Brandeis International Business School

The Real Estate concentration — unique among MBA programs in the Boston area — prepares students to analyze real estate investments and projects. Students work directly with large organizations in Boston and around the world on real estate development projects.

Careers in Real Estate Finance

Real estate careers include work on capital raising, financial analysis, real estate development, market research, leasing and urban planning. Employers of Brandeis International Business School graduates have included Jones Lang LaSalle, National Development, Citigroup, and Cushman and Wakefield.

Johanna Silverio

Johanna Silverio BA/MA '08, MBA '11: Three degrees for one alumna

Boston Financial Investment Management

Asset Management Analyst

Pia Achterberg

Pia Achterberg, MBA '10: A versatile leader who knows her strengths

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: Real Estate Field Project* (OR)
  • BUS 295a: Field Projects in Social Impact Organizations* (RE project)

* BUS 293a and Bus 295a 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 236f: International Real Estate in Emerging Markets
  • BUS 237f: International Real Estate in Mature Markets
  • BUS 238f: Real Estate Development
  • BUS 253a: Marketing Research
  • BUS/FIN 239f: PropTech Revolution: Entrepreneurial Innovation in Real Estate (2 credits)
  • FIN 261a: Fixed Income Securities


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