Dual/Joint Graduate Program

Master of Business Administration/Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Real Estate Development dual degree program enables students to expand their skills in planning, land development, marketing, decision sciences, accounting, management, finance and economics. A more sophisticated real estate market makes this diversity of training essential for many students pursuing careers in real estate finance and development. Application must be made to both the Marshall School of Business and the School of Policy, Planning and Development. Please consult Admission Procedures section of each School for specific requirements. This program normally requires two years (including summers) of full-time study in residence to complete.

A total of 82 units are required. Required courses include: all courses required in an MBA core program; FBE 565 Economics of Urban Land Use: Feasibility Studies (3 units); FBE 588 Advanced Real Estate Law, graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48; and 34 units in policy, planning and development.

Comprehensive Examination: Students are required to complete a comprehensive examination administered by faculty members from both the Marshall School of Business and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development.

Master of Business Administration/Master of Planning (MBA/MPL)

The Marshall School of Business in conjunction with the School of Policy, Planning and Development offers a program leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Planning.

A total of 84 units is required for the dual degree: 48 units of work in the Marshall School of Business and 36 units from the School of Policy, Panning, and Development. Required courses that must be taken in the Marshall School of Business include: all courses required in an MBA core program and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48.

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)

The Marshall School of Business in conjunction with The Gould School of Law offers a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor/ and Master of Business Administration. Applicants to this program must apply to both schools individually and take both the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and the Law School Admissions Test. (LSAT) Applicants should apply either simultaneously to both programs or during the first year in the USC Gould School of Law.

First Year: Required Law School courses

Second Year: Required M.B.A. courses

Third and Fourth Years: 43 units of law courses and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48.

The importance of the law in real estate transactions and development makes this dual degree appropriate for many candidates.