Plan for success
Real estate development has seen a dramatic increase in regional job demand. Whether you’re considering a career change or want to expand on your current real estate position, UIndy’s master of professional studies in real estate development will give you the practical experiences you need to succeed. What shopping mecca, business tower, recreational center, or lodging destination could you help create? You’ll know once you pursue your MPS.
- Accelerated degree program fits a busy professional’s schedule
- Project-based learning gives you practical experience
- Indianapolis location puts you in one of the nation’s hottest markets, according to real estate firm Cassidy Turley
- Cohort structure lets you network and develop relationships with classmates from diverse backgrounds
Taught By Industry Experts
Our School of Business utilizes strong business partnerships to provide top-level faculty for this program while providing an accelerated learning format to help busy adults complete their degree. A council of experts provides guidance on the curriculum, and many members of the council teach courses.
Program Length & Format
The MPS is 30 credit hours. Courses are accelerated, and last 7.5 weeks, so you can take six credit hours per term while only taking one class at a time. This allows you to complete the program in five semesters (21 months).
The MPS program is structured as a cohort, meaning students begin the program at the same time and take all classes together. This gives you the opportunity to network and develop relationships with classmates from diverse backgrounds.
Class Times & Location
Classes are offered in sequence in an on-campus format. Classes meet one night per week from 6-9:45 p.m.
The curriculum for the MPS in Real Estate Development consists of the following:
- A foundational ethics course, that focuses on ethical issues in the work environment (3 credit hours).
- Concentration courses that provide both a theoretical framework and practical application within the industry (24 credit hours). Courses will cover real estate development, finance and value analysis, appraisal and markets, along with project management and law/contract negotiation.
- Principles of real estate development (3 credit hours)
- Real estate site analysis (3 credit hours)
- Real estate feasibility analysis (3 credit hours)
- Real estate finance and capital markets (3 credit hours)
- Real estate valuation and appraisal (3 credit hours)
- Real estate construction systems (3 credit hours)
- Real estate development project management (3 credit hours)
- Real estate development law and contracts (3 credit hours)
- A capstone course in which students collaborate with an industry sponsor and faculty advisor to complete a project in one of three areas: critical problem solving, contribution to industry practice or field experience (3 credit hours).
- Real estate development project analysis and proposal (3 credit hours)
- Critical problem solving (3 credit hours)
- Contributing to industry practice or policy (3 credit hours)
- Field experience (3 credit hours)
Job Outlook & Career Opportunities
Some of the most demanded titles for real estate graduate-level professionals include:
- Associate or Assitant Developer
- Project Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Analyst
- Mortgage Loan Underwriter/Analyst
- Portfolio Manager
- Commercial Real Estate Broker
- Property Manager
- Asset Manager
- Commercial Banker
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Last updated September 27, 2018