MBA Real Estate Program

The MBA Real Estate Program builds upon the strengths of Columbia Business School’s top-ranking MBA program, providing students an unparalleled opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial skills while focusing on real estate finance and investment management.

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Beyond the classroom, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate produces a full calendar of activities that complement the formal curriculum. Senior-level practitioners—including many alumni—come to campus as event participants, speakers, panelists, and mentors, providing the Columbia Business School community with exceptional opportunities to gain in-depth insight into the real estate industry.

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Prospective Students

There is no formal application process for the MBA Real Estate Program; students wishing to study real estate at Columbia Business School should apply to the MBA program. Once admitted, students may select among the real estate course offerings to complement the broad management training offered by the MBA core curriculum.

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Fellowships and Scholarships

A variety of awards are available for entering and continuing students. In addition to financial support, awardees become members of Columbia Business School’s community of real estate scholars and fellows.

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Get Involved

The Real Estate Association (REA), a group of more than 200 students interested in real estate investment and management, works with the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate to coordinate activities that leverage the educational and networking opportunities available to students.

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Graduates and students of the MBA Real Estate Program take on leadership roles in all segments of the industry including investing, asset management, development, and launching entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Columbia Business School, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and the Real Estate Association provide and/or can direct you to a number of resources which can support your study of real estate, some of which include: software, industry organizations, and sources of real estate intelligence.

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Student & Alumni Testimonials

Learn what current students and recent graduates have to say about their experience in the MBA Real Estate Program.

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