Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to the penthouse of a new mixed-use development, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out as you recruit for the most desirable jobs in real estate.

Add a Real Estate Certificate to Your MBA 

The University of Michigan Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development offers MBA students the opportunity to study real estate development through an interdisciplinary curriculum and earn a graduate certificate in addition to your MBA degree.

Real Estate Development Certificate

Tackle MAP Projects in Real Estate

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in real estate.


Dallas, TX;San Francisco, CA;New York, NY;Boston, MA

Devise a new organization model for CBRE's Facility Management Sourcing Team.

NRP Group

San Antonio, TX;Cleveland, OH

Develop a set of strategies and processes that will help The NRP Group effectively collect and analyze data on the outcomes of supportive services at affordable housing developments across the...

The Related Companies, L.P.

Chicago, IL and New York City, NY

Create a development plan for the waterfront phase of the Clark and Roosevelt project in Chicago.

Take Recommended Real Estate Courses

Learn from some of the best professors around in courses covering everything from financing to development and beyond. 

Dive Deeper into Real Estate Experiences

Your immersion in real estate doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to add a rich finance perspective to your extra-curricular activities as well.

Real Estate Fund

Real Estate Fund

The Michigan Ross Real Estate Fund provides graduate and undergraduate students a unique, hands-on opportunity to make direct investments in real estate projects through a student-run venture fund.

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Michigan Real Estate Club

The Michigan Real Estate Club promotes educational, networking and career development opportunities within the entire spectrum of the real estate industry. The club hosts the annual RE-CON event, bringing to campus some of the biggest names in real estate.  

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Smart Cities Club

The Smart Cities Club provides students with unique exposure to the inner workings of city government and operations, academic research and news, and tech companies supporting growth and innovation.

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Michigan Real Estate Convention and Career Fair (RE-CON)

Each year, the leaders and best in real estate visit Ross to meet and network with Michigan students and share the latest trends shaping the industry and real estate markets around the world. Past guests include executives from Equinox, Rockbridge Capital, Related Companies, the NRP Group, the Taubman Company, Bedrock Detroit, and many more.

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Get the Support You Need to Get the Real Estate Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job you love in real estate.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Real Estate

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Chaz Crayne
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
I am currently an Active Duty Army Officer who is attending Ross before heading to be a West Point instructor in summer of 2022. I am the co-founder of a small...
Gabriel Klausner
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
Prior to Ross, I worked as a senior analyst at a financial disputes and investigations firm in New York. My day-to-day was challenging yet rewarding, and I was...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a Real Estate FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

FACT Group Spotlight: Real Estate 

Come together with classmates interested in real estate careers to learn more about available opportunities, practice interviews, and more. This FACT group will help you navigate the recruiting process and keep you on track to meet your goals.

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