REALTOR(R) University Granted Approval to Offer Master of Real Estate Degree Program

February 8, 2012

REALTOR® University now offers a Master of Real Estate degree for real estate professionals who are interested in expanding their education to advance their career and improve their business.

Recently granted operating and degree authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, REALTOR® University was established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

“The Master of Real Estate Degree program will go a long way toward raising professionalism in real estate and creating the highest standard of competency in the industry,” said REALTOR® University President and NAR Chief Executive Officer Dale Stinton.

REALTOR® University’s mission is to foster life-long student learning through high-quality entrepreneurial and career-oriented programs in real estate. The University will deliver its programs through a global online campus to meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Courses include a business and real estate core curriculum and five concentration areas in Real Estate Association Management, Asset and Property Management, Sales, Marketing and Management, Appraisal and Valuation Services, and Commercial Investment and Analysis.

The first Master of Real Estate courses will be available February 27. Courses will be offered in eight-week sessions six times annually and taught by Ph.D.-level academic practitioners. REALTOR® University also has the largest real estate library in the world and a research center which is a think tank/real estate research laboratory that provides current, hands-on, results-oriented data and analysis relevant to industry trends and policy issues from a practical standpoint.  

“REALTOR® University is a groundbreaking initiative that will have a major impact not just for REALTORS® but also for the entire real estate industry,” said Chairman of the University Board of Regents Richard Rosenthal. “We will offer applied education to help students capture the knowledge, skills, and business fundamentals they need to meet current and future challenges in the real estate industry. We will provide our students with scholarships, internships, and mentoring to help them along their journey.”

REALTOR® University also includes the School of Professional Development and Continuing Education, with over 400 hours of online education leading to several designations and certifications. This includes continuing education credit-approved courses available in most states.

For more information on REALTOR® University, visit www.REALTORU.comor call 855-786-6546 (855-RUONLINE).

Source: National Association of REALTORS®