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"I found the experience of the University of Shopping Centers far exceeded my expectations. The instructors were highly skilled industry leaders who enthusiastically shared their knowledge and insight. While the vast array of course offerings is a wonderful mechanism to introduce incoming staff to the shopping center industry, I was surprised to discover that you've also managed to compile a variety of courses which allow even an industry veteran like myself to expand knowledge and enhance qualifications."

René M. Daniels, SCLS, SCSM, SCDP, SCMD
Woodland Hills, CA

"The courses are designed to transfer knowledge fast, and they do! The courses are taught in an interactive, non-lecture style. The questions and discussions create a class spirit that enhances the transfer of knowledge in class, and creates networking events outside the class."

Petran J.H. Van Heel
MAB Development

"I had never attended the University of Shopping Centers before. I was VERY impressed with the staff professors along with their knowledge level and skills in teaching. Additionally, I learned a lot through many of the students that attended. I well attend again."

Donald S. Darko, CMD, CLS, CSM
Decatur, AL

"The University of Shopping Centers is a wonderful way to re-connect, re-energize and refresh your knowledge. The speakers were great, the roundtables informative, and the facility inspiring."

Denise Browning, SCMD
Madison Marquette

Meeting Contact

Mario Chiara
Manager of Education, ICSC
Tel: +1 646 728 3517

ICSC is proud to host the 2014 University of Shopping Centers on the campus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania:

What is the University of Shopping Centers?

The University of Shopping Centers is an educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping centers industry worldwide. Classes are designed to transfer practical knowledge and usable information that attendees can apply immediately at their workplace. Taught by a distinguished group of industry professionals and experts in their respective fields, the classes are interactive allowing for the sharing of ideas and experiences among peers. This year, you can choose classes in the Executive Curriculum, the Advanced Curriculum and the Core Curriculum.

Why Attend the University of Shopping Centers?

The mission of the University of Shopping Centers is to elevate each attendee's level of knowledge of the industry by learning directly from experienced professionals. Through the University's flexible format and unique blend of classes, students gain a level of comprehension that makes them more valuable to their organization and employers.

Who Is It For?

Industry professionals who wish to obtain a critical insight on the most relevant topics of the industry today. Specialists who want to increase their understanding in other disciplines within the industry. Newcomers who are seeking to master the subject matter at an accelerated rate.

Attend 1, 2 or 3 Days

The University of Shopping Centers is delivered over a three-day period with morning and afternoon classes. It contains eight areas of study, with flexible course selection options. Students may sign up for just one class or for multiple classes according to their specific interests and in any combination of study area. Each class is three hours in duration.

Certificate Awarded

A Certificate of Participation is awarded to attendees who complete six classes.

How You Will Benefit

Classes are designed to transfer knowledge fast and give you practical, usable information you can put to work immediately. Each sessions speaks to your work needs. Classes are taught in an interactive, non-lecture style to allow you to ask questions and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with your peers. Attendees will receive outlines, forms, charts and handouts, plus access to PowerPoint presentations for the classes you take. Learn from a faculty, industry leaders and subject matter experts, with an average of over 15 years experience in the shopping center industry. Network and establish key contacts with professionals throughout the industry from every size of company, every type of shopping center configuration, and every discipline.

Continuing Education Credits


ICSC Certified professionals earn up to 3.0 credits (A6) towards certification renewal for the University of Shopping Centers.