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Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Real Estate Admissions

After completing the MSERE, graduates will have advanced skills in the most crucial areas of Entrepreneurial Real Estate. These graduates will have an understanding of real estate investment methods with the ability to navigate ownership issues, finance commercial real estate and analyze commercial investments and markets.

MSERE graduates are also familiar with key business and legal concepts of buying, leasing and selling, architectural and general construction contract negotiations, and governmental or community issues.

You may apply to and begin the M.S.E.R.E. program in any semester. Our priority deadlines are the following:

  • Fall start – July 15th
  • Spring – December 1
  • Summer – May 1

You are encouraged to apply by the priority deadlines, but we do offer rolling admissions. However, if your completed application is not received by a semester’s priority deadline we cannot guarantee admission for that semester.

The Bloch School reviews completed applications in the order received and will inform you of admission committee decisions via regular mail. You should allow two-four weeks from when the completed application is received by Bloch until there is a decision from the committee.

Domestic Applicants

Admission to the M.S.E.R.E. program is selective. A completed application includes all of the following:

UMKC application, plus application fee.

Official transcripts* (one copy) from all colleges/universities attended, sent to:
UMKC Office of Admissions
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

E-transcripts can be directed to umkc-admtranscript@umkc.edu.

*You must have completed a bachelor’s or first level professional degree from a regionally accredited institution.

The GMAT is not required for working professionals in a related field or applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited school with a 3.00 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • STEM-related undergraduate degree with a 2.80 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • Undergraduate degree with 3.40 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • Graduate degree

Automatic admission is also granted for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • 600 on the GMAT (or equivalent score on the GRE)
  • 500 GMAT (or equivalent score on the GRE) with a 3.00 cumulative or in-major GPA

The Bloch School’s GMAT code is F77-XF-18.

Economically disadvantaged students may apply for a very limited number of GMAT fee waivers. The fee waiver information form is needed at the time the exam appointment is scheduled. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of a GMAT fee waiver is not a guarantee of admission.

* Test scores must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission

If the candidate does not meet any of the above criteria, the application is reviewed by the Director of Graduate Programs and/or related Admissions Committee for admission into the program.

A current resume. You should be prompted to upload this when completing the application for admission. You are also welcome to submit it via email.

A one-page goal statement that describes your career plans, why you desire to attend UMKC, and why you want to obtain the M.S.E.R.E. This should be your own original writing. Any quote used should be properly attributed to the author. Please include information about your current employment (part time/full time, and related travel commitments). You should be prompted to upload your personal statement to your application. You are also welcome to submit this via email. Please make sure to include your name on all documents.

If the candidate does not meet any of the above criteria, the application is reviewed by the Director of Graduate Programs and/or related Admissions Committee for admission into the program.

International Applicants

International students should start the process with UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office.

Application file components include:

Application for admission and application fee

Academic credentials (transcripts, marks sheets, score cards, degree certificates).

The GMAT is not required for working professionals in a related field or applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited school with a 3.00 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • STEM-related undergraduate degree with a 2.80 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • Undergraduate degree with 3.40 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • Graduate degree

Automatic admission is also granted for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • 600 on the GMAT (or equivalent score on the GRE)
  • 500 GMAT (or equivalent score on the GRE) with a 3.00 cumulative or in-major GPA

The Bloch School’s GMAT code is F77-XF-18.

Economically disadvantaged students may apply for a very limited number of GMAT fee waivers. The fee waiver information form is needed at the time the exam appointment is scheduled. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of a GMAT fee waiver is not a guarantee of admission.

* Test scores must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission

If the candidate does not meet any of the above criteria, the application is reviewed by the Director of Graduate Programs and/or related Admissions Committee for admission into the program.

MSA, MSF and MSERE students are waived out of Level V English classes

A current resume. This can be submitted via email.

A one-page goal statement that describes your career plans, why you desire to attend UMKC, and why you want to obtain the M.S.E.R.E. This should be your own original writing. Any quote used should be properly attributed to the author. This can be submitted via email.

Passport (utilized by ISAO only)

Statement of Finances (utilized by ISAO only)

Affidavit of Support (utilized by ISAO only)

Transfer-In Form and Immigration Documents (utilized by ISAO only)

The Bloch School reviews completed portfolios in the order received and will inform you of admission committee decisions in writing, mailed to your address. You should allow two-four weeks from when the complete portfolio is received by Bloch until there is a decision from the committee.

Department of Entrepreneurial Real Estate English Placement Test Guidelines for International Students

Students who completed the TOEFL exam with a composite score of 100 or higher or the IELTS with a with a composite score of 6.5 or higher will not need to complete an English language assessment through the Applied Language Institute (ALI).

For students scoring less than 100 or higher on the TOEFL:

  • A score of 25 or higher on any section of the TOEFL waives the corresponding ALI class
  • Sections of the TOEFL with a score below 25 will be evaluated by the ALI for recommended English classes
  • The lower score is utilized if there is a discrepancy in listening and speaking scores
  • The Department of Accountancy will accept ALI’s recommendation for English classes

For students earning a composite score below 6.5 on the IELTS:

  • A score of 6.5 or higher on any section of the IELTS waives the corresponding ALI class
  • Sections of the IELTS with a score below 6.5 will be evaluated by ALI for recommended English classes
  • The lower score is utilized if there is a discrepancy in listing and speaking scores
  • The Department of Entrepreneurial Real Estate will accept ALI’s recommendations for English classes

MS Entrepreneurial Real Estate students are waived from ALI’s level V English classes

Conditional Admission for International Applicants

International applicants not meeting TOEFL/IELTS score requirements for direct admission to Bloch School graduate programs (excluding PhD and IPhD programs) may qualify for conditional admission to build English language skills. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper) or 61 (internet) or 5.5 IELTS
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have completed the GMAT and received a minimum score at or above the 55th percentile in the quantitative portion of the test
  • Admitted students will have one academic year to:
    • complete English language courses from the Applied Language Institute (ALI),
    • take an internal TOEFL test administered by ALI and earn a score of 500 or better

If conditions are not met after one academic year, conditional admission will be suspended and the student will not be allowed to continue in the Bloch School.

Students applying for admission to the Bloch School of Management’s M.S.E.R.E. program will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

If the candidate does not meet the above criteria, the application will be reviewed by the M.S.E.R.E. Admissions Committee. The committee will consider work experience and other factors relevant for making an admissions decision. Applicants are welcome to submit other relevant documents they wish the committee to consider as part of the decision-making process. Documents can be submitted via email.

Applicants with a prior graduate or terminal degree from an appropriately accredited institution or candidates who have earned one of the following professional designations may be considered by the M.S.E.R.E. Admissions Committee for admission without the GMAT exam.

  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • MAI (Member Appraisal Institute)
  • CRE (Counselor of Real Estate)
  • MRICS or FRICS (Fellow or Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
  • CPM (Certified Property Manager)

Alternate exam scores: Faculty will consider GRE based on ETS GMAT/GRE Conversion chart. Also considered will be the LSAT and PCAT scores. For the LSAT and PCAT, generally scores must be at or above the 50th percentile in each section of the exam. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission.

Letters of recommendation: None are required as part of the application process.

Work experience: None is required to be accepted to the Bloch M.S.E.R.E.

Prerequisites: Students without prior preparation in accounting, economics, finance and statistics may be required to complete additional coursework beyond the 36 required hours.

Transfer credit: Students can petition for consideration to have up to six (6) credit hours of transfer work applied to the M.S.F. degree. The courses must be applicable to your program and completed with distinction at an accredited institution. An official transcript must be supplied. Students should be prepared to provide a course syllabus and other course information. Transfer credit cannot be applied to the program if it will be more than seven years old at the time of graduation. The transfer of credit must be approved M.S.F. faculty and should be discussed with your advisor during your first semester.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: In order to be given financial aid/scholarships, you must be admitted to UMKC as a degree-seeking student. The priority deadline for financial aid is Feb. 1, which means you should apply early in order to be considered for the best possible financial aid package.

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