3-Year JD/MBA Curriculum | A. B. Freeman School of Business

3-Year JD/MBA Curriculum

Our accelerated JD/MBA allows students to earn both a JD from Tulane Law School and an MBA from the Freeman School of Business in the same amount of time as most JD programs.

Students complete a summer semester in the business school, either prior to the first year of law school or between the first and second years. In the second and third year, students complete coursework for both degrees concurrently.

  • Year 1: JD (students spend a summer semester in the business school before or after the first year of law school)
  • Year 2: JD/MBA
  • Year 3: JD/MBA

Please visit the Tulane Law School page for more information on the JD curriculum. For more information, or to request a sample schedule of any of our programs, please contact admissions at abfadmit@tulane.edu.

Required Business Courses

Business Electives

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should JDs complete an MBA?
A: The law and business go hand in hand. Since many of their clients are business owners and corporate executives, attorneys must have the business sense to help clients navigate the complexities of the law. Additionally, the MBA gives JDs an advantage in their firms. Not only do JD/MBAs increase their earning potential, but many are also offered bonuses and promotions for their enhanced skillset. For JDs who want to open their own firms, an MBA is essential and can reveal a network of potential clients.

Q: Why should I earn my JD/MBA at Freeman?
A: Freeman’s MBA for JDs delivers important advantages: world-class, experiential learning; collaboration with scholars and researchers who work in business and the law; connections to thought-leaders and innovators; and lifetime career management. This degree program is recognized internationally as an important credential – one that will distinguish you in the marketplace. Plus, it’s specifically designed to teach the practical leadership and management skills that will benefit you throughout your life and career.

Q: What career opportunities are available to JD/MBAs?
A: An MBA degree prepares attorneys to open their own practices, secure positions as in-house counsel and serve in public interest leadership roles. For lawyers who decide to change career paths, the finance and consulting sectors are a natural fit for many MBAs.

Q: How is the program structured?
Your plan of study will include strategic management and innovation, finance and data analysis, as well as marketing, executive leadership and economics. Throughout the program, you’ll engage with other lawyers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs in small interactive classes.

Q: Can I talk to a current student, alumni or faculty member in the program?
Yes, we strongly encourage you to do so and are happy to connect you with current students, recent graduates, alumni, and faculty. Please work with your admissions counselor to make arrangements.

Q: How do I apply and who do I contact with questions?
A: Our application is available online, and our admissions team is always available to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

Q: How much does the program cost? Is financial aid available?
A: Tuition is currently $1,600 per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year. The total cost per credit hour of $1,600 assumes that students in the program will enroll for 15 credit hours in the summer and 18 credit hours each in the fall and spring to complete the 54 total required hours for the MBA program.

You’ll automatically be considered for merit-based fellowship awards through the admission process and receive notification of a fellowship award in your letter of admission.