Wisconsin Launches Global Real Estate Master

Students from three top business schools from around the world will soon come together at the Wisconsin School of Business to prepare to become leaders of the global real estate industry. Wisconsin is partnering with France’s HEC Paris, China’s HKUST Business School and Costa Rica’s INCAE  Business School to offer a new degree, the Global Real Estate Master (GREM), the school announced Thursday.

Students and alumni from the three partner schools will have a semester of intensive real estate training at Wisconsin that will include real estate coursework, a study tour of a major U.S. real estate market and professional development aimed at sharpening their networking skills and forging industry connections.

“This is globalization taken to its best in education. We have assembled the ideal worldwide partnership to provide each student the best training and the best global set of classmates,” says Mike Knetter, dean of the Wisconsin School of Business.

“The real estate industry has become global and our schools are becoming global,” adds Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris. “This unique partnership leverages obvious synergies across the four institutions to the benefit of our students, future global leaders in business.”

Wisconsin’s real estate program is one of the oldest and most highly regarded programs in the United States, ranked among the top three programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Applications for the four-month program are now being accepted, and the first GREM class will graduate in May 2011.

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