IE University has launched a Global Master in Real Estate Development program, which explores the ties between real estate, investment, and city-building from a planetary perspective. The conceptual pillars of the course are sustainability, digital innovation, and the transformation of real estate technology, and it is designed for professionals with experience in diverse fields, from finance, economics, and law to engineering and architecture.
The 15-month course combines online instruction with five weeks of in-person attendance: four weeks in IE University’s Madrid campus, and a week in Mexico City. In addition, students will have the option of virtually or physically attending two weeks of ‘city immersion’ in any of the cities hosting the annual Urban Future Global Conference, and joining a postgraduate visit to London at the end of the term.
Students will participate in real international projects provided by C40 Reinventing Cities, a world competition for innovative urban proposals – always carbon and resilient – falling under C40, the network of cities committed to the fight against climate change.
«With programs of this kind we seek to distance ourselves from speculative projects, and gain a better understanding of city-building and the role that the built environment plays in creating a fair and livable city» says Martha Thorne, dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design de Madrid.