Brandeis International Business School

Brandeis is the only business school in the Boston area that offers an MBA Real Estate concentration. Students can apply coursework in big data, international real estate and credit risk analysis to a multitude of opportunities in development, finance and marketing.

Careers in Real Estate Finance

The Real Estate concentration equips students with skills and experience for careers in real estate finance and development. Employers have included Jones Lang LaSalle, National Development, Citigroup, Apartment Realty Advisors, and Cushman and Wakefield, among other leading companies in the industry.

Johanna Silverio

Johanna Silverio

Boston Financial Investment Management

Asset Management Analyst

Pia Layon

Pia Layon

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Senior Financial Analyst

Faculty Spotlight: Edward Bayone

Edward Bayone is the Earle W. Kazis Professor of the Practice of Finance and International Real Estate. He was CCO and executive vice president of BankBoston and its successor firm, FleetBoston Financial.

He serves on the board of Brightwood Capital Advisors, which manages several funds that provide credit to small and medium-sized businesses. At Brandeis IBS, graduate students have voted him "Teacher of the Year" four times.

Concentration Requirements

The MBA concentration in Real Estate is completed through 20 credits of courses (usually in two years) across the groups listed below. These credits may also be counted toward fulfilment of other concentrations or the MBA core requirements. Excess credits in foundation courses are counted toward the electives requirement.

Foundation (10 credits required)
  • BUS 235f: Real Estate Fundamentals
  • BUS 225f: Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 242f: Credit Risk Analysis I
  • BUS 293a:* Consulting Field Projects in Real Estate
  • BUS 295c:* Consulting Field Projects in Social Impact Organizations (RE project)

* BUS 293a and BUS 295c are field projects courses – only one can be counted toward this concentration.

Elective and Allied Courses (10 credits required)
  • BUS 211f: Analyzing Big Data I
  • BUS 212a: Analyzing Big Data II
  • BUS 226f: Real Estate Capital Markets
  • BUS 236f: International Real Estate in Emerging Markets
  • BUS 237f: Int'l Real Estate in Mature Markets
  • BUS 253a: Marketing Research
  • FIN 244f: Credit Risk Analysis II
  • FIN 261a: Fixed Income Securities


The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Admissions team looks forward to working with you during the application process. We encourage you to contact us at 781-736-2252 or at at any time if you have questions.

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