Real Estate Management

Real Estate has had tremendous growth and decline in the last two decades; at the same time, it has become more global, more liquid, and more public. These changes have created a large demand for well-trained real estate professionals.

Fisher's Real Estate track is tailored to preparing students for a wide range of professional career paths in real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate operating companies, real estate development, financial institutions, investment banks, consulting firms, and e-commerce startups.

Course Offerings

Required Courses
  • FIN 870 - Seminar in Real Estate
  • FIN 872 - Real Estate Investment
Elective Courses

Choose from one of the following:

  • FIN 826 - Financial Institutions
  • FIN 822 - Investments and Securities Markets
  • FIN 831 - Insurance and Risk Management


Our graduates accept real estate management roles with real estate brokers, asset trading firms, insurance and financial services firms, and in large Fortune 500 companies, which have internal real estate management positions.

Here is a sample list of recruiters who have hired Fisher MBAs:
  • Glimcher Realty
  • Skilken Properties
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Catellus
  • Tishman Speyer Properties
  • MetLife Real Estate Investments
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Scotts

Action-based Learning

Students have the opportunity to compete annually in the one of the most prestigious real estate case competition in the world, the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Fisher students partner with architecture students and industry professionals from the Columbus chapter of ULI.


  • Fisher College of Business' Center for Real Estate Education and Research offers a mentor program that pairs MBA students with the real estate industry professionals.

    Through the program, students gain knowledge of the industry and experience networking with professionals while receiving advice on internship and career decisions.

More Information

  • Students who pursued the Real Estate Management career path typically completed one of these majors: