Real Estate

This program 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. 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. Rewards of a real estate career include potential for high earnings, independence, flexibility, and an opportunity to help people.

Learning Outcomes

Students 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.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2020

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Electives 8
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.   
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
REL 360Real Estate Principles 3
REL 367Real Estate Law 3
Electives 7
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
REL Group Requirement: Select 4 of the following 5 courses 12
Real Estate Market Analysis  
Real Estate Appraisal  
Real Estate Finance  
Real Estate Investment  
Real Estate Internship  
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives3 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Real Estate concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Electives   5
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Elective   3
CIS 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
ECON 204 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)X 23
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and InstitutionsX  3
REL 367Real Estate LawX  3
Electives   4
BUS 260 and BUS 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 355Principles of InvestmentsX  3
MKT 300Marketing X4B3
REL 360Real Estate PrinciplesX  3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
REL Group Requirement (See Concentration Requirements Tab for selection of approved courses.)X  6
Electives   6
 Total Credits   18
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
REL Group Requirement (See Concentration Requirements Tab for selection of approved courses.)X  6
Diversity and Global AwarenessX 3E3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120


 

A second concentration in International Business may be taken in conjunction with the Real Estate concentration. Upon graduation, both concentrations will be noted on a student’s official transcript.

Effective Fall 2020

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 27
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
REL 360Real Estate Principles 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
REL 367Real Estate Law 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following: 3
Negotiating Globally  
Global Supply Chain Management  
International Marketing  
Real Estate Group 1 - Select 12 credits from the following: 12
Real Estate Market Analysis  
Real Estate Appraisal  
Real Estate Finance  
Real Estate Investment  
Real Estate Internship  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Real Estate concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems X 3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   12
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3) X3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1) X1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting X 3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business X 3
REL 360Real Estate Principles X 3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 300Principles of Finance X4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions X 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt X 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 355Principles of Investments X 3
FIN 475International Business Finance X 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices   3
REL 367Real Estate Law X 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 475International Business ManagementX  3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
Real Estate Group 1 - Select 6 credits from the following:X  6
Real Estate Market AnalysisX   
Real Estate AppraisalX   
Real Estate FinanceX   
Real Estate InvestmentX   
Real Estate InternshipX   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
Real Estate Group 1 - Select 6 credits from the following courses not taken in Semester 7:X  6
Real Estate Market Analysis    
Real Estate Appraisal    
Real Estate Finance    
Real Estate Investment    
Real Estate Internship    
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
Negotiating GloballyX   
Global Supply Chain ManagementX   
International MarketingX   
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning RequirementX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120