The real estate program at the University of San Diego was founded in 1993. A $5 million gift named and endowed the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in 2004. As a Center of Excellence within the University of San Diego's School of Business Administration, the Burnham-Moores Center's mission is to create exceptional value for the real estate professionals of today and tomorrow through personalized education and career services, industry support, research and the promotion of socially responsible leadership.
The Center provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. A world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts, within our four Policy Advisory Board committees and beyond, provide students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience that positions them for successful careers. Programs offered include:
- An undergraduate major and minor in real estate.
- A part-time and full-time Master of Science in Real Estate degree.
- A certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development within our continuing education program, as well as educational workshops, such as ARGUS software training, to keep students and industry leaders current on topics, trends and technology relevant to the industry.
The Burnham-Moores Center staff and affiliated faculty actively expand USD’s academic curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels while simultaneously creating a wide range of career-oriented opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The Center’s initiatives are industry-oriented and maximize students’ opportunities to get involved directly in the real estate industry, both in the classroom and in extracurricular programs. These initiatives include a full range of career services, such as mentorships, internships, career counseling, and a Career Expo to serve students, alumni and employers.
The Center also hosts industry-oriented conferences on a variety of commercial and residential real estate topics throughout the year. Programs address timely and relevant real estate trends of great interest. The distinguished speakers featured in the Burnham-Moores Center's programs consistently attract audiences ranging from 250-750 professionals representing the "who's who" of real estate executives in the region.