I'm currently considering attending NYU's MS in Real Estate program part-time but have noticed certain job descriptions for positions within certain CRE investmente firms prefer or sometimes require either an MBA or CFA (outside of some REPE, i noticed a job for Allstate that mentioned this requirement). I have been working within CRE finance for 4 years with 3 years of experience in IB prior to that and am considering roles within certain structured capital shops (mezz, pref equity provider, etc)
It seems that a respected MS in RE would be applicable for someone who wants to stay within the industry but was curious if anyone has thoughts on this masters program versus average MBA programs in the NYC area such as UConn, Rutgers, Fordham, etc. Looking to go part time and not sure I'm ready to shell out $175k+ for a "rounded education" if i plan to stay within the CRE industry.
Also, anyone know if Columbia MSRED has a part-time component?