MBA Coursework

Course offerings in the real estate track take the form of lectures, projects, case studies, and customized individual projects. These targeted courses include:

  • Real Estate Finance and Securitization
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Strategy
  • Business and Legal Issues in Real Estate Development
  • Housing and the Urban Economy
  • Practicum: Real Estate Speaker Series
  • Practicum: Valuation and the ARGUS Tool

Enhancing the curriculum, the Fisher Center provides a dynamic context where academics, students and professionals can work together in a stimulating environment that integrates research, teaching and professional development. Active members of the Fisher Center's Policy Advisory Board, comprised of influential leaders in both the private and public sectors, are frequent guest lecturers and provide valuable support for real estate educational activities, faculty and student research, and job placement. The long list of eminently successful graduates and Fisher Center advisors attests to the ultimate practicality of this approach.

Applied Innovation Course: Real Estate Investment Analysis

In this introductory course in real estate investment analysis, students examine real cases. The primary deliverable is a comprehensive analysis that includes concept development, full market analysis, funding strategy, and entitlement and stakeholder consultation and approval strategies. Several working teams of five to six students focus on different aspects of the project.

MBA Real Estate Courses

Fall 2018 MBA Real Estate Courses

Course Name Course No. Instructor
Real Estate Development MBA282-1/ EWMBA282-1 Dennis Williams
Real Estate Finance and Securitization MBA283-1/ EWMBA283-1 Not being taught during Fall 2018, Instructor to be Announced

For additional day, time and location information see:
Haas Course Schedule Fall 2018


The Berkeley Real Estate Club and the Haas Real Estate Group sponsor external real estate competitions: the NAIOP Real Estate Challenge against Stanford University and the Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge against other graduate schools in California; the National Real Estate Challenge held at the University of Texas, Austin; the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, and the University of North Carolina's Real Estate Development Challenge.

Membership on these competitive teams gives students unparalleled hands-on experience with real world development and investment banking problems and the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in world-class venues. They give students the opportunity to "focus their energies on something very concrete and highlight what the program can accomplish for them", according to Professor Nancy Wallace.

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