Master of Science in Real Estate Development + Master of Business Administration

MSRED + MBA

Real Estate Development students stand near and talk about their studio model.

The School of Architecture and Planning and the  School of Management at the University at Buffalo offer a collaborative program leading to both a Master of Science in Real Estate Development  and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

If you aspire to have a career in real estate development or investment, or if you want to advance in your career in this field, UB's MSRED + MBA track will give you a comparative advantage, and will significantly broaden your career options.

Real estate development and investment is one of the largest and most dynamic business sectors, both in the U.S. and globally.  Comprised of large, publicly-traded companies and small entrepreneurs, real estate professionals build and invest in residential, office, retail, hospitality, and industrial properties in almost every town and city.  But each place, and each investment is different, so these professionals face diverse challenges, calling for diverse skills and expertise.  

The MSRED provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary perspectives that developers, investors, lenders, managers, and corporate users need to have in order to be successful in the built environment.  You will get a solid foundation in principles relating to architecture, construction, development, finance, investment, real estate law and transactions, property and facilities management, and urban and regional planning.

An MBA will equip you with strong skills in finance, as well as in accounting, marketing, operations management, organizational leadership, and strategy.

Together, these degrees will give you a mastery over broad-based business fundamentals, and specialized expertise for today's competitive commercial real estate industry.

At UB, you can complete these degrees at an accelerated pace. You will need to apply and be accepted by both the MBA and the MSRED programs. You can apply before starting graduate school, or you can apply during your first year in either program.

What will I be studying?

First-Year Curriculum

MBA Fall (year 1 or 2)

Course

Titles

Credit

MGB 610

Organizational  Behavior

2

MGQ 608

Statistical Analysis

2

MGA 603

Financial  Accounting

2

MGO 658

Intro to Entrepreneurship

1.5

MGF 611

Financial Analysis

2

MGB 611

Team Skills

1

MGQ 609

Analytics

1

MGG 635

Management  Communication

1.5

MGM 615

Marketing

2

 

Total credits

15

MBA Spring

Course

Titles

Credit

MGO 640

Business Strategy

2

MGO 620

Operations  Management

2

MGS 605

IT for Managers

2

MGE 604

Business  Economics

2

MGA 605

Accounting for Management Decision Making

2

 

Electives

3

 

Total credits

13

Summer

 

MGX 648

Credit-Bearing Internship                                                  3

 

Second-Year Curriculum

MSRED Fall (could be YR 1 or 2)

Course

Title

Credit

END 500

Processes of Real Estate Development

4

END 525

Financing Development Projects 1

3

END 543

Construction  Management

3

 

Electives

6

 

Total credits

16

MSRED Spring

Course

Title

Credit

END 526

Financing Development Projects 2

3

END 581

Market Analysis

3

END 521

Technology  Colloquium

1

END 504

Structuring Deals and Transactions

3

ARC 631

Design for Development

3

 

Elective

3

 

Total credits

16

Third-Year Curriculum

MSRED Fall

Course

Title

Credit

END 546

City & Environment in Real Estate Dev

3

END 593

Capstone

7

ARC 544

Building  Technology

3

MGX

Elective

3

 

Total credits

16

MBA Spring

Course

Title

Credit

MGO 642

Integration of Business Practice

1

MGO 644

Business Practice

1

MGX

Electives

12

 

Total credits

14

 

MSRED credits

 

 

45

 

MBA credits

 

 

48

  Total     93

Interested in a MSRED + MBA Collaborative Degree?

Note: You will need to apply separately to the MSRED and MBA programs

Would you like to learn more?

Questions about the MSRED portion of the program?

Daniel B. Hess, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University at Buffalo
126A Hayes Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214
E-mail: dbhess@buffalo.edu

Questions about the MBA portion of the program?

Aaron W. Shaw
Assistant Director of Recruitment
University at Buffalo School of Management
203 Alfiero Center, Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: awshaw@buffalo.edu

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