WHAT IS REAL ESTATE AND URBAN ECONOMIC STUDIES?
This major is part of the Business Exploration Group
The objective of the major in Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is to provide both a theoretical foundation and a practical understanding of the field as preparation for a career as a real estate professional. Students in this major can choose from a variety of career paths, including appraisal and consulting, mortgage and construction lending, brokerage and leasing, property management, corporate real estate, development, and institutional real estate investment.
The study of Real Estate and Urban Economics consists of land and the natural resources and permanent buildings on it. Real estate agents, brokers, asset managers, assessors, property managers, and developers perform a wide variety of tasks, from buying, selling, renting, and leasing, to assessing, developing, and managing land. To pursue a career in real estate, coursework must be completed to obtain a license (each state has its own regulations). Individuals working in this field are working with all kinds of people and must know their product to succeed in a career in sales and development.
All School of Business majors can also be completed through the dual degree program EUROBIZ (dual degree with German Studies).
Students majoring in Real Estate are eligible to apply for the Accelerated Master's Programs in the School of Business.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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COMM 1000 - The Process of Communication (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)
ECON 1201 - Principles of Microeconomics (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)
ECON 1202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)
PSYC 1100 - General Psychology 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3)
STAT 1000Q - Introduction to Statistics 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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Applied and Resource Economics