While the extensive core curriculum insures that Cornell graduates have a comprehensive understanding of real estate, the concentration requirement allows students to select or create an area of specialized expertise that distinguishes them in the industry. Real estate is an industry with many niches, and a Cornell concentration often communicates that a graduate brings leadership and immediate value-add in that area of expertise.

At the end of the first semester, in consultation with their advisors, students select a concentration that includes a minimum of four courses in that defined area of interest. Cornell offers ten concentrations in real estate, although students with interests not represented within one of the pre-defined concentrations are encouraged to design their own specialization in consultation with their advisor.

There are ten concentrations suggested below; for a descritpion and suggested courses for each of these concentrations, please refer to page 14 of the Program Handbook.

  • Historic Preservation
  • International Real Estate
  • Property & Asset Management
  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Sustainable Development
  • Independent Concentration