University of San Diego Masters Of Science in Real Estate Student Awarded $10,000 Society of Industr

University of San Diego Master’s of Science in Real Estate student Artin Panossian was recently awarded the Majestic Realty Co./Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Educational Scholarship, valued at $10,000. Panossian is one of only six students awarded this nationally competitive scholarship, which is given to students studying real estate at the graduate level in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and/or Texas. Panossian is the only scholarship winner from a California-based university. He will travel to Minneapolis in November to accept his scholarship at the 2008 SIOR Fall World Conference, which is expected to be attended by over 900 real estate professionals.

The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program offered through the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is an intensive study of real estate, in which critical emphasis is placed on providing real-life learning opportunities to students. Most students attend the cohort full-time and complete the program in one year. At the MSRE level, and in all academic programs offered through the Burnham-Moores Center, emphasis is placed on creating socially responsible leaders both in and outside of the workplace. Discussions of the political, social and environmental implications of real estate decisions, as well as their ethical dimensions, are incorporated throughout the curriculum.

Founded in 1993, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. As part of the University’s School of Business Administration, the Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development and several major industry conferences throughout the year. For more information on the MSRE program or the Burnham-Moores Center, visit

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