BS with Real Estate Concentration



Real Estate Concentration

The Real Estate concentration is an elective subset of courses within a degree program and can be undertaken by students pursuing either the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) or the Bachelor of Science in Finance (BS-Finance).

The Real Estate concentration is a guided program that utilizes degree electives courses in the Real Estate area. This provides students with an opportunity for a basic overview or an in-depth study program depending on their goals. Please see your advisor or current course catalog regarding overall degree prerequisite requirements and real estate course options.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students a thorough understanding of the concepts unique to the real estate industry.
  • Develop the skills necessary to analyze real estate investments, risk and financing

Career Opportunities

The real estate industry offers numerous opportunities to pursue designations and professional careers. These include roles such as real estate broker, property manager, appraiser, investment analyst, asset manager, developer and real estate credit underwriter. The Dallas area provides a rich base of national real estate enterprises in pursuit of talent. UT Dallas’ emphasis on finance, technology and practical skills provides the foundation for future leaders in this important industry.

Professional Certifications

The real estate courses at UT Dallas provide a foundation for the pursuit of many of the designations available within the real estate industry. The Texas Real Estate Commission recognizes many of the UT Dallas real estate’ courses as part of the Core Real Estate Education requirements toward licensure.

UT Dallas Real Estate Club

Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers within the real estate industry are encouraged to participate in the UT Dallas Real Estate Club. Through this organization, students will be exposed to alumni within the industry and be able to develop networks to assist them now and in the future. The club also works to facilitate internships and employment opportunities. In addition, students have an opportunity to participate in national real estate competition projects which can add depth to their knowledge, skills and resume.

The undergraduate Real Estate program was designed to expose students to industry specific knowledge and provide them with information and advantages to help them with future career decisions.

The courses provide an excellent opportunity to understand value and market dynamics which should benefit any student regardless of their major field of study.

Whether you are pursuing a career in real estate or simply looking for an interesting elective, we have courses designed to meet your needs and bring you into the exciting world of real estate. Please join us.

George DeCourcy
Associate Director, Real Estate Programs


Email
(972) 883-5810
Office – JSOM 2.410

Internships

Employers active in the real estate industry are encouraged to consider UT Dallas students for internships. These programs provide area businesses with the opportunity to add resources to a project and create a sound evaluation process for potential new hires. Additionally, your firm can become part of the community supporting UT Dallas. Please contact career center.

Permanent or Contract Positions

Many employers set up interview sessions at UT Dallas where we can assist in screening interviewees and make your hiring process efficient and effective. Please contact career center.

Mentorships

Even if you are not ready to bring on an intern or employee, we encourage executives to get involved with an informal mentorship arrangement. This low-level commitment allows for senior real estate professionals to spend some time with a student considering a real estate career and share stories and experiences. It has proven to be very rewarding opportunity for many executives. Please contact George DeCourcy

Concentration requirements (15 hours):

  • REAL 3305 Real Estate Principles
  • REAL 3365 Real Estate Finance and Advanced Principles
  • REAL 4321 Real Estate Law and Contracts
  • ENTP 3301 Entrepreneurship
  • MIS 3320 Business Analytics Using Excel (or FIN 3390 Financial Modeling)

Concentration electives (select 9 hours from):

Real Estate Track suggested courses

  • FIN 3305 Real Estate Principles
  • FIN 3365 Real Estate Finance and Advanced Principles
  • FIN 4321 Real Estate Law and Contracts
  • FIN 4328 Real Estate Valuation
  • FIN 3350 Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 3370 Insurance and Risk Management
  • FIN 4V80 Internship (Practicum)
  • Additional courses may be offered upon demand