Master’s Degree in Real Estate Association Management? Almost.

REALTOR® University, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ online education resource, now offers a Real Estate Association Management concentration as part of its Master’s in real estate degree program.

This offering is not an association management certificate program like NAR has offered to AEs and association staff in the past in partnership with the University of Chicago and Duke University. It is a specialty within REALTOR® University’s full 36-credit-hour, 12-course master’s program. Those who complete the program will earn a master’s in real estate degree.

“Even though I’ve been a local REALTOR® AE for a dozen years, I was very eager to get engaged in this program to further my knowledge and understanding of association management,” says Jim Haisler, RCE, CIPS, CEO of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization, Ill. “This is a challenging master’s degree program and takes true commitment.”

In addition to core courses in business and real estate, the association management concentration courses cover governance and leadership, association financial management, program development, public policy, and Internet technologies in real estate.

“The courses are specific to our industry and to my profession, and the interaction with the professor and other students is great,” says REALTOR® University student Steve Blanton, RCE, CAE, executive officer at the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS®.

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