- MBA Real Estate Program
- Real Estate Symposium 2021
- Past Symposia
- Real Estate Alumni Reception
- Real Estate Capital Markets Conference
- Real Estate Alumni Career Breakfasts
- Real Estate Lunch Speaker Series
- Panel Discussions and Featured Speakers
- Other Events
- Careers in Real Estate Workshop Series
- Research & Media
- Areas of Research
- Public Policy Proposals
- Debt Relief and Real Economy
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
- Executive Education
MBA Real Estate Program
The MBA Real Estate Program builds upon the strengths of Columbia Business School’s top-ranking MBA program, providing students an unparalleled opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial skills while focusing on real estate finance and investment management.
The Milstein Center has established an important partnership with the student Real Estate Association (REA) and works closely with the group on events and programs to complement the curriculum, and to help them to develop their networks. These activities focus on education, career development, and networking, and include international and domestic study tours, industry and alumni speaker events, and social events. Additionally, the club partners with the Center to match students with alumni mentors. Outside of the classroom, real estate students can represent Columbia Business School and refine the skills they are developing in their coursework by participating in national case competitions.
Beyond the classroom, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate produces a full calendar of activities that complement the formal curriculum. Senior-level practitioners—including many alumni—come to campus as event participants, speakers, panelists, and mentors, providing the Columbia Business School community with exceptional opportunities to gain in-depth insight into the real estate industry. See the student events we hosted in 2020–2021.
There is no formal application process for the MBA Real Estate Program; students wishing to study real estate at Columbia Business School should apply to the MBA program. Once admitted, students may select among the real estate course offerings to complement the broad management training offered by the MBA core curriculum.
Fellowships and Scholarships
A variety of awards are available for entering and continuing students. In addition to financial support, awardees become members of Columbia Business School’s community of real estate scholars and fellows.
The Real Estate Association (REA), a group of more than 200 students interested in real estate investment and management, works with the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate to coordinate activities that leverage the educational and networking opportunities available to students.
Graduates and students of the MBA Real Estate Program take on leadership roles in all segments of the industry including investing, asset management, development, and launching entrepreneurial endeavors.
Columbia Business School, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and the Real Estate Association provide and/or can direct you to a number of resources which can support your study of real estate, some of which include: software, industry organizations, and sources of real estate intelligence.
Student & Alumni Testimonials
Learn what current students and recent graduates have to say about their experience in the MBA Real Estate Program.