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MD/MBA Joint Degree Accelerate your career

Leverage business for greater impact

Earn your MD and MBA at Tulane

Program Overview

Do you want to emerge as a leader in the complex and rapidly changing U.S. healthcare industry? At Freeman, you’ll learn management, analysis and complex decision-making to further your medical career.

Our MD/MBA program supports physician leaders who want to pursue clinical and administrative responsibilities, as well as those looking to pursue careers outside of medicine. Through a partnership between Tulane's School of Medicine and the Freeman School of Business, you can complete both degrees in five years. You’ll collaborate with scholars and researchers who work in business and healthcare and emerge prepared to navigate the complexities of the ever-changing healthcare industry.

We are seeking you –Aspiring innovators and motivated leaders

We are seeking you –
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.

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