Real Estate, MBA

The Wharton School has offered a real estate concentration for MBA students and undergraduates since 1985. The concentration has grown and developed, both in size and scope. The concentration 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, international real estate markets.

The real estate concentration 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 Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center sponsors conferences, seminars, and special programs on vital public policy issues relevant to the field.

Curriculum

A minimum of 19 course units is required for graduation.

Major electives taken on a pass/fail basis cannot be counted toward the Real Estate major.

Real Estate Major Requirements
REAL/FNCE 721Real Estate Investment: Analysis and Financing1
REAL 821Real Estate Development1
Select 3 course units from the following:3
GLOBAL REAL ESTATE: RISK, POLITICS AND CULTURE
Housing Markets
Urban Real Estate Economics
Urban Fiscal Policy
Real Estate Law
International Housing Comparisons
Advanced Real Estate Investment and Analysis
Real Estate Disruptions
International Real Estate Comparisons
Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Independent Study
Electives
Select 4.5 course units of electives4.5
MBA Core Requirements9.5
Total Course Units19

MBA Core Requirements

Accounting
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting
Finance 1
Corporate Finance
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance (Half CU)
Macroeconomics
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
Legal Studies
LGST 611Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 612 Responsibility in Business
Microeconomics
MGEC 611Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 612Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
Management
MGMT 610Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 611Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 612 Management of Emerging Enterprises
Marketing
MKTG 611Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 612Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 613 Strategic Marketing Simulation
OIDD
OIDD 611Quality and Productivity0.5
or OIDD 615 Operations Strategy
Select one of the following: 20.5
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Innovation
Operations Strategy
Statistics
STAT 613Regression Analysis for Business 31
or STAT 621 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 611Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: "Pitching your Business"
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9.5

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.