Program Overview

Do you want to make an impact in the real estate industry? Our joint degree program combines the country’s only program in sustainable real estate with a comprehensive MBA curriculum. At Freeman, we cross boundaries.

Through the real-world application of theory, graduates will be ready for the rapidly evolving challenges of the real estate industry. And, our partnership with the School of Architecture will prepare you to successfully manage all areas of real estate –finance, analytics, development, management and consulting – with both the qualitative and quantitative knowledge needed to make informed business decisions.

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Program Highlights

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

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

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.

Learn from the experts.
Many of the faculty are full-time practitioners whose professional networks augment the connections made through course projects, the capstone research project and field study trips.

Tap into a robust network.
Freeman alumni aren’t just accessible; they’re invested in your success. You’ll develop a network of mentors who will stand behind you in everything you do.

Get ready to launch.
You’ll enter the job market with connections across the country and around the world.

The MBA/MSRED is a five semester full-time graduate program designed for graduates with at least 2-3 years work experience.

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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), professor of practice and developer, Catahoula Hotel

Expedition 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


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

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Site Visits

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

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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 Freeman School at Tulane is held in high regard by employers throughout the world. Our graduates go on to advance their careers in business, finance, energy and consulting. Some take on new challenges or embrace exciting new opportunities in emerging industries. And, others become trailblazing entrepreneurs.

Jump-start your career at Freeman.

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