What Will You Learn?
The skills students will learn in the Real Estate minor include acquisitions, design and planning, construction management, asset and property management, and financial structuring, fundraising, and valuation. Related programs include economics and finance, management, marketing, and accounting.
In the Real Estate Minor, you will learn about:
- Conceptualization and planning of a real estate project
- Site acquisition
- Zoning and permits
- Design and planning
- The construction process
- Financial structuring, capital raising and valuation
- Risk analysis
- Property management
- Real Estate Brokerage
The Real Estate Minor requires that students choose a major in the O’Malley School of Business (e.g., Marketing, Management, Finance, Economics, Computer Information Systems, Business Analytics). Real Estate is a minor and is not intended to be a standalone focus in the business school.
Students in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to minor in Real Estate must take:
||Real Estate Development
||Real Estate Capstone
Students must also take one of the following course elective options:
||Real Estate Investment
||Negotiation and Conflict Management
||Introduction to Urban Studies
Total Credits for Minor: 9
REAL 310 – Real Estate Development
This course offers a thorough study of real estate development, finance and investment. It offers a step-by-step analysis of the phases utilized in the real estate development process including conceptualization, site acquisition, zoning and permits, planning and design, the construction process, budgeting, financing, and financial reporting and evaluation. It includes an overview of the major types of valuation methods and approaches used for analyzing the main categories of real properties. The course also discusses the challenges and techniques for raising capital for real estate projects. Leadership, management and control of the development team are also featured topics.
REAL 420 - Real Estate Capstone
This course offers student the opportunity to analyze a case study of an actual real estate project which was experienced by corporation.
Student teams must analyze a real estate challenge that a company faced and utilizing actual real estate data, constraints, and company objectives they must develop solutions for the challenge. The proposed solution, must be presented in the form of 1. A written report; 2. A slide presentation summarizing the solution; and 3. A full, working financial proforma which details a financial picture of the solution.