Marylhurst University Offers Accredited Online Real Estate Degree

New accelerated online MBA with concentration in real estate studies launches winter term

Real estate professionals can expand their skills with a real estate degree. Marylhurst University offers an online master of business administration degree, now with a concentration in real estate studies. This accelerated online program that can be completed around the busy schedule of a professional.

An accredited MBA with a focus on real estate studies was introduced winter term at Marylhurst, and is solely available through the university’s accelerated, 100 percent online program. Managers already working in the real estate sector can earn this new degree in real estate in 18 months while taking a rigorous course load aimed at boosting their skills and knowledge.

“As the real estate industry continues to recover its economic vibrancy, those already working in the field are key to its long-term success,” said Alain Gracianette, MBA department chair. “Our goal is to help current real estate professionals gain the additional skills they may need to return this industry to health.”

This online real estate degree program is designed with working professionals in mind. Students take one course at a time, and benefit from small class sizes and a faculty who are leaders in their professional fields.

“Today it can be difficult for those who enter the workforce to return to school and expand their professional and managerial skills, but they don’t have to choose between work and school,” said Bob Hanks, director of Marylhurst’s business and real estate programs. “Our online MBA real estate studies degree program enables working real estate professionals to combine the strengths of their experience with the additional skills and knowledge gained in a classroom setting, with the flexibility of an online program.”

Gracianette said that few of today’s occupations allow professionals to avoid the classroom after graduation, noting that most working professionals need to extend their professional and managerial skills or retrain for a new management career as employment opportunities shift.

“The online MBA real estate degree format is essential for working managers,” said Gracianette. “Marylhurst University is making online learning not only a feasible reality for working professionals, but also a preferred learning method for students seeking advanced managerial degrees.”

More information about the accelerated online MBA in real estate studies program can be found at

About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private non-profit liberal arts university located 10 miles south of Portland, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence. Marylhurst’s small, seminar-style classes – offered weekdays, evenings, weekends and online – provide convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives seeking professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The university’s MBA program is the largest in Oregon, thanks to its mix of on-campus and online programs. In addition to real estate studies, students in the accelerated online program can choose from five other concentrations – finance, general management, non-profit management, marketing and healthcare management. Marylhurst University also is one of the first in the United States to offer an innovative MBA in sustainable business, with concentrations in government policy and administration, renewable energy, natural and organic resources, and green development.

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