College of Business > Academics > Department of Real Estate > Graduate Programs > Real Estate Finance & Investment (MBA)
DePaul's MBA in Real Estate Finance and Investment will prepare you for leadership in the rapidly changing world of global real estate. Learn how to manage complex real estate transactions by understanding every aspect of the industry, including finance and real estate investing, taxation, development, investment sales and capital market analysis.
Chicago’s developing real estate landscape is your classroom--and our campus is located where the city’s civic, business and legal communities meet. You’ll become proficient in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, urban planning, financing and operations while watching all of it happen around you.
Submit an online application, letters of recommendation, résumé and GMAT/GRE scores.
You’ll take MBA core courses and three to five electives.
The DePaul MBA was ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine's 2017 global business school rankings
The median reported salary of 2016 Real Estate MBA program graduates was $70,000
Collectively, our faculty has more than 120 years of experience in the real estate industry. Faculty members hold high-level positions at major real estate development firms, financial companies and REITs, such as Brookfield Properties, CB Richard Ellis, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse. They also lead, serve on boards, or are members of major organizations like the American Real Estate Society and the Real Estate Research Institute. Gain a deep understanding of housing trends with Professor James D. Shilling, one of the nation’s foremost scholars of real estate economics.
"DePaul’s program structure was very efficient. It allowed me to transition easily into commercial real estate from another industry, and that is really what I was looking for. Ultimately I wanted to gain the knowledge in the classroom that I was going to be able to use in the real world."
Join our strong network of DePaul alumni who are active in the real estate industry. Networking opportunities abound with the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance (DREAA), the student mentorship program, and high-profile Real Estate Center conferences.
Full-time Day MBA for early-career professionals or career changers. Classes offered during the day.Evening MBA for established professionals in need of flexibility. Classes are in the evenings.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Students in the Real Estate program are also eligible for numerous industry-sponsored scholarships. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.
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