Gain an advantage in the real estate industry

A multi-disciplinary approach, a dynamic and focused selection of electives, and the strong support of the CU Real Estate Center combine to create an innovative and exciting option for Leeds students.

Networking events, personal mentoring, conferences and competitions will give you advantages that will help you build your professional career in the real estate industry.

A real estate focused MBA can prepare you for a variety of functional roles within the real estate industry.

Sustainability & Real Estate 

Real estate is growth management. Sustainable real estate development is increasingly important within the real estate industry. This focus will give you the tools to effectively evaluate, manage and recognize opportunities in real estate from a sustainable development perspective. Opportunities exist in real estate development firms, real estate investment trusts (REITs), large corporations, environmental agencies and other companies with an interest in sustainable business practices.

Elective courses:

  • MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles
  • MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
  • MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics
  • MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law
  • MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition
  • MBAX 6815: Survey of Best Practices in Sustainable Real Estate Development

Real Estate Finance

This focus gives you the tools to effectively evaluate, manage and recognize opportunities in real estate from a financial perspective. Opportunities exist within real estate development firms, financial institutions, real estate investment firms, real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual fund companies, hedge funds, consulting firms and financial analysis positions within non-real estate companies who have real estate.

Elective courses:

  • MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles
  • MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
  • MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics
  • MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law
  • MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition
  • MBAX 6110: Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Real Estate

Many real estate companies are small and dynamic and an entrepreneurship focus in real estate maximizes your ability to make an impact in these companies.

Elective courses:

  • MBAX 6600: Real Estate Principles
  • MBAX 6610: Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
  • MBAX 6630: Real Estate Economics
  • MBAX 6640: Real Estate Law
  • MBAX 6620: Real Estate Project Competition
  • MBAX 6110: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • MBAX 6100: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • MBAX 6170: Business Plan Execution

For more information on the CU Real Estate Center please contact Katie Latier:

MBA Real Estate - electives

  • MBAX 6600 Real Estate Principles
    This introductory course studies methods of analyzing real estate opportunities. It includes urban economic, market, and location analyses. Studies local government controls and features actual cases of local residential and commercial projects.
  • MBAX 6610 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
    Covers link between real estate and capital markets through examination of financial institutions and instruments used to finance real property. Examines methods used to analyze value in property investments. Classroom activities include industry guest speakers. Prerequisite: MBAC 6600 or equivalent, or instructor consent.
  • MBAX 6620 Real Estate Project Competition
    This project course develops skills in real estate decision-making. Teams design, complete, and present a real estate project in a competition forum. Team members organize and assign responsibilities, interact with real estate professionals, and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and procedures. Prerequisite: MBAX 6600 or equivalent and MBAX 6640, or instructor consent.
  • MBAX 6630 Real Estate Economics
    This course will examine real estate market operations and will discuss alternative methodologies for estimating real estate value. The student will examine various theories of land price determination and use these models to understand how the private market allocates land to competing residential, office, retail, industrial/warehouse, hotel and other end users. The student will examine how factors influencing the demand for real estate interact with the factors influencing the supply of real estate to determine market rents and how the flow of future expected income is capitalized to yield the market price of the asset. Prerequisite: MBAC 6600 or equivalent, or instructor consent.
  • MBAX 6640 Real Estate Law & Practice
    This course will examine the legal issues associated with developing, acquiring, transferring and leasing real property. The topics covered in this course include real estate contracts, land use and development agreements, vehicles for owning real estate, real estate covenants, conditions and restrictions, loan transactions, negotiating real estate contracts, commercial leases and real estate taxation. Material for this course will consist of assigned articles and real estate cases.
  • MBAX 6815 Sustainable Real Estate
    Explores the techniques, processes, tools and capabilities required to effectively and creatively manage growth and land use change in the light of the dramatic shifts beginning to transform the way we approach and even conceive land use and development.