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From the moment you arrive on campus, the Wood Center provides student support to help you make the most out of your real estate education. The Wood Center creates a collaborative and accessible learning community, offering real estate concentrators the most comprehensive level of engagement and stewardship within the rigorous full-time MBA program.  Working closely with academic, career, and club resources,the Center helps prepare real estate students to be leaders in development and investment by providing access to employment, networking and extracurricular educational opportunities. 

View the full MBA Real Estate Student Journey. 


The MBA Real Estate concentration is advised by a board of recent graduates who ensure our academic and extracurricular offerings are informed by industry needs. 

MBA Advisory Board Members 20222024


Real Estate courses

To obtain your concentration in real estate, required courses are:

  • Real Estate Process
  • Excel Modeling for Real Estate
  • Cases in Real Estate
  • Construction Basics (development track)
  • Real Estate Macroeconomics and Securities Markets
  • Real Estate Law
  • International Real Estate Investment (finance track)
  • Real Estate Development Process (with or without a project)

Beyond the classroom

The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Real Estate program delivers a “Real World Real Estate” experience to our students. Leveraging innovative programming including ourstudent-managed real estate private equity fund and hands-on capstone development course, invested faculty and staff, and engaged alumni across the nation, we prepare graduates for a wide array of real estate positions in nearly every corner of the industry. 

Professional development & experiential learning

  • UNC Real Estate Conference – Students receive free registration to the premier real estate conference in the region, bringing together industry leaders, students, faculty and alumni for a lively discussion of current real estate trends. 
  • Career Treks Coordinating with academic coursework, the MBA Real Estate Club organizes career treks to multiple cities  interfacing with top real estate employers and projects.
  • Executives in Residence Program  – Senior C-Suite executives from development, REIT, investment, and asset management firms provide one on one advice and guidance for students.
  • Global Immersion Elective — This for-credit elective provides a global perspective of real estate markets beyond our borders.
  • Mentoring First-year students are matched with a real estate alum and a second-year real estate student, providing plenty of opportunity for mentoring and growth.
  • Argus Certification Each year Argus offers a rigorous multi-day class leading to certification.
  • Industry Association Involvement The Wood Center funds real estate association memberships for students to engage with industry professionals. 
  • Funding for Student Development Projects — Funding is provided for project expenses in our capstone development class, making for a real-world learning experience. 
  • Speaker Series Leveraging a large and high-level real estate alumni group and industry leaders, The Wood Center hosts a speaker’s series to showcase informative viewpoints on current real estate topics. 
  • Brown Bag Lunches — Organized by the MBA Real Estate Club and the real estate faculty and staff, time between classes is used to present real estate topics in a speaker or open discussion format.
  • Speed Networking — The MBA Real Estate Club organizes an annual event to further develop and refine quintessential networking skills.
  • Alumni Network — As one of the school’s most engaged alumni networks, our real estate alumni actively organize multiple events across major markets and share job openings, news and relevant information.

Find out today how you can kickstart your career in Commercial Real Estate!

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