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  • Type: Private
  • Degree(s): Graduate


The Chicago School of Real Estate is within the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration. The Chicago School of Real Estate's mission is to raise the quality bar within the real estate profession. The school offers an inter-disciplinary approach combining uban economics with hands-on real estate. Real Estate students benefit from the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate which supports them through guest lecturers mentors job networking and industry events. The Institute operates the Urban Retail Properties Professional Development and Research Center.

Core Focus

MBA with a concentration in Real Estate
Master of Science in Real Estate
Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development

Program Highlights

The MSRE is a specialized degree tailored to enhance a student's knowledge of the industry with a complete curriculum of real estate courses (10 real estate courses with three core classes and seven electives) versus the MBA program with the majority of general business classes and only 3-4 real estate electives. The curriculum provides the academic and practical knowledge necessary to achieve success in wide range of real estate fields: commercial development, property management, finance, research, project planning, consulting, brokerage, homebuilding, and others.

This specialized MSRE program is centered around both the Chicago School of Real Estate and the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate with a twin focus: academic excellence with multiple endowed chairs, and professional excellence with a 50-member board of real estate industry advisers and leaders.


*This information is based on the school's 2017/2018 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.