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.