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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Real Estate

Kenneth Kopecky, Department Chair
Office: Speakman Hall 329

Forrest Huffman, Undergraduate Advisor
Office: Speakman Hall 206E


The real estate major is designed to provide an educational foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in real estate. Career areas include real estate investment and financial analysis, real estate finance and mortgage lending, corporate real estate asset analysis, and commercial and residential real estate brokerage.

Core competencies to be developed include the ability to analyze: real estate investment opportunities from both investor and corporate perspectives; financial and lending alternatives; and the effect of financing and taxation on real estate asset cash flows, net present values, and internal rates of return. Students will also learn the fundamentals of real estate markets and develop an understanding of the legal framework surrounding real estate ownership, title transfer, and sale.

All real estate students are encouraged to participate in the Temple University chapter of Rho Epsilon, the Real Estate student professional organization. Chapter members can take advantage of career advisement, résumé development, and networking opportunities. Real estate majors are also eligible for various university and professional scholarships, including the program’s E. Fred Kemner Award. For more information please contact Professor Huffman at 215-204-6675.

Summary of 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 to calculate the GPA in the major.


Requirements of Real Estate Major

Required courses       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 0011 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Finance 0211 Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 0240 Real Estate Investment and Finance 3  
Real Estate 0101 Real Estate Fundamentals 3  
Real Estate 0103 Real Estate Practices 3  
International Requirement – choose one of the following three: 3  
Finance 0250 International Financial Markets    
Finance 0251 International Financial Management    
Economics 0251 International Monetary Economics    
Economics  Elective Select one from the following list: ECON 0201; 0202; 0240; 0241; 0245; 0283; or 0287.  3  
Finance W350^ Seminar in Financial Management 3 WI* 
Business Electives Elective Select one elective from business department 0100 -  0399 3  
Subtotal     27  
^ This course satisfies the writing and the technology requirements for the major.  
*Indicates Writing Capstone.      

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