McDonough School of Business
Matthew Cypher and real estate students in front of Healy Hall
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Inaugural M.S. in Global Real Assets Class Arrives on the Hilltop

The M.S. in Global Real Assets (MS-GRA) program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently welcomed 41 students to campus to explore the new reality of real estate and infrastructure in a changing marketplace. The 12-month, full-time program is offered in partnership with the school’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate to provide students with an innovative real assets curriculum that redefines real estate and infrastructure in a changing investment landscape.

“We are pleased to welcome an inaugural cohort to the MS-GRA program that brings together a diverse and passionate group of professionals to address critical issues of real assets,” said Matthew Cypher, Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice and director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate. “They will study a range of issues at the intersection of real assets investment in our rapidly changing economic and physical environments. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish over the next year and beyond.”

The curriculum will be supported by the diverse perspectives of a global cohort – 39% of students have dual citizenship and 17% are international, representing 17 countries from across the world. The incoming class is 41% U.S. diversity and 29% of students identify as an underrepresented minority. 

With an average age of 26, the incoming class of students represents a strong background in business (54%) in addition to degrees in economics, arts and humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. They have an average of two years of work experience.

“We are proud to welcome a strong inaugural class to the MS-GRA, which speaks to the demand for an innovative program that aligns with the changing world of real estate and infrastructure,” said Nita Swinsick, associate dean for graduate and executive program admissions. “The cohort represents a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives, which will allow for enriching classroom discussions and a greater understanding of how to work across global teams.”

M.S. in Global Real Assets