Manhattan College Introduces Real Estate Minor

The real estate minor will be within the O’Malley School of Business.

Entrance to De La Salle HallThe O’Malley School of Business is launching a new minor in real estate for business students, preparing them for careers in real estate acquisitions and development, property management, asset management and financial analysis. 

“This minor is a first step in our signature real estate initiative,” said Donald Gibson, dean of the O’Malley School. “New York City is the number one commercial real estate investment market in the U.S. and the top draw for real estate jobs. This is a great opportunity for our students.”

The skills students will learn in the real estate minor include design and planning, construction management, asset and property management, and financial structuring, fundraising, and valuation. Related business programs include economics and finance, management, marketing, and accounting. 

“Student demand has already been strong for our real estate development class,” said Richard Ross, the program director. “Being able to tap into the support of Manhattan College alumni who have been successful in real estate is a distinct advantage.” 

The real estate minor can be taken as a complement to any major in the O’Malley School of Business, including Accounting, Marketing, Management, Finance, Economics, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics. 

For more information, students can contact program director Richard Ross at (718) 862-7846 or

By Pete McHugh