MS in Real Estate Development
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Real estate markets are complex, dynamic, constantly evolving, local and increasingly global. Success demands leaders who understand all the facets of the development process, are knowledgeable, skilled and ethical professionals who can create value by visioning new opportunities that are financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable.
NSU's 18 month program is one of the country's most comprehensive master's level real estate university programs. The program offers the essential courses in real estate so students gain an in-depth understanding and learn the skills required for success and leadership in the industry. Unlike MBA degrees which offer real estate concentrations, NSU's program is focused exclusively on core courses, real world learning and projects that develop the industry's future leaders.
NSU's MS in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program prepares graduates to undertake mid and senior level responsibility in development, management, investment and sales and marketing firms. Graduates enter the industry as emerging leaders knowing how to locate and analyze the diverse aspects of real estate from legal, economic and financial considerations to political and regulatory requirements. The rigorous program is taught in an "Executive" format every other weekend for 18 months. The full immersion curriculum is taught by highly experienced leaders with in-depth knowledge gained from years of actual experience. Classes, in-field case studies and real world projects from noted professionals focus on providing hands-on applications of practical knowledge that can be immediately used. Program graduates provide significant added value to their companies.
The Master of Science in Real Estate Development is one of the innovative professional programs taught at Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business in Fort Lauderdale Florida, the nation's seventh largest private not-for-profit university.
Graduates enter careers in development, entrepreneurship, finance, investment, banking, asset management and other fields within the industry. The program emphasizes the cornerstone disciplines finance and investment with particular focus on:
- Urban and suburban redevelopment
- Environmental and economically sustainable real estate
- Entrepreneurship in small/mid-sized real estate companies
- Eighteen-month multidisciplinary immersion curriculum
- Faculty who are leaders and highly experienced real world experts
- Hands-on case studies of actual South Florida projects – America’s laboratory of innovation in real estate
- Mentorship by NSU’s Real Estate Advisory Board of industry leaders
- Training in CoStar, ARGUS, commmunications and graphics programs
- Advisory Board committed to national program advancement
- Network of national real estate organizations and industry leaders
- MSRED Alumni association
To learn about the MSRED program at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, you are invited to contact the Program Director, admissions office or attend one of the Open House sessions offered throughout the year. A visit to our Fort Lauderdale campus offers an excellent opportunity to see our state-of-the-art facilities, meet with faculty and staff members, and ask questions. Dates for upcoming Open House sessions can be found here.
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