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August 27, 2005

B-school News: Students Flock to Real Estate

From the Boston Globe:

Commercial land seen as ripe field
By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff | August 27, 2005

Many of the nation's elite business schools say courses in commercial real estate -- a field that has generated little passion in the past -- are oversubscribed.
Students are flocking to take real estate development, management, and investment classes.

Business school real estate clubs, where students gather to study and swap job-hunting tips, are popping up and drawing crowds in the Boston area and beyond. As the technology sector matures and financial markets fetch smaller returns, real estate has become an appealing career path.

''It's a big industry, and it's an exciting industry," said Tim Walsh, 31, a student at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. ''People throughout the school know that it's a hot industry."

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Posted by Becky at August 27, 2005 8:39 AM Posted to Business School News