GPBTC allows high-caliber working professionals to earn  MBA or MS degree while enjoying the ultimate in flexibility. In addition to the flexibility inherent in an online program, students have 2-5 years to complete the program. Students will be working with the same  faculty that teach in our highly-ranked full-time and part-time MBA programs, many of whom have been teaching in the program for 10+ years.

 

MBA Program

Introduction

 

GPBTC has offered a real estate major for MBA students and undergraduates since 2017. The major has grown and developed both in size and scope.

 

The major consists of two required credit units and three electives.  While the required courses focus on real estate development, and finance, the electives allow students to explore a variety of issues related to real estate.  These include real estate economics, urban fiscal policy, real estate law, housing markets, the relationship between government policy and private development and international real estate markets.

 

The real estate major prepares students to be leaders in the real estate industry and provides the quantitative and qualitative tools necessary for their roles in shaping the future of the industry. To keep students informed of current issues in Real Estate, the Real Estate Department and GPBTC sponsors conferences, seminars, and special programs on vital public policy issues relevant to the field.

 

MBA Real Estate curriculum and syllabus

Gain an advantage in the real estate industry

A multi-disciplinary approach, a dynamic and focused selection of electives, and the strong support of the WILAN combine to create an innovative and exciting option for GPBTC students.

 

Networking events, personal mentoring, conferences and competitions will give you advantages that will help you build your professional career in the real estate industry.

 

A real estate focused MBA can prepare you for a variety of functional roles within the real estate industry.

 

Sustainability & Real Estate

Real estate is growth management. Sustainable real estate development is increasingly important within the real estate industry. This focus will give you the tools to effectively evaluate, manage and recognize opportunities in real estate from a sustainable development perspective. Opportunities exist in real estate development firms, real estate investment trusts (REITs), large corporations, environmental agencies and other companies with an interest in sustainable business practices.

 

Elective courses:

MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles

MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics

MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law

MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition

MBAX 6815: Survey of Best Practices in Sustainable Real Estate Development

 

Real Estate Finance

This focus gives you the tools to effectively evaluate, manage and recognize opportunities in real estate from a financial perspective. Opportunities exist within real estate development firms, financial institutions, real estate investment firms, real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual fund companies, hedge funds, consulting firms and financial analysis positions within non-real estate companies who have real estate.

 

Elective courses:

MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles

MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics

MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law

MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition

MBAX 6110: Entrepreneurial Finance

 

Entrepreneurial Real Estate

Many real estate companies are small and dynamic and an entrepreneurship focus in real estate maximizes your ability to make an impact in these companies.

 

Elective courses:

MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles

MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics

MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law

MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition

MBAX 6110: Entrepreneurial Finance

MBAX 6100: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

MBAX 6170: Business Plan Execution

For more information on the CU Real Estate Center please contact Katie Latier:

 

MBA Real Estate – electives

MBAX 6600 Real Estate Principles

This introductory course studies methods of analyzing real estate opportunities. It includes urban economic, market, and location analyses. Studies local government controls and features actual cases of local residential and commercial projects.

 

MBAX 6610 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

Covers link between real estate and capital markets through examination of financial institutions and instruments used to finance real property. Examines methods used to analyze value in property investments. Classroom activities include industry guest speakers. Prerequisite: MBAC 6600 or equivalent, or instructor consent.

 

MBAX 6620 Real Estate Project Competition

This project course develops skills in real estate decision-making. Teams design, complete, and present a real estate project in a competition forum. Team members organize and assign responsibilities, interact with real estate professionals, and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and procedures. Prerequisite: MBAX 6600 or equivalent and MBAX 6640, or instructor consent.

 

MBAX 6630 Real Estate Economics

This course will examine real estate market operations and will discuss alternative methodologies for estimating real estate value. The student will examine various theories of land price determination and use these models to understand how the private market allocates land to competing residential, office, retail, industrial/warehouse, hotel and other end users. The student will examine how factors influencing the demand for real estate interact with the factors influencing the supply of real estate to determine market rents and how the flow of future expected income is capitalized to yield the market price of the asset. Prerequisite: MBAC 6600 or equivalent, or instructor consent.

 

MBAX 6640 Real Estate Law & Practice

This course will examine the legal issues associated with developing, acquiring, transferring and leasing real property. The topics covered in this course include real estate contracts, land use and development agreements, vehicles for owning real estate, real estate covenants, conditions and restrictions, loan transactions, negotiating real estate contracts, commercial leases and real estate taxation. Material for this course will consist of assigned articles and real estate cases.

 

MBAX 6815 Sustainable Real Estate

Explores the techniques, processes, tools and capabilities required to effectively and creatively manage growth and land use change in the light of the dramatic shifts beginning to transform the way we approach and even conceive land use and development.

 

Master’s in Real Estate

 

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Real Estate Development  is designed to instill a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of real estate. Courses typically combine lectures with case analyses and assignments that simulate situations encountered in the workplace. Courses may be taught jointly by faculty members and professionals active in the field; guest speakers from the industry provide additional perspective. Students also have opportunities to study “living” projects and real estate companies as part of the courses’ optional field work components. Academic theory and concepts are continually tested against practical realities.

 

Master’s in Real Estate

A full-time, 9-month, on-campus real estate master’s program starting in August each year

 

MS Real Estate

The real estate industry is exploding due to unprecedented population and business growth worldwide. As smart buildings rise and retail contends with “Amazonification,” technology is making major impacts in the workplace, housing market and retail sector. The face of real estate is changing dramatically, and with an MS Real Estate degree from GPBTC, you’ll join a community of leaders who are reimagining the industry and impacting the global landscape.

 

Curriculum, Programs & Planning

GPBTC’s highly integrated, rigorous curriculum, infused with team teaching, guest speakers, simulations, global perspectives, and hands-on semester-long projects, highlights the skills of effective leaders and emphasizes innovation and openness to change as fundamental business and personal skills. Students study the fundamentals of business, explore new issues in real time, and complete corporate projects.

 

Knowledge is power

Build an extensive foundation in the financial, investment and operational aspects of real estate with a Master’s in Real Estate degree. Rigorous coursework focused on quantitative financial analysis and management in small, focused, collaborative classes fosters vibrant discussions and deep interaction with faculty. Get career-ready with in-depth knowledge of the latest industry trends, business concepts and leadership techniques from accomplished alumni, industry leaders and Leeds’ world-class faculty.

 

Join the innovators

Capitalize on built-in opportunities in the GPBTC MS Real Estate program including networking with industry leaders, professional mentorship and practical, hands-on experiences. Benefit from the dedicated co-curricular programs of GPBTC and connect with global thought leaders as you travel on real estate-focused career treks. National case competitions facilitate experiential learning and competition with Real Estate schools in real-world situations, building your connections and resume.

 

Connections that count

Getting your resume in front of the right person can be the difference between getting noticed and getting skipped over. Leeds has strong relationships within the real estate industry, and as a master’s student, you’ll expand your network and gain access to hundreds of MS-related jobs and internships. Personalized support will connect you with the resources, organizations and people to help you put your degree to work and make your goals a reality.

 

 

 

Innovative Curriculum

GPBTC is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business.

 

Student Societies and Extracurricular Activities

GPBTC sponsors site visits, guest speakers, and other professional development opportunities.GPBTC Challenge brings students from top schools to campus to compete in the nation’s premier undergraduate real estate case competition.

 

The annual Commercial Real Estate Career Conference brings top employers to campus to connect students with career and mentorship opportunities.

 

The Ayla and Associatate for Real Estate sponsors special networking events, panel discussions, symposiums, and research projects to bring experts together to advance current topics and opportunities in real estate. Students are an integral part of all such thought leadership initiatives, and this exposure enriches their real estate

 

Type of Job Opportunities

Real Estate co-majors and minors position themselves to pursue opportunities in a variety of careers, including:

  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment management
  • Asset management
  • Brokerage
  • Real estate valuation and appraisal
  • Real estate finance / lending
  • Real estate law

 

At GPBTC, there are two approaches to completing 150 credit hours:

  1. Complete the 150-credit hours as part of the undergraduate curriculum. This approach requires most students to overload during the fall and spring semesters and/or to take summer classes. Some things to consider are the number of AP credits eared, undergraduate GPA, degree of involvement with campus activities and study abroad plans.

 

  1. Complete the 150-credit hours with a master’s degree, called a Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA) at GPBTC. With this approach, students earn two degrees – an undergraduate and a Master of Science in Accounting degree. Students can pursue this approach in one of three ways:

 

  • Complete both degrees in four years. In this case, students earn their undergraduate degree in three years (i.e., by the end of junior year) and spend the fourth year completing their master degree.
  • Complete both degrees in 4.5 years. In this case, students earn their undergraduate degree in 3.5 years (mid-way during their senior year) and complete the master degree one year later in December.
  • Complete both degrees in five years. In this case, students earn their undergraduate degree in four years and then take a fifth year to complete their master degree.

The decision students must make is how to fill the 150-credit hours. All else equal, we believe that filling the 150 credit hours by earning both degrees puts them in the best position to maximize their long-run career success. However, there may be situations in which completing 150 hours with just an undergraduate degree works best for that particular student. Please refer to this page to learn more about our MACDA program.

Since practically every non-accounting job requires accounting skills, a minor in Accounting will supplement almost any business degree. Popular matches are with Finance and Information Systems, as these jobs use and rely on accounting information or accounting systems as an integral part of day-to-day tasks.

A Real Estate co-major or minor at GPBTC provides students with an understanding of topics including real estate investment, development, modeling, capital markets, accounting and law, as well as the role of real estate in corporate strategy and the global economy. The curriculum connects commercial real estate theory and practice through site visits, case studies, expert perspectives, and industry-standard software tools. Course projects include completing valuations for actual retail centers and office buildings, and a capstone development project that includes site selection, market analysis, project completion, and resale.

 

Undergraduate oBachelor of Science (BSc)

The four year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Property Studies provides comprehensive training in almost all aspects of the property business – finance, investment, development and valuation. It is also possible to specialise in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management.

 

Students will receive very strong grounding in the fundamentals – Business and Pr operty Applications of Mathematics, Statistics, Law and Planning, alongside an Introduction to Property. This will be followed in subsequent years by training in Finance, Market Analysis, Investment Finance and Valuation of Property.

 

An essential feature of the training we provide is the integration of professional skills with academic knowledge – the goal being to make our graduates immediately employable after graduation. Such professional skills include oral and written communication in different professional contexts, the ability to work in teams of different composition, financial statement analysis, valuation and financial modelling. We also do this by providing training in the fourth year in Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Required Co-Major Courses – Up to Class of 2020

BL    2150 – Real Estate Princs Pracs

RES 3150 – Real Estate Investments

RES 3250 – Advanced Real Estate Modeling

RES 4150 – Real Estate Development

Plus one of the following:

ACC 2410 – Accounting for Real Estate

ECO 3112 – Public Sector Economics

ECO 3140 – Urban Economics

FIN   2350 – Real Estate Capital Markets

RES 2340 – Contemp Topics in Real Estate

Required Co-Major Courses – Class of 2021 and Beyond

RES 2150 – Real Estate Fundamentals

RES 3150 – Real Estate Investments

RES 3250 – Advanced Real Estate Modeling

RES 4150 – Real Estate Development

 

Plus one of the following:

ACC 2410 – Accounting for Real Estate

BL    2150 – Real Estate Princs Pracs

ECO 3112 – Public Sector Economics

ECO 3140 – Urban Economics

FIN   2350 – Real Estate Capital Markets

RES 2340 – Contemp Topics in Real Estate

 

Required Minor Courses – Up to Class of 2020

BL    2150 – Real Estate Princs Pracs

RES 3150 – Real Estate Investments

Plus one of the following:

ACC 2410 – Accounting for Real Estate

ECO 3112 – Public Sector Economics

ECO 3140 – Urban Economics

FIN   2350 – Real Estate Capital Markets

RES 2340 – Contemp Topics in Real Estate

 

Required Minor Courses – Class of 2021 and Beyond

RES 2150 – Real Estate Fundamentals

RES 3150 – Real Estate Investments

 

Plus one of the following:

ACC 2410 – Accounting for Real Estate

BL    2150 – Real Estate Princs Pracs

ECO 3112 – Public Sector Economics

ECO 3140 – Urban Economics

FIN   2350 – Real Estate Capital Markets

RES 2340 – Contemp Topics in Real Estate