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What will I learn?

The Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development/Master of Business Administration dual degree program is designed to hone a student’s skills in planning, land development, marketing, decision sciences, accounting, management, finance and economics. The program is best-suited for students who have a clear career goal of becoming a real estate developer who understands all core aspects of the development process. The program normally requires two years (including summers) of full-time study in residence.


Students must complete a total of 82 units including 48 units from the USC Marshall School of Business and 34 units from the Price School of Public Policy.

USC Marshall School of Business

Economics of Urban Land Use – Feasibility Studies (FBE 565) – 3 units

Advanced Real Estate Law (FBE 588) – 3 units

In addition, students must complete 42 units of other Marshall School of Business courses.

USC Price School of Public Policy

  • Real Estate Development and the Economy (RED 500) – 2 units
  • Market Analysis for Real Estate (RED 509) – 4 units
  • Finance of Real Estate Development (RED 542) – 3 units
  • Real Estate Capital Markets (RED 544) – 2 units
  • Applications of Real Estate Finance To Problems of Development (RED 546) – 3 units
  • Project Management and Construction (RED 547) – 2 units
  • The Approval Process (RED 551) – 4 units
  • Design History and Criticism (RED 573) – 2 units
  • Building Typologies (RED 574) – 2 units
  • Community Design and Site Planning (RED 575L) – 4 units
  • Real Estate Product Development (RED 598) – 2 units


Students take four units of elective courses within the Price School of Public Policy.

Which department am I in?

USC Marshall School of Business

Study options

Full Time (82 units)

Tuition fees
MBA: USD $62,140 for first year; USD $58,316 for second year; USD $57,256 /year for MRED
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


University of Southern California

University Park Campus,



90089, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree earned at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For international students

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree with a competitive GPA.

Applicants to master's programs who have attained an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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