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Master in Real Estate Development

IE University
Program overview
10 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025

About this program

Master in Real Estate Development

The Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) explores the increasing relationship between real estate and the conscientious development of a city.

It is a one-year advanced degree aimed at understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. Witha foundation in the economic, financial, strategic, and legal aspects of real estate development throughout the world,this comprehensive course goes beyond traditional subjects of the field. As urbanization, the digital revolution andconcerns about global warming are increasing at an unprecedented pace and scale, students must be able to acquire up-to-date knowledge, use new and innovative tools, and have an integrated view of the factors involved in real estate to become leading professionals of the future.

Admission requirements

Freshman Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All our programs are taught fully in English therefore all candidates will have their English communication skills assessed during the admissions process.

The possession of language certificates is not mandatory, particularly if candidates have spent the last 2 years in an English speaking country or studied in an Anglophone educational system (such as American High School, IB in English or A-levels).

Language Test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong oral conversation) or CPE
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum 115 points, 120 or higher recommended

Transfer Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All of our programs are taught in English so that you’re set to excel in the professional world. For that reason, we test every candidate’s English communication skills during the admissions process.

It isn’t mandatory to possess a language certificate, especially if you have spent the last two years in an English-speaking country, or if you’ve studied in an Anglophone educational system. That includes attending an American high school, or completing an English International Baccalaureate or A-levels.

Language test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points required
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong level of oral conversation) or CPE

For more information about admission requirements for this program, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Module 1

Economics, Capital Markets & Finance

  • Real Estate Investments
  • Economics, Real Estate and the City
  • Real Estate Products
  • Real Estate Finance I
  • Real Estate Finance II

Module 2

Strategic Management

  • Management Skills
  • Business Valuations
  • Strategic Real Estate Management
  • Property Practice
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Project Management

Module 3

The City

  • City Context
  • Urban Development And Regeneration
  • New Construction, Design and Development
  • Sustainable Building Retrofit
  • Digital Trends and Tools for the City

Module 4

Legal Frameworks

  • Urban and Environment Legal Frameworks
  • Social and Affordable Housing
  • Framework and Strategy for Development
  • International Legal Principles
  • Comparative Principles and Policies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition fees for this program are 31,200€ per year


Students gain an in-depth and well-rounded understanding of the world of real estate development in this master. Centered around global trends and emerging digital technologies, the program delves deep into the fundamentals of real estate development, and is complemented by hands-on learning, group work, and international visits. The program focuses on four main areas: economics, capital markets and finance, strategic management, and the city and legal frameworks.

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IE University

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Calle de María de Molina, 11-13-15
28006 Madrid

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