchange of academic publications and information; and 5. Promote other activities that enhance the above-mentioned goals.

The University of Cambodia was founded in 2003, and embraces a strong culture of 1) pursuing empirical knowledge through systematic research, 2) encouraging intellectual stimulation and growth, 3) learning across the spectrum and lifespan, 4) supporting innovation and critical thinking, not simple rote memorization, and 5) improving society by reinvesting intellectual and social capital.

The Freeman School, established in 1914, offers programs including Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Finance, Master of Management, Master of Risk Management, Master of Global Management, and Doctor of Philosophy. It also offers Executive MBA, Professional MBA, and Master of Finance programs in satellite campuses located in Houston, Texas. The School currently partners with international institutions in Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan, and Venezuela to offer the Executive MBA program, in addition to faculty development Ph.D. programs.

Both institutions share a commitment to the educational demands of globalization. Each also recognizes the importance of expanding and enriching opportunities for students in Cambodia and the United States. Signing the MOU is one critical step in the right direction to a more advanced and educated Cambodia.