MBA/Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Drive Responsible Change in Real Estate Development

Earn your MBA/Sustainable Real Estate Development degree at Tulane. 

Earn your MBA at Tulane.

Program Overview

Play a leading role in building communities that are economically and environmentally stable.

At Tulane, our dual MBA/Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development degree equips you with the real-world expertise to make informed decisions as a sustainably minded, business-savvy leader. Offered in partnership with our School of Architecture, you’ll gain advanced training in analytics, finance and sustainable urbanism and design.

You’ll graduate with the qualitative and quantitative knowledge to tackle the short-term and long-term challenges of our rapidly changing built world.

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A One-of-a-Kind Program

You won’t find another joint master’s program that combines sustainable real estate development courses with advanced analytics, business and finance training. 

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Two Years. Two Degrees.

Our accelerated program allows you to earn two graduate degrees in five semesters—an MBA and a Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development.

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Gain Real-World Expertise.

Your program will combine our MBA’s action learning, entrepreneurship and international business expertise with our School of Architecture’s focus on historic preservation, practice-based curriculum and sustainability. 

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Creative thinkers, founders and innovators

Jobs in Business and Sustainable Real Estate Development

Become an effective and influential expert in both real estate development and finance. At Tulane, our business and sustainable real estate master’s students graduate with a strong foundation in business, finance, sustainable design and urbanism.

Our graduate degree in real estate and business students also benefit from a network of mentors who bring creativity and real-world experience to your studies. 

Neal Talaske

“The MBA and Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development program is catered for anyone who comes into it to have a good sense of sustainability and real estate by the time they come out. It filled in a lot of gaps for me professionally, giving me a more level platform to then take the next step in my career.”

- Neal Talaske (MBA/MSRED ’21), Project Designer, Tesla

Program Highlights

From profitability to community impact and environmental concerns, Tulane’s two-year MBA and Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development dual degree program will help you gain the training you need to understand the impact of the built environment over the short- and long-term.

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Learn By Doing 

Whether it’s experiential learning or site visits, you’ll have numerous chances to discover the many challenges and successes around the U.S. in this sector—all the while connecting with industry leaders throughout your MBA and real estate development courses.   

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Build a Robust Network 

At Tulane, you’ll learn from expert faculty members who have rich connections throughout the field—helping you to navigate the relationship-based worlds of real estate and business.  

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Gain a Broad-Based Perspective 

From community impact implications to complex budget management, today’s real estate professionals have to think beyond a site’s physical boundaries. You’ll gain that unique viewpoint through our dual-degree MBA and graduate degree in real estate.  

Joint degree candidates should complete the application for the Full-Time MBA program and indicate their interest in the MBA/MSRED.


Our full-time, two-year MBA/Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development program introduces you to fundamental real estate principles, tenets of social and economic sustainability and methods for sustainable design and urbanism. You’ll also build a strong foundation in business practices, analytical reasoning and financial modeling. 

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Project-Based Learning

Your 40 credit hours within the Architecture School completing the graduate degree in sustainable real estate will immerse you in the industry through real-world application of theory along with current development projects. 

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Industry-Driven Business Courses

Your 50 credit hours within Tulane’s MBA program will give you a broad foundation in business disciplines including finance and marketing as well as knowledge in analytics, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG). 

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Directed Research Projects

During your two years at Tulane, you’ll collaborate with a business or organization to complete a research project in both your real estate and business classes. Prior research partners include IBM, Indeed, the City of New Orleans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  

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

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Freeman Alumni

With more than 25,000 alumni around the globe, our network of graduates—including those from our business and real estate master’s programs—will be valuable as you work toward reaching your goals. At Tulane, you’ll find a network of top-notch professionals who are ready and willing to help you build a promising future. 

Business and Real Estate Connections

Whether you’re taking courses in the Freeman School of Business or School of Architecture, you’ll build deep and meaningful connections with faculty and fellow classmates. Throughout your business and sustainable real estate development courses, you’ll be mentored by faculty who help you succeed as a student and as an aspiring professional.

Living in New Orleans

New Orleans is vibrant and rapidly growing, with unique opportunities and persistent challenges that you’ll study throughout your business and real estate master’s degree programs, including reinvestment, revitalization and innovation development strategies. You’ll also live in a city that has much to offer in terms of entertainment, food and music scenes.

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A Thriving Music Scene

You won’t find a better place than New Orleans to check out a live show. Nearly every weekend brings a unique festival—whether it’s Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest or a neighborhood event. 

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A Booming Economy

New Orleans is one of the fastest growing American cities, making it a great place to pursue an MBA and degree in real estate. From energy and health care to hospitality and IT, our business community continues to blossom. 

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A Top Food Destination

With so many cuisines on display on New Orleans, you’ll find something new to try—from French and Italian to Haitian and Vietnamese. One thing is for certain: you won’t go hungry in New Orleans. 

With many using their degree to pivot into new careers, 93% of the Freeman Full-Time MBA class of 2023 accepted job offers by three months post-graduation. Read the entire Full-Time MBA Employment Report to learn more.

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