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Georgetown McDonough Launches Certificate in Global Real Estate

With a growing interest in real estate among MBA students, the MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced an MBA Certificate in Global Real Estate to build 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.

“At McDonough, our real estate curriculum and activities are experiential, rigorous, and carry with them a connection to Georgetown’s sense of purpose,” said Matthew Cypher, Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice, director of the Steers Center, and academic director of the certificate. “Our faculty and staff also provide individualized attention and focus to help each student meet their personal goals for pursuing a career in real estate.” 

A collaboration among the Steers Center and the MBA program team, this certificate’s development emerged from research that included feedback from students, alumni, and real estate professionals. McDonough also benefits from its location in the gateway city of Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to partner with our Steers Center to provide this in-depth focus on real estate for our MBA students,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of the MBA program. “As we continue to see growing interest among our students in careers in real estate, as well as a desire to focus on environmental, social, and governance issues within their studies, building upon the existing world-class experiences offered by our faculty in the Steers Center will only add to their post-graduation successes.”

The MBA Certificate in Global Real Estate includes a 7.5-credit sequence of MBA elective courses to develop a strong foundational understanding in theoretical and applied aspects of commercial real estate. All students will enroll in the Real Estate Private Equity course, and then will choose three additional courses from a series of real estate electives. The certificate also will require 1.5 credits from among a set of courses in entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, valuation, financial analysis and modeling, or negotiations. 

Upon graduation and completion of the certificate requirements, admitted students will receive a notation on their official university transcript, along with a certificate of completion. To learn more about the certificate, visit

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