Monday, November 14, 2011

UNC Charlotte offers new graduate degree in real estate

UNC Charlotte is searching for recruits for its newest program where students can earn a Master of Science in Real Estate degree.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved the new degree last week, and the university started recruiting students today. The program will begin in August.

"In good times and bad, the commercial real estate industry is one of the key drivers of the economy," said Belk College Dean Steven Ott. "There will always be a need for specially trained employees to manage the complexities of real estate finance, development and construction."

The college hopes to recruit an inaugural class of 12 to 15 students, building to an enrollment of 15 to 20 new students per year. Faculty director Dustin Read said in a statement he expects the class to be a mix of part-time and full-time students. Students will take a mix of classes covering subjects such as commercial real estate, law and land use policy, finance and investment, construction management and financial management.

Go here for more information and admissions requirements.