Program Overview

Do you want to help create communities that are economically and environmentally sustainable? Our accelerated double degree program combines the country’s only degree in sustainable real estate with a comprehensive MBA curriculum. At Freeman, we're breaking ground on a new approach to real estate education. 

Our partnership with the School of Architecture emphasizes the real-world application of theory. With training in finance and analytics as well as sustainable urbanism and design, you'll understand the effects of a project over the long term, from profitability to community impact and environmental concerns. You'll have a graduate business degree with both the qualitative and quantitative knowledge needed to make informed decisions as a sustainably minded, business-savvy leader.

We are seeking you

We are seeking you –
Creative thinkers, founders and innovators

Program Highlights

Earn two degrees in two years.
Through our accelerated curriculum, you'll earn two degrees in the time it typically takes to earn an MBA alone.

Double the expertise.
With degrees from two schools, you'll benefit from Freeman's focus on action learning, entrepreneurship and international business as well as the School of Architecture's focus on sustainability, practice-based curriculum and historic preservation.

Experience hands-on learning.
Site visits and experiential learning opportunities throughout the program put you side by side with industry leaders.
 

See the big picture.
Today's real estate professionals have to think beyond a site's physical boundaries to consider everything from complex budget management to community impact.

Tap into a robust network.
Students learn from an expert faculty with rich industry connections to help students navigate the relationship-based world of real estate.

Live in a one-of-a-kind city
New Orleans is vibrant and rapidly growing, with unique opportunities and persistent challenges related to reinvestment, revitalization and innovative development strategies – as well as a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The MBA/MSRED is a two-year, full-time graduate program designed for college graduates.

AJ Brooks

We have actual clients with real issues or real properties that need development services, so we actively work with them to achieve their needs throughout the semester.

-A.J. Brooks (MBA '12), associate director of real estate and developer, Catahoula Hotel

Action Learning

Our MBA/MSRED is program is the only one of its kind in nation. You’ll learn fundamental real estate principles, tenets of social and ecomomic sustainability, and methods for sustainable design and urbanism. You’ll also develop a strong foundation in business practices, analytical reasoning and financial modeling to distinguish you in your job search.

Project-Based Courses

Project-Based Courses

You'll immerse yourself in the real estate industry through the real-world application of theory to current development projects. You may even travel to other cities to compete in case-based real estate competitions

MBA/MSRED - A Closer Look

Site Visits

Get direct field experience through client-based research projects and field study trips to see challenges and successes in other cities nationally.

Students engaged in directed research

Directed Research

You’ll collaborate with a professional partner to complete a directed research project during the spring semester. Prior research partners include the City of New Orleans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Real-World Outcomes

The MBA/MSRED prepares students to be effective and influential participants in the fields of real estate finance and development. We equip our graduates with a blended education in business, finance, sustainable design, urbanism and legal issues. Our alumni have been hired by notable companies – or founded successful enterprises – and our network of mentors bring creativity and real-world experience to your education. You'll connect to a broad range of companies across many industries.

Jump-start your career at Freeman.

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