Ph.D. in Real Estate Management

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  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Capitol Technology University recently added some new Ph.D. options. One such program is the Ph.D. in Real Estate Management (REM): https://www.captechu.edu/degrees-and-programs/doctoral-degrees/real-estate-management-phd

    I can't see the need for such a Ph.D., but that's just me. They also have a Ph.D. in Production Management (PM). Why not a Ph.D. in Business Administration that covers REM and PM? I find that Capitol's PhDs are too narrowly focused. They have a Ph.D. in Emergency and Protective Services and a Ph.D. in Counterterrorism. Why not a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and allow the student to focus their research on a criminal justice/homeland security topic? They also offer a D.Sc. in Cybersecurity and a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Leadership. Why not a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity with the option to focus on leadership in cybersecurity? Then, there's the Ph.D. in Technology, Ph.D. in Operational Technology, and Ph.D. in Quantum Computing... I wonder if it's because these degrees are research-based (no core coursework).

    https://www.captechu.edu/degrees-and-programs/doctoral-degrees
     
  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I agree that they are too narrow. It is hard to maneuver if one decides to move to a different area within the same field. Also, the name is horrible...it is better than Capitol College over Capitol Technology University. Why's not Capitol Institute of Technology or Capitol Polytechnique Institute.
     
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    You seem so obsessed with Capitol's name. You've made this point on other posts. Since you seem to know the best name for schools, maybe you could create your own school and call it whatever you like.
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's not a horrible name. "Whatever Technology University" is a common formulation overseas, and I wouldn't be surprised if CTU focuses on recruiting international students who would find it perfectly normal sounding.
     
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    The university is less than 20 miles from the Capitol building, so I don't see the issue with the name. I wonder if they'll really find enough opportunities for scholarship in that niche to attract students though.
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The people who would aspire to a PhD in real estate are likely those that can see or MAKE opportunities better than most. People with a track record.
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    'If you build it -- they will come." I think that's definitely true in this case. The right applicants will bring their opportunities with them. And probably spot others, early on. I'm sure there will be doctoral-level interest in the theory and practice of discovering, making and developing opportunities. Isn't that what the business is all about?
     
  8. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I don't know, maybe I am in the Information Technology industry, and when I hear the term "Technology" plus University more likes a vocational training company/academy than a higher education institution.
     
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I don't think the kind of people who would want PhDs in Real Estate - and are equipped to achieve success - would care much what you called it. Just don't call it "Spoon-Fed University." That's not what they'd want - or, likely, are used to.
     
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  10. innen_oda

    innen_oda Active Member

    TU Wein, QUT, and Delft University of Technology come to mind. I understand the assumption, but outside North America, the Technology + University combination is more about subject matter than level.

    QUT is one of only 3 unis in Australia with triple-crowd accreditation for its business degrees - it's not something I find especially valuable outside of marketing for the university itself, but this board seems to find it impressive, so there's that.
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Well, some here do, yes, but to me so much duplication seems like gilding the lily.
     
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    "If you got it, flaunt it." (Flip Wilson, as "Geraldine.") :)
     
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  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yeah, fair enough. Clearly it appeals to some people, so it's tough to blame them for doing it!
     
  14. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Have lots of family and friends in the real estate game, and only one of them has a degree in the field, although several have MBAs from top schools. Times are really changing for the field at the residential/corporate development end, data analytics, REITs, family offices, are all changing the game. You can still do well flipping houses or collecting broker/agent fees, but the real money is being made in the development end and they're hungry for advanced degrees.
     
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