Undergraduate degree programs

Real estate
Minor

Real estate

Open to current undergraduate students university-wide, the W. P. Carey minor in real estate delivers an in-depth understanding of the real estate industry. You will build a foundation in real estate fundamentals, law, appraisal, and land development, preparing you to embark on opportunities in various areas of real estate, as well as related industries.

Real estate minor courses

Students will take six courses to complete the W. P. Carey minor in real estate — including four required upper-division courses, and two courses from the eight approved electives in the real estate minor curriculum.

Approved electives

  • External Reporting I
  • Internal Reporting
  • Economics and Resource Allocation: Food and Agriculture
  • Agribusiness Finance
  • Global Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Enterprise Process Analysis & Design
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Engineering Business Practice
  • Web Design & Development
  • Advanced Excel in Business
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Principles of Leadership for Project Managers
  • Development Feasibility Reports
  • Design Entrepreneurship & Society
  • Economics of Building Design
  • Money and Banking
  • Contemporary Issues in Design Strategies and Innovation
  • Financial Markets/Institutions
  • Social Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Geography of Natural Resources
  • Landscape Planting Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Value Creation
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Leading Organizations
  • Negotiations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Sales & Relationship Management
  • Essentials of Marketing
  • Essentials of Selling
  • Essentials of Services Marketing
  • Sales & Sales Management
  • Services Marketing Strategy
  • Business to Business Marketing Strategy
  • Introduction to Urban Planning
  • Public Participation in Planning
  • Planning and Development Control Law
  • Ethics and Theory in Planning
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Environment, Justice and Cities
  • Real Estate Development
  • Analytics for Logistics
  • Business Decision Models
  • Applied Logistics Management
  • Supply Management
  • Business and Sustainability I
  • Research and Negotiation
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Concepts and Integrated Approaches in Sustainability
  • Equity, Justice and Sustainability
  • Future Thinking and Strategies
  • Society and Sustainability
  • Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems
  • Sustainable Urban Dynamics
  • The Economics of Sustainability
  • Sustainability and Enterprise
  • Business & Sustainability I
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Urban and Metropolitan Studies
  • Urban Governance
  • Citizen Engagement and Community

Required upper-division courses

  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Investments

Career opportunities

The real estate minor provides students with an understanding of the ways in which their particular major can be integrated into the real estate industry. Though further certification or licensure may be required, this minor can also prepare students for careers in real estate sales or brokerage, community association management, appraisal, real estate management and development, public and/or private land use planning, and even real estate portfolio management.

How to enroll

The real estate minor consists of 18 credit hours, including 12 hours of required courses and six hours of electives. You can enroll in the required or elective upper division courses required for completion of the real estate minor once you have completed 56 credit hours, including all course prerequisites, and have met the minimum 2.50 GPA requirement. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Contact your advisor for more information.

The W. P. Carey minor in real estate is open to current undergraduate students university-wide. However, course offerings for the minor in real estate vary by semester. Please consult with a W. P. Carey academic advisor to see if it will be possible for you to complete the real estate minor for your intended graduation date, and to learn more about declaring a minor at the W. P. Carey School of Business.