Build Your Real Estate Savvy to Prepare for a Strong Career
Just as a strong house begins with a firm foundation, a strong business career starts with an academic foundation that teaches industry best practices and business strategies that will equip you to be competitive in your field. Liberty University’s Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Development can prepare you for a successful career by teaching you real estate and business skills relevant to management, human resources, accounting, finance, and marketing.
Whether you are a current agent or broker or you are considering a career in real estate, you will benefit from this program. Developers in residential or commercial real estate will find the skills they gain from this degree invaluable. Additionally, you can use this degree to open up new career opportunities within the field that allow you to be self-employed and set your own schedule.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Real Estate Development Degree?
Choose an MBA in Real Estate Development that is known for getting results:
- 98% of our MBA graduates would recommend Liberty to a friend.
- 95% of residential faculty have terminal degrees and industry experience.
- We have graduates working in all Fortune 100 companies.
- 80% of our MBA graduates work in a career related to their field of study.
- Liberty graduates work for companies like Apple, Google, and Ernst & Young!
There is no better time than now to advance with an MBA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for property, real estate, and community association managers is rising faster than the national average at 7%,* with real estate brokers making an average of over $78,000 a year.** As with any management role, there is also job security in positions like these that cannot be outsourced.
What Will You Learn in Our MBA in Real Estate Development Degree?
In our MBA in Real Estate Development program, you will take courses that focus on real estate and business skills relevant to management, human resources, accounting, finance, and marketing. With such a wealth of applications for your coursework, you can use this degree to prepare for college-level teaching, as well.
Within the program, you will evaluate the business environment based on industry best practices. You will learn how to craft and recommend appropriate business strategies, policies, and solutions for sustainable competitive advantage to help your business succeed in the marketplace.
Additionally, your real estate and property management courses will be taken alongside general business classes in international business and leadership. We want you to walk away with a degree specialized yet broad enough to prepare you for any situation.
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!
BUSI 561 – Legal Issues in Business
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- This course provides the student with a foundational knowledge of the legal issues of both startup and established business enterprises.
- Armed with this wisdom, the student will assess an organization’s need for competent legal advice from an experienced professional in matters of contracts, corporations, employment, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, leases, limited liability organizations, partnerships, and homeland security concerns.
BUSI 600 – Business Research Methods
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How to conduct business research and writing that provides information to solve managerial problems.
- Problem identification and analysis, problem-solving strategies, and communication skills.
BUSI 650 – Operations Management
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- This course provides graduate-level instruction regarding the concepts and analytic methods that are useful in understanding the management of a firm’s operations.
- Special emphasis will be placed on familiarizing the student with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and providing the student with language, concepts, insights, and tools to deal with these issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations.
- Because the course deals with the management of “processes,” it applies to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, to both service and manufacturing organizations, and to virtually any functional area or industry.
Highlights of Our Master of Business Administration – Real Estate Development
- We tailor our graduate business degrees for working professionals. Take evening classes, one-week intensives, and online courses to make your degree better fit your busy schedule!
- Our MBA degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Our 80,000-square-foot School of Business provides you with:
- Get involved with our business-related student organizations and honor societies!
- Choose our 3+1 Accelerated Business Program, so you can get your bachelor’s and master’s in just 4 years!
MBA in Real Estate Development Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Real Estate Development MBA Degree Graduates
- College faculty
- Commercial lender
- Commercial property developer
- Construction manager
- Land development manager
- Leasing agent
- Mortgage loan officer
- Property manager
- Real estate broker
- Real estate developer
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- At least 15 hours of upper level (300-400 level) undergraduate coursework in business, or our BMAL 590 course with a graduate GPA of 3.0
Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Property, real estate, and community association managers: Summary, 2019 (viewed online September 9, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational employment and wages: Real estate brokers, 2019 (viewed online September 9, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.