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Global Real Estate Master (M.S.)

Gain industry-leading knowledge and fast-track your career in one semester

The Global Real Estate Master (M.S.) Program at the Wisconsin School of Business equips students with leading-edge knowledge, valuable analytical skills, and real-world insights they need to accelerate their global real estate careers.

Designed specifically for non-U.S. graduate-level students and alumni from top international business schools, this semester-long program blends rigorous classroom instruction with engaging, interactive learning experiences outside the classroom.

GREM graduates benefit from rapid career advancement, increased earning potential, and a lifelong professional network of trusted peers.

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GREM: An Innovative International Real Estate Program

The Wisconsin Global Real Estate Master degree is one of the few of its kind in the world, delivering five foundational courses that will broaden your knowledge base, sharpen your real estate expertise, and build your industry connections. You’ll also participate in an engaging study tour of a major U.S. real estate market, where you’ll gain first-hand knowledge from industry leaders.

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The Wisconsin Advantage: Your Launchpad for Success

In the Wisconsin Global Real Estate Master program, you’ll learn from leading scholars in the field, in one of the oldest and most prestigious real estate programs in the United States. You’ll also make vital industry connections and build your professional network. And that’s just the beginning.

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GREM Program Costs

We have all of the details you need to know about GREM program costs, including, tuition, fees, housing, food, and more.

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How to Apply

Applying to the Wisconsin GREM program is easy and straightforward. Here is what you need to know about eligibility requirements and the application process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program?

    Years ago, the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison created a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in global real estate: the Global Real Estate Master (M.S.).

    GREM brings together students from top international business programs and the best in real estate education, to provide specialized preparation to become a global real estate leader.

    The Global Real Estate Master Program is designed exclusively for non-U.S. graduate-level students and alumni from top international business schools who have completed 14 credits of graduate-level study specified by the GREM Program.

    This full-time, semester-long program runs from mid-August to December, and consists of five courses and a required study tour of a major U.W. real estate market. All instruction is in English.

    Upon satisfactory completion of the GREM program, you will graduate with a Master of Science in global real estate from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the leader in global real estate education.

  • Who is eligible to apply for admission to the GREM Program?

    Students who are non-U.S. graduate-level students and alumni from top international business schools are eligible to apply. Visit How to Apply for more eligibility criteria and application details.

  • What are the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and/or IELTS requirements?

    We accept either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores must have been obtained within five years of the desired enrollment term. If they are older than five years, you will need to retake the exam. We do not have a desired score range or benchmark.

    Students whose native language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum TOEFL score required is 100, while the minimum IELTS score should be 6.

  • How much does the GREM Program cost?

    The cost is approximately $37,000 USD for the semester. This includes living expenses and health insurance. For details, visit the GREM Program Costs page.

  • When does the GREM semester take place?

    The GREM semester begins with a required orientation course in mid-August, and continues through the end of the fall semester in December.