MS Real Estate Development/MBA

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Lindsay Macaluso, MSRED/MBA ’18, and Chris Miano, MBA ’17, in the Blackstone LaunchPad at UB.

Prepare to lead in one of the world’s most dynamic and influential industries.

Learn from experienced developers and real estate professionals in the resurgent City of Buffalo, a vibrant laboratory for applied study in proximity to global financial and employment centers in New York, Boston and Toronto. The School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Management offer a collaborative three-year program leading to both the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) and MBA degrees.

Be Career Ready

  • Collaborate with allied professionals in architecture, urban planning, management and law
  • Explore complex trends, including place-making and urban design, affordable housing and community development, suburban transformation, energy innovation, sustainable development and the effects of technological changes in the workplace
  • Dive deeper into such topics as historic preservation, inclusive design, property management and regional economic development
  • Build your professional network with industry executives through field visits, social events, guest speakers and paid and academic-credit internships
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse community of full-time MBAs

Timeline

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.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

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


Total Hour Requirement

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

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MSRED/MBA Collaborative Program

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

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 students┬┐ 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)

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