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MD/MBA Curriculum

Freeman is one of the only programs in the country that allows students to earn both an MD and an MBA in four years. You can also spread coursework over 5 years, or complete an accelerated MBA in just three semesters.

For more information or to request a sample schedule for any of our programs, please contact admissions at abfadmit@tulane.edu. Please visit the Tulane School of Medicine page for more information on the MD curriculum.

1-Year MBA for MD Candidates

The Freeman School offers an innovative 1-year program for students looking to complete an MBA, either by taking a year off during medical school or between medical school and residency.  The second option gives students the flexibility to complete MBA coursework while focusing on securing residency. In all cases, students often report that an MBA gave them an advantage in securing admission to a competitive residency program.

The 48-credit degree program starts in June with an intensive summer semester followed by traditional fall and spring semesters. Coursework can be customized with electives that support your specific career interests.

Required Courses:

4-Year MD/MBA

For Tulane University School of Medicine students, Freeman offers one of the only programs in the country that allows students to complete both an MD and an MBA in only 4 years. The program requires 48 hours of courses from Freeman's MBA curriculum, which includes 39 hours of required courses and 9 hours of electives. Business core courses are taken in the summers (June-July) before and after the first year of medical school, with additional core courses and electives completed concurrently with the medical school curriculum during the first and fourth years.

5-Year MD/MBA

For Tulane University School of Medicine students, we offer an accelerated 5-year MD/MBA program.  The program requires 47 hours of courses from Freeman's MBA curriculum. The fourth year is dedicated to Freeman's MBA courses, while students spend the fall of the fifth year in the medical school and the spring of the fifth year in the business school. Current Tulane medical school students apply to the program in the fall of their third year.

  • Year 1: MD
  • Year 2: MD
  • Year 3: MD
  • Year 4: MBA 
  • Year 5: MD/MBA

Required Courses

Business Electives