Your Blueprint for Success
As the only Real Estate and the Built Environment program from a renowned and accredited business college, our degrees are designed to make sharp minds even sharper and turn experienced professionals into visionary leaders. In the fast-moving, high risk/high reward world of real estate, property development, and integrated project delivery, it’s important to always stay ahead of the curve. With a degree from Daniels and the Burns School, rest assured you will leave with a better grasp of your potential and the knowledge you need to stand out and stand up for what’s right in your career.
Program At A Glance
On-campus: A 12+-month, full- or part-time, 48-credit on campus program. Ethics and values-based leadership are integrated throughout the curriculum.
Online: An 18–24-month, 48-credit program taken online in a synchronous classroom experience. One three-day course in residence is required. Ethics and values-based leadership are integrated throughout the curriculum.
On-campus: GMAT or GRE required.
Online: Typically waived.
|Program Start Dates||September and March.|
|Tuition||$1,258 per credit hour plus program fees. Tuition Calculator»|
|Financial Aid||Government student loans, private loans and GI benefits available. Some merit- and need-based scholarships are available through the Franklin L. Burns School scholarship application.|
|Application Deadlines||Four rounds of admission deadlines for fall entry and three rounds for spring entry.|
|Recommended Work Experience|
Online: Seven+ years of industry-related experience required.
Learn from Industry Experts in the Classroom and in the Field—Locally and Around the World
- Gain insight and expertise from faculty members who are well-connected throughout the industry.
- Obtain immediate experience in all aspects of real estate development by teaming up with developers in our unique Residential Practicum or NAIOP projects.
- Enroll in our real estate capital markets class where you’ll manage and evaluate assets in the Mueller Real Estate Investment Fund.
- Travel the world to meet with government officials, builders, developers and experts and learn firsthand about international real estate and construction through our Global Delegations.
- Experience the power of our extensive alumni network in nearly every major city in the world (35,000+ strong). Access guidance and support when you need to close a deal, gain a local perspective or explore professional opportunities.
REBE Life Cycle
Courses & Electives
REBE graduate degrees provide students with an understanding of the full life cycle of the built environment while acquiring expertise in a specific educational discipline of their choice. It can be completed in one year full-time or 18 months part-time.
Choose from either our online Executive Master of Science or our on-campus MS degree:
Online Executive MS: An 18-24 month, 48 credit program taken online in a synchronous classroom experience. One three-day course in residence is required. Ethics and values based leadership are integrated throughout the curriculum. Download the XREBE Degree Plan»
On-campus MS: A 12+ month, full- or part-time, 48-credit on campus program. Ethics and values based leadership are integrated throughout the curriculum. Download the MSREBE Degree Plan»
MS REBE Course Sequence
Concentrations, Dual Degrees & Certificates
The Burns School offers unique opportunities for students to earn two master’s-level degrees simultaneously or to pursue an MBA with a real estate, property development and integrated project delivery concentration.
You can also add another dimension to your industry knowledge by combining the MSREBE with a juris doctor (JD) from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.
For more information about any of these options, please contact a graduate admissions manager.
Graduate students at the Burns School concentrate in either residential or commercial real estate development. Select from one of three tracks or choose a customized option:
- Real Estate—Finance, financial analysis, valuation and appraisal, investment, capital markets, and corporate real estate.
- Property Development—Feasibility, planning, entitlements, finance, building systems, construction management, facilities and asset management.
- Integrated Project Delivery—Preconstruction planning, design phase management, procurement, construction project management, and commissioning.
Global Business & Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate
The Daniels College of Business and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies present the Global Business & Corporate Responsibility certificate to any Daniels or Korbel student at the University of Denver.
Businesses often struggle to responsibly meet the needs of their so-called stakeholders, including their suppliers, employees, consumers, host communities and financiers. Some states struggle to promote—through regulation, sanctions or norms socialization—"good" corporate behavior, while other seek to extract rents from corporations. Meanwhile, a wide range of local and transnational civil society organizations increasingly make their impact felt. This interdisciplinary certificate would enable students to gain a better understanding of the primary issues associated with the contemporary global corporate citizenship and a better use of the "tool kit" available to states, business actors and other governing groups.
Specifically, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the role of businesses, states and civil societies in fostering and encouraging corporate social responsibility
- Apply models of global governance and management strategy to empirically-relevant challenges in emerging economies
- Compare and contrast the utility and effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives, soft and hard law mechanisms
- Critically evaluate ongoing efforts to improve CSR and develop recommendations for states, civil societies and/or business practitioners
- Obtain an in-depth understanding of the broader political economic system that shapes firm behavior
- Explain global business behavior by applying classic political economy approaches
- Explore how international business decisions are related to, and inform, business strategy and organizational design
Learning at Burns is not confined to classrooms or even continents. Our approach to learning is interdisciplinary and high impact: You learn business lessons because you live them. You acquire business skills because you use them when the stakes are real.
- NAIOP Challenge: Hosted by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, this annual event is a competition between graduate students of the Burns School and the University of Colorado Real Estate Program. Both schools receive the same project challenge at the start of winter quarter and a class is formed around working with industry professional to decide best use and feasibility of the property, financing, marketing and design of the project incorporating LEED and other areas of sustainability. After an internal competition to decide who will best represent their programs, each school’s chosen team presents their ideas at an annual NAIOP dinner of 700+ attendees. A pre-chosen panel of judges decides the winner of the competition based on real-life analysis of all phases of the development. To date, the Burns School has enjoyed five victories in the eight years of this competition.
- Practicum Project: In the residential practicum, you’ll form a home-building company with other students, choose a site, bid the project, obtain permits, manage construction, market and sell the property. In the commercial practicum, students work with a corporate developer to shape innovative, high-profile projects.
- Mueller Real Estate Investment Fund: Started by Professor Glenn Mueller and his wife, Jan, the Fund provides capital for students enrolled in the Real Estate Capital Market class to manage. Students analyze and select real estate investments, establish portfolio strategies and carefully evaluate portfolio performance.
- Visiting Lecture Series: To give our students unprecedented access to the industry leaders, the School hosts Visiting Scholars and Industry Experts to participate in the classroom and off-campus activities.
- Student Organizations: Student-run organizations such as the RECM Club, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter and Sigma Lambda Chi, an international construction honor society, provide networking and mentorship opportunities.
At Daniels, our faculty members are passionate about teaching. As scholars who are deeply engaged in the business world, they excel at bridging the gap between theory and real-world application. The result is an academically rigorous and highly relevant learning experience that prepares you for business realities.
Daniels faculty delivers a high level of instruction with a personal touch. Here, you'll find teachers who know your name and care about your goals. They'll become inspiring mentors who challenge your assumptions, encourage your best effort and connect you with business leaders in Denver and beyond.
See how students from the Burns School collaborated with David Weekley Homes in the 2015 Playhouse project to benefit one of our veterans:
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