The Master of Science in Real Estate Analysis is designed to provide advanced study for property professionals and for persons interested in developing their skills in this specific area. The program is intended for students desiring a strong concentration in the real estate area. The focus of the program allows the student to gain considerable expertise in the area in a relatively short period of time. A minimum of 30 hours are required to complete the program.
Background and foundation courses
Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in a business field from an accredited institution will be required to complete some or all of the following 1.5 (half-semester) background courses. Additional courses beyond the background course requirements should be selected from the foundation courses. Some combination of the following six background courses with the foundation courses listed below totaling twelve hours (13.5 hours for students with only one background course requirement) is required, subject to departmental approval. For students requiring extensive additional background, combinations that do not provide coverage of each of the basic disciplines (accounting, finance, management, marketing, statistics, computer information systems) will not be allowed. Students with business degrees or prior acceptable college credit courses from accredited institutions may be able to select all twelve hours from the foundation courses.
Background Courses (9 hours)
- Statistical Analysis
- Accumulation and Analysis of Accounting Data
- Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment of Business
- Management Issues
- Marketing Concepts
- Intro to Business Computer Information Systems
Foundation Courses (12 hours)
- Financial Management*
- Accounting for Management*
- Risk Management
- Real Estate Law
In addition to the topics shown above, the nature of the MS program expects the student to possess a strong background in mathematics, including algebra and basic calculus. The student must also possess proficiency in computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
*Students already possessing competency in these areas may select a more advanced course in the area with the approval of the department.
- Introduction to Real Estate and Investment Analysis
- Advanced Real Estate Finance and Analysis
- Advanced Real Estate Investments and Analysis
- Real Estate Valuation (REAL 4400)
- Seminar in Real Estate Research (Capstone Course)
Elective Selected with the approval of the department