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Students who earn the MS degree in real estate complete a 30-credit curriculum consisting of 18 credits (six courses) of required study and 12 credits (four courses) of elective study. The program allows candidates to take courses on either a part-time or full-time schedule, depending on their needs each semester.

The MS program in real estate delivers not only core business knowledge and management skills but also knowledge and technical training specific to the real estate industry. Graduates are positioned for many varied and lucrative positions with real estate development firms, appraisal and consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance companies, pension funds, banks and financial institutions, investment banks, real estate investment trusts, mortgage security underwriters, commingled real estate funds, regulatory agencies, and firms with large real estate holdings.

An MS and MBA program are offered through the Department of Real Estate. The MBA provides students with a broad set of management skills, as well as some advanced knowledge in real estate. It is a generalist program. The MS is for students who have decided on a career in real estate as a high-level manager, analyst, or real estate entrepreneur. This program provides training in the use of advanced analytical tools and cutting-edge knowledge as applied to real estate fields. It is a specialist program.

Preliminary Courses                    (6 credits)

Students with appropriate academic preparation will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.
Financial Accounting 3 credits
Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3 credits

Courses in Specialization             (30 credits)

Required
Real Estate Finance  

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3 credits
Law of Real Estate Transactions and Land Use Regulations

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3 credits
Real Estate Capital Markets 3 credits
Real Estate Development 3 credits
Advanced Real Estate Investment Analysis 3 credits
Real Estate Research and Project 3 credits

Choose four courses from:
Real Estate Valuation and Market Analysis 3 credits
Analytical Skills for Real Estate Decision Making 3 credits
Project Management and Construction 3 credits
Real Estate Taxation  

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3 credits
Real Estate Marketing 3 credits
International Real Estate 3 credits
Real Estate and Urban Economics* 3 credits
Real Estate Entrepreneurship  

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3 credits
Financial Decision Making 3 credits
Economics of Urban Areas* 3 credits


*Either RES 9960 or ECO 9774 may be used to fulfill the specialization requirement, not both.

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