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Courses and Schedule

MS in Real Estate Investment and Finance


The Pepperdine Graziadio Master of Science in Real Estate Investment and Finance is designed for one-year completion in three semesters.

Our MSREIF cross-disciplinary curriculum features a combination of core courses, electives, and co-curricular classes and workshops. In addition to real estate finance fundamentals, we address interpersonal, career, and technology skills to elevate your prospects and prepare you for the contemporary, fast-growing RE marketplace.

To graduate, MSREIF students must take 26 core units, five co-curricular units, and at least one elective course (or three elective co-curricular courses) to achieve the required minimum of 34 units. The program is designed for completion in 34 units (minumum) to 40 units, so we encourage each student to expand and customize the curriculum to fit personal and professional objectives.

Sample 40-Unit MSREIF Completion

Required MSREIF Core Courses
Real Estate Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis 3 units
Real Estate Investments and Finance 1 3 units
Legal Issues in Real Estate 3 units
Real Estate Principles, Markets, and Economics 3 units
Real Estate Investments and Finance 2 (Securitized Real Estate) 3 units
Real Estate Development and Constructions 3 units
Real Estate Financial Modeling and Technologies 3 units

One of the following:

  • Global Capital Markets and Institutions (FINC 667), or
  • Investments and Portfolio Management (FINC 665), or
  • Strategic Issues in Finance (GSBM 620)
3 units

Global Business Intensive (GSBM 693)

2 units


26 units
Elective (Additional) Course Requirement
Elective 1* 3 units
Elective 2* 3 units
TOTAL 6 units

* Round out your core curriculum requirements with elective courses in the areas of:

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Data Analysis
  • Information Systems
  • Technology Management
Co-Curricular (Fundamental Skills) Course Options
Career Seminar (required) 0 units
Mathematics and Statistic Review (required) 1 unit
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop (required) 1 unit
Negotiation and Resolution of Conflicts (required) 1 unit
Real Estate Software Training (required) 1 unit
Contemporary Issues in Real Estate 1 to 3 units

students in class - Pepperdine Graziadio

E2B: Education to Business

MSREIF students command the virtual boardroom in our E2B program, an experiential learning module exclusive to Pepperdine Graziadio. Get hands on in real time, and work directly with established real estate executives.

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