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Real Estate: Opportunities in Finance, Development and More

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Real estate, the largest asset class in the world, yields a wide range of opportunities in development, finance and marketing.

The Real Estate specialization is geared towards students in the MA, MBA and MSF programs.  It can be completed with a minimum of 16 credits over the course of two years. Students who choose not to specialize, but who are interested in the subject, will also benefit from the broader set of course offerings that result from this program. 

In light of the rigorous prerequisites and sequencing of courses, it is recommended that students plan ahead and complete course work over two years rather than one. If you have any questions about scheduling, contact your program advisor.

An option for MA, MBA and MSF students.

Careers in Real Estate

Explore careers in real estate, companies recruiting Brandeis IBS students, and profiles of our alumni working in the fields of capital markets, financial analysis, development, market research and leasing, and urban planning.

Meet Our Faculty

From Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer responsible for U.S. and international lending at BankBoston to an executive who's closed more than $3 billion of real estate transactions in major U.S. cities, you can be assured you'll be learning from some of the most experienced real estate professionals in the field.


Learn more about the requirements for earning a specialization in real estate, including foundational courses and electives.

MA Sample Course Plan

Review a sample plan for MA students to help get a sense of what your course schedule would be like if you decide to specialize in real estate.