MS Real Estate Development/MBA

Prepare for a high-level management career in real estate development.

The School of Management and the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo offer a collaborative program leading to both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development.

You will apply to both programs at the same time, although on each application you will indicate that you are applying to the other and that you intend to pursue the collaborative program. Administrators of the two programs will coordinate their reviews of the applications and will make every effort to respond to you at the same time regarding the decision of their application. Each school will apply the same admissions requirements and standards that prevail for its other applicants. 

By enrolling in this three-year, 93-credit-hour program, you can reduce by up to a year the time it would take to complete both programs separately.

Total Hour Requirements

Real Estate  Credits School of Management Credits
RED core courses
RED electives
Total
36
9
45
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

MSRED/MBA Collaborative Program

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First Year

Fall Semester

MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGF 611LEC Financial Analysis for Managers

The purpose of this course is to study the financial decisions of the firm. Specifically, the course develops a theoretical framework which is then used to understand and evaluate corporate financial decisions. Topics include present value, capital budgeting techniques, the relationship between expected return and risk, market efficiency, dividend policy, capital structure policy, financial planning, and the management of working capital.

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving studentsĀæ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Spring Semester

MGA 605LEC Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603


MGE 604LEC Business Economics

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


MGO 620LEC Operations Management

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611


MGO 640LEC Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611 And MGM 615


MGS 605LEC Information Technology for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Co-Requisite: MGO 630 Or Pre-Requisite: MGO 630


 • MGT electives (3 credits)

SUMMER SEMESTER

School of Management Internship (3 credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester

 • END 500 Processes of Real Estate Development (4 credits)
 • END 525 Financing Development Projects 1 (3 credits)
 • ARC 543 Construction Management (3 credits)
 • Electives (6 credits)

Spring Semester

 • END 526 Financing Development Projects 2 (3 credits)
 • END 581 Market Analysis (3 credits)
 • END 521 Technology Colloquium (1 credit)
 • END 504 Structuring Deals and Transactions (3 credits)
 • ARC 631 Design for Development (3 credits)
 • Elective (3 credits)

Third Year

Fall Semester

 • END 546 City & Environment in Real Estate Development (3 credits)
 • END 593 Capstone (7 credits)
 • ARC 544 Building Technology (3 credit)
 • MGX 6XX Management Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


  • MGX 6XX Electives (12 credits)