Upcoming Start Dates: April 24, June 19, September 5

Application deadlines are one month prior to the start date. Start dates are subject to change.

Welcome to Canada’s first fully online (Executive) MBA specialty stream in Real Estate Leadership! This visionary new program has been jointly developed and is supported by the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC)*.

*REIC’s CLO, CPM, CRF or FRI-designated members will be granted a 1-course advanced standing (replacing 1 of the 2 Level B electives).

Why This Program Is Needed According to data from Industry Canada, the residential, commercial and industrial real estate industry in Canada, including the total value of property and facilities sales and leases, and property management fees, is approximately $100 billion, supporting some 600,000 jobs. An industry of this magnitude, subject as it is to the influence of substantial swings in a region’s economic and political influences, needs leaders with the vision and ever-developing competence to guide their organizations through these potentially turbulent waters, towards greater and more robust performance.

For Whom This Program Is Designed Our online EMBA with a focus in Real Estate Leadership is designed for advanced-career professionals and managers of real estate organizations such as brokerages and property management companies who aspire to lead their businesses towards much higher performance. It begins with coverage of fundamental management essentials such as financial, analytical and decision-making skills, and knowledge of an organization’s core functions and interactions. The program goes much further than that. Its core focus is on leadership techniques, especially collaborative leadership in the complex context of dual objectives and multiple stakeholders; but it augments this core focus with a series of specialty courses focused exclusively on the needs of Real Estate leaders.

Our goal is to prepare early-career professionals and managers for senior leadership positions, for success in those positions, all without interrupting their career momentum. To accomplish our educational goal we employ a variety of educational tools and techniques, including some of the most advanced online teaching and learning applications available, and a carefully designed suite of courses delivered in a focused and flexible schedule. MBA program students are exposed to additional per-course-credit hours to allow for broader and more detailed instruction.

Timeline There are fourteen courses: ten foundation courses, three specialization courses, and one capstone integration project (see Curriculum below). Courses are completed in an seven-week fixed-agenda format. If courses are taken in a typical seven-week fixed-agenda format, the duration of the EMBA program is two years, six months. Students are also able to double-up on courses (depending on availability), which shortens the program duration.

The Online Experience To maximize the learning experience throughout the program our students will participate in “live” seminars and/or conferences with experienced leaders from global organizations. Our students and faculty are not limited by geographical boundaries, providing a new educational experience that allows learners to think with a global perspective while working on case studies and projects with other colleagues from around the world.

Admission Requirements Individuals who wish to apply to the Executive MBA program for Real Estate Leaders will have an undergraduate degree and at least five years of full-time work experience with at least two years in a middle to senior level management position. For further information about the application process, please see the Requirements section of our website.

Tuition for the EMBA program is $24,500 CAD. Scholarship details are found on the Tuition section of our website. Students may pay tuition course-at-a-time or by installment.

Those students possessing a Post-Degree Diploma from a Canadian Community College, specific to their future area of study, may be eligible for an EMBA credit transfer reducing the program tuition and duration! For more information, please email info@ufred.ca.

Real Estate Leadership Curriculum (45 credits)

Level A – Foundation Courses (30 credits):

EMBA 7000 - Orientation

EMBA 7005 - Leadership Theory and Practice (3 cr.)

EMBA 7010 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

EMBA 7015 - Managerial Finance (3 cr.)

EMBA 7020 - The Global Economic Environment (3 cr.)

EMBA 7025 - Governance, Strategy and Structure (3 cr.)

EMBA 7030 - Leadership Values and Ethics (3 cr.)

EMBA 7035 - Strategic Marketing Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7040 - Strategic Operations Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7045 - Strategic Human Resources Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7050 - Strategic Information Systems Planning (3 cr.)

Level B – Specialty Stream (15 credits):


EMBA 8050 - Trends Affecting Real Estate Leadership (3 cr.)

Plus two electives:

EMBA 8051 - Essential Communications Skills for Real Estate Leaders (3 cr.)

EMBA 8052 - Shaping the Legal and Regulatory Environment (3 cr.)

EMBA 8053 - Best Practices for Leading a Property Management Company (3 cr.)

EMBA 8054 - Best Practices for Leading a Real Estate Brokerage (3 cr.)


EMBA 8999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)


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