Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) Program Details

  • Students will take a common set of courses in the first two terms with the option to take either real estate or infrastructure electives in the third and final term. The program also offers an optional internship in Term 3, with a lighter course load and classes scheduled on evenings and weekends.

    The backbone of the curriculum is a leadership development course that runs throughout the three terms and integrates learning from the myriad aspects of the student experience.


    “With urbanization driving ever more demand for real estate and infrastructure investment around the world, the need for highly educated and broadly skilled development, investment and finance professionals is escalating. The MREI is a unique new degree program aimed at developing the city-builders and investment capital gatekeepers of tomorrow.”

    Andre Kuzmicki, Former MREI Program Director


     

  • James McKellar, MREI Program Director
    James McKellar, MREI Program Director

Career Opportunities

The MREI addresses a significant resource need in both the Real Estate and infrastructure sectors for qualified professions capable of contributing to what is recognized as the single largest industry in the region (when combining real estate and infrastructure, measured by percent of GDP).

Study Options

Advanced standing in, or waiver of, any core course in the MREI will not be permitted. Each student must complete 42.00 credits: 36.00 required credits and 6.00 elective credits.

This program is offered on a full time basis with January admission only.

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time 12 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

    The program offers a highly structured curriculum emphasizing leadership and outside-the-box thinking. Students will acquire not only subject expertise but also the integrative skills necessary to manage projects and advance their careers. Course work is delivered through a combination of lectures and assignments, with the extensive involvement of industry experts.

    The MREI will require students to complete 42.00 credits over three consecutive terms that coincide with the Schulich academic calendar. In the first two terms, all students will enroll in a set of core courses that cover both real estate and infrastructure with the option of taking electives in either industry during the third term. The third term is also highlighted by a workshop experience that focuses on collaboration and creative thinking.

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    Term 1 (Winter)

    Mandatory for all MREI students, 15.00 Course Credits

    • LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE I
    • REAL ESTATE FINANCE & INVESTMENT
    • ECONOMIC FORCES SHAPING THE CITY
    • DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPES
    • PARTNERSHIP MODELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY
    • SUSTAINABLE CITIES - URBANIZATION INFRASTRUCTURE & STRATEGIC CHOICES

    Term 2 (Summer)

    Mandatory for all MREI students, 15.00 Course Credits

    • LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE II
    • CHANGING LANDSCAPES: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE INDUSTRY
    • SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN
    • THE LIFE OF A PROJECT
    • FINANCING LARGE SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • STRUCTURING DEVELOPMENT TRANSACTIONS

    Term 3 (Fall)

    12.00 Course Credits (2 electives and two mandatory courses)*

    Mandatory for all students

    • LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE III
    • CREATIVE WORKSHOP

     

    Select two electives

    • INFRASTRUCTURE AS AN ASSET CLASS
    • REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASSET MANAGEMENT
    • CASE STUDIES IN INFRASTRUCTURE

    * Courses taken during Term 3 will be offered on evenings and weekends. Students will be encouraged to pursue internships or undertake research during Term 3 to enhance experienced-based learning.

Co-Curricular Activities

A Culture of Engagement: the Schulich MREI combines an academic program with hands-on learning and co-curricular activities such as the annual Perspectives Lecture, Developer’s Den Case Competition, New York City real estate tour, international case competitions, networking events and field trips.

  • Student Clubs

    Schulich Real Property Students’ Association (SRPSA)

    Open to all Schulich students interested in the Real Estate and Infrastructure industries, the SRPSA is a student-run club that acts as a “bridge” between academics and business. Its mission is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the Real Estate and Infrastructure industries though interaction with industry professionals. Specifically, the SRPSA encourages its members to participate in the annual Perspectives Lecture held downtown, invites members to industry conferences, hosts guest speakers and more. Members also have access to exclusive job postings and can include their resume in the sought-after Resume Book. In addition, the Real Estate and Infrastructure community at Schulich is active in competitions: during the 2013-2014 academic year, members of the SRPSA including executives, placed 2nd in the regional Developers’ Den competition and 3rd in the international ARGUS Software University Challenge.

    Email: srpsa@schulich.yorku.ca
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SchulichRealPropertyStudentsAssociation/?fref=ts