Upcoming Start Dates: June 12

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

Welcome to Canada’s first fully online 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 MBA 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 eleven-week fixed-agenda format. If courses are taken in a typical eleven-week fixed-agenda format, the duration of the MBA program is three 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 MBA program for Real Estate Leaders will have an undergraduate degree and at least one year of full-time work experience. For further information about the application process, please see the Requirements section of our website.

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration Degree Program is $19,000 CAD. Tuition is payable up-front or course-at-a-time. Students may pay tuition course-at-a-time or by installment. More information can be found on the Tuition section of our website.

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

Real Estate Leadership Curriculum (58 credits)

Level A – Foundation Courses (40 credits):

MBA 5000 - Orientation

MBA 5005 - Leadership Theory and Practice (4 cr.)

MBA 5010 - Accounting for Managers (4 cr.)

MBA 5015 - Managerial Finance (4 cr.)

MBA 5020 - The Global Economic Environment (4 cr.)

MBA 5025 - Leadership in Change Management (4 cr.)

MBA 5030 - Leadership Values and Ethics (4 cr.)

MBA 5035 - Strategic Marketing Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5040 - Strategic Operations Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5045 - Strategic Human Resources Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5050 - Strategic Information Systems Planning (4 cr.)

Level B – Specialty Stream (18 credits):

MBA 6050 - Trends Affecting Real Estate Leadership (4 cr.)

Plus two electives:

MBA 6051 - Essential Communications Skills for Real Estate Leaders (4 cr.)

MBA 6052 - Shaping the Legal and Regulatory Environment (4 cr.)

MBA 6053 - Best Practices for Leading a Property Management Company (4 cr.)

MBA 6054 - Best Practices for Leading a Real Estate Brokerage (4 cr.)


MBA 6999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)


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