Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
UW goes global with new real estate program by Graaskamp Center Staff
WisBusiness.com posted an article today on the new Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program, a new two-phase program that combines high-level instruction in economics, finance, and real estate finance at one of three partner schools with training in the principles of international real estate during a capstone semester at the Wisconsin School of Business.
In the first phase of the program...students will spend up to three semesters studying economics and finance to earn an MBA or master of science in a business field. Then, in January 2011, the first participants will arrive in Madison for the real estate component of their degrees.
In the article, program director François Ortalo-Magné discusses the roots and growth of this new degree program.
“We figured we could leverage our expertise here in real estate and put together a consortium of schools from around the world that would use their prestige and brand recognition to source students for us and also generate a very high quality of teaching.”
He also "hopes that the global real estate program can serve as a model for other areas of excellence at UW-Madison."

Go to WisBusiness.com to read the full article and visit bus.wisc.edu/grem for more information on this innovative new degree option.