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MBA Concentrations

Full-time MBA Real Estate Concentration & Curriculum

The real estate industry is experiencing dynamic changes in response to the global demand for new facilities of all types, incorporating rapidly developing technologies, and responding to significant demographic and lifestyle drivers of change, as well as to major changes in the real estate capital markets and the methods of financing major projects.

These changes are creating exciting career opportunities in both the private and public sectors throughout the world for those who understand them and can anticipate and understand their impact. These courses will be taught by professors and leaders in the industry who have current real world experience in this exciting field.

A concentration in real estate prepares students for a diverse set of career opportunities in a highly entrepreneurial global industry. These include real estate development, public and private finance, consulting, brokerage, property and facilities management, and land use planning.


Students pursuing a concentration in real estate should complete nine credit hours (three courses) from the following electives.

MGT 6067  Financial Aspects of Commercial Real Estate (3 credit hours)
This course will examine commercial real estate assets from two perspectives: the unique nature of the financing and ownership structures and their role as an asset class in investment portfolios.

MGT 6082  Fundamentals of Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)
Provides a multidisciplinary overview/survey of the development process — from conception of the idea/vision through project completion and ongoing management. Understand the main drivers of change, critical issues, nature of a development team in the future, and the essential leadership characteristics of a developer and development team. Explore emerging technologies and the role they will play in the future world of real estate development.

MGT 6083  Real Estate Practicum (3 credit hours)
Learn where real estate-related opportunities are in a gradually improving economy/market. Understand the future nature of work, the environment where work will occur, and the links with productivity. Work with external organizations such as CBRichardEllis and the Corporate Real Estate - Innovation Council sponsored by American Express Company.

MGT 8803  Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to legal considerations in real estate transactions and land use planning. Students will become familiar with the nature and scope of real estate, the rights of others in such property and types of ownership. Students will study aspects of transactions for the sale, purchase and lease of real estate, including the retention of agents, the preparation of sales contracts and leases, the procurement of title insurance and financing and the conduct of closings. Additionally, students will become familiar with legal principles governing the regulation of real estate and land use planning, including the rights and duties of landowners and occupants and the impact of zoning and environmental laws.


MBA concentrations and immersive tracks are optional. You have the flexibility to take electives in any combination of areas.