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The Master of Science (MS) in Real Estate

The Master of Science in Real Estate delivers core real estate business knowledge and management skills including knowledge and technical training specific to the real estate industry. Students who earn the MS degree in real estate complete a 31.5 credit curriculum consisting of 19.5 credits (7 courses) of required study and 12 credits (4 courses) of elective study. The 31.5 credit MS Program in Real Estate is available as a Zicklin School flex-time program, which allows candidates to take courses on either a part-time or full-time schedule each semester. Graduates are typically positioned for many varied and promising positions with real estate investment and development firms in the country and abroad, as well as appraisal and market and financial analysis consulting firms, property 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.

Graduate Online Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance

The Certificate in Real Estate Finance is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the possibilities of investing in US real estate.  With online courses that cover real estate finance, capital markets, real estate development, and investment analysis, the program provides a deep look into the challenges and possibilities of real estate investment and finance.  Upon successful completion of the program with qualifying grades, students will receive a Certificate in Real Estate Finance.

See the Graduate Online Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance for more information.

MBA or MS? How to Choose:

You want the MBA if you want training in a complete set of management skills, while also obtaining some advanced knowledge in real estate. You want a generalist program. You want the MS if you have decided you want a career in real estate as a high-level manager, analyst, or real estate entrepreneur. You want training in the use of advanced analytical tools and cutting-edge knowledge as applied to real estate fields. You want a specialist program.

Students entering in Fall 2017 should seek advising before registering for courses. Please email for assistance.

Preliminary Courses (6 credits)

Students with appropriate academic preparation will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

STA 9708

Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

Courses in Specialization (31.5 credits)

Required Courses (19.5 credits)

BUS 9551* Business Communication I 1.5
RES 9776 Real Estate Finance 3
RES 9790 (LAW 9790) Law of Real Estate Transactions and Land Use Regulations 3
RES 9850 Real Estate Capital Markets 3
RES 9860 Real Estate Development 3
RES 9900 Advanced Real Estate Investment Analysis 3
RES 9910 Analytical Skills for Real Estate Decision Making 3
Elective Courses (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the following:

ECO 9774** Economics of Urban Areas 3
FIN 9770 Financial Decision Making 3
RES 9800 Real Estate Valuation and Market Analysis 3
RES 9901 Special Topics in Real Estate 3
RES 9920 Project Management and Construction 3
RES 9930 (TAX 9930) Real Estate Taxation 3
RES 9950 International Real Estate 3
RES 9960** Real Estate and Urban Economics 3
RES 9980 (MGT 9875) Real Estate Entrepreneurship 3

*Effective for all MS-Real Estate students admitted in spring 2016 or later. Students admitted prior to spring 2016 should consult their preliminary course evaluation and/or waiver exam results, since other requirements and conditions may apply.

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

For more information, contact:

Margo Weaker
Director, External Relations and Student Services
William Newman Department of Real Estate
Zicklin School of Business
(646) 660-6937
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Office of Graduate Admissions (Prospective Applicants)

Address: 151 E. 25th St. Room 820 (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Phone:(646) 312-1300
Fax: (646) 312-1301
Website: Graduate Admissions

Office of MS Programs (Current and Admitted Students)

Address: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 13-221

Phone:(646) 312-3140; Fax: (646) 312-3141
Website: Graduate Academic Services

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