UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Real Estate Concentration

Real-World Educational Experience for Real-World Career Success

Historically, 10% of our MBA students have completed the Real Estate Concentration, giving UNC Kenan-Flagler one of the largest MBA real estate program classes in the nation. The concentration is the academic element of the UNC Kenan-Flagler “Real-World Real Estate” experience, characterized by the following:

  • Innovative Programming
    A focus on real­-world real estate scenarios prepares you for a versatile and resilient career in real estate.
  • Invested Faculty and Staff
    Individualized career guidance, active program leadership, consistent support.
  • Engaged Alumni
    An instant and far-reaching network, ready to help you move forward in a relationship-oriented industry.

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The MBA Real Estate Concentration at UNC Kenan­-Flagler Business School is designed to provide you with a broad background in all aspects of the real estate industry. It develops competencies that can be applied to a wide array of real estate decision making. Our graduates have gone on to accept a huge range of positions in nearly every corner of the industry, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Asset Management
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Private Equity

Course Offerings

Students may select courses for a development track and/or finance/investments track to complete the concentration requirements. One of the defining features of the concentration is the capstone course, Real Estate Development Process, in which students have the opportunity to source and manage a development project from concept straight through to delivery. Several class projects have become real developments undertaken by graduates of our program. Courses that form the concentration are:

  • Real Estate Process
  • Real Estate Macroeconomics and Securities Markets
  • Real Estate Law
  • Financing Real Estate in Today’s Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Development Process (with or without a project)
  • International Real Estate Investment
  • Argus Certification Training

The specific course requirements for each track can be found on our Real Estate Concentration sheet.


The faculty of the MBA Real Estate concentration are industry leaders with decades of experience. Teaching from the standpoint of practicing professionals, the faculty ensure that course content reflects and addresses the up-­to­-the-­minute needs of this fast­-changing and dynamic industry.  Meet our real estate faculty.

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