Online MBA in Real Estate


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MBA in Real Estate Courses

The Marylhurst University online MBA in Real Estate consists of twelve 5-week courses and one 10-week course. Delivered by our world class faculty, the real estate MBA curriculum is designed to help you master advanced business skills and concepts and learn to apply them in a real estate context. Explore the intricacies of key business concepts such as finance, accounting, management and economics. Learn how evolving laws and regulations affect modern real estate organizations. Empower yourself with an education designed to forge tomorrow’s class of organizational leadership.

Business Core Courses

BUS 500 Foundations of Business

This course is intended to prepare students to be successful in an MBA program by introducing them to the following topics: writing and communication, accounting, economics, finance, math and graphing, statistics and Microsoft Office. Students without an undergraduate business degree, and students without professional work experience in a business-related field, will find this course particularly useful as they prepare for their MBA coursework.

MBA 510 Organizational Behavior

During this orientation course, students refresh their knowledge of key business subjects while being introduced to new academic concepts and graduate-level expectations. This course introduces both the theory and practical application of organizational behavior, the study of how individuals and groups impact behavior within an organization. Topics include decision making, motivation theories, individual and group behaviors, leadership, power and organizational politics, and organizational culture. 4 crs.

MBA 512 Managerial Economics

This course is designed to help graduate students develop an understanding of the basic concepts of economics. The focus will be on having students apply foundational concepts of microeconomics, including scarcity, ownership and markets to their personal decision making and professional life. In addition, students will learn the macroeconomics concepts of GDP, unemployment, inflation and interest rates, and how to research these variables and use forecasts to understand the application to their personal and professional life. Finally, students will learn some of the basic concepts of global economics, including international trade and exchange rates. 4 crs.

MBA 521 Managerial Accounting

In this course students learn accounting concepts from a decision maker’s perspective. Following an overview of the accounting cycle, financial statements, and financial reporting, special attention will be given to accounting information used to assist management in business operations. 4 crs.

MBA 522 Financial Management

This course is designed to help students understand financial theory and its important applications. With a focus on concepts including the time value of money, risk and return, valuation, investment principles and the role of financial markets, and through real-world examples and practical exercises, students learn concepts and terms used by financial analysts and strategists.Prerequisites: MBA 521

RES 530 Real Estate Finance

This course is an introduction to corporate real estate decision making. Students are exposed to real estate investment, market analysis, project financing, leasing, property management and land-development issues. Students learn the economic factors and finance theories that affect property values. Consideration will be given to current trends in commercial real estate finance and deal making. Students who wish to take the finance concentration must pass this class with a minimum grade of a B+. 4 crs.

RES 571 Real Estate Law

This course is a combination of business and real estate law. The outcomes and discussion are geared toward real estate organizations, the impact of eminent domain on the built environment, and the application of critical thinking using the IRAC method. Key outcomes are centered on understanding the relationships of ethics and real estate, legal interests in real property, and business law topics, such as labor law, bankruptcy, corporations and contracts. 4 crs.

RES 560 Real Estate Development

In this course, the students will focus on analyzing real estate with an emphasis on development in the following markets: residential, industrial, office and retail. Students will begin using the Argus Developer program as the key computerized market analysis package, gaining an intermediate mastery level. The core outcomes will include applying the basic real estate economic relationships between the markets, space absorption, and determining achievable space rents. This course will also introduce the importance of location and timing in the development process. 4 crs.

RES 550 Real Estate Analysis

This course will focus key analytical components, including quantifying the market, performing competitive analysis, political and legal analysis, location and site analysis and financial analysis. 4 crs.
Prerequisites: RES 530.

RES 540 Asset Management

In this course, students will learn the key econometrics of managing investors’ assets. Focus areas will include understanding the goals and objectives of the owner, macroeconomic influences on real estate investment, sourcing, and calculating financial statements. In addition, the student will apply the TVM principles using the DCF model. 4 crs.

RES 541 Property Management

In this course students will learn effective marketing and leasing tactics for residential, retail and office portfolios including the management of tenants and employees, repairs and maintenance, marketing and the ethical and legal environment of property management. 4 crs.

Real Estate Cpstone Courses

RES 597 MBARE Capstone Project I

Effective business management requires students to acquire and apply strong research skills using quantitative research methods. Students will be expected to grasp and make critical use of quantitative data to make informed decisions on the critical issues within their concentration. Topics include structuring decisions, evaluating alternatives, making trade-offs, risk avoidance, cost containment and contingency planning. 4 crs.

RES 598 MBARE Capstone Project II

In this course, students will synthesize, apply and demonstrate the skills and competencies that reflect mastery of the MBA program learning outcomes in a final thesis project. After rigorous research, students develop a comprehensive strategic initiative. Using a wide variety of management tools, students will explore options, analyze critical information and develop an implementation plan. 4 crs.
Prerequisites: RES 597.