Launched in April 2007, the Real Estate Program at Goizueta Business School was developed in response to the industry's growing demand for MBA-caliber graduates. Located in one of the most active and dynamic real estate markets in the country, Goizueta has strong real estate connections and resources in Atlanta. This initiative aims to use those resources in combination with formal real estate coursework to train students to enter the real estate industry following graduation.
Developing a formal real estate program was a natural progression for the School. Roy T. Black, who has taught part-time at Goizueta since 1999, was brought on to spearhead the program. Prior to entering academia, he spent 15 years as a real estate attorney. The program, centered in the Finance department at Goizueta, trains students in the nuances of the real estate industry. Emphasis is placed on factors that make up the market and the intricacies of properties as an asset in money management. In addition to fundamentals, students receive high-level training in development, REITS and capital markets. Courses allow flexibility and interaction with local professionals, giving students a competitive advantage. Because real estate also involves marketing, strategy and other aspects of business, students are encouraged to take classes from a variety of academic areas to enrich their understanding of the industry, including classes in the Emory Law School and other Emory departments.
Goizueta's Real Estate Program aims to prepare students for successful careers by:
- Providing a strong academic program that is rigorous and leverages our location in Atlanta, one of the best real estate job markets in the United States
- Placing students in meaningful internships and graduates in quality real estate companies
- Continuing to build a loyal alumni network that provides job placement assistance and brings professional expertise to campus in the form of guest speakers, mentors, and panelists
- Forming strategic alliances with top-level real estate professional organizations such as the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)