MBA/Master of Science in Real Estate

The Master of Business Administration - Master of Science in Real Estate dual degree program allows students to obtain an MBA and an MSRE degree by completing specific prescribed courses for a total of 74 credit hours.  Students benefit from both business and real estate courses and receive two diplomas upon completion of all course work.

In order to pursue the dual degree program, students must apply to and be accepted by both the MBA and the MS-Real Estate program (MSRE). Students then must decide which program to start first. The MBA program accepts the following MSRE courses in transfer as elective units: MSRE 503 (3 units), MSRE 505 (3 units), MSRE 508 (3 units), MSRE 513 (3 units), and MSRE 517 (2 units). MSRE 517 also satisfies the MBA requirement that students take at least two electives units in the CSR area. Students must fulfill all other degree requirements for each degree.

Unit Breakdown

Total MBA Units: 56
Total MSRE (Real Estate) Units: 32
Total MBA Units Accepted from MSRE: 14
Total Overall Units: 74
Total MBA Units Remaining: 42

Students who start out with the MBA program must follow Course Sequence A below. Students who start out with the MSRE program must follow Course Sequence B below.

MBA-MSRE Dual Degree Program with General Management Track

Course Sequence A (Students starting with MBA program)

MBA Full-Time General Management Track
Fall (17 units)
Pre-course preparation
  • GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking & Communication (2)
  • GSBA 501 Ethical Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers (2)
  • GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
  • GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 514  Globalization and the Manager (2)

Intersession (Optional) 2-3 elective units

Spring (16 units)
  • GSBA 504 Marketing for Managers (2)
  • GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2)
  • GSBA 509 The Economic Environment of Business (3)
  • GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (1)
  • Non-real estate electives (8)
Fall (19 units)
  • MSRE 500 The Real Estate Process (2)
  • MSRE 502 Real Estate Law and Public Policy (3)
  • MSRE 503 Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
  • MSRE 506 Property Management (1)
  • MSRE 513 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
  • MSRE 515 Design and Construction Management (3)
  • MSRE 594 – Technology and Databases for Real Estate Analysis (1)
  • GSBA 595 Business Consulting Project (3)
Spring (19 units)
  • MSRE 507 Real Estate Development (3)
  • MSRE 508 Commercial Real Estate Valuation (2)
  • MSRE 509 Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (3)
  • MSRE 510 Real Estate Capstone (2)
  • MSRE 511 Real Estate Seminar (1)
  • MSRE 517 Sustainable Real Estate (3)
  • MSRE 594 Strategic Asset Management (2)
  • GSBA Elective (3)
Fall or Summer (8 units)
  • GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Business (2) (GBSA 508 Abroad in Summer, On Campus in Fall)
  • GSBA 590 Strategic Execution (3)
  • Non-real estate elective (3)
Additional MBA Requirements to be completed
  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Career and Professional Development course*
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program
*Courses waived for students matriculated in Evening MBA program.

Course Sequence B (Students starting with MSRE program)

Fall (16 units)
  • MSRE 500 The Real Estate Process (2)
  • MSRE 502 Real Estate Law and Public Policy (3)
  • MSRE 503 Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
  • MSRE 506 Property Management (1)
  • MSRE 513 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
  • MSRE 515 Design and Construction Management (3)
  • MSRE 594 – Technology and Databases for Real Estate Analysis (1)
Spring (16 units)
  • MSRE 507 Real Estate Development (3)
  • MSRE 508 Commercial Real Estate Valuation (2)
  • MSRE 509 Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (3)
  • MSRE 510 Real Estate Capstone (2)
  • MSRE 511 Real Estate Seminar (1)
  • MSRE 517 Sustainable Real Estate (3)
  • MSRE 594 Strategic Asset Management (2)
Fall (17 units)
  • Pre-course preparation
  • GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking & Communication (2)
  • GSBA 501 Ethical Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers (2)
  • GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
  • GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 514  Globalization and the Manager (2)

Spring (14 units)

  • GSBA 504 Marketing for Managers (2)
  • GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2)
  • GSBA 509 The Economic Environment of Business (3)
  • GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (1)
  • Non-real estate electives (6)

Fall (11 units)

  • GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Business (2)
  • GSBA 590 Strategic Execution (3)
  • GSBA 595 Business Consulting Project (3)*
  • Non-real estate elective (3)MBA

Additional Requirements to be completed

  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Career and Professional Development course*
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program

*Courses waived for students matriculated in Evening MBA program.

MBA-MSRE Dual Degree Program with International Business Track

Course Sequence A (students starting with MBA Program: International Track)

Financial Accounting pre-course preparation
  • MBTI Assessment
  • CareerLeaderTM Assessment
Fall (17 units)
Pre-Program Preparation
  • Statistics pre-course preparation
  • GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking and Communication (2)
  • GSBA 518 International Economy and Business (2)
  • GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (3)
  • GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 516 Marketing for International Managers (2)
  • GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
Intercession (3 units)
  • GSBA 593 International Practicum (abroad) (3)
Spring (14 units)
  • GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2)
  • GSBA 523 International Financial Management (3)
  • GSBA 532 International Comparative Management (2)
  • GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (1)
  • Non-real estate electives (6)
Fall (16 units)
  • MSRE 500 The Real Estate Process (2)
  • MSRE 502 Real Estate Law and Public Policy (3)
  • MSRE 503 Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
  • MSRE 506 Property Management (1)
  • MSRE 513 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
  • MSRE 515 Design and Construction Management (3)
  • MSRE 594 – Technology and Databases for Real Estate Analysis (1)
Intercession (3 units)
  • GSBA 593 International Practicum (abroad) (3)*
Spring (16 units)
  • MSRE 507 Real Estate Development (3)
  • MSRE 508 Commercial Real Estate Valuation (2)
  • MSRE 509 Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (3)
  • MSRE 510 Real Estate Capstone (2)
  • MSRE 511 Real Estate Seminar (1)
  • MSRE 517 Sustainable Real Estate (3)
  • MSRE 594 Strategic Asset Management (2)
Summer or Fall (8 units)
  • GSBA 590 Strategic Execution (3)
  • GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Business (2) (Abroad)
  • Non real estate elective (3)
Additional MBA International Business Track Requirements to be completed
  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Language Competency
  • Career and Professional Development Course
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program
*Second Practicum may be replaced with summer study abroad course, semester exchange, or internship abroad. Total units required for degree program remains the same.

Course Sequence B (students starting with MSRE program)

Fall (16 units)
  • MSRE 500 The Real Estate Process (2)
  • MSRE 502 Real Estate Law and Public Policy (3)
  • MSRE 503 Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
  • MSRE 506 Property Management (1)
  • MSRE 513 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
  • MSRE 515 Design and Construction Management (3)
  • MSRE 594 – Technology and Databases for Real Estate Analysis (1)
Spring (16 units)
  • MSRE 507 Real Estate Development (3)
  • MSRE 508 Commercial Real Estate Valuation (2)
  • MSRE 509 Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (3)
  • MSRE 510 Real Estate Capstone (2)
  • MSRE 511 Real Estate Seminar (1)
  • MSRE 517 Sustainable Real Estate (3)
  • MSRE 594 Strategic Asset Management (2)

Fall (17 units)

  • MBA Pre-Program Preparation
  • Statistics pre-course preparation
  • GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking and Communication (2)
  • GSBA 518 International Economy and Business (2)
  • GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (3)
  • GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 516 Marketing for International Managers (2)
  • GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
  • GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
Intercession (3 units)
  • GSBA 593 International Practicum (abroad) (3)
Spring (14 units)
  • GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2)
  • GSBA 523 International Financial Management (3)
  • GSBA 532 International Comparative Management (2)
  • GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (1)
  • Non-real estate electives (6)
Summer or Fall (8 units)
  • GSBA 590 Strategic Execution (3)
  • GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Business (2) (GBSA 508 Abroad in Summer, On Campus in Fall)
  • Non real estate elective (3)
Intercession (3 units)
  • GSBA 593 International Practicum (abroad) (3)*
Additional MBA: International Business Track Requirements to be completed
  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Language Competency
  • Career and Professional Development Course
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program
*Second Practicum may be replaced with summer study abroad course, semester exchange, or internship abroad with department approval. Total units required for degree program remains the same.


For More Information:

Laurie Sanderson
MBA Admissions Advisor
(619) 260-4840
Ines Kraft
MSRE Administrative Director
(619) 260-4150

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