The real estate concentration 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.

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

Real Estate Specialization

The UCLA Anderson real estate specialization is designed to prepare MBA students for successful careers in the real estate industry. The specialization provides UCLA Anderson MBA students with conceptual and market frameworks, business methodologies and skill sets, and institutional, legal and regulatory knowledge pertinent to placement in this field. Participating students must fulfill the standard MBA 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.

For questions about the UCLA Anderson MBA curriculum and the real estate specialization requirements, please contact Otha Stubblefield, Director of Academic Operations, MBA Student Affairs: For questions regarding the Ziman Center's student programs and extracurricular activities, contact the Ziman Center: