MD/MBA Curriculum

The Freeman School offers two options for Tulane University medical students to earn both and MD and an MBA concurrently.  Freeman's four-year double degree program is one of the only programs in the country that offers both degrees in just four years. Students also have the option to spread coursework over five years. In addition, some students complete Freeman's accelerated, three-semester MBA program, by taking a year off during medical school or after medical school and prior to their residency.

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

Four-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 four 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.

Five-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

Accelerated MBA for MDs

Because of their exceptional academic preparation, medical students and recent graduates may complete the MBA independent of their medical school curriculum by enrolling in Freeman's full-time, accelerated one-year MBA program. Some MD candidates pursue their MBA by taking a year off either during medical school or between medical school and residency. The second option gives students the flexibility to complete MBA coursework while simultaneously securing residency. In all cases, students often report that an MBA provides an advantage in securing admission to a competitive residency program.

The one-year MBA is a 54-credit hour degree program based on the Professional MBA curriculum, but medical students and recent graduates may waive credit hours based on their previous academic experience. The 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. Click here to view the One-Year MBA Curriculum

Business Electives