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MS in Real Estate

Master the art and science behind every deal in NYC’s booming real estate market.

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Credits

36
Credits
Advance your real estate career in 3 semesters
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Location

Beren
Campus
Get the on-campus experience in the heart of midtown
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In the competitive real estate industry, having an edge is critical to advancing your career. As any real estate professional will tell you, success in this booming industry relies on both what you know and who you know. At Sy Syms, we will deliver to you the what and the who that you need for your career in Real Estate to take off.

In the 12-month Sy Syms Master’s in Real Estate program, you will master the fundamentals of financial analysis and modeling, analytics and quantitative evaluation, hard asset development and deal-making, while building a vast professional network in NYC.

Practicum 

The Real Estate Practicum is the capstone to the MSRE program.  It always takes place after the Spring semester and involves a comprehensive 4 week session in which students will work in groups of 4 from within their class.  The focus of the practicum may change from year to year and will always be topical and current.  In some years, the focus may be on Financial Derivatives and Case Evaluation. In others, the objective may be to put the student into the position of evaluating a project, working with Architects, Financiers, and Development experts to develop a building from the ground up and then to ‘pitch’ the actual sponsor.  The model of the Hines Competition where interdisciplinary teams work together to form a cogent financial plan and sound architectural design to address the objectives of the ‘sponsor’ has been successful in the past, with past projects including evaluations of the 50 Hudson Yards and the Chrysler Building.  This 6 credit intensive program will often involve work with architects and specialists from our network of affiliated graduate schools of Architecture and Design.


Alumni Involvement in Placement

The vast YU Real Estate alumni network serve to cultivate the program and our students and have committed to helping us to place our students.  Their commitment to the success of the program and your success are interlaced.  They give readily of their time and expertise in Real Estate Symposium, final practicum critiques, and ultimately in the placement of our students.  

The Sy Syms Edge

Our flexible classes are catered towards the working professional

Our comprehensive core curriculum builds a foundation for success in any business

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Our student body includes a diverse variety of professionals from every business sector

Your classes will be small and personalized, allowing you to make lifelong business connections

Full Program Breakdown

In the competitive real estate industry, having an edge is critical to advancing your career. As any real estate professional will tell you, success in this booming industry relies on both what you know and who you know. At Sy Syms, we will deliver to you the what and the who that you need for your career in Real Estate to take off.

In the 12-month Sy Syms Master’s in Real Estate program, you will master the fundamentals of financial analysis and modeling, analytics and quantitative evaluation, hard asset development and deal-making, while building a vast professional network in NYC.

Practicum 

The Real Estate Practicum is the capstone to the MSRE program.  It always takes place after the Spring semester and involves a comprehensive 4 week session in which students will work in groups of 4 from within their class.  The focus of the practicum may change from year to year and will always be topical and current.  In some years, the focus may be on Financial Derivatives and Case Evaluation. In others, the objective may be to put the student into the position of evaluating a project, working with Architects, Financiers, and Development experts to develop a building from the ground up and then to ‘pitch’ the actual sponsor.  The model of the Hines Competition where interdisciplinary teams work together to form a cogent financial plan and sound architectural design to address the objectives of the ‘sponsor’ has been successful in the past, with past projects including evaluations of the 50 Hudson Yards and the Chrysler Building.  This 6 credit intensive program will often involve work with architects and specialists from our network of affiliated graduate schools of Architecture and Design.


Alumni Involvement in Placement

The vast YU Real Estate alumni network serve to cultivate the program and our students and have committed to helping us to place our students.  Their commitment to the success of the program and your success are interlaced.  They give readily of their time and expertise in Real Estate Symposium, final practicum critiques, and ultimately in the placement of our students.  

The Sy Syms Edge

Our flexible classes are catered towards the working professional

Our comprehensive core curriculum builds a foundation for success in any business

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Our student body includes a diverse variety of professionals from every business sector

Your classes will be small and personalized, allowing you to make lifelong business connections

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In the competitive real estate industry, having an edge is critical to advancing your career. As any real estate professional will tell you, success in this booming industry relies on both what you know and who you know. At Sy Syms, we will deliver to you the what and the who that you need for your career in Real Estate to take off.

In the 12-month Sy Syms Master’s in Real Estate program, you will master the fundamentals of financial analysis and modeling, analytics and quantitative evaluation, hard asset development and deal-making, while building a vast professional network in NYC.

Practicum 

The Real Estate Practicum is the capstone to the MSRE program.  It always takes place after the Spring semester and involves a comprehensive 4 week session in which students will work in groups of 4 from within their class.  The focus of the practicum may change from year to year and will always be topical and current.  In some years, the focus may be on Financial Derivatives and Case Evaluation. In others, the objective may be to put the student into the position of evaluating a project, working with Architects, Financiers, and Development experts to develop a building from the ground up and then to ‘pitch’ the actual sponsor.  The model of the Hines Competition where interdisciplinary teams work together to form a cogent financial plan and sound architectural design to address the objectives of the ‘sponsor’ has been successful in the past, with past projects including evaluations of the 50 Hudson Yards and the Chrysler Building.  This 6 credit intensive program will often involve work with architects and specialists from our network of affiliated graduate schools of Architecture and Design.


Alumni Involvement in Placement

The vast YU Real Estate alumni network serve to cultivate the program and our students and have committed to helping us to place our students.  Their commitment to the success of the program and your success are interlaced.  They give readily of their time and expertise in Real Estate Symposium, final practicum critiques, and ultimately in the placement of our students.  

Our flexible classes are catered towards the working professional

Our comprehensive core curriculum builds a foundation for success in any business

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Our student body includes a diverse variety of professionals from every business sector

Your classes will be small and personalized, allowing you to make lifelong business connections

Contact Us

We offer potential students the opportunity to sit in on a class and speak with a current student or faculty member. By visiting Sy Syms School of Business, you will experience the unique way our faculty and students engage with one another and how what they learn in the classroom translates to what they will be doing as professionals.

If you have questions about the program or would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at gradschool@yu.edu or 1-833-241-4723.

Graduate with the expertise to:

Make a contribution to the practice of Real Estate in its myriad forms

Make strategic decisions informed by detailed financial analyses

Analyze investments using financial modeling and other analytic tools to determine value, volatility and risk for a variety of properties

Understand the structure, role and use of derivatives in real estate investment 

Utilize modern portfolio theory and techniques to manage real estate portfolios with respect to macroeconomic factors and real estate market trends 

Curriculum 

The 36-credit program focuses on grounding students in the principles and practice of real estate. By taking a number of different courses, students will have the opportunity to discover which aspects of real estate engage them the most. 

All students begin their experience at Sy Syms with a required three-week (3 credits) intensive quantitative and analytics training module. The sessions meet for five consecutive days across three modules: 

  • Review of finance with calculator and Excel focus 
  • Review of statistics with Excel and Stata/R focus
  • Review of economics 

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required.

At three weeks, a comprehensive diagnostic exam is given, similar to what would be expected in an investment banking training program. Following the training module, students take foundational core courses, electives tailored to their interests, and an experiential capstone where they work on a full-fledged real estate development in New York City. 

The required courses for the MSRE program are 3 credits each (unless otherwise specified) and include: 

  • Real Estate Finance and Investments 
  • Urban Economics
  • Real Estate Analytics (1.5 credits) 
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Legal Cases
  • Statistics/Econometrics
  • Management and Organizations
  • Practicum (6 credits)

The set of electives vary from year to year. Each are 1.5 credit ½ semester course and can include:

  • Advanced Seminars 
  • Construction Management and Architecture
  • Negotiations
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Design and Architecture
  • Property Management and Leases
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Accounting
  • Urban Design, Zoning and Land Use
Prospective Students

Curriculum 

The 36-credit program focuses on grounding students in the principles and practice of real estate. By taking a number of different courses, students will have the opportunity to discover which aspects of real estate engage them the most. 

All students begin their experience at Sy Syms with a required three-week (3 credits) intensive quantitative and analytics training module. The sessions meet for five consecutive days across three modules: 

  • Review of finance with calculator and Excel focus 
  • Review of statistics with Excel and Stata/R focus
  • Review of economics 

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required.

At three weeks, a comprehensive diagnostic exam is given, similar to what would be expected in an investment banking training program. Following the training module, students take foundational core courses, electives tailored to their interests, and an experiential capstone where they work on a full-fledged real estate development in New York City. 

The required courses for the MSRE program are 3 credits each (unless otherwise specified) and include: 

  • Real Estate Finance and Investments 
  • Urban Economics
  • Real Estate Analytics (1.5 credits) 
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Legal Cases
  • Statistics/Econometrics
  • Management and Organizations
  • Practicum (6 credits)

The set of electives vary from year to year. Each are 1.5 credit ½ semester course and can include:

  • Advanced Seminars 
  • Construction Management and Architecture
  • Negotiations
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Design and Architecture
  • Property Management and Leases
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Accounting
  • Urban Design, Zoning and Land Use
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