With the most comprehensive array of real estate courses available in Chicago, The Department of Real Estate at DePaul University is the premier place for professional real estate education in the Midwest. The Department of Real Estate serves as the productive home for Chicago's real estate community and an active network of students and alumni, public institutions, private real estate firms, scholars and executives-in residence. The Department of Real Estate through the Real Estate Center provides not only traditional academic programs but high-profile continuing education and conferences of specific interest to the real estate community.
DePaul University, one of the nation's largest private universities and home of a top-ranked MBA program, has been located at the heart of Chicago's civic, business and legal communities for more than a century. The Department of Real Estate at DePaul University builds on more than over 90 years of real estate education. DePaul offered its first real estate course in 1913, and has been offering a wide range of undergraduate courses for more than 60 years and MBA-level courses since 1975.
Today, DePaul offers the most comprehensive array of real estate courses available in Chicago at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The academic programs in real estate at DePaul University are fully accredited and build on the solid foundation of course offerings including real estate analysis, valuation, finance and investments.
AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, accredits the MBA program at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. For the past ten years,the part-time MBA program has been ranked among the best 10 in US News & World Report's annual rankings.
Real Estate majors are able to reach across academic boundaries to create a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Students at both the MBA and undergraduate levels may take courses in finance, economics, public policy, geography, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sociology and law.
DePaul University has had a profound role in shaping key areas of Chicago. A part of the Lincoln Park neighborhood since its founding in 1898, the nation's largest Catholic university has steadily increased its local presence and has brought solidity to the area during periods of encroaching blight.
Also an early pioneer in the development of the emerging South Loop, DePaul introduced College of Commerce classes in downtown Chicago in 1915 and over the next 75 years acquired and developed key buildings for its Loop Campus. The landmark Goldblatt's Building at State and Jackson was transformed into the DePaul Center, a textbook example of adaptive re-use that earned the prestigious Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Urban Land Institute.
DePaul also acquired the Blackstone Theatre in 1988, now named the Merle Reskin Theatre, home to the Theatre School and the School of Music. The university continues its growth in the booming South Loop with the construction of the University Center in a creative venture with two other universities.
Whether it is taught in the classroom or practiced in the urban environment, excellence in real estate is a tradition at DePaul University.