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MS in Real Estate

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.

The master's in real estate at the Wisconsin School of Business is delivered by the same faculty who have earned a #2 national ranking for the undergraduate program in real estate. In this one-year program, you will gain skill and knowledge in these areas:

  • Appraising and assessment
  • Brokerage
  • Development
  • Leasing
  • Real estate construction
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Urban planning
  • Valuation

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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. Graduates may find work in several areas of the industry such as:

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

Common job titles for graduates with this degree:

  • 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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Sharon McCabe

Podcast: Program Overview

Join us as Sharon McCabe, associate director of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, describes the breadth of the real estate field and how to determine if the program is right for you.

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