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BS BA with Real Estate Concentration


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(200-800)
(130-170)
(130-170)

The real estate industry has always been a dynamic part of the Texas economy – and that’s still true today. Professionals who can analyze real estate investments, assess risk and organize financing are in demand. Those who graduate with real estate skills may pursue careers across a range of specialties including broker, property manager, appraiser, investment analyst, asset manager, developer and real estate credit underwriter.

A student interested in a Real Estate concentration may pursue a guided program as part of either a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS BA) degree or a Bachelor of Science in Finance (BS-Finance) degree. Real estate courses are available as electives to most students.

Any UT Dallas student interested in a real estate career may join the Real Estate Club. Members meet UT Dallas alumni and executives in the industry, can participate in student competitions and get help with internships and employment opportunities.

The real estate world is complex with so many interconnected and moving pieces that it’s tough for those without training to grasp the scope of issues in this profession. This concentration is designed to expose students to industry-specific knowledge and provide them the skills to understand issues of value and market dynamics – information that will help them regardless of their current field of study or ultimate career goal.

An understanding of real estate is important to those choosing careers in finance banking, construction, transportation, investments or retail. Whether you are pursuing a career in real estate or simply looking for an interesting elective, we have real estate courses that are designed to meet your needs and help you understand this dynamic environment.

Julie Lynch Associate Director, Real Estate Programs

Business Administration students are able to pursues a concentration in real estate.

Concentration Core Courses

Recommended Course

Advanced Applications in GIS – GIS for Real Estate

(GISC 4385) GIS for Real Estate

This course covers advanced applications in contemporary geographic information system and sciences. The course discusses a wide range of GIS principles, concepts, functions and algorithms and how they can be applied to a specific application area such as real estate, urban planning, crime, and transportation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum).

Prerequisite: GEOS 2305 or GISC 2305 or GEOG 3304 or GEOS 3304 or GISC 3304

For current information about Academic Degree plans and Course Information visit the BS in BA page of the Undergraduate Catalog.

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Real Estate Track Core Courses

Finance students may focus their studies on the Real Estate track. These students should consult with their academic advisor, about course selection and progression.

Recommended Course

Advanced Applications in GIS – GIS for Real Estate (GISC 4385) GIS for Real Estate

This course covers advanced applications in contemporary geographic information system and sciences. The course discusses a wide range of GIS principles, concepts, functions and algorithms and how they can be applied to a specific application area such as real estate, urban planning, crime, and transportation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum).

Prerequisite: GEOS 2305 or GISC 2305 or GEOG 3304 or GEOS 3304 or GISC 3304

For current information about Academic Degree plans and Course Information visit the Finance page of the Undergraduate Catalog.

View Catalog

Recommended Course

Advanced Applications in GIS – GIS for Real Estate (GISC 4385)

GIS for Real Estate

This course covers advanced applications in contemporary geographic information system and sciences. The course discusses a wide range of GIS principles, concepts, functions and algorithms and how they can be applied to a specific application area such as real estate, urban planning, crime, and transportation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisite: GEOS 2305 or GISC 2305 or GEOG 3304 or GEOS 3304 or GISC 3304

Our students want internship opportunities.

Real estate representatives are encouraged to consider UT Dallas students for internships. The rigorous coursework our students complete will bring your organization up-to-the-minute skills that you may tap for a short project or as a long-term resource. Contact one of our Career Management Center professionals to discuss your internship opportunities.

Permanent or Contract Positions

Many employers set up interview sessions at UT Dallas. We will provide you with a separate room and several candidates to interview. Our staff will screen interviewees and make your hiring process efficient and effective. Contact the Career Management Center for information.

Do you have time to be a mentor?

Even if you are not ready to bring on an intern or employee, we encourage you to get involved with a student in an informal mentor arrangement. This low-level commitment, as little as several hours a semester, encourages senior real estate professionals to spend time with a student considering a real estate career. You might share stories, help with goal setting or even talk about classwork. Many executives find this to be a rewarding role and students say these informal relationships are invaluable. Contact Julie Lynch if this opportunity interests you.

Van (Lynda) Ong

Van (Lynda) Ong

Pasadena, CA – Class of Spring 2017

“For several years, I was a working professional in the real estate industry with experience in appraisal, title, and mortgage. When I decided to go back to school, The University of Texas at Dallas was my first choice. What made it even more gratifying in choosing UTD, was when I discovered that they had a great Real Estate Program.

“I was very fortunate to take a real estate course with the director, Dr. Guttery, who enlightened me and gave me a new drive and infatuation for real estate. After taking his course, I knew that had I made the right decision to leave the working world and further my education. I’ve attended a lot of schools, but I never met such great, knowledgeable, and experienced professors with exceptional backgrounds. There are great resources that are available to students, such as the Real Estate Club, the JSOM Career Center, and the professor’s guidance towards different scholarships, internships, and jobs.

“My advice to future students who have little or even no interest in real estate is to expand your knowledge by learning something new by taking a real estate course as an elective. Even if it is something that you don’t see yourself doing in the future, you will gain a lot of valuable knowledge that you can apply in real life. Especially in the Dallas area, the real estate field is a growing industry with countless opportunities.”

Van (Lynda) Ong graduated in Finance with a concentration in real estate at The University of Texas at Dallas