Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of advanced real estate investment theories and methods from ownership issues, financing commercial real estate and analyzing a commercial real estate investment through the after tax cash flow model for real estate analysis.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of practical and successful techniques for a proactive approach to managing, marketing and leasing commercial properties.
  • Demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of the essential steps in conducting a market analysis that will enable the student to obtain relevant data from the market and utilize the various metrics to measure the supply and demand for a particular type of real estate use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key business and legal concepts in architectural and general construction contract negotiations; issues in buying, leasing and selling properties including due diligence, representations and default concepts; brokerage agreements; governmental issues, including zoning, entitlements and condemnation.

Program Requirements

The  master of science in entrepreneurial real estate is designed for students interested in all aspects of real estate who have decided their career paths require an advanced level of knowledge.  The Lewis White Real Estate Center works in partnership with the Bloch School of Management's Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation which provides a global and entrepreneurial focus to the program.

The program fulfills a vital need for graduate real estate education not offered by any university in the region.  Enabling real estate entrepreneurs to keep up with today's ever-changing environment, the program addresses real estate trends such as the global shift in attitude towards eco-friendly developments, reducing carbon footprints and the expansion of green technology in new construction.  The knowledge gained will allow participants to make real estate decisions that require mastery of complex, interdisciplinary skills and an ability to manage teams of professionals with expertise in various fields.

Curriculum

The master of science in entrepreneurial real estate is a 36-credit hour lock-step program that will generally be taken over a 2-year period.  Students who are not experienced in real estate or are not working will be encouraged to complete a real estate internship during the summer semester.  Students who meet certain standards in terms of academic background and experience may also be able to complete the program on a one-year basis.   Some students may also opt to pursue the degree on a part-time basis which may extend their program to three years.

The full-time program cycle begins each fall.  To complete the program along with their cohorts, students are required to take two graduate level real estate courses each semester.  In addition to the eight required real estate courses (24 credit hours), students will also complete 12 elective credit hours of interdisciplinary studies.  These electives may also be focused on a narrower set of courses that allow students to pursue individualized areas of focus that will help advance their careers in their chosen area of specialization.  Due to scheduling changes, the list of electives may vary from semester to semester.  Working with advisers, all students will have an approved program of studies.

The following courses are required:

RL-EST 5556Entrepreneurial Real Estate Process3
RL-EST 5571Real Estate Finance3
RL-EST 5572Global Real Estate3
RL-EST 5573Real Estate Feasibility and Market Analysis3
RL-EST 5574Real Estate Construction and Development3
RL-EST 5576Real Estate Property and Portfolio Management3
RL-EST 5577Real Estate Valuation3
RL-EST 5578Legal Context of Real Estate3
Total Credits24

Electives

Elective courses are intended to allow a student to pursue individualized areas of study that will complement the intended goals in their chosen work profession. Graduate courses offered by Henry W. Bloch School of Management do not have to be pre-approved. Any interdisciplinary courses not listed in the chart below must be pre-approved by the student's real estate adviser.  List may be periodically updated.

Potential Non-Bloch School Interdisciplinary Elective Options (other electives may be selected with Real Estate advisor's approval)
CIV-ENGR 5563Construction Law3
CIV-ENGR 5565Project Finance3
CIV-ENGR 5566Green Building and Sustainable Infrastructure3
POL-SCI 424Urban Politics and Community Power Structures3
POL-SCI 5524Urban Politics3
LAW 8501Contracts I3
LAW 8729Preservation Law2-3
LAW 8766Land Use Law2-3
LAW 8898Construction Law2