A comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and flexible real estate degree

The Baker Difference

Two years

Rather than simply scratching the surface with a one-year course of study, the two-year Baker Program fully prepares you to become an expert and leader in the industry.


At the end of the first semester, students, in collaboration with their advisors, select a concentration—an area of specialized expertise that distinguishes them in the industry


summer internship between the first and second year typically aligns with your chosen area of concentration, and gives you a distinct edge in a finding leadership positions in the industry upon graduation


In between the fall and spring semesters, Baker students embark on site visits that include meetings with alumni and local real estate leaders, and exploration of a variety of environments around the world

Largest full-time faculty

Specialists in their fields, our faculty members provide expertise in areas as diverse as:

  • The role of the developer, owner, investor, financier, operator, and user
  • Investigation into development, finance, investment and deal structuring, architecture, sustainable design, property management, urban design and economics, and more

Outside the classroom

Case competitions, the Cornell Real Estate Reviewstudent groups, and paid assistantships provide additional opportunities to connect and enhance your real estate education

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