Historically, 10-12 percent of our MBA students have completed the Real Estate Concentration, making UNC Kenan-Flagler one of the largest MBA real estate programs in the nation. The concentration is the academic element of the UNC Kenan-Flagler “Real-World Real Estate” experience, which provides the following:
A focus on real-world scenarios prepares you for a versatile and resilient career in real estate.
Invested faculty and staff
Individualized career guidance, active program leadership and consistent support help you tailor the program to your goals.
An instant and far-reaching network is ready to help you move forward in a relationship-oriented industry.
"More than anything else, a real estate career is about building relationships. Beyond training students with industry-ready skills, the Real Estate program at Carolina prepares students to join a vast network of alumni that deeply value a lifelong connection with each other and a partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler. Our mission is to foster an enduring community of real estate leaders committed to industry excellence and creating communities where people thrive."
The MBA Real Estate Concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School provides you with a background in all aspects of the real estate industry. You’ll develop competencies that can be applied to a wide array of real estate decisions. Our graduates have gone on to accept a range of positions in nearly every corner of the industry, including:
Corporate Real Estate
Investment Management/Private Equity
Real Estate Investment Trusts
You can select courses for a development track and/or a 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 you have the opportunity to source and manage a development project from concept to delivery. Several class projects have become real developments undertaken by graduates of our program. The concentration’s courses include:
Cases in Real Estate
Financing Affordable Housing in Today’s Capital Markets
International Real Estate Investment
Real Estate Development Process (and capstone project)
Real Estate Fund Management
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Macroeconomics and Securities Markets
Real Estate Modeling
Real Estate Process
The MBA Real Estate concentration faculty are industry leaders with decades of experience. Teaching from the standpoint of practicing professionals, they ensure that course content reflects and addresses the up-to-the-minute needs of this fast-changing and dynamic industry.
This annual conference is organized by the Wood Center for Real Estate Studies. Industry leaders come to Chapel Hill for a lively discussion of real estate trends.
Real Estate Career Development Program
This is a progressive series developed by the MBA Career & Leadership and MBA Real Estate Club to enhance your job search outcomes. Covering technical industry training and job search strategies, the series is delivered by faculty, staff, alumni and fellow students.
UNC Real Estate Alumni Network
As one of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s most engaged alumni networks, the community actively organizes multiple events across the country. In addition, members share job openings, news and relevant information through social media platforms.
Real Estate Student Investment Funds
Tenure as a manager on the Funds can provide you hands-on experience operating a private investment fund. Students have opportunities to build personal and professional relationships with national real estate developers and investors.
Real Estate Development Case Challenge
UNC Kenan-Flagler hosts a spring Case Challenge for 16 of the top MBA programs from around the world. Our students also participate in case competitions across the nation.
Real Estate Global Immersion Elective
This for-credit elective provides our real estate students with a global perspective of real estate market beyond our borders. Recent visits include Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Dubai, Israel, Panama, Russia and the United Kingdom.
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