• Build your career on a solid foundation.

    The 12-month full-time Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) is the first graduate program in Canada that offers a combination of courses in both Real Estate and Infrastructure. The program builds upon the quality and reputation of the MBA specialization in Real Estate and Infrastructure, which was established in 1991.

    The MREI integrates leadership development with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking and development, investment and financing of real estate and infrastructure. It combines classroom learning with a one-of-a-kind co-curricular experience, creating strong connections between theory and practical application and capitalizing on a diverse network of alumni and other industry participants.

    The comprehensive curriculum examines valuation techniques, legal and regulatory frameworks, investment and business structures and the project life cycle. Students will have opportunities to further explore their professional interests with elective courses in specialized topics.

    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.

  • Schulich MREI Program Director Jim Clayton

“The exposure to industry leaders throughout the program was second to none. As guest speakers or lecturers, senior executives spoke candidly about their experiences and opinions on a wide variety of topics, offering valuable insights into sides of their business that are not regularly discussed.”

Ben Fogel (MREI ’18)Project Manager, BTY
  • Career Opportunities

    The MREI will address a significant resource need in both the Real Estate and infrastructure sectors for qualified professionals and entrepreneurs – city builders 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).

    Throughout the MREI program, you will also have access to the Centre for Career Design (CCD). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CCD offers a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CCD events and enjoy online access to the very best career tools available

    MREI graduates work in real estate and infrastructure development, investment and portfolio management, project finance and consulting. They are employed by developers, real estate investment trusts, pension funds and advisory firms, financial institutions, brokerage and consulting firms. Some are entrepreneurs launching their own firms.

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Admission Requirements

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Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the MREI are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.

1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.

    • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with a minimum of one year of work experience.

2. Work Experience

    • One year of full-time, post-graduate work experience required for applicants holding 3-year degrees.
    • Relevant full-time work experience of 2 years is strongly preferred.

3. Completion of the online application which requires:

    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
    • An up-to-date resume
    • Two references
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions*
    • Optional: Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores*
      *If applicable, official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program.

GRE/GMAT policy (2019 onwards):
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required upon submission of your application. However, submission of these test scores:

    • Is optional should you wish to provide further evidence of academic potential.
    • May be requested by the Admissions Committee if further evidence of academic performance is required.

4. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.


Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL   100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02
  • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.

Those who have graduated from a Schulich degree-granting program within the last five years are eligible for the following:

  • A $150 application fee waiver

For more information please see our Application Tips.


The MREI program is offered on a full-time basis only and starts in September of each year.

Entry Round 1 Round 2* Round 3 Round 4**
September 2024 October 11, 2023 January 17, 2024 March 27, 2024 June 12, 2024

*International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to allow for sufficient study permit processing time.

**We are still accepting applications from domestic candidates and candidates with valid study permits for Fall 2024.


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Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted.
Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.

Tuition & Fees

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Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) Program Fees

The MREI is a full-time program consisting of three academic terms.

A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

Fees below are based on the Fall 2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.

Estimated Program Total**

Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$ 17,603 $ 52,809
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$ 30,915 $ 92,745

*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees. For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.

**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the Fall 2025-2026 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current Fall 2024 tuition fees by the standard number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.

Study Options

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This program is offered on a full time basis with September admission only. Each student must complete 39.00 credits.

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time 12 months


  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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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 39.00 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.

Note: Course sequencing is subject to change.

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Term 1

 12.00 Course Credits

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Term 2

15.00 Course Credits


Term 3

12.00 Course Credits (1 elective and 2 core courses)*




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* 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.


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Schulich’s Real Estate and Infrastructure program is unique among Canadian business schools. The program is led by Professor Jim Clayton, with the consultation and support of the Schulich Real Assets team comprising Prof. Avis Devine, Bryna Abtan, Gary Whitelaw, Prof. Emeritus James McKellar, Joseph Ogilvie, Karen Shlesinger, Lorraine Myrie and Assistant Prof. Lyndsey Rolheiser.

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Student Clubs

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Schulich Real Estate and Infrastructure Club (SREIC)

Open to all Schulich students interested in the Real Estate and Infrastructure industries, the SREIC 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 SREIC 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 SREIC including executives, placed 2nd in the regional Developers’ Den competition and 3rd in the international ARGUS Software University Challenge.

Email: sreic@schulich.yorku.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SchulichRealEstateInfrastructureClub/

Tim and Frances Price Urban Lab

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Brookfield Centre’s Tim and Frances Price Urban Lab is a powerful catalyst for change. Our mission is to solve pressing industry challenges and drive innovation in Real Estate and Infrastructure, through collaboration between Schulich’s academic ecosystem and industry. We cluster applied research around persistent themes and leverage innovation to achieve synergistic gains.


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