Real Estate MBA - worth it?


jfk1980

I've been thinking about getting an MBA, and was wondering if people could give me some suggestions.

I work in a real estate agency - I've worked there before and through the bubble, as an agent and in middle management capacity. But I feel like I've plateaued - they just brought somebody on to replace my immediate supervisor, simply because he has an MBA.

So I've been researching, and am not sure if I should do an MBA program with a focus in real estate or something more general. It seems like UC Berkeley/Haas has a good real estate program, and there's also a program at Wisconsin that looks pretty good. Oh, and I've also been checking out the MBA at Cornell as well.

What else is there? Any suggestions?

I've been thinking about getting an MBA, and was wondering if people could give me some suggestions.

I work in a real estate agency - I've worked there before and through the bubble, as an agent and in middle management capacity. But I feel like I've plateaued - they just brought somebody on to replace my immediate supervisor, simply because he has an MBA.

So I've been researching, and am not sure if I should do an MBA program with a focus in real estate or something more general. It seems like UC Berkeley/Haas has a good real estate program, and there's also a program at Wisconsin that looks pretty good. Oh, and I've also been checking out the MBA at Cornell as well.

What else is there? Any suggestions?
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Duncan

Why not approach the schools that run these programs and ask to speak to alumni of their real estate programmes:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/7734b719/1

Why not approach the schools that run these programs and ask to speak to alumni of their real estate programmes:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/7734b719/1
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ralph

Good suggestion from Duncan in talking to alumni of the programs.

You've got a good list going - I'd also add UNC - Kenan Flagler, USC Marshall, and even Columbia if you're feeling ambitious.

Maybe also narrow it down by geography. Real estate is usually a regional business, even more so than most other industries. It's about making connections, hitting the ground running, and getting the pulse of the market. It will be hard to create a real estate network in Tampa or Phoenix, for example, if you're studying in New York City.

Good suggestion from Duncan in talking to alumni of the programs.

You've got a good list going - I'd also add UNC - Kenan Flagler, USC Marshall, and even Columbia if you're feeling ambitious.

Maybe also narrow it down by geography. Real estate is usually a regional business, even more so than most other industries. It's about making connections, hitting the ground running, and getting the pulse of the market. It will be hard to create a real estate network in Tampa or Phoenix, for example, if you're studying in New York City.
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jfk1980

Thank you both for your suggestions.

I've narrowed my list to USC/Marshall (my reach school,) Cornell - Johnson, and UNC. I've also done a bit of my own research and found that there's a real estate concentration at American/Kogod in Washington, D.C. - and it's pretty reasonably priced. I'm making this my safety school, in case I can't secure funding for the others.

Thank you both for your suggestions.

I've narrowed my list to USC/Marshall (my reach school,) Cornell - Johnson, and UNC. I've also done a bit of my own research and found that there's a real estate concentration at American/Kogod in Washington, D.C. - and it's pretty reasonably priced. I'm making this my safety school, in case I can't secure funding for the others.
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can you please advise whether to go for an Real Estate MBA? as far as my concern i would like to go for it but i want full knowledge about construction, legal laws, Marketing, investment planning, interior and architecture. can i get it all in one course. if yes then how to apply and where to apply.
please suggest me.

can you please advise whether to go for an Real Estate MBA? as far as my concern i would like to go for it but i want full knowledge about construction, legal laws, Marketing, investment planning, interior and architecture. can i get it all in one course. if yes then how to apply and where to apply.
please suggest me.
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Duncan

I suggest people reply to you at www.find-mba.com/board/34363 where you have asked the same question.

I suggest people reply to you at www.find-mba.com/board/34363 where you have asked the same question.
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