Magazine article Mortgage Banking

Universities Leverage MBA Grant Funding

Magazine article Mortgage Banking

Universities Leverage MBA Grant Funding

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FIVE UNIVERSITIES HAVE LEVERAGED GRANT funding from MBA to promote commercial real estate finance education in their degree programs. As a result of an initiative to increase quality educational opportunities for the next generation of commercial/multifamily mortgage bankers, five institutions received grant monies over a five-year period: Colorado State University, Texas A & M University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of San Diego and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each institution has filed its report with MBA's University Task Force.

"By leveraging the grant monies, the universities and their program directors have made great strides in promoting commercial real estate finance and multifamily education," said Dan Thoms, vice president of MBA Education and Business Development. "MBA is very proud of their achievements in implementing the goals of this important initiative."

Cumulatively, these institutions have revised and added courses in their curriculum, increased their student enrollments, developed new degree programs, facilitated new relationships and secured additional funding to support endowed chairs. …

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