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Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Future leaders in medicine must excel as clinicians as well as managers in the complex and rapidly evolving environment that now dominates health care. A growing number of medical students are complementing their medical education with MBA degrees. MD/MBA holders can operate their clinics more effectively, run a healthcare organization, manage a research project, or advocate for their patients and work to fix the healthcare system.

The School of Medicine is partnering with the internationally recognized A. B. Freeman School of Business to offer medical students two options for completing a joint MD/MBA program. These opportunities allow students to complete both degrees more rapidly than when done separately.

MBA Overview

In the MBA program, students take 48 credit hours at the Freeman School. Classes teach business fundamentals including leadership, management, operations, accounting, statistics, and analytics. In modules on the Practice of Management, students get hands-on business experience. Elective courses further their education in areas of finance, strategic management and leadership, marketing, analytics, and entrepreneurship. Students develop the ability to analyze opportunities for and likelihood of success of organizations operating in various environments.

4-Year Program for Newly Admitted MD Students

In the accelerated business curriculum of the four-year program, students take courses at the Freeman School of Business in the summer prior to and the summer at the end of the first year of medical school. Students then complete their business education throughout the remainder of their time at the medical school. Participants take some courses together with Freeman students in the part-time, Professional MBA (PMBA) program, benefiting from their work experience and the opportunity to collaborate on projects with non-clinicians.

Students will have the option of completing a 36 credit hour Masters of Management degree by taking the summer courses and a reduced number of electives in lieu of the full MBA program.


Students tell you what attracted them to this accelerated program.

Program Admissions

  • All admitted Medical School students would be invited to join this program
  • There would be no additional application requirements (i.e. no GMAT requirement)
  • Admission would be automatic for most students
  • Students would be required to pay a non-refundable $500 commitment fee to reserve their place in the program.

Fellowships

  • Freeman School would offer 25% fellowship to every enrolled student
  • Fellowships would be awarded as a discount of tuition and students would be required to maintain a 3.3 GPA to continue to receive the award

Summer Courses Year 1 and 2

Year 1

 

Year 2

Healthcare Industry

0

 

Healthcare Industry

0

Strategy

3

 

Operations Management

3

Finance/Accounting

3

 

Marketing

3

Managing People

3

 

Stats and Quant

3

Macroeconomics

3

 

Managerial Accounting

3

 

12

   

12

MBA for Practicing Physicians

Practicing physicians also have an opportunity to earn an MBA. The Tulane Professional MBA (PMBA) Program shares the same curriculum, faculty, and quality with the Full-Time MBA Program, but has greater convenience for working professionals. Students complete 54 credit hours over a three-year time span, attending classes part-time in the evenings.

For more details about the PMBA program:http://pmba.tulane.edu/