Baruch College to Offer Master of Science Degree in Real Estate

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New York, NY--August 9, 2007--Baruch College will offer a 30-credit Master of Science in Real Estate, it was announced today by Kathleen Waldron, president of Baruch College. Aimed at real estate professionals, those planning to work in the industry, and individuals with substantial real estate portfolios, the MS program will provide an intensive look at real estate both as an industry and as an important economic sector. "The new MS degree program consolidates Baruch's preeminent position in real estate education in the New York metropolitan area," Waldron noted.

John Elliott, dean of the Zicklin School of Business, said of the addition to the business school's curriculum, "Graduate students can now choose between an MBA with a real estate major and a more specialized MS degree. In addition to our master's programs, we also offer a bachelor's degree in real estate to undergraduates and a PhD program with a real estate track. Baruch has the complete menu."

The MS program in real estate is made up of six required courses and four electives and can be completed in one year. The program is under the direction of department chairman Ko Wang, who also holds the William Newman Chair in Real Estate Finance. Recently approved by the N.Y. State Department of Education, the MS program in real estate will begin matriculating students in Fall 2008.

A senior college in The City University of New York system, Baruch College offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The College also offers non-degree programs and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS).

For additional information about Baruch College's real estate programs, call 646.660.6930.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Zane Berzins
646.660.6113