Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP)

Harvard’s premier advanced leadership program in real estate.

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Transforming Executives into Global Leaders in One Year

The Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP) is a one-year executive development program with five weeks of on-campus terms. Upon completion, participants become Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Associate Members. A new class begins each year in July.

Nowhere else offers the unique combination of design and real estate education.

In One Year, Our Participants…

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Design Complex Solutions, Discover Unforeseen Insights

At Harvard GSD Executive Education, industry and academia’s foremost leaders join with accomplished design and real estate professionals from around the world. In this setting, complex cross-disciplinary challenges are addressed and innovative solutions are created. In our dynamic learning environment, you emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away. You will return to your career transformed and ready to identify, frame, and address your complex business problems.

AMDP fast-tracked me into new opportunities, and also helped me understand the true scope of my lifetime experience and how it can be applied to new industries.

Kristin Egan, AMDP Class 20

Program Schedule

The AMDP program requires individuals to attend 5 weeks of on-campus “Terms”; as well as 4 Elective Units. In between terms, participants are engaged remotely in the collaborative Team Project (between terms 1 and 2) and an Independent Project (between terms 2 and 3).

Nowhere else offers the unique combination of design and real estate education.

Proficiency in English and local residency during the program are required. Participants will have many years of real estate-related experience with proven success in leadership roles.

The case study method is the primary form of instruction. Participants attend an average of fifteen 90-minute sessions per week during on-campus terms, with sessions in the following areas: Leadership, Development, Finance, Planning, and Design, Technology, and Strategy.

Electives give each AMDP participant the opportunity to explore the subjects most relevant to them and their goals. 

Participants come from all over the world and reflect a variety of industry sectors connected to the built environment. All are proven leaders in their field, with many years of success in leadership roles and progressive experience.

AMDP sessions are led by renowned Harvard faculty from the GSD, the Business School, the Kennedy School, the Law School, and Harvard College, as well as industry luminaries and renowned experts from around the world.

Global real estate industry leaders, Harvard faculty, alumni status, and the best professional network anywhere. Gain access to a worldwide directory of AMDP alumni and forge lifelong relationships that facilitate personal and professional growth.

AMDP Class 24 Participants

Term 1: July 9-20, 2023 (two weeks)
Term 2: March 3-8, 2024 (one week)
Term 3: July 8-19, 2024 (two weeks)

AMDP Class 25 Participants

Term 1: July 8-18, 2024 (two weeks)
Term 2: March 2025 dates TBD (one week)
Term 3: July 2025 dates TBD (two weeks)

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Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate

Tuition: $49,500
Term 1: July 8-18, 2024 (two weeks)
Term 2: March 2025 dates TBD (one week)
Term 3: July 2025 dates TBD (two weeks)

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