Build a Career in Commercial Real Estate

The Miami Business School offers one of the top Real Estate MBA programs in the country. Designed for those who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business, this accelerated program begins each May and includes two paid internships. It brings together the school's strengths in management education with the University of Miami School of Architecture’s strengths in new urbanism. Students get real-world, hands-on commercial real estate experience at two different commercial real estate companies. Past internships have been at industry leaders such as The Kislak Company, Lennar Commercial Real Estate and The Related Group. Students also receive mentoring and consult on a project with a real estate industry non-profit organization.

The 40-credit program is completed in 18 months, beginning in May. The program is "lock-step" and students progress together through a sequential pattern of Real Estate and MBA courses, along with internships.

Program Highlights

Business + Architecture

Business + Architecture

Courses at the School of Business and the UM School of Architecture

2 Paid Real Estate Internships

2 Paid Real Estate Internships

6-month internship prior to 1st semester & summer internship between 1st and 2nd semester

Industry Consulting

Industry Consulting

Consulting project for real estate-related non-profit organization


MBA Curriculum + Real Estate and Architecture Courses

This specialized MBA curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills students need for carers in commercial real estate. In addition to core MBA courses in everything from finance and marketing to strategy and law, students take courses in topics such as real estate analysis, New Urbanism and real estate law.

Accelerated MBA in Real Estate Curriculum

Two Commercial Real Estate Industry Internships

Two paid internships provide students with the opportunity to get real-world, hands-on commercial real estate experience in two different real estate markets. During the first year of the program, students participate in an internship with a South Florida commercial real estate firm from June through November. During the second year of the program, they participate in an internship outside South Florida from May through August.

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Schedule & Course Dates

18 Months, Beginning in May

The 18-month Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program begins in May, with a summer semester course and the first internship.

In addition to the initial summer and fall semesters, when students complete a three-credit course and participate in their internship/field experience, there are two semesters of coursework (fall and spring), totaling 28 weeks of class time. Each semester consists of two seven-week terms. Students are registered for four to six courses per term.

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The School's Real Estate Expertise

Annual Real Estate Impact Conference

Annual Real Estate Impact Conference

Hundreds of real estate professionals come together each year at the annual University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, hosted by the School of Business and the School of Architecture.

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Real Estate Programs Advisory  Board

Real Estate Programs Advisory Board

Prominent industry leaders from South Florida and across the nation help shape real estate programs at the School of Business

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Academic programs in real estate include the Accelerated MBA in Real Estate, a Bachelor of Architecture/MBA in partnership with the School of Architecture, an MBA concentration in real estate and an undergraduate real estate major.

Contact Us

For more information about the Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program, please contact Andrea Heuson, director of real estate programs, at or 305-284-1866.
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