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Earn your Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration

MD/MBA 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.

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.

DM/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.

Student Spotlight

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

We are seeking you –Aspiring innovators and motivated leaders

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Aspiring innovators and motivated leaders

Program Highlights

Expand your opportunities with two degrees.

A Tulane MBA will make you more competitive as you move forward in your career. You’ll stand out from the crowd as you apply for residency and beyond.

Get real-world experience.

Go beyond tests and textbooks. Our hands-on curriculum will give you the business skills that will enhance your career in medicine.

Learn from industry experts.

Throughout the program, you’ll engage with CEOs and entrepreneurs in interactive, small classes.

Collaborate with thought leaders.

As part of your curriculum, you’ll work closely with scholars and researchers who’ve influenced the world of business.

Build a robust network.

You’ll engage directly with entrepreneurs, CEOs and other healthcare professionals. Plus, small classes allow you to build meaningful connections with faculty.

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

The MD/MBA program will prepare you to build more efficient practices, lead effective research programs, run innovative organizations, become an entrepreneur or pursue a career in business. You’ll also get to participate in learning experiences you can only find at Freeman.

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Expertise in Data

No matter your interests or specializations, you’ll learn how to make sound data-based decisions as a future leader. Within our Full-Time MBA program, you can take a deeper dive and earn a specialization in analytics.

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A Focus on ESG

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is essential for all business leaders and is woven into your business administration courses. You’ll learn how to provide transparency, mitigate risk and be responsible stewards of our future.

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Hands-On Experience

Put your learning into action: In your first year, you'll complete a semester-long Consulting Practicum with a real company, and your second-year Impact Capstone project will challenge you to address a company’s sustainability issues.

Joint degree candidates should complete the application for the Full-Time MBA program and indicate their interest in the MD/MBA.

Amber Hardeman, MD/MBA

Being a physician today requires not only medical knowledge but also an understanding of the business of health care. The MD/MBA perspective is critical for effective patient care in the context of cost, access and limited resources.

-Dr. Amber Hardeman (MD/MBA ’19)

Real-World Outcomes

You'll be prepared to pursue a wide range of traditional career paths for physicians, including medical practice management, health system administration and policy development. You’ll also be ready to take on consulting or leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries or start your own company.

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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