Walker & Dunlop Partners with North Carolina Central University to Help Launch School’s First-Ever MBA Real Estate Studies Program
BETHESDA, Md., March 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it is partnering with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Business launches its upcoming Real Estate MBA program. One of the historically best black universities, the NCCU prioritizes the development and growth of talented minority students – a mission in line with Walker & Dunlop’s commitment to building meaningful relationships with organizations that provide innovative opportunities to various communities.
Walker & Dunlop will work closely with the NCCU Business Faculty and students to develop a world class real estate program. Walker & Dunlop’s subject matter experts offer to teach or co-teach courses, provide professional resources and mentoring for those interested in real estate, and offer summer internship opportunities. In addition, Walker & Dunlop will sit on the NCCU’s Board of Visitors within the business school.
In support of the program, Walker & Dunlop will award two one-year academic scholarships for the next five years. The scholarships include tuition fees as well as full boarding for two MBA students with an emphasis on real estate that may otherwise not have access to the program.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with you North Carolina Central University. The university’s commitment and excellence in educating the next generation of black leaders and developing innovative programs that provide new career opportunities for young leaders is in line with Walker & Dunlop’s DE&I mission. We strive to have a significant impact on the professional growth of NCCU students and to bring them new and exciting career opportunities in commercial real estate, “he commented Jason Golub, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Walker & Dunlop.
“Partnering with Walker & Dunlop to advance our Real Estate MBA program and offer scholarships to students will have a lasting impact. The program will provide our students with educational and real-world experiences that have the potential to shape the course of their careers. Us are excited to see how our relationship with W&D develops, “he added Anthony Nelson, Dean of the NCCU School of Business.
Walker & Dunlop is committed to leading the commercial real estate industry in terms of diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create a company and an industry that reflect the diverse makeup of the neighborhoods in which we work and live, and to make partnership in the community an integral part of our business and innovation. To that end, we continue to build on our comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion blueprint, which includes building a pipeline of diverse talent in the industry and strengthening Walker & Dunlop’s minority and women’s representation in leadership positions by 2025.
For more information on Walker & Dunlop’s Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, see the following press releases:
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) headquartered in Bethesda, Marylandis one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in The United States. The company offers a full range of capital solutions for all asset classes of commercial real estate, as well as brokerage services for investment sales to apartment building owners. Walker & Dunlop is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and was ranked one of the Fastest Growing Companies by FORTUNE Magazine in 2014, 2017 and 2018. Walker & Dunlop’s 1,000+ professionals in 41 offices across the country are relentlessly committed to customer satisfaction.
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