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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Real Estate

Ronald Anderson, Department Chair
Office: Alter Hall 420
215-204-8279

ron.anderson@temple.edu

Forrest Huffman, Ph.D.

Professor of Real Estate and Finance
Office: Alter Hall 432
215-204-6675
fhuffman@temple.edu

 

The real estate major is designed to provide an educational foundation for students interested in learning about real estate and real estate markets and/or pursuing careers in real estate.  Traditional career paths include real estate investment and financial analysis, real estate financing and mortgage lending, real estate appraisal and valuation, property management, residential and commercial brokerage and marketing, and corporate real estate analysis.

Core competencies to be developed include the ability to analyze real estate investment opportunities from investor and lender perspectives, conduct asset and risk assessments and implement risk management strategies, understand the dynamics of real estate markets, and develop an understanding of the legal framework surrounding real estate ownership, title transfer, and the regulatory and legal requirements, including agency obligations, common in real estate transactions.

All real estate-interested students are encouraged to participate in Temple Real Estate Organization (TREO), the Fox School student professional organization (SPO) for real estate interested students. TREO meets regularly throughout the semester and has an active real estate speaker series.  A Temple University real estate student listserv serves as a conduit for various internships and job/career opportunities from real estate companies in the local area.  Temple University also hosts a chapter of Alpha Sigma Gamma, the International Real Estate Honorary Society.  Alpha Sigma Gamma is the premier honorary organization for real estate students, faculty and professionals with over 30 university chapters and program affiliates.  Membership in ASG is based on academic achievement. Real estate majors are eligible for a number of professional and university scholarships and financial awards, including the Fox School's E. Fred Kemner Scholarship Award, devoted exclusively to Temple real estate students.  Students interested in any of the opportunities above should contact Professor Huffman for more information.

 

Summary of Requirements 

University Requirements  

All students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for new students

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of Real Estate Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Real Estate 3501 Real Estate Fundamentals 3  
Real Estate 3502 Real Estate Practice 3  
Finance 3504 Intermediate Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 3507 Investments 3  
Finance 3509 Real Estate Investment & Finance 3  
Finance 3551^ International Finance 3  
Finance 4597^^ Seminar in Real Estate Asset Analysis (Spring only) 3 WI
Subtotal     21  
^Finance 3551 replaces International Business 3101 (Fundamentals of International Business)
in the upper division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
^^This major capstone is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.
This course is currently only offered in the Spring semester.

 

Suggested Sequence of Real Estate Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3-4  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Real Estate 3501
  or
3502
Real Estate Fundamentals
     or
Real Estate Practice
3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Real Estate 3501
  or
3502
Real Estate Fundamentals
     or
Real Estate Practice
3  
Finance 3504
  or
3507
Intermediate Corporate Finance
     or
Investments
3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Finance 3504
  or
3507
Intermediate Corporate Finance
     or
Investments
3  
Finance 3509 Real Estate Investment and Finance 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3551 International Finance 3  
Finance 4597 Seminar in Real Estate Asset Analysis 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3-4  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Real Estate: 124  

 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

 

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