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Requirements and Courses for the Real Estate Specialization


Students must complete 16 credits at Brandeis IBS through the requirements listed below to earn the Specialization in Real Estate. Current MSF students (entered before Fall 2016) must complete 20 credits.

Please consult with your Program Advisor to determine a course plan that incorporates this specialization.

Group 1: Required Courses (8 credits)

BUS 235f Real Estate Fundamentals (2 credits)*
BUS 295a Field Projects
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)

*Note: This course is the pre-requisite for all other courses except FIN 216f and FIN 242f. 

Group 2: 2 credits required

BUS 236f Int'l Real Estate in Emerging Markets (2 credits)
BUS 237f Int'l Real Estate in Mature Markets (2 credits)

Group 3: 6 credits required

BUS 238f Real Estate Development (2 credits)
BUS 239f Sustainable Real Estate - Profiting from Green Bldg (2 credits)
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 225f Real Estate Finance (2 credits)
FIN 226f Real Estate Capital Markets (2 credits)
ALSO: Any module in Group 2 not used to satisfy that requirement.

Group 4: Required for MSF STUDENTS ONLY. 4 credits required (if not used to satisfy above requirements)
For MSF students entering before Fall 2016. 

FIN 203f Int'l Financial Management (2 credits)
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 214a Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 231f Private Equity
FIN 248f Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 263a International Portfolio Management (4 credits)
FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)