Berkeley real estate MBA ranks third nationally behind Wharton, Stern

UCLA’s Antonio Bernardo (UCLA)

UC Berkeley’s graduate and undergraduate real estate programs are both among national leaders, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

The media company ranked 19 real estate MBA programs, awarding the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania its top spot. The Stern School of Business at NYU took second, and the program as UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business ranked third.

UC Berkeley also took the third spot for undergraduate real estate programs, with the University of Pennsylvania again ranking first, followed by the University of Wisconsin on the list of 13 schools.

The UCLA Anderson School of Management is Southern California’s best real estate MBA program, according to the rankings.

The business school on the Westwood campus took the seventh spot in a real estate-specific subset of the media company’s annual college rankings. The subset looked specifically at real estate MBA programs among the 134 business schools across the country ranked by U.S. News, which U.S. News evaluated based on program quality, graduates’ employment and earnings and student selectivity.

The center is named for Richard S. Ziman, cofounder and chair of Los Angeles-based Rexford Industrial Realty.

USC’s Marshall School of Business was ranked 19th.

Various other California schools–including Stanford University and UC Irvine, among others–have real estate graduate programs but were not included in the U.S. News’ rankings. Several offer masters of science degrees, or MSREs, which were not considered for ranking.