Courses and Curriculum

If you follow the traditional path, the Nathan S. Collier MSRE program begins in late June and ends with graduation the following May. We know not everyone follows one path, so if you are a combined degree or law student, you may follow a more customized curriculum.

Your focus on course work provides you the foundation of real estate best practices. However, we believe it’s applied knowledge that will give you the edge for your career upon graduation.

  • Analyzing real-world commercial real estate cases supplied and supported by practicing real estate professionals
  • Connecting with industry leaders
  • Working in teams with your peers
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Traditional and Combined

The 34 credit hour Nathan S. Collier MSRE program begins in late June and ends with graduation the following May. In addition to a cohesive and comprehensive set of core real estate courses, Master in Real Estate students are able to select from a broad array of finance, entrepreneurship, development, building construction, and urban and regional planning electives. The required “capstone” course provides MSRE students the opportunity to analyze “live” commercial real estate cases supplied and supported by practicing real estate professionals. The multidisciplinary curriculum, coupled with the active involvement of real estate professionals, provides a premier educational experience for our students.

The UF Graduate School requires that at least 16 of the 34 credits be taken from the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE). Full list of Real Estate Courses can be found on the UF Graduate School’s website, which includes REE, FIN and ENT prefix courses, except for research courses. The UF Graduate School also requires at least a 3.0 GPA for both your “major GPA” (Dept. of FIRE courses) and “overall GPA”.

CourseTitleCredit
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate2
GEB 5212Professional Writing1
GEB 5215Professional Communication1
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate Development2
BUL 6516Law of Real Estate Transactions2
REE 6315Real Estate Market & Transaction Analysis2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies*3
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2
REE 6930Real Estate Research and Technology1
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied Project2
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics**2
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal2

Plus at least 2 of the following:

CourseTitleCredit
GEB 6930Graduate International Experience - Real Estate2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets & Securitization2
REE 6737Real Estate Development2

*1 credit during Summer B, Fall & Spring terms

**If you have earned an A or A- in graduate level statistics or QMB 3250 in the last two years, you may petition to substitute an additional 2 credits of graduate elective coursework instead of taking QMB 5304 Introduction to Statistics.

Total credits: 26
CourseTitleCredit
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction3
FIN 5437Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk & Return2
FIN 5439Finance II: Capital Structure & Risk Management Issues2
FIN 6545Fixed Income Security Valuation2
FIN 6547Interest Rate Risk Management2
FIN 6642Global Entrepreneurship2
ENT 6006Entrepreneurship2
ENT 6016Venture Analysis2
ENT 6116Business Plan Formation2
MAN 6447Art and Science of Negotiation2
QMB 5305Advanced Managerial Statistics2
URP 6042Urban Economy3
URP 6061Planning Administration and Ethics3
URP 6100Planning Theory and History3
URP 6103Development Review3
URP 6542Land Development Economics3
URP 6745Housing, Public Policy and Planning3
URP 6871Planning Design I3
URP 6872Planning Design II3
Total credits: 8

Other courses may be taken with approval of Program Director. BCN: Building Construction; FIN: Finance; URP: Urban and Regional Planning

Summer B

(only traditional MSRE’s take all of these courses in Summer B, Combined B/MSRE’s take BUL 6516 via electronic platform in Summer B, and GEB 5212, GEB 5215 and REE 6045 in Fall or Spring)

Required
CourseTitleCredit
GEB 5215Professional Communication1
GEB 5212Professional Writing1
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate2
BUL 6516Law of Real Estate Transactions2
Fall Mod 1
Required
CourseTitleCredit
GEB 6930GIE – Real Estate (MSRE International RE Study Tour, trip taking place during modular break)2
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics2
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate*2
REE 6315Real Estate Market & Transaction Analysis2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (Full Fall Semester course)1

*JD & combined only

Electives
CourseTitleCredit
FIN 5437Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk & Return2
URP 6100Planning Theory and History (Full Fall Semester course)3
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction (Full Fall Semester course)3
FIN 6545Fixed Income Security Valuation2
Fall Mod 2
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (continued)1
Electives
CourseTitleCredit
FIN 5439Finance II: Capital Structure & Risk Management Issues**2
URP 6100Planning Theory and History (continued)3
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction (continued)3
ENT 6006Entrepreneurship2

**Pre-requisite for advanced Finance courses

Spring Mod 3
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate Development2
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate*2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (Full Spring Semester course)2
REE 6208
or
REE 6737
Secondary Mortgage Markets & Securitization***
or
Real Estate Development II***
2

*JD & combined only
***At least one of these

Electives
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets & Securitization2
FIN 6429Financial Decision Making2
ENT 6016Venture Analysis2
FIN 6930Special Topics/Invest. Fin.2
Spring Mod 4
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied Project2
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis*2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (continued)2
REE 6208
or
REE 6737
Secondary Mortgage Markets & Securitization***
or
Real Estate Development II***
2

*JD & combined only
***At least one of these

Electives
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6737Real Estate Development II2
FIN 6434Private Equity2
FIN 6930Fixed Income Securities2
ENT 6116Business Plan Formation2
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Joint JD/MSRE

In order to earn the JD/MSRE degree, candidates must complete 22 credit hours, including five required courses (10 hours) and 12 credit hours from the elective courses listed below. Sixteen of the 22 credits must be from the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (that is, they must have REE or FIN prefixes), as required by the Graduate School.

JD/MSRE students are not required to take Summer B courses, except for the GEB 6930 International RE Study Tour, which takes place between the Summer B and Fall terms.

Courses will be offered so that they may be completed during the Fall and Spring terms of any year. Two credit hour courses are offered on a modular basis. That is, they run for half of a semester. Modular courses are offered in the first and second half of the Fall and Spring semesters.

CourseTitleCredit
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics2
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate2
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied Project*2

*Must be final MSRE course

Total credits: 8
CourseTitleCredit
GEB 6930GIE – Real Estate (MSRE International RE Study Tour, trip taking place during modular break)2
FIN 5437Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk & Return2
FIN 5439Finance II: Capital Structure and Risk Management2
QMB 5305Advanced Managerial Statistics2
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets and Securities2
REE 6315Real Estate Market and Transaction Analysis2
REE 6737Real Estate Development II2
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate Development2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies*1 or 2

*May be taken twice, once in Fall (1cr.) and once in Spring (2cr.)

Total credits: 14

Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the MSRE Program Director.

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MBA with a Concentration in Real Estate

To complete a real estate concentration in the UF MBA program, students must complete four of the following five courses.

CourseTitleCreditModule(s)
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate*2Summer B, Mods 1, 2 & 4
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal**2Mod 3
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets and Securitization2Mod 4
REE 6315Real Estate Market and Transaction Analysis***2Mod 1
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2Mods 2 & 4

*REE 6045 is highly recommended prior to taking REE 6395, and REE 6208, as these courses presume students have mastered the material in REE 6045.

**REE 6045 or REE 6395 is a prerequisite for REE 6105. This prerequisite will be enforced.

***REE 6045 is a prerequisite for REE 6315. This prerequisite will be enforced.

Total credits: 8