Did you know REALTOR® University is the only accredited institution of higher education focused exclusively on the practice of real estate as a profession? Its Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree program provides a current and relevant curriculum, practical and applied knowledge, an outstanding faculty with real-world experience, and an inspired community of students.
Education and success go hand in hand. While there have been numerous studies on the topic, the findings are remarkably similar: real estate professionals who pursue specialized industry education consistently earn more than those who don’t. Both brokers and their agents can stand out in the industry and gain a competitive advantage by earning an MRE from REALTOR® University.
The idea of transforming REALTOR® University into a degree-granting institution emanated from a 2008 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Advisory Group on Professionalism in the industry. Out of this group was formed a Blue Ribbon Advisory Group, whose goal was to address higher education in real estate, including the initial plan for offering academic degrees.
REALTOR® University’s faculty is comprised of experienced practitioners, as well as effective communicators, coaches and mentors. Intimate online classes (10-15 students) provide extensive opportunities to ask questions and share perspectives.
The curriculum goes well beyond a traditional MBA or other MRE degree programs, with courses and concentrations catered specifically to the day-to-day needs of real estate professionals, and the opportunities available to them. Five different concentrations are offered:
- Residential Real Estate Sales, Marketing and Management
- Real Estate Asset and Property Management
- Commercial Real Estate Investment and Analysis
- Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Services
- Real Estate Association Management
Scholarships Are Essential to Higher Learning
The success of every college and university is based on attracting talented students, and REALTOR® University is no different. Often, potential students who exhibit academic merit, strong leadership and service in the field of real estate lack the means to pursue advanced education. Since 2011, the REALTOR® University Scholarship Fund has raised scholarship money for such promising prospective students.
Each contribution to the Scholarship Fund supports the University’s mission of increasing the level of education and professionalism in the real estate industry. Forty-nine percent of active students are scholarship recipients, and 125 scholarships have been awarded to date. By making a contribution to the REALTOR® University Scholarship Fund, you will be directly influencing the professionalism of the real estate industry. You can make a gift to support the REALTOR® University Scholarship Fund by visiting realtoru.edu/donate.
For more information, please visit RealtorU.edu.
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