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Bentley Launches Master of Science in Real Estate Management

January 19, 2006

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please see more information on our Real Estate Management MBA concentration here.

The McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley College announces the launch of a Master of Science in Real Estate Management (MSREM) in response to the industry's need for technically-skilled graduate business students with the knowledge base to manage residential and commercial properties.

Designed in consultation with many of the nation's leading experts in this emerging field, the MSREM program begins in the fall of 2006, providing students a solid understanding of business processes for planning, organizing and controlling real estate holdings and acquisitions. Candidates will also be exposed to a variety of career avenues through internships and field-based learning.

"During our discussions with leaders in the real estate field, we asked them outright if they'd hire someone who graduated from this program," said Bentley Associate Dean of Business Bill Wiggins, who led the task force that developed MSREM. "The response was universal: 'As soon as you have graduates with those skills, send them our way.'"

MSREM students gain a solid understanding of business processes related to real estate management, along with the leadership and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. The program also emphasizes ethics and corporate responsibility, and offers access to the tools and technologies that industry professionals use everyday

The 30-credit hour program will include required core courses in real estate management, real estate law, marketing of services, business process management, leadership, ethics and corporate responsibility. Students can also select from 24 elective courses ranging from negotiating to planning and financing new ventures to entrepreneurial thinking.

Students with a non-business undergraduate degree may need to complete up to six additional courses, including statistics, economics, marketing, accounting, finance and organizational behavior, to ensure an appropriate academic preparation for the program.

The student-centered learning environment combines traditional classroom experience with online options for flexibility and convenience.

To learn more about the MSREM or to apply, please go to: http://www.bentley.edu/graduate/academics/ms_programs/index.cfm

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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