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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Masters in Real Estate Development Curriculum

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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 Schar School of Policy and Government.

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)

Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of Functional Disciplines: Students will be able to evaluate projects across different critical dimensions including investment feasibility, sustainability, and long-term asset viability.
  • Analytical Decision Making: Students will be able to analyze project variables and compare different investment scenarios by using appropriate tools, techniques, and information.
  • Understanding  Multiple Perspectives and Interests: Students will be able to evaluate the impacts of competing interests on project outcomes and community development.
  • Leading and Managing Complex Projects: Students will be able to recommend strategies to mitigate risk and enhance project feasibility.
  • Professional and Ethical Responsibility: Students will demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and effective verbal presentation skills.