The Master of Science in Global Real Assets (MS-GRA) curriculum focuses on innovation and creativity in tackling challenges in real assets while observing the evolving intersection of real estate, infrastructure, and ESG firsthand through global travel. The 12-month, full-time program is offered in-person in the dynamic Washington, D.C., market in partnership with the school’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate, which is known for its experiential learning opportunities and individualized attention from professors.
Program Outcomes and Skills
An M.S. in Global Real Assets from Georgetown University prepares you to excel in this rapidly changing industry through an applied curriculum focused on real estate, infrastructure, and ESG issues. You’ll complete a culminating global capstone project and travel abroad for experiential learning and networking opportunities. Upon graduation with your M.S. in Global Real Assets, you will possess a comprehensive foundation in business concepts, demonstrate expertise in the broader category of real assets, and be equipped to navigate the new and rapidly developing ESG interface. You will be well-versed in themes such as asset evaluation, municipal finance, risk assessment, statistical methods, and sustainability management. You also will benefit from Georgetown McDonough’s strengths in preparing students to become ethical leaders with the ability to strategically analyze complex issues as they make critical decisions for the future of their organization.
Global Real Assets Courses
The U.S. municipal capital market is unique among those in the world. There is currently over $3.7 trillion dollars of municipal debt issued in the United States. Every year, state, city, and local governments bring to market billions of dollars in new issues to fund all manner of infrastructure be it roads, bridges, airports, sports stadiums, hospitals, low‐income housing, educational facilities, mass transit systems, water and sewer systems, and not-for-profit institutions. This market has shaped the economic development of the United States, its states, and municipalities.
This course will provide an in‐depth understanding of municipal finance both in terms of how it functions and how infrastructure is both developed and financed in America. This course is well‐suited for those who will be working in investment banking and finance, public sector finance and administration, public sector consulting, and related areas such as public policy, project finance, healthcare, sports management, transportation, real estate, not-for-profit management, and sustainable growth.
Examine issues related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing through such topics as: ESG Performance (historical risk and return of incorporating ESG factors, costs to ESG investing); ESG Ratings (identifying the different raters, ratings estimations, measurements, and similarities/differences); Investors (interest in ESG, considering the tradeoff between fiduciary responsibility, performance, and other factors); ESG Factors (incorporation in investment and portfolio decisions, impact on performance, role of active managers vs. passive indexing); Companies (response and incorporation of ESG; voting by portfolio composition vs. proxy voting and engagement); and Policy and Regulatory Issues (whether ESG disclosure by companies is needed, what form it should it take).
*Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
Join Our August 2024 Intake
Our next Master of Science in Global Real Assets intake launches in August 2024. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you throughout the admissions process to learn more about your background and interests, share details about the classes and capstone project, and explore how you can make an impact in this field.
Questions? Contact Our MS-GRA Admissions Team
We can answer questions about making an investment in your future through the Master’s in Global Real Assets program.
RealAssets@georgetown.edu / +1 (202) 784-1478