Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Curriculum: M.B.A. in Real Estate – 100% Online – at Marylhurst

  Delivered through an accelerated online format, Marylhurst’s Real Estate MBA curriculum is designed for real estate professionals who want to enhance their existing skills. Students go beyond fundamental business concepts and gain in-depth knowledge in content areas like real estate development, real estate finance and management.

The online MBA in Real Estate consists of twelve 5-week courses and one 10-week course. Delivered by Marylhurst’s world class faculty, the real estate MBA curriculum is designed to help you master advanced business skills and concepts and learn to apply them in the context of the real estate industry.

This program accepts new students each term (winter, spring, summer and fall).

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Real Estate MBA Curriculum & Degree Requirements: What You Will Study

To earn your MBA in Real Estate from Marylhurst, you complete 48-53 credits in a series of graduate courses and a capstone project:

Coursework within the program exposes you to traditional MBA curriculum through the lens of real estate, with classes offered in organizational behavior, managerial accounting, financial management and business law for managers.  Position yourself for leadership roles within today’s rapidly changing economy, as you explore the landscape of real estate finance, asset and property management with respect to development.

Curriculum within the MBA in Real Estate program concludes with a capstone project giving you the chance to apply your studies within a career environment. Demonstrate your learned competencies in effective business management by employing quantitative research methods and making critical use of quantitative data to reach informed decisions. Capstone topics include structuring decisions, evaluating alternatives, making trade-offs, risk avoidance, cost containment and contingency planning.

Embark on your MBA studies with an introductory review of the following topics: writing and communication, accounting, economics, finance, math and graphing, statistics and Microsoft Office.
Study the theory and practical application of organizational behavior, and how individuals and groups impact behavior within an organization. Discussion topics and analysis will include decision making, motivation theories, individual and group behaviors, leadership, power and organizational politics, and organizational culture.
Develop an understanding of the basic concepts of economics. Through the application of microeconomics to your personal decision making and professional life, study concepts including scarcity, ownership and markets. Discuss macroeconomic concepts of GDP, unemployment, inflation and interest rates, and how to research these variables. Coursework will include a review of global economics, including international trade and exchange rates.
Learn accounting concepts from a decision maker’s perspective. Following an overview of the accounting cycle, financial statements, and financial reporting, special attention will be given to accounting information used to assist management in business operations
Develop an understanding of financial theory and its important applications. With a focus on concepts including the time value of money, risk and return, valuation, investment principles, and the role of financial markets, learn strategies used by financial analysts through real-world examples and practical exercises.
This course is an introduction to corporate real estate decision making. Gain exposure to real estate investment, market analysis, project financing, leasing, property management and land-development issues. Dissect economic factors and finance theories that affect property values and discuss current trends in commercial real estate finance and deal making.
Master key econometrics of managing investors’ assets. Focus areas will include understanding the goals and objectives of the owner, macroeconomic influences on real estate investment, sourcing, and calculating financial statements. Coursework will include the application of TVM principles using the DCF model.
Learn effective marketing and leasing tactics for residential, retail and office portfolios including the management of tenants and employees, repairs and maintenance, marketing and the ethical and legal environment of property management.
Study key analytical components, including quantifying the market, performing competitive analysis, political and legal analysis, location and site analysis and financial analysis.
Focus on analyzing real estate with an emphasis on development in the following markets: residential, industrial, office and retail. Learn to recognize the importance of location and timing in the development process and build competency in Argus Developer, the key computerized market analysis package.
Course outcomes and discussion are centered in real estate organizations, the impact of eminent domain on the built environment, and the application of critical thinking using the IRAC method. Master an understanding of the relationship between ethics and real estate, legal interests in real property, and business law topics, such as labor law, bankruptcy, corporations and contracts.
Develop effective business management practices with strong research capabilities using quantitative research methods. Make use of quantitative data to reach informed decisions related to critical issues within your concentration. Topics include structuring decisions, evaluating alternatives, making trade-offs, risk avoidance, cost containment and contingency planning.
Synthesize, apply and demonstrate the skills and competencies that reflect mastery of the MBA program in a final thesis project. After rigorous research, develop a comprehensive strategic initiative and employ a wide variety of management tools analyze critical information and develop an implementation plan.

Experienced Real Estate MBA Faculty

Faculty at MarylhurstStudents in the School of Business benefit from engaged instructors who lead well-designed courses, discussions and assignments that are immediately applicable to professional work environments.

Transfer Credit and Degree Completion

Students admitted into the MBA in Real Estate program may transfer up to 3 classes from other schools to shorten the time required to complete their degree.  At Marylhurst, the average time to complete this accelerated online master’s degree program is 18 months.

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