Courses and Curriculum

If you follow the “traditional” path, the MSRE program begins in late June (Summer B) and ends with graduation the following May. If you are applying to the combined degree program or the Joint JD/MSRE program, you will follow a more customized curriculum.

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Traditional Master’s

The 34 credit hour Traditional Nathan S. Collier MSRE program begins in late June (Summer B)and ends with graduation the following May. There are 26 required credit hours and 8 elective hours. In addition to a cohesive and comprehensive set of core real estate courses, MSRE students are able to select from a broad array of finance (FIN), entrepreneurship (ENT), construction management (BCN), 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). A full list of Real Estate Courses can be found on the UF Graduate School’s website, which includes REE, FIN and ENT prefix 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”.

CourseTitleModuleCredit
BUL 6516Law of Real Estate TransactionsSummer B2
GEB 5212Professional WritingSummer B1
GEB 5215Professional CommunicationSummer B1
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics**Mods 1 & 32
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate DevelopmentMod 32
REE 6045Introduction to Real EstateMods 1, 3 & Summer B2
REE 6105Real Estate AppraisalMod 22
REE 6315Real Estate Market & Transaction AnalysisMod 12
REE 6395Investment Property AnalysisMods 22
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies*Fall & Spring3
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied ProjectMod 42
REE 6958Real Estate Research and TechnologyFall1

Plus at least 2 of the following:

CourseTitleModuleCredit
GEB 6930Graduate International Experience - Real EstateFall2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets & SecuritizationMod 32
REE 6737Real Estate DevelopmentMod 42

*1 credit during Fall semester; 2 credits during Spring semester.

**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 for QMB 5304 Introduction to Statistics.

Total required credits: 26

The semester or modular during which elective courses are offered frequently changes. Please investigate the availability of your selected elective courses as far in advance as possible. Be sure to check if your selected course has a prerequisite. Courtney Mack has contact information for representatives of the School of Construction Management and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

CourseTitleCredit
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction3
ENT 6006Entrepreneurship2
ENT 6016Venture Analysis2
ENT 6116Business Plan Formation2
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
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 elective credits: 8

Other courses may be taken with the written approval of Program Director. BCN: Construction Management; 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
BUL 6516Law of Real Estate Transactions2
GEB 5212Professional Writing1
GEB 5215Professional Communication1
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate2
Fall Mod 1
Required
CourseTitleCredit
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics2
REE 6315Real Estate Market & Transaction Analysis2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (Full Fall Semester course)1
REE 6958Real Estate Research and Technology (Full Fall Semester course)1
Popular Electives
CourseTitleCredit
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction (Full Fall Semester course)3
GEB 6930GIE – Real Estate (MSRE International RE Study Tour, trip taking place during modular break)2
FIN 5437Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk & Return2
FIN 6545Fixed Income Security Valuation2
URP 6100Planning Theory and History (Full Fall Semester course)3
Fall Mod 2
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal2
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (continued)1
REE 6958Real Estate Research and Technology (continued)1
Popular Electives
CourseTitleCredit
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction (continued)3
ENT 6006Entrepreneurship2
FIN 5439Finance II: Capital Structure & Risk Management Issues**2
URP 6100Planning Theory and History (continued)3

**Pre-requisite for advanced Finance courses

Spring Mod 3
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate Development2
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (Full Spring Semester course)2
Popular Electives
CourseTitleCredit
ENT 6016Venture Analysis2
FIN 6429Financial Decision Making2
FIN 6930Special Topics/Invest. Fin.2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets & Securitization2
Spring Mod 4
Required
CourseTitleCredit
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies & Ring Lecture (continued)2
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied Project2
Popular Electives
CourseTitleCredit
ENT 6116Business Plan Formation2
FIN 6434Private Equity2
FIN 6930Fixed Income Securities2
REE 6737Real Estate Development II2
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Combined Degree

Thirty-four credit hours are required to complete the Nathan S. Collier MSRE program. Combined degree students can apply to and be admitted into the program during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. In addition to a cohesive and comprehensive set of core real estate courses, Master in Real Estate students are able to select from an array of finance, entrepreneurship, development, construction management, 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 Combined Degree Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated undergraduate students both from inside and outside the Warrington College of Business, seeking to complete both an undergraduate and MSRE degree in as little as four years.

The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option by definition means that a student, with their undergraduate major department’s approval, is “double-counting” graduate coursework and the graduate courses are “substituting” for undergraduate coursework/credits. Students can apply 12 credits of graduate coursework to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving time and tuition money. If students complete the maximum of 27 credits while they are undergraduate students, they would only need to complete seven additional credits to earn their master’s degree.

If there is no ability to substitute graduate coursework for undergraduate courses, the student is still eligible to take a maximum of 15 credits of graduate coursework while still an undergraduate:

  • The 15 graduate credits will count only toward the master’s degree
  • Bright Futures and Prepaid tuition can be used to pay for a portion of graduate credit hours
  • Requires undergraduate major department approval

The UF Graduate School requires that at least 16 of the required 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”. In addition, combined degree students must earn at least a “B” in any graduate courses taken while still an undergraduate, in order for the class to count towards their graduate degree.

Tuition Cost Benefits

Most undergraduate scholarships and Prepaid tuition will cover a portion of your graduate tuition while you are still an undergraduate. Students must pay the difference between the undergraduate and graduate tuition rates.

Example of savings assuming a cost of $105 per graduate credit hour:

  • $2,553 savings for 12 undergraduate credits (12 X $105) not taken because they were substituted with grad business courses (based on Fall 2017 tuition).
  • $2,163 savings by applying FL Bright Futures to 21 graduate business credits ($105 X 21).
CourseTitleModuleCredit
BUL 6516Law of Real Estate TransactionsSummer B2
GEB 5212Professional WritingSummer B1
GEB 5215Professional CommunicationSummer B1
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial Statistics**Mods 1 & 22
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate DevelopmentMod 32
REE 6045Introduction to Real EstateMods 1, 3 & Summer B2
REE 6105Real Estate AppraisalMod 22
REE 6315Real Estate Market & Transaction AnalysisMod 12
REE 6395Investment Property AnalysisMod 22
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies*Fall & Spring3
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied ProjectMod 42
REE 6958Real Estate Research and TechnologyFall1

Plus at least 2 of the following:

CourseTitleModuleCredit
GEB 6930Graduate International Experience - Real EstateFall2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets & SecuritizationMod 32
REE 6737Real Estate DevelopmentMod 42

*1 credit during Fall semester & 2 credits during Spring semester

**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 required credits: 26
Business Core Curriculum and Professional Communication

Students from outside the College of Business will need to work with their undergraduate advisor and Courtney Mack.

BSBA or BABA (Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing) or General Studies-Business

These courses are approved for possible substitutions for Core Curriculum. However, each student must finalize a plan of study with an undergraduate advisor.

Undergraduate CourseSubstitutions
QMB 3250 Statistics Business Decisions - 4 creditsQMB 5304 Intro to Managerial Statistics – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)*
and
QMB 6358 Strategic Analysis Management Decisions 1 – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
MAN 4504 Operations Management - 4 creditsMAN 5502 Production & Operations Management – 2 credits (SM-A, SP-M4)
and
MAN 6511 Production Management Problems – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
Professional Communication Requirement (Professional Writing or Speaking) - 3 creditsGEB 5212 Professional Writing – 1 credit (SM-B, F-M1 or F-M2, SP-M3 or SP-M4)*
preferred summer B term
and
GEB 5215 Professional Comm – 1 credit (SM-B, F-M1 or F-M2, SP-M3 or SP-M4)*
preferred summer B term
Restricted Electives or Business Electives RequirementAll graduate level courses except international study tour or capstone project – 1 credit to 12 credits

*Required for MSRE

Major-Specific Business School Course Substitutions & Elective Courses
Finance
Undergraduate CourseSubstitutions
FIN 4243 Debt and Money Markets - 4 creditsChoose 2:
FIN 6545 Fixed Income Security Valuations - 2 credits (SM-B; F-M1)
or
FIN 6547 Interest Rate Risk Management - 2 credits (F-M2)
or
REE 6208 Sec Mortgage Markets – 2 credits (SP-M4)*
FIN 4504 Equity and Capital Markets – 4 creditsChoose 2:
FIN 6537 Derivative Securities - 2 credits (F-M2)
or
FIN 6638 International Finance - 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
or
REE 6395 Investment Property Analysis – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)*
FIN or REEXXXX: Finance Elective Requirement – 4 creditsREE 6045 Int to Real Est - 2 credits (F-M1 or F-M2, SP-M3, SM-B)*
and
Any additional REE6000 level not case study or capstone project -2-4 credits
FIN 4414 Financial Management – 4 creditsFIN 6427 Measuring and Managing Value - 2 credits (F-M1)
and
FIN 6465 Financial Statement Analysis - 2 credits (F-M2)

*Required for MSRE

Information Systems
Undergraduate CourseSubstitutions
QMB 4701 - 2 creditsQMB6755 Managerial Quantitative Analysis I –2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
QMB 4702 - 2 creditsQMB6756 Managerial Quantitative Analysis II –2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
ISM 3254 – 2 creditsISM 6257 Intermediate Business Programming–2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
ISM 3255 – 2 creditsISM 6258 Advanced Business Programming–2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
ISM 4113 – 2 creditsISM 6128 Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I –2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
ISM 4210 – 2 creditsISM 6129 Advanced Business Systems Design & Dev. II - 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
Management
Undergraduate CourseSubstitutions
MAN/BUL electives – 2 to 4 creditsBUL 6516 Law of Real Estate Transactions – 2 credits (SM-B)*
and
Other MAN/BUL 5000 to 6000 level course – 2 credits (varies)
MAN 4301 – 4 creditsChoose two:
BUL 6841 Employment Law – 2 credits (SP-M3)
or
MAN 6331 Compensation in Organizations – 2 credits (SP-M4)
or
MAN 6366 Organizational Staffing – 2 credits (F- M1, SP- M3)

*Required for MSRE

Marketing

These courses can count toward 3000-/4000-level marketing elective requirement –4 to 8 credits:

Substitutions
MAR 6930 Entrepreneurial Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1)
HMG 6747 Marketing in Hospitality & Tourism – 2 credits (SP-M3)
MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1)
MAR 6861: Customer Relationship Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)
MAR 6722 Web-based Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1)
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Joint JD/MSRE

In order to earn the JD/MSRE degree, candidates must complete 22 credit hours, including four required courses (8 hours) and 14 credit hours from the elective courses listed below.

Required courses will be offered so that they may be completed during the Fall and Spring semesters of any year. Two credit courses except all REE 6085 and REE 6935 (Real Estate case studies) are offered on a modular basis. That is, they run for half of a semester. Modular courses are offered in the Fall semester (MOD 1 & MOD 2) and the Spring semester (MOD 3 & MOD 4).

CourseTitleModuleCredit
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial StatisticsMods 1 & 32
REE 6045Introduction to Real EstateMods 1, 2 & Summer B2
REE 6395Investment Property AnalysisMods 22
REE 6948Capstone Seminar & Applied Project*Mod 42

*Must be taken in the student’s last semester.

Total credits: 8
CourseTitleModuleCredit
GEB 6930Graduate International Experience - Real EstateFall2
REE 6958Real Estate Research and TechnologyFall1
QMB 5304Introduction to Managerial StatisticsMods 1 & 32
REE 6105Real Estate AppraisalMod 22
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets and SecuritiesMod 32
REE 6315Real Estate Market and Transaction AnalysisMod 12
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate DevelopmentMod 32
REE 6737Real Estate DevelopmentMod 42
REE 6935Real Estate Case Studies*Fall & Spring1 or 2
FIN 5437Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk & ReturnMods 1 & 32
FIN 5439Finance II: Capital Structure and Risk ManagementMod 22

*May only be taken once in the Fall (1cr.) and once in the Spring (2cr.) for a total of 3 credit hours. Can be taken in the Spring semester even if not taken in the Fall semester.

Total credits: 14

Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the MSRE Program Director if conflicts with law school courses will prevent the Joint student from completing the MSRE degree.

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MBA with a Concentration in Real Estate

To complete a real estate concentration in the UF MBA program, students must take REE 6045 (Introduction to Real Estate) & three additional courses from the following list.

REE 6045 is a prerequisite for the remaining courses, although it may be taken simultaneously with REE 6315 or REE 6208 with the instructor’s permission. REE 6007 is an additional prerequisite for REE 6737

CourseTitleCreditModule(s)
REE 6045Introduction to Real Estate2Summer B, Mods 1 & 3
REE 6105Real Estate Appraisal2Mod 2
REE 6208Secondary Mortgage Markets and Securitization2Mod 3
REE 6315Real Estate Market and Transaction Analysis2Mod 1
REE 6395Investment Property Analysis2Mods 2
REE 6007Fundamentals of Real Estate Development2Mod 3
REE 6737Real Estate Development2Mod 4
Total credits: 8