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Lay the Foundation for a Bright Future

Undergraduate Real Estate Program

Master the Art of Acquiring, Developing and Managing Property

Real estate professionals deal with residential, commercial and land lots, negotiating the purchase, sale and development of these properties. If working in this exciting field is your goal, consider a St. Thomas BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate.

In addition to core business courses, you’ll take concentration courses that cover market analysis, property management, appraisal, and development. Our program gives you a solid background in general business practices, as well as real estate theory and application.

Our small class sizes ensure that you get plenty of personal attention, and your faculty advisor will provide one-on-one guidance and coaching throughout your St. Thomas journey. Major in Real Estate at St. Thomas, and build a strong foundation for a fulfilling, lasting career.

Program Overview

  • Courses
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degree Awarded
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • Courses

    As an undergraduate Real Estate major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Business Core Courses

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Concentration Courses

    REAL 200 Real Estate Principles
    REAL 370 Real Estate Market Analysis
    REAL 380 Real Estate Finance and Investments

    You must also take one of these real estate courses:

    REAL 360 Real Estate Property Management
    REAL 461 Real Estate Appraisal
    REAL 470 Real Estate Development

    Plus, one additional class in:

    Opus College of Business, 300 level or above

    Allied Courses

    CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications
    ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
    STAT 220 Statistics I

    You must also take one of the following math courses:

    MATH 101 Finite Mathematics
    MATH 109 Calculus with Review II
    MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science
    MATH 113 Calculus I

    And you must take one of these classes:

    COJO 370 Intercultural Communication
    ECON 311 Forecasting
    ECON 315 Empirical Methods in Economics
    ECON 333 Regional and Urban Economics
    GEOG 113 World Geography
    GEOG 330 Geography for Business and Planning

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum  throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    BS in Real Estate Studies

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Courses

    As an undergraduate Real Estate major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Business Core Courses

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Concentration Courses

    REAL 200 Real Estate Principles
    REAL 370 Real Estate Market Analysis
    REAL 380 Real Estate Finance and Investments

    You must also take one of these real estate courses:

    REAL 360 Real Estate Property Management
    REAL 461 Real Estate Appraisal
    REAL 470 Real Estate Development

    Plus, one additional class in:

    Opus College of Business, 300 level or above

    Allied Courses

    CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications
    ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
    STAT 220 Statistics I

    You must also take one of the following math courses:

    MATH 101 Finite Mathematics
    MATH 109 Calculus with Review II
    MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science
    MATH 113 Calculus I

    And you must take one of these classes:

    COJO 370 Intercultural Communication
    ECON 311 Forecasting
    ECON 315 Empirical Methods in Economics
    ECON 333 Regional and Urban Economics
    GEOG 113 World Geography
    GEOG 330 Geography for Business and Planning

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum  throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    BS in Real Estate Studies

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Learning Through Service: Business 200

    We believe that businesses need to be socially responsible in the communities where they operate. All undergraduate business majors and minors are required to complete BUSN 200, a zero-credit, tuition-free course that includes 40 hours of community service and a series of reflective seminars. This service learning helps you grow into a highly principled global business professional, and an effective and ethical leader who’s prepared to make positive contributions in both your profession and community.

    St. Thomas Career Services

    The experts in the Career Development Center can help you find internships, develop job search skills, and put you in touch with business leads—both alumni and St. Thomas connections in the broader Twin Cities business scene. We can help you:

    • Clarify your strengths and how they relate to majors and career fields
    • Map out a career plan
    • Create your résumé and prepare for interviews
    • Look for internships and jobs
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    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of our program work in government, nonprofit, construction and private business sectors, and hold leadership positions that include:

    • Real Estate Broker
    • Investment Manager
    • Property Manager
    • Property Appraiser
    • Construction Manager
    • Land-use Planner
    • Property Developer
    • City Planner
    • Project Manager
    • Capital Markets Analyst

    Finance Department

    The Undergraduate Program in Real Estate is part of the St. Thomas Department of Finance. Learn about our outstanding faculty members, who have a wealth of academic and professional experience. Read detailed course descriptions.