MPS in Real Estate/MBA

What can the combination of an MBA and an MPS in Real Estate do for you?

The MPS in Real Estate/MBA dual degree combines the strengths of Johnson with the School of Hotel Administration, which are both parts of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Combining specialized knowledge in many facets of real estate with a strong general management foundation gives dual-degree graduates a powerful set of knowledge and skills. This pair of credentials not only gives graduates a distinct edge, but also increases flexibility in career options.

The professional master’s degree in real estate delivers a comprehensive foundation in the field, incorporating the perspectives of developer, owner, investor, financier, operator, and user. In addition, it confers knowledge of all the specialized disciplines that apply in the industry: architecture, construction management, development, finance, investment and deal structuring, law, transactions, property management, urban economics and planning.

The MBA provides sound base in all the functional areas of business-accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations management, strategy, and leadership. Building on these, the program enables individuals to strengthen their leadership ability, as well as to add specialized knowledge in entrepreneurship, sustainable global enterprise, consulting, and other areas.

Why Cornell?

Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate and Johnson Graduate School of Management are widely acknowledged to be among the nation’s premier programs. Both are deliberately small and intensely collaborative, and offer exceptional applied learning opportunities.

Cornell graduates benefit from a huge, loyal, and engaged network of alumni. The Cornell Real Estate Council is one of the largest university-based networks of real estate professionals in the world. Entrepreneurship@Cornell and its affiliated Cornell Entrepreneur Network provide opportunities to connect with colleagues and acquire cutting-edge knowledge.

Program Structure and Curriculum

The MPS-Real Estate/MBA dual degree program offers a way to combine credits and complete the degrees at an accelerated pace.

Two-Year Dual Degree: Master’s in Real Estate and MBA

Degree(s) Awarded: Cornell University Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate and MBA

Application Process: Apply to both the Baker Program in Real Estate and the One-Year Accelerated MBA program at the same time, prior to starting any course of study.

Sequence of Curriculum: In May, you will start at Johnson and learn the core MBA curriculum throughout the summer. In the fall, you start your year in the Baker program and then spend the final year at Johnson.

Length: 5 semesters + 1 summer internship

Start Date: May

Who should Apply:

Intended for those who wish a career in real estate that will strongly utilize general management skills. Provides the opportunity to explore the wide array of real estate classes, concentration choices, and immersions the university has to offer.


Apply to Johnson.

Apply to Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate.