DePaul’s MBA concentration in Real Estate Finance and Investment is a multidisciplinary program that will prepare you for leadership roles in the rapidly changing world of global real estate finance and investment.  Through a combination of management, marketing, finance and investment courses you will acquire the skills necessary to navigate this diverse industry.  You will gain proficiency in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, urban planning, financing and operations.


In this concentration, you can choose from a diverse set of competencies and skills, which encompass how to:
  • Manage complex real estate transactions by learning all aspects of these transactions, including finance and real estate investing, taxation, development, investment sales and capital market analysis.
  • Manage urban planning initiatives and public sector enterprises.
  • Facilitate financial and investment transactions.
In addition to the core curriculum, this concentration provides an exclusive opportunity to be paired with a senior real estate executive to learn first-hand the skills necessary to succeed in this industry.

Career Outlook

This MBA concentration will put you on the career track for leadership positions that include senior real estate analyst, acquisitions officer, asset and portfolio manager, real estate developer, real estate finance manager and urban planning manager.
Core Requirements (varies with admission term and prior coursework) 24-48 hours
Concentration Requirements (varies with admission term) 24-36 hours
  Total hours required   48-72 hours