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Business Administration - Real Estate, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (QS) , CA,
The doctoral program in Real Estate offers students with strong backgrounds in finance and economics the opportunity to focus their studies and their research activities on a broad range of topics in real estate, capital markets, housing and urban economics. 

About

  • The purpose of the program is to train individuals for academic positions in real estate and finance and technical research positions in industry. Doctoral students are exposed to state-of-the-art treatments of a variety of current issues in real estate, including structured financing, contract design and pricing, regulatory issues in real estate finance, real estate cycles, real options, agglomeration economies and the structure and operation of mortgage, housing and land markets.
  • The doctoral program in Real Estate is closely aligned with the doctoral program in Finance. The normal course sequence for Real Estate requires students to fulfill all of the requirements of the finance major as well as a doctoral course in Real Estate and the Real Estate research seminar. 
  • Students are expected to demonstrate a command of micro- and macro-economic theory, econometrics and statistics, basic finance, and urban economics, local public finance, and real estate finance. Students should bear in mind that they will carry additional course loads to accommodate the somewhat greater range of materials required to understand how modern research methodologies are applied to real estate problems and issues.
  • Students attend frequent seminars to gain exposure to current research in the field. The Real Estate program sponsors an active weekly seminar series which features guest speakers from other universities throughout the world. In addition, the finance group sponsors the Berkeley Program in Finance, which holds two conferences a year on current topics for finance academics and practitioners. These provide another forum for doctoral students to learn about current methodologies, and assess how these methodologies may be applied to their own research interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economic Theory
  • Mathematical Tools for Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Teaching Business
  • Discrete-Time Asset Pricing
  • Research and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science
  • Empirical Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Microstructure
  • Real Analyses
  • Aggregate Economics, Applied Macroeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

A complete application includes the following fields:
  • Academic History/ Transcripts 
  • Grades 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Test Scores 
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Personal History Statement 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    18856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

In conjunction with the regular financial aid programs of the university, the Haas School of Business does its best to provide financial assistance to deserving PhD students. This usually takes the form of a financial aid package over four years of study at Berkeley and includes stipends, grants, fellowships, and other awards, plus tuition and fees. All financial aid is based on the satisfactory academic progress of the student. Students are automatically considered for departmental aid when they submit their application for admission and are notified about their award when they are accepted into the program.

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