The real estate specialization at UCLA Anderson is integrated into the school's general MBA curriculum.

Students interested in this career path will learn about real estate financing and investing as well as entrepreneurial real estate development. The field is interdisciplinary in nature and students are encouraged to take courses in taxation and law, as well as classes in related departments at UCLA, such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Real Estate Curriculum

Elective course offerings are subject to change.

  • Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Investments (MGMT 170/undergraduate)
  • Urban Real Estate Finance and Investing (MGMT 278A)
  • Real Estate Securitization: Debt (MGMT 278B)
  • Cases in Real Estate Investments (MGMT 279A)
  • Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development (MGMT 279B)
  • Real Estate Economics, Capital Markets, and Securitization (MGMT 279C)
  • Real Estate Law and Taxation (MGMT 298D)
  • Recognizing and Resolving Legal Issues in Real Estate Businesses (MGMT 298D)
  • Affordable Housing Development and Finance (MGMT 298E)
  • Real Estate Trends: Data Analytics and PropTech (MGMT 298D)
  • Advanced Cases in Real Estate Entrepreneurship (MGMT 298D)
  • Urban Economics and Real Estate Finance (MGMT 298D/PhD)

Real Estate Specialization


The UCLA Anderson real estate specialization is designed to prepare  FTMBA, FEMBA and EMBA students for successful careers in the real estate industry. The specialization provides UCLA Anderson students with conceptual and market frameworks, business methodologies and skill sets, and institutional, legal and regulatory knowledge pertinent to placement in this field. Participating FTMBA, FEMBA and EMBA Anderson students must fulfill the standard general management requirements, but will also receive additional advanced training in the field of real estate through UCLA Ziman Center real estate courses and extensive extracurricular activities. To complete the specialization, students must pass the  Urban Real Estate Finance and Investments (278A) course as well as three extra Ziman Center courses.

The real estate specialization is managed by UCLA Anderson's FTMBA, FEMBA and EMBA Student Affairs offices. For questions about Anderson's management curriculum and/or specialization requirements, please contact your specific program administrator below:

For questions regarding the Ziman Center's student programs, extracurricular activities, and resources, please contact Peter Saephanh.

Steven C. Gordon Education Endowment


The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate has received a major gift from Los Angeles Real Estate Entrepreneur Steven C. Gordon to establish the Steven C. Gordon Real Estate Student Endowment.

The student endowment is the result of a $1 million gift from Gordon.

The Steven C. Gordon Student Endowment will significantly enhance the opportunities available to students at UCLA in the field of real estate. Funds from the endowment will be directed annually to support such activities as curriculum development real estate case competitions, distinguished speakers series, professional mentoring, career services and related pedagogical activities.

Gordon is a globally recognized leader in business and real estate. He is chairman and has been a principal owner of Domino Realty Management Company for over 30 years, during which time he has been actively involved in the acquisition, development and management of over $1 billion in California real estate, consisting of commercial, residential and industrial properties. Prior to 1970, Gordon attended UCLA as an economics major.

"I feel privileged to be a part of such a fine institution as the UCLA Ziman Center and enabled to create a program of current student support to grow future supporters of the Ziman Center and UCLA Anderson School," said Gordon.

“Steve's gift is a real game-changer for the Ziman Center, it will provide innovative learning opportunities for some of the nation's brightest and most promising UCLA students, and it will help to solidify UCLA's place among the very best university-based real estate programs in the world.”

Stuart Gabriel
Director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate