Auburn University Master of Real Estate Development program ranks among top 50 worldwide

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Auburn University’s Master of Real Estate Development program is among the top 50 graduate real estate programs worldwide, according to the Eduniversal 2018 Best Masters Ranking. The program is now ranked No. 45, jumping 11 spots from 2017.  

Eduniversal is an online university rating agency that provides prospective students around the world reference information on the best business schools in 150 countries.  In its annual ranking of the best business schools, Eduniversal ranks institutions based on factors such as the reputation of the program, average salary of graduates’ first employment and student satisfaction.

“This ranking benchmarks Auburn’s program against the very best real estate programs, allowing prospective students to make sound decisions regarding educational opportunities in the field of real estate finance and development,” said Michael Robinson, director of Auburn’s Master of Real Estate Development, or MRED, program. “The Eduniversal ranking provides us with a substantial recruiting tool because many students find interests in programs based on their rankings.”

The MRED program—a collaboration between the Harbert College of Business and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction—is geared toward professionals with real estate experience in the fields of accounting, appraisal, brokerage, construction, design, development, engineering or law. The 21-month program combines distance learning with six short on-campus residencies. This design lets students keep their work schedule while providing opportunities to connect with faculty, classmates, program alumni and visiting industry professionals.

A distinctive aspect of the program is the international field study. Here, students have the opportunity for an on-site-look at projects abroad that are in various stages of development.

"The Auburn MRED Program has accelerated my career in real estate development and promoted real-time application for smart growth and sustainability within the projects I have completed concurrent with completing the curriculum,” said Ryan Doyle, MRED '12.

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The College of Architecture, Design and Construction embraces the land grant mission of Auburn University by actively seeking ways to address and anticipate the critical issues of the region, the nation, and the world. The College's highly regarded programs in architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, construction management and real estate development as well as unique off-campus programs such as Rural Studio, Urban Studio, futures studio and the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program expand the boundaries of the classroom and offer an unmatched educational experience.