Columbia MSRED - Any interaction with the Business School? Courses and alumni network.

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I'm working towards applying to the MSRED program at Columbia. It is unclear however if it is possible to take any electives from the business school. Is this at all possible? Also, how does the Columbia alumni network work? Would a MSRED graduate be limited to a network of GSAPP graduates? Or does the alumni network include all schools? Would my access to the alumni network as a MSRED graduate be any different to a business school graduate?

Thanks!

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May 30, 2019

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May 31, 2019

You are indeed able to take electives from CBS during the entirety of the year. Lots of GSAPP students also use CBS facilities (library, meeting rooms, etc).

The alumni network includes all schools, and many real estate grads reach out to college/bschool alumni during their job search.

edit: not sure about the monkey shit, i'm a Columbia msred grad myself.

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Jun 5, 2019

Thanks! Any idea what kind of GMAT score is required to get accepted?

Jun 5, 2019

They take a holistic view similar to MBA programs. I know of someone who got accepted with high 600s (almost 700) but he had great experience and extra curricular points. Overall, most MSRED programs tend to have a lower average GPA and GMAT than MBA programs and care more about your work experience and why RE.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

May 31, 2019

Bump. Heard mixed reviews honestly. I would love to do MSRED myself but I think I will bite the bullet and do the MBA. If I can get into Columbia I would feel a bit better about it.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Jun 6, 2019

Which MBA's are you considering?

Jun 6, 2019

In rough order (may change over the next 3ish years):

  1. Columbia
  2. Chicago Booth
  3. Northwestern Kellogg
  4. NYU Stern
  5. UCLA Anderson
  6. USC Marshall
  7. UT McCombs
  8. UNC K-F

MSREDs

  1. MIT MSRED
  2. Harvard MDes (tie)
  3. Columbia MSRED

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Jun 5, 2019

Yes.I took two MBA courses Global Real Estate Investment and Real Estate Portfolio Management from B-school.

Jun 8, 2019
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