McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Certificate in Global Real Estate

Matt Cypher and students in hard hats on construction site

Georgetown McDonough MBA students have the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Global Real Estate. This certificate’s development emerged from research that included a growing interest in real estate and feedback from students, alumni, and real estate professionals. It builds upon the numerous offerings from the school’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate, as well as the strength of the alumni network.

The certificate is open to both Full-time and Flex MBA students, including those currently enrolled. It will equip students with the experiences and skills necessary to compete in the commercial real estate job market and make an impact in the field. A collaboration between the Steers Center for Global Real Estate and the MBA program, the certificate merges the rigor and reputation of the Georgetown MBA with the experiential nature and individualized attention of the Steers Center. 

Questions about the certificate? Contact Matthew Cypher at matthew.cypher@georgetown.edu, academic director of the certificate, for questions related to academic and course requirements. Contact Cheryl Laing, marketing and recruitment coordinator of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate, at cheryl.laing@georgetown.edu for questions related to the applications and admissions.

Admissions

Enrollment is limited and will be based on the application submitted to the certificate’s faculty.

Coursework

Students who elect to enroll in the certificate program will take a 7.5-credit sequence of MBA elective courses to develop a strong foundational understanding in theoretical and applied aspects of commercial real estate. Upon graduation from the MBA Program, students will receive a notation on their official university transcript 

Certificate Elective Requirements: 7.5 elective credits 

Students who elect to enroll in the certificate program will take a 7.5-credit sequence of MBA elective courses to develop a strong foundational understanding in theoretical and applied aspects of commercial real estate. Upon graduation from the MBA Program, students will receive a notation on their official university transcript along with a certificate of completion.

Real Estate Electives

Real Estate Intensive Electives

*This list of MBA electives serves as a guide. It is subject to change and does not represent a guarantee that specific courses will be offered in specific academic years.

Faculty

Kenneth Bacon

Adjunct Professor, Steers Center; Partner, Railfield

Matthew Cypher

Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice; Director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate; and Academic Advisor, MBA Certificate in Real Estate

Jeffrey Foster

Adjunct Professor, Steers Center; Independent Director, Board of Vault Digital Infrastructure

Jeremy Healey

Adjunct Professor, Steers Center; CEO, BPT Holdings; Partner, Healey Development

James Reid

Robert and Lauren Steers Chair, Steers Center; Senior Advisor, CBRE

John Wilkinson

Adjunct Professor, Steers Center; President and Founder, Boundary Companies