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Real Estate Major

Forrest Huffman, Ph.D.

Office: Alter Hall 432
215-204-6675
fhuffman@temple.edu

 

The real estate major is designed to provide an educational foundation for students interested in learning about real estate and real estate markets and/or pursuing careers in real estate.  Traditional career paths include real estate investment and financial analysis, real estate financing and mortgage lending, real estate appraisal and valuation, property management, residential and commercial brokerage and marketing, and corporate real estate analysis.

Core competencies to be developed include the ability to analyze real estate investment opportunities from investor and lender perspectives, conduct asset and risk assessments and implement risk management strategies, understand the dynamics of real estate markets, and develop an understanding of the legal framework surrounding real estate ownership, title transfer, and the regulatory and legal requirements, including agency obligations, common in real estate transactions.

All real estate-interested students are encouraged to participate in the Temple University  real estate student professional organization, TREO.  Real estate majors are eligible for various professional and university scholarships, including the program’s E. Fred Kemner Award.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements  

All students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university’s General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for new students

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of Real Estate Major

DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Real Estate3501Real Estate Fundamentals3
Real Estate3502Real Estate Practice3
Finance3502^Corporate Finance I3
Finance3503Corporate Finance II3
Finance3509Real Estate Investment & Finance3
Finance4597^^Seminar in Real Estate Asset Analysis3WI
Select one of the following: 3
Finance3551 ^^^International Financial Markets
Finance3552 ^^^International Financial Management
Subtotal21
^ Finance 3502, Financial Markets, replaces Finance 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation requirements.
This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
^^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.
^^^Finance 3551 or 3552 replaces International Business 3101 (Fundamentals of International Business)
in the upper division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
 

Suggested Sequence of Real Estate Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students’ academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I – Fall
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Statistics1001Pre-calculus for Business3
Economics1101Macroeconomic Principles3
HR MGMT1101Organization & Management3
English0802, 0812 or 0902Analytical Reading & Writing4GW
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Subtotal16
 
Semester II – Spring
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Statistics1102Calculus for Business3
Economics1102Microeconomic Principles3
LAW S.B.M.1101Legal Environment of Business3
IH0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I3GY
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3-4
Subtotal15-16
 
Semester III – Fall
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Statistics2103Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement}4
Accounting2101Financial Accounting3
MIS2101Information Systems in Organizations3
IH0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II3GZ
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Subtotal16
 
Semester IV – Spring
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Accounting2102Managerial Accounting3
Marketing2101Marketing Management3
BUS ADM2101Professional Development Strategies1
BUS ADM2196Business Communications3WI
RSK MGT2101Introduction to Risk Management3
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Subtotal16
 
Semester V – Fall
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Finance3502Corporate Finance I3
MSOM3101Operations Management3
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Real Estate3501
or
3502
Real Estate Fundamentals
or
Real Estate Practice
3
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Subtotal15
 
Semester VI – Spring
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
BUS ADM3102Business Society & Ethics3
BUS ADM3103Integrative Business Applications3
Free Elective3
Real Estate3501
or
3502
Real Estate Fundamentals
or
Real Estate Practice
3
Finance3503Corporate Finance II3
Subtotal15
 
Semester VII – Fall
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
BUS ADM4196Global Business Policies3WI
GenEd08xx or 09xxGenEd Breadth Course3
Finance3509Real Estate Investment and Finance3
Finance3551 or 3552International Financial Markets
or
International Financial Management
3
Free Elective3
Subtotal15
 
Semester VIII – Spring
DepartmentCourse #Course NameHoursRCI
Finance4597Seminar in Real Estate Asset Analysis3WI
Free Elective3
Free Elective3-4
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Subtotal15-16
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Real Estate:124
 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.