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MD/MBA Joint Degree A Business Degree for Healthcare Industry Leaders

Make Lasting Impacts on the Healthcare Field

Earn your Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

Accelerate your career growth both in the healthcare industry and fields outside of medicine with Tulane University’s rigorous and unique Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration joint degree program.

Whether you’re a current Tulane School of Medicine student or an aspiring physician-leader, our MD/MBA joint degree program is designed to help you stand out with specialized skills at the intersection of health care and business.

Work closely with highly experienced faculty mentors in engaging courses. You can complete your Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree program in just five years. You’ll graduate prepared to become an inspiring physician capable of navigating the complexities of the fast-changing healthcare industry.

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Gain Expertise in Data

Regardless of your interests or specializations, you’ll learn how to make sound decisions informed by data. As a student in the MBA program, you could also earn a specialization in analytics.

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A Five-Year MD/MBA Program

Current students in the School of Medicine can apply to the MD/MBA program in their third year to pursue the five-year joint degree Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration.

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Build a Vast Professional Network

Thanks to the partnership between Tulane’s School of Medicine and the Freeman School of Business, you’ll connect and collaborate with scholars and researchers in both business and healthcare.

Student Spotlight

Eric Pineda (MD/MBA) describes his experiences as a dual degree student at Tulane.

Jobs With an MD/MBA

When you earn our joint degree in medicine and Master of Business Administration, you’ll be prepared to pursue a broad range of career paths for physicians, as well as consulting and leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our MD and MBA program students credit their business degree with helping them match with prestigious residency programs across the country.

For example, our MD/MBA graduates work as anesthesiologists, surgeons, psychiatrists and gynecologists at some of the most respected universities and hospitals in the world.

MD/MBA Program Highlights

When you join the joint degree medicine and Master of Business Administration, you’ll become a member of a tight-knit community of peers, faculty and staff who are as dedicated to improving the healthcare industry as you are. You’ll also enjoy hands-on training in the latest medical and business practices to ensure that your patients receive the best care possible.

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With our immersive curriculum, you’ll go beyond tests and textbooks to become a physician specialized in practical business solutions.

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As a student in the MD/MBA program, you’ll receive expert guidance from our highly esteemed faculty mentors  — who bring decades of professional experience into their classes.

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The Freeman School of Business offers options for practicing physicians to complete the MBA program — including the three-year Professional MBA and the 17-month Executive MBA program.

Dr. Neal Dixit, MD/MBA

With the increasingly complex nature of healthcare delivery, a strong foundation in business is a huge asset. The Tulane MD/MBA gave me that foundation and prepared me to take on leadership roles in the industry.

-Dr. Neal Dixit (MD/MBA ’19)

MD/MBA Curriculum

As you complete the joint degree program, you’ll learn how to build more efficient practices, lead vital research teams, design and run innovative organizations, and become an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry.

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Work in Cutting-Edge Labs

We intentionally keep class sizes small in our Doctor of Medicine and MBA program to give students more one-on-one time with professional-level equipment and tools.

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Focus on ESG

Whether you are in business or the healthcare industry, it’s important to have experience in environmental, social and governance practices to provide transparency, mitigate risk and be a responsible steward of the future.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Put your learning into action in the MD/MBA program: In your first year, you’ll complete a semester-long consulting practicum with a real company, and your second-year impact cornerstone will let you address a company’s sustainability issues.

In the Doctor of Medicine/MBA program, you’ll benefit from personalized attention throughout the entire admissions process. Joint degree candidates should complete the application for the Full-Time MBA program and indicate their interest in the Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree program.

Priority deadline for the MBA program is November 1.

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“Envisioning myself as a future leader in medicine, I thought that fundamental understanding of the business and managerial aspects of medicine are just as crucial as a great foundation in science and the humanities.”

– Yichi Zhang (MD/MBA ’23)

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Freeman Alumni

When you graduate from the Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration program, you’ll be part of a dedicated and supportive alumni network of professionals, physicians and administrators in the healthcare industry.

MD/MBA Degree Connections

The personal and professional connections you’ll make here will stay strong for years to come and help you as you begin your professional healthcare career.

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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