With the exponential growth of the real estate market, prospective real estate professionals must combine business expertise with an understanding of the social and environmental costs of development.
Ira Solomon

Dean, Freeman School of Business

Real Estate

New Orleans is an exceptional place to study real estate because of its storied history, ongoing redevelopment and rapid growth.  The city’s rich architectural history and dedication to preservation blends with the innovative development strategies currently driving the reinvestment in and revitalization of the city, making New Orleans an exceptional incubator for learning.

A concentration or specialization in real estate will equip you with the tools for a career in real estate development, finance, analytics, management or consulting. Through the real-world application of theory to current real estate development projects, graduates will be prepared for the rapidly evolving challenges facing the industry. 

Courses in Real Estate are offered in four degree programs:

MBA with a Concentration in Real Estate

  • The MBA gives you a high proficiency in traditional business fields – strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and accounting – with the specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed in real estate
  • Rigorous two-year full-time program, including summer internship opportunity
  • One-year Fast Track option available for exceptionally qualified students with an undergraduate degree in business and significant work experience
  • Project-based courses connecting you to local companies 
  • International experiences on three continents outside North America
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PMBA with a Concentration in Real Estate

  • The MBA gives you a high proficiency in traditional business fields – strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and accounting – with the specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed in real estate
  • Three-year part-time program for rising professionals with at least two years of work experience
  • In small classes, PMBA students acquire expertise through experience - how to analyze problems critically, how to set smart goals, and how to be both a team player and an effective manager.
  • Access to unique experiential learning opportunities in our signature classes
  • Optional travel abroad to acquire a global business perspective
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Master of Management with a Specialization in Real Estate

  • Fast-paced, 10-month, full-time program (June-May)
  • Designed for recent graduates; no prior work experience required
  • Summer intensive builds a broad foundation of business knowledge
  • Project-based courses 
  • International experience with a trip to Asia
  • A close cohort; team-based learning with ambitious, collaborative classmates
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DUAL MBA/MSRED PROGRAM

Through a partnership with the School of Architecture, students can earn two degrees – the MBA and a Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development – in an accelerated, five semester format.  The MBA/MSRED will offer students an unrivalled preparation with a broad foundation in business disciplines as well as specialized knowledge from the country’s only master’s degree program in Sustainable Real Estate Development.