Real Estate MBA Curriculum – 100% Online

Real Estate Curriculum – 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 within the commercial real estate industry.


Go beyond fundamental business concepts and gain in-depth knowledge in content areas like:

  • real estate development
  • real estate finance
  • management
  • real estate law

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.

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  Courses are 100% online so you can complete the program from anywhere and continue to work while finishing your MBA classes.

  Condensed format. Classes are in a five-week format.

Real Estate MBA Curriculum: What You Will Study

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

MBA Foundation Courses

Marylhurst MBA Business Core Curriculum

During this orientation course, students refresh their knowledge of key business subjects while being introduced to new academic concepts and graduate-level expectations. This course introduces the theory and practical application of organizational behavior, the study of how individuals and groups impact behavior within an organization. Topics include decision making, motivation theories, individual and group behaviors, leadership, power and organizational politics, and organizational culture.

This course is designed to help graduate students develop an understanding of the basic concepts of economics. The focus will be on having students apply foundational concepts of microeconomics, including scarcity, ownership and markets, to their personal decision making and professional life. In addition, students will learn the macroeconomics concepts of GDP, unemployment, inflation and interest rates, and how to research these variables and use forecasts to understand the application to their personal and professional life. Finally, students will learn some of the basic concepts of global economics, including international trade and exchange rates.

Effective marketing is a customer-focused process that pervades an organization. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis, students learn how to segment markets and position a firm’s offerings in order to create long-term customer and shareholder value. This course explores marketing opportunities through product and service line development, pricing strategies, customer communications including digital media, and channel management.

In this course, students 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.

This course is designed to help students understand 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, and through real-world examples and practical exercises, students learn concepts and terms used by financial analysts and strategists.

Managers use statistics to make important decisions in all phases of the business life cycle. This course is an introduction to the benefits of statistical thinking. Students explore how statistics and data analysis can help solve managerial problems, leading to more effective decisions. This course covers basic concepts of distributions, probability, variables, hypothesis testing, inference and experimental design.

MBA Real Estate Courses

Real Estate Courses

This course is an introduction to corporate real estate decision making. Students are exposed to real estate investment, market analysis, project financing, leasing, property management and land-development issues. Students learn the economic factors and finance theories that affect property values. Consideration will be given to current trends in commercial real estate finance and deal making.

In this course. students will 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.

This course will focus key analytical components, including quantifying the market, performing competitive analysis, political and legal analysis, location and site analysis and financial analysis.

This course is a combination of business and real estate law. The outcomes and discussion are geared toward real estate organizations, the impact of eminent domain on the built environment, and the application of critical thinking using the IRAC method. Key outcomes are centered on understanding the relationships of ethics and real estate, legal interests in real property, and business law topics, such as labor law, bankruptcy, corporations and contracts.


The Capstone Project – spread over two courses – helps you synthesize, apply and demonstrate the skills and competencies that reflect mastery of the MBA program learning outcomes in a final thesis project. After rigorous research, you will develop a comprehensive strategic initiative. Using a wide variety of management tools, you will explore options, analyze critical information and develop an implementation plan.

Business Foundations Course
If you don’t have an undergraduate degree in business or equivalent experience, you will start your MBA program in our foundations course. Topics covered include writing and communication, accounting, economics, finance, math and graphing, statistics and Microsoft Office. All things to prepare you for our MBA program.


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.

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