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Study abroad at University of San Diego

RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University and The School of Business, University of San Diego signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU].

As part of this initiative MBA students from RICS SBE will attend a five week International Certificate program in Real Estate Investment during summer at The School of Business, University of San Diego starting June 2017.

The School of Business, University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is an institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders who are dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. The University pursues academic excellence in its teaching, learning and research to serve the local, national and international communities. The University possesses that institutional autonomy and integrity necessary to uphold the highest standards of intellectual inquiry and academic freedom. It advances intellectual development; promotes democratic and global citizenship; cultivates an appreciation for beauty, goodness, and truth; and provides opportunities for the physical, spiritual, emotional, social and cultural development of students.

The University is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community accentuated by a spirit of freedom and charity, and marked by protection of the rights and dignity of the individual. The University values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions and is committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in a community characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas.

The university has 1500+ undergraduates and 200+ graduates with 86+ full time faculties across six departments. It is ranked 28th in the U.S. & 59th in the world by Financial Times Global MBA rankings. The School of Business' undergraduate business program is ranked 11th, according to College Factual and Real estate major is ranked 4th in the U.S. The School of Business’ Part-Time MBA is ranked 13th in the United States, according to Bloomberg Business week’s latest rankings.

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

  • Center of Excellence at the School of Business with endowment of ~$12 mn
  • 4 Faculty and 9 staff members
  • Supports faculty and students through various activities
  • Real Estate Society, career fair, mentorships and various networking events
  • Hosts five conferences a year.
  • Annual Real Estate Conference (600+ attendees)
  • Women in Real Estate Conference (200+ attendees)
  • Residential Outlook conference (200+ attendees)
  • Two Breakfast at the BMC Conference (200+ attendees)
  • BMC has two committees
  • Policy Advisory Board (~30 members)
  • BMC Real Estate Committee (~40 to 50 members)
Study abroad program
The objective of this program is to expose RICS-SBE School of Real Estate students to real estate environment, curriculum and practices in the most evolved and developed real estate market of the world.

International Certificate Program –Content* [Tentative, subject to change at the discretion of instructor]
RE Investment

  • RE in Institutional Portfolio
  • Risk and Return Analysis
  • Underwriting RE
  • Investment Analysis
  • Building Performa
  • Introduction to CoStar** [Subject to availability]
RE Market Analysis
  • Role in Decision Making
  • Urban growth models
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Trade Area Analysis
  • Understanding Data and sources
  • Learning STDB
RE Property & Asset Management
  • Leasing
  • Office Property management
  • Managing Retail tenants
  • Retaining tenants
  • Portfolio choices
  • Disposition of Assets
  • Role of Technology
The program cost is $7500 per student and includes all instructional material, double-Occupancy Housing with Kitchenettes, access to gym, pools, athletic fields, student lounges etc., campus meal cards ($60/week), city trolley pass, Disneyland 1-Day pass and Sea-world 1-Day pass, insurance coverage for the stay, private group transportation to all site visits & Disneyland, welcome and closing dinner celebration, access to leading data sources such as CoStar and STDB.

Program structure
The International Certificate Program starts in summer 2017, from June 5 to July 6. There will be in class lectures, case studies and projects from Monday to Thursday. Friday is reserved for industry speakers and site visits. The students will be individually assessed at the end of program. The participants with be awarded a certificate & transcript after passing the assessment.
Site visits could cover topics regarding:

  • Projects focusing on Sustainability in Real Estate
  • Large Residential, mixed-use and shopping developments
  • Senior Housing Communities
  • Bio-Tech Office Parks
Important Dates for the Program
  • Application Deadline: December 9, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 16, 2016
  • Initial Program Deposit Due: January 20, 2017
  • Supplemental Application Forms Due: February 1, 2017
  • DS-19 forms sent to Amity: March 1, 2017
  • Program Fee Payment in Full Due: March 31, 2017
For more info, visit the website of University of San Diego.