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Baker Program in Real Estate

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The two-year master of professional studies in real estate (MPS/RE) degree program is intended for real estate professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. The program capitalizes on a multidisciplinary curriculum and real estate field faculty members from six different colleges at Cornell. These faculty members, with practical experience and academic expertise, drive the design and delivery of all coursework.

Sixty-two credit hours of coursework and a required summer internship provide a comprehensive and practical foundation for professional careers in real estate. Core courses include the development process, finance, investment, law, construction planning and operations, design, transactions and deal structuring, marketing and management. A student’s ability to apply all aspects of his coursework to real-world cases is tested through two semester-long project courses. Twenty-three elective credits provide numerous opportunities for each student to customize both his concentration, and management and leadership requirements. Additionally, the weekly distinguished speaker series provides a venue for students to learn from and network with industry leaders.

The Baker Program in Real Estate is as also home to the Cornell Real Estate Council, the hub of industry-related real estate activities on and off campus. The professional relationships that students form with council members last throughout their careers.


The Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University admits mature individuals who will lead others in the profession. Our mission is to educate, develop, and graduate leaders who have completed a comprehensive two-year curriculum that combines coursework with industry exposure to deliver fundamental knowledge about all facets of real estate including an array of advanced analytical skills. Students are educated about real estate as the built environment and as investible assets, which play important roles in the international economy and in societal institutions. The Baker Real Estate Program is the premier education opportunity of its kind in the world, built on a long-standing commitment to maintaining a large resident faculty and an interdisciplinary curriculum with access to an extensive set of courses in traditional and emerging areas of study.

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