USC Price School of Public Policy

MRED Program Learning Objectives


The USC Price Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development prepares graduates for key positions in real estate development and investment. The program does this by delivering a strong academic framework on which professional practice is built.  Program faculty have developed the following core learning objectives:

1. Prepare students to succeed in the real estate profession in the near, medium, and long term.

2. Instill a desire to pursue critical thinking always.

3. Expose students to the many ways to be successful in real estate.

4. Provide students with requisite disciplinary skills in:

  • Finance
  • Market Analysis
  • Design
  • Law
  • Entitlements
  • Product Type Specialization

5. USC Dollinger MRED learning objectives are accomplished through:

  • Development of skills – from architectural drawing to financial modeling.
  • Construction of a framework for real estate analysis.
  • Transmission of industry knowledge.
  • Support for enriching a professional network of contacts.
  • Opportunity for maturation and confidence.