Be a commercial real estate leader

The Master of Science-Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics: Real Estate prepares you to handle the complexities of commercial real estate transactions. With support from the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, you will gain knowledge and make industry connections to pursue the real estate career path of your choice. Our applied learning opportunities provide hands-on experience working on real-world projects in the community.

In this one-year program, you will gain skill and knowledge in these areas:

  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate development
  • Valuation
  • Urban planning
  • Leasing
  • Real estate construction
  • Appraising and assessment
  • Commercial real estate brokerage

Wisconsin's Top-Ranked Real Estate Department

The Wisconsin School of Business real estate department is globally recognized. The 1-year MS in Real Estate program launched in 2019, joining the School’s successful BBA and full-time MBA offerings.


#2 Undergraduate real estate program in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


#3 Full-time MBA real estate program in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Program Overview

The MS in Real Estate program offers a one-year, intensive curriculum that emphasizes commercial real estate skills and conceptual knowledge. You will gain the analytical skills to make informed real estate decisions and apply coursework to real-world experiences.

  • Two semesters
  • Innovative curriculum with option to choose one of three tracks:
    1. Core Real Estate MS Track
    2. Private Equity Investment Track
    3. Applied Real Estate Investment Track
  • World-renowned faculty
  • Market experience with industry leaders
  • Experiential learning in and out of the classroom
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Career Opportunities

The demand for rigorously trained real estate professionals is strong and likely to grow. Real estate investment and development activities are expected to increase as changes in population, demographics, and work/lifestyles require innovation. The MS in Real Estate will position you to meet employers’ needs in this multi-faceted industry.

Common areas of employment

  • Acquisitions
  • Asset management
  • Development
  • Leasing and sales
  • Lending
  • Research
  • Valuation

Common job titles

  • Acquisitions Analyst/Associate
  • Appraisal Analyst/Associate
  • Development Analyst/Associate
  • Financial Analyst/Associate
  • Real Estate Investment Analyst/Associate
  • Transaction Real Estate Analyst/Associate

Companies that hire real estate professionals

  • Dominium
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Northwestern Mutual Real Estate
  • NorthMarq Capital
  • Wells Fargo
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Admissions & Tuition

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Mark Eppli

“A real estate degree from Wisconsin carries global recognition—we’re like no other real estate program in the world. Students benefit from a network of more than 2,000 active alumni in cities worldwide. We are set apart by the depth of our applied learning opportunities, both in and outside the classroom.”

—Mark Eppli
Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

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