I'm a graduate student with a strong interest in redevelopment work. I could see myself working at a CDA, an intermediary, or even a community development bank. Based on my experience, I tend to agree with most of the posts that the the masters in planning curriculum does not pass on much beyond the most rudimentary technical skills. Clearly, the career path I'm interested in requires some knowledge of real estate markets and general finance skills. My question is whether these are skills I can pick up through an elective or two plus professional development courses once I'm on the job? Alternatively, my school offers a 1 year masters in finance that I could jump into after my masters. Any thoughts pro/con on pursuing this option instead?