This is a named option in the Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics M.S.
Information about this named option can be found on the program website.
To be considered, all candidates must complete an admissions application. Candidates must submit personal information (address, birth date, demographics, etc), and the items listed below:
- Documentation of undergraduate university degree, or expected completion of such a degree prior to starting the MS-Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Named Option: Real Estate program
- Demonstrated knowledge of business fundamentals (or specific plan for acquiring prior to the start of the program); some possible ways of satisfying this include:
- Undergraduate degree with business major or minor
- Completion of Certificate in Business at UW-Madison
- Completion of Certificate of Entrepreneurship at UW-Madison
- College course work including the following:
- Micro Economics Course
- GEN BUS 310 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance for Non-Business Majors or equivalent
- REAL EST/A A E/ECON/URB R PL 306 The Real Estate Process
- Undergraduate transcript
- GMAT or GRE
- One letter of recommendation
- Response to essay question
- We reserve the right to interview any prospective applicant
The TOEFL exam is required for international applicants. It is waived for those students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree and/or master’s degree (minimum of eight semesters total) with instruction in English or who will complete such a degree prior to matriculation in the MS-Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Named Option: Real Estate program.
All undergraduate and master’s degree transcripts from schools outside the United States must be verified by WES at the individual class level.
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Minimum Graduate School Requirements
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Named Option Requirements
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
|Face to Face||Evening/Weekend||Online||Hybrid||Accelerated|
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|Minimum Credit Requirement||30 credits|
|Minimum Residence Credit Requirement||16 credits|
|Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement||15 credits out of 30 total credits must be completed in graduate-level coursework; courses with the Graduate Level Coursework attribute are identified and searchable in the university's Course Guide (http://my.wisc.edu/CourseGuideRedirect/BrowseByTitle).|
|Overall Graduate GPA Requirement||3.0 GPA required.|
|Other Grade Requirements||The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.|
|Assessments and Examinations||No formal examination is required.|
|Language Requirements||No language requirement.|
|Students must take the following required courses:|
|REAL EST 631||Real Estate Excel Modeling||1|
|REAL EST 632||Real Estate ARGUS Modeling||1|
|REAL EST 710||Real Estate Finance||3|
|REAL EST 712||Real Estate Law||3|
|or REAL EST 640||Real Estate Capital Markets|
|REAL EST 715||Techniques of Real Estate Valuation||3|
|REAL EST/URB R PL 720||Urban Economics||3|
|REAL EST 750||Commercial Property Development||3|
|ELECTIVES - Students must also take 13 credits in electives and may choose from the following:||13|
|Residential Property Development|
|Green - Sustainable Development|
|Real Estate Investment Analysis and Presentation|
|Real Estate Equity Investment|
|Lawyering the Development Deal: A Practical Guide to Real Estate Law|
|Commercial Real Estate Finance|
|Reading and Research-Urban Land Economics|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Construction Project Management|
|Data to Decisions|
|Ethics, Integrity and Society|
|Leading and Working in Teams|
|Bargaining, Negotiating and Dispute Settlement for Managers|
|Property Risk Management|
|Risk Analytics and Behavioral Science|
|Land Use Policy and Planning|
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The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures provide essential information regarding general university policies. Program authority to set degree policies beyond the minimum required by the Graduate School lies with the degree program faculty. Policies set by the academic degree program can be found below.
Named Option-Specific Policies
Graduate Work from Other Institutions
With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 9 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
No credits from a UW–Madison undergraduate degree are allowed to count toward the degree.
UW–Madison University Special
With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count no more than 9 credits of coursework numbered 700 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special student. Coursework earned five or more years prior to the master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.
ADVISOR / COMMITTEE
Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.
An advisor generally serves as the thesis advisor. In many cases, an advisor is assigned to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies.
A committee often accomplishes advising for the students in the early stages of their studies.
CREDITS PER TERM ALLOWED
Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.
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- Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Policies and Procedures
- Dean of Students Office (for all students to seek grievance assistance and support)
- Employee Assistance (for personal counseling and workplace consultation around communication and conflict involving graduate assistants and other employees, post-doctoral students, faculty and staff)
- Employee Disability Resource Office (for qualified employees or applicants with disabilities to have equal employment opportunities)
- Graduate School (for informal advice at any level of review and for official appeals of program/departmental or school/college grievance decisions)
- Office of Compliance (for class harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence)
- Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (for conflicts involving students)
- Ombuds Office for Faculty and Staff (for employed graduate students and post-docs, as well as faculty and staff)
- Title IX (for concerns about discrimination)
Students should contact the department chair or program director with questions about grievances.
Limited scholarships are available at departments discretion based on needs. Students must produce a one- to three-page statement of need for financial aid. The department chair determines if qualified.
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