Responding to increasing demand from working professionals, the Runstad Center is pleased to announce that a new work compatible Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) curriculum will be offered beginning fall, 2015. Courses will be taught two afternoons a week (and some evenings) and the time required to earn the degree has been shortened to 18 months for full time students.
Three new focus area “Options” have also been established: Real Estate Finance and Investment, Real Estate Development and Corporate Real Estate. The corporate real estate option is the first program of its kind in the country and will train students to assume leadership roles in the corporate real estate services industry. This segment of the real estate industry is experiencing phenomenal job growth as corporations outsource the management of their real estate assets and operations. Early adopters of this national and international trend include important corporations based in the Puget Sound region such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon and Starbucks.
Together these changes strengthen the relationship between the Center and the real estate industry, enhancing the talent pipeline for the skilled real estate professionals needed in one of the fastest growing regions of the country. The program will continue to be interdisciplinary, drawing students and using faculty expertise from fields such as law, construction management, architecture, urban planning, public policy and business, among others.
Applications are currently being accepted for the fall, 2015 class and are encouraged before May 1. Scholarship assistance is available. More information regarding the program and the admissions process is available on the Runstad Center website at www.realestate.washington.edu/academics. Please share this flyer with employees, colleagues, neighbors, friends or anyone else who might benefit from a graduate real estate education.
The approval by the UW Graduate School of the new curriculum represents an exciting new chapter for the MSRE program and we look forward to being able to better serve students who need to continue working at least part time while they pursue their graduate real estate education.