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B.S. in Business Administration, Real Estate

This Business Administration – Real Estate major from Colorado State University is designed to prepare undergraduate students for careers as professionals in real estate and related industries. Real estate is the largest industry in the world representing nearly 50% of the world’s wealth.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The real estate profession offers one of the most diverse career selections in the business world today. It is a multi-disciplinary profession that coordinates architecture, construction, law, finance, marketing, property management, and urban dynamics. Real estate professionals help find, provide, and manage space for people to work sleep, shop, eat, and play.

Those who choose careers in real estate are typically goal-oriented, persevering, self-motivated, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Furthermore, they must be creative and able to research, analyze, negotiate, and pay attention to details. No two projects or investments are ever the same.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration – Real Estate major from Colorado State University will demonstrate:

  • The ability to evaluate physical real estate (land and building analysis)
  • The ability to perform financial real estate analysis (including time value of money)
  • The ability to assess and manage risk
  • The ability to conduct market analysis and identify opportunities
  • An understanding of property and portfolio management

Potential Occupations

Real estate graduates find professional employment in many fields. Students interested in commercial real estate may find employment in property and land development, property acquisition, property management, commercial mortgage lending, commercial real estate brokerage, asset management, government housing, commercial construction, or Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) analysis, investment, or management.

Students interested in real estate finance may find employment in commercial real estate investment banking, residential real estate lending for both development and loan underwriting, financial analysis, real estate securities analysis, insurance underwriting, commercial real estate brokerage, government housing finance and investment, or construction lending and research.

Students interested in residential real estate may find employment in residential brokerage, residential marketing, residential appraisal, residential finance, residential home inspection services, home construction consulting, or residential development.

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Courses included

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Principles of Investments
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Law

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