The Wisconsin MBA Program in real estate has a proven record of preparing students to achieve the positions they want in their careers. Recent graduates have accepted offers from multinational firms such as Blackrock, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Northwestern Mutual as managers, analysts, and vice presidents. Enter the job market with a top-ranked degree and a wealth of career options.

Common Career Paths

  • Commercial or Residential Development
  • Lending and Finance
  • Asset and Portfolio Management
  • Economic Development and Public Policy
  • Real Estate Advisory Services
  • Affordable Housing
  • Real Estate Investment Banking

Common Job Titles for Graduates

  • REIT Analyst
  • Transactions Associate
  • Real Estate Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Vice President
  • Real Estate Development Associate
  • Acquisitions Associate
  • Commercial Real Estate Analyst

Salary Data — Class of 2016

$84,458

Average base salary

$82,500

Median base salary

51%

Average salary increase
pre- to post-MBA

$8,375

Average signing bonus

$7,500

Average other compensation

Placement Data

100%

Internship placement rate
(2014-2016)

93%

Received full-time offers within three months of graduation
(Class of 2016)

Paul Laughlin 




“Throughout my job search I found that the Wisconsin MBA real estate alumni network is second to none, willing to help and constantly checking in to make sure our program remains best-in-class.”

—Paul Laughlin, MBA

Recent Full-Time Employers

  • A10 Capital
  • Alliant Asset Management Co., LLC
  • Altus Group
  • Amstar Group, LLC
  • Avanath Capital Management, LLC
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald/Cantor Commercial Real Estate Company
  • Consolidated Investment Group, LLC
  • Continental Properties Company, Inc.
  • Equity Commonwealth
  • Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • EverWest Real Estate Partners
  • Exeter Property Group
  • Fortress Investment Group, LLC
  • Freddie Mac
  • Green Courte Partners, LLC
  • Green Street Advisors, LLC
  • Holladay Properties
  • JPMorgan Chase & Company
  • LBA Realty, LLC
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife)
  • NorthMarq Capital
  • Northwestern Mutual Real Estate
  • Northwood Securities, LLC
  • Optio, Inc.
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Prologis, Inc.
  • Ridge Development Company, LLC
  • Sara Investment Real Estate
  • Seneca Investments
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • The Opus Group
  • ValStone Partners
  • Wanxiang American Real Estate Group
  • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Full-time employers for 2013–2016 shown.