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.

Cleveland, OH Austin, TX
Analyze the lease-up process and make recommendations for marketing, operations, financial, and technology-related improvements.
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New York, NY
Provide strategic planning for the development of state-of-the-art, next-generation, fully-integrated power and connectivity infrastructure for the purpose of a) in the near-term, enabling at scale...
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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.

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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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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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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Keep Exploring

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?

Alumni ambassador
Class of 2018
Born and raised in the countryside of Brazil, I was always interested in multiple subjects - sports, music, science… This broad array of interests helped me...

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Student ambassador
Class of 2025
Living along the East Coast (PHL -> ATL -> South Jersey -> ATL) my entire life, I thought it was finally time to make a trip out to the Midwest! In all...

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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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