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Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business
110 Douglas Hall, MC 077
705 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Campus Location: Room 220, Rice Building
Program Code: 20FS1657MA
Main Phone: (312) 996-4573 or (877) 622-8421 (toll free)
Web Site: 
Graduate Program Head/Chair: Mark Shanley
Director of Graduate Studies: Thomas Bothen

The Master of Arts in Real Estate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business combines economics, finance, and urban planning to provide students with a full perspective of the field of real estate. The program takes advantage of UIC’s location by emphasizing urban real estate markets and by using metropolitan Chicago as a working laboratory. The program is intended for professionals working in either the private or public sectors that are concerned with real estate and real estate development issues. Students will learn the basic principles of economics, finance, urban planning, urban land use law, and sustainability issues that are needed to gain fundamental knowledge of the operation of urban real estate markets, methods of real estate finance, and systems used to plan and regulate urban real estate development. The purpose of the program is to turn students into educated professionals in the field of urban real estate.

Admission Requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Master of Arts

Degree Requirements

The MA in Real Estate is offered by the College of Business Administration in collaboration with the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Students in the program can choose a concentration in either Business or Urban Planning. Students can pursue the degree on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Master of Arts