MBA Program


The Wharton School has offered a real estate major for MBA students and undergraduates since 1985. The major has grown and developed both in size and scope.

The major consists of two required credit units and three electives.  While the required courses focus on real estate development, and finance, the electives allow students to explore a variety of issues related to real estate.  These include real estate economics, urban fiscal policy, real estate law, housing markets, the relationship between government policy and private development and international real estate markets.

The real estate major prepares students to be leaders in the real estate industry and provides the quantitative and qualitative tools necessary for their roles in shaping the future of the industry. To keep students informed of current issues in Real Estate, the Real Estate Department and Samuel Zell & Robert Lurie Real Estate Center sponsors conferences, seminars, and special programs on vital public policy issues relevant to the field.

Professor Todd Sinai is the Chair of the Real Estate Department. Professor Ben Keys is the MBA curriculum advisor. He can be contacted at: The department is located in Vance Hall, and the main phone number is 215-898-9687.