Masters in Real Estate Development Curriculum

The Mason Masters in Real Estate Development offers a wide range of real estate classes in the School of Business, with additional electives available in our MBA program, the Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

The program requires 36 course credits to graduate. If you take 2 courses per semester, you will complete your degree within 3 years. Full-time students can complete the program within two years. You will be required to take 6 core courses (18 credit hours). You can choose from appropriate electives in the business, engineering, and policy schools to complete the remaining coursework.

The classes are taught in the evening on our Arlington campus, with some elective courses available in Fairfax.

Program at a Glance

  • Arlington campus; some electives available in Fairfax (Metro accessible campuses)
  • Fall and Spring start dates
  • Evening classes
  • 36 credit hours
  • Self-defined tracks in real estate finance, development and sustainability
  • Complete the degree at your own pace (18-30 months)
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Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of Functional Disciplines: Our graduates will acquire and demonstrate the capability to apply knowledge from relevant fields in developing an understanding of complex situations.
  • Analytical Decision Making: Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to develop models for understanding cause-and-effect relationships and for predicting the likely outcomes of feasible choices.
  • Understanding  Multiple Perspectives and Interests: Our graduates will demonstrate an understanding of how differences among individuals and groups in values and perspectives will influence reactions to and feasibility of proposals for development.
  • Leading and Managing Complex Projects: Our graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities necessary for organizing the efforts and coordinating the activities of individuals and firms involved in real estate development.
  • Professional and Ethical Responsibility: Our graduates will possess an understanding of the importance of professional and ethical conduct.

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030