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Curriculum

The Cox School of Business MSRE coursework was crafted by award-winning real estate academics and industry-savvy practitioners, ensuring it's academically rigorous and its caliber is unmatched

A full-time program with curriculum crafted by industry-savvy practitioners.

The Cox School of Business MSRE curriculum was crafted by industry-savvy practitioners to ensure program graduates are fully prepared for a successful career in real estate. The coursework was crafted by award-winning real estate academics and industry-savvy practitioners, ensuring it's academically rigorous and its caliber is unmatched. The program’s core curriculum provides:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the industry’s foundational concepts, including finance, economics, law, and risk management
  • Intensive training in industry software programs like Argus and Excel
  • Practical experience through an internship or Capstone project
  • A complement of business courses designed to strengthen your ability to navigate corporate environments and complex business relationships

Students who complete the program will be well-prepared for careers in Real Estate Investment Management, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Brokerage, and roles in the Real Estate Capital Markets.

What to Expect

The MSRE is a full-time program that can be completed in nine months for 31 credit hours, if no prerequisite hours are necessary. The program consists of four eight-week modules spanning two semesters (two modules per semester).

Students entering the program from other areas of expertise may need to complete prerequisite courses in Managerial Finance and Financial Accounting I, before starting core coursework in the fall. These classes represent an additional 2-4 credit hours (determined in admissions evaluation). All prerequisites will be offered during the summer semester preceding fall entry. Your Admissions Advisor will be able to help you determine whether these courses are necessary based on your undergraduate coursework and relevant work experience.

Curriculum Specifics

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN REAL ESTATE
Total Credit Hours: 31
Total Credit Hours (with prerequisites): 35

Prerequisites Summer (2-4 credit hours based on admission evaluation)

  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Accounting I

Semester 1 – Fall (16 credits hours)

Fall Module A Courses

  • Real Estate Investment
  • Managing Your Career
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Business Communications
  • Applied Real Estate Practice
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling (Argus)
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling (Excel)

Fall Module B Courses 

  • Real Estate Investment -- continued
  • Real Estate Analysis and Strategy
  • Real Estate Transactions and Due Diligence
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling (Argus) -- continued
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling (Excel) -- continued
  • Applied Real Estate Practice -- continued

Semester 2 – Spring (15 credit hours)

Spring Module A Courses

  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Asset Management
  • Internship or Capstone

Spring Module B Courses

  • Real Estate Development -- continued
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Master Negotiation
  • Internship or Capstone -- continued
  • Capital Sourcing and Structure

Credit Hours Summary

  • 3 credit hours of Management courses
  • 2 credit hours of Statistics - MAST 6201 is a required course worth 2 credits
  • 18 credit hours of Real Estate courses
  • 2 credit hours of Asset Management
  • 2 credit hours of Master Negotiation
  • 2 credit hours of Capital Sourcing and Structure
  • 2 credit hours of Internship or Capstone
  • 31 credit hours total for Cox MSRE degree

Credit Hours Summary with Prerequisites

  • 2 credit hours of Finance
  • 2 credit hours of Accounting
  • 3 credit hours of Management courses
  • 2 credit hours of Statistics - MAST 6201 is a required course worth 2  credits
  • 18 credit hours of Real Estate courses
  • 2 credit hours of Asset Management
  • 2 credit hours of Master Negotiation
  • 2 credit hours of Capital Sourcing and Structure
  • 2 credit hours of Internship or Capstone
  • 35 credit hours total for Cox MSRE degree