MBA in Real Estate

The Real Estate concentration is a 6-course, 18-credit program designed to provide you with the in-depth understanding of property and property markets and tools necessary to succeed in the real estate industry.

The concentration is built upon four core courses: Aggregate Economic Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Development--each course designed to give you a profound understanding of issues touching all aspects of the real estate industry. 

Core courses are primarily conducted in a lecture-based format supplemented with case studies. Electives will emphasize case studies and project work. All courses will include extensive exposure to the real estate industry through guest speakers. 

Core learning goals

  • Acquire a working knowledge of mortgage markets and financing alternatives
  • Use market and lease information to value income-producing property and assess the risks inherent in investment in property markets
  • Evaluate rewards and risks associated with a potential development opportunity
  • Use market and demographic information to determine the best use for a given property
  • Understand how legal issues impact and shape the selection, acquisition, development, financing, ownership, and management of real property


The real estate profession offers a wide variety of career options in a range of commercial sectors--investment analysis, asset management, development, commercial and residential brokerage, appraisal, commercial and investment banking, property management and mortgage brokerage.

Students enrolled in the MBA concentration in real estate will have unparalleled access to industry leaders through the newly created Center for Real Estate. The Center is supported by a 70-member advisory board consisting of the most influential and innovative real estate firms in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area who will serve as guest speakers and hire Rutgers graduates. Members of the Advisory Board include CEOs and senior executives at Prudential Real Estate Investors, Citibank, Canoe Brook Management, Hampshire Real Estate, Jacobs Development, Paul V. Profeta and Associates, AvalonBay Communities, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Prologis and many other top-tier firms.

The Center will also provide mentoring, internships and career opportunities in the real estate profession.


Sample Courses


  • Aggregate Economic Analysis
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development


Learn more about the program

(PDF) Real Estate Concentration factsheet