JD/MBA Joint Degree Set Yourself Apart as a Legal Professional

Lead at the Intersection of Business and Law

Earn your MBA and Juris Doctor Degree at Tulane.

Program Overview

Become a leader who can utilize both business acumen and legal and ethical expertise to help organizations succeed.

At Tulane, our Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degree helps you develop business, leadership, management and negotiation skills—vital traits you need as you solve some of the most pressing issues facing business. Our rigorous coursework—taught by leading experts and legal professionals—will help you explore how business continues to play an integral role in law proceedings and other transactions.

You’ll be positioned for career advancement and versatility within law, business and beyond.

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Four Years. Two Degrees. 

A Tulane MBA—coupled with a JD degree—will increase your job prospects as you move forward. You’ll stand out compared to your peers in both business and law.

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Build a Robust Network 

Throughout your joint degree, you’ll connect with potential business partners, clients and more—individuals who are CEOs, entrepreneurs and other leaders who are at the intersection of business and law. 

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Create Partnerships 

Your business and Juris Doctor coursework will allow you to form meaningful relationships with classmates and expert educators and researchers—individuals who will help you break down boundaries between business and law.

We are seeking you –Aspiring leaders and motivated innovators

We are seeking you –
Aspiring leaders and motivated innovators

“I decided to pursue a JD/MBA because I believe that business literacy is important for client representation. Regardless of the type of law I practice, I will be able to apply the skills I learned as an MBA to every client interaction—helping them better understand their needs.”

- Jeannie Smith (JD/MBA ’23)

Jeannie Smith (JD/MBA ’23)

JD/MBA Program Highlights

Gain a greater understanding of the intersection between business and legal perspectives. Nowhere does the legal landscape impact our world more than in business, and at Tulane, our JD/MBA program sets you up for a career in this unique career path. 

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Use Data to Drive Decisions

Making data-informed decisions has never been more important. Learn how to use data to make sound business and legal decisions. Within our JD-MBA program, you can take a deeper dive with an analytics specialization.

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Add ESG Expertise to Your Resume

Today’s business leaders require a strong environmental, social and governance background. At Tulane, you’ll learn how to provide transparency, mitigate risk and be a responsible steward of our future.  

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Put Your Learning Into Action

During your very first year in the JD/MBA program, you’ll complete a consulting practicum with a local company. You’ll also take on capstone project that will challenge you to address a company’s sustainability issues. 

Discover how you can build a rewarding career at the intersection of both business and law with Tulane’s JD/MBA program.  

JD/MBA Curriculum

Develop a holistic understanding of business decision making and the knowledge capital needed to become a proactive, effective business leader through our four-year JD/MBA program. While you’ll gain the necessary legal background through our JD degree, our revamped MBA curriculum puts a unique focus on analytics and sustainability.  

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Join a Tight-Knit Tulane Community

Within our JD/MBA program, you’ll learn in small classes alongside leading experts and aspiring professionals. You’ll make connections who will support you on campus—and in your future. 

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Learn From Expert Legal Professionals

Explore how to make more ethical, informed decisions in both business and legal settings. Throughout your MBA and Juris Doctor courses, you’ll gain the knowledge and know-how to do so in nearly any professional setting.

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Pursue Industry-Driven Coursework

While you’ll take courses within our Full-Time MBA program, you’ll also take on various classes within our robust energy law program.

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Freeman Alumni

No matter where your business and legal career takes you, you’ll find Tulane alums around the globe. Our more than 25,000 graduates are leading professionals in nearly every industry—and they’re ready to help you chart your own path.  

Business and Legal Professional Connections

At Tulane, you’ll build strong connections with faculty who teach our Juris Doctor and MBA courses. You’ll also connect with fellow classmates as you grow into the top-notch professionals our business and legal landscapes need.

Living in New Orleans

While New Orleans is known for its entertainment, food and music, it’s also a thriving business and legal community. Living here will open up new opportunities and experiences for you, including the chance to gain unique expertise related to maritime and energy law.  

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Music Matters

From Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest—and much more—there are so many opportunities for you to experience a national artist or your favorite local musician in New Orleans. 

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At the Epicenter of Business

Very few major communities are growing faster than New Orleans. That also means more industries need top-notch talent who have an MBA and JD degree.  

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Culinary Community

In New Orleans, you’ll certainly find a new dish that you can’t live without. From German to Haitian and French to Vietnamese, you’ll find a culinary adventure around every corner.

With many using their degree to pivot into new careers, 93% of the Freeman Full-Time MBA class of 2023 accepted job offers by three months post-graduation. Read the entire Full-Time MBA Employment Report to learn more.

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