Real Estate Focus Area

Open to University of Connecticut Business Undergraduate Students ONLY

Interested in Business? Interested in Real Estate?

The New Real Estate Focus Area offers scholarship opportunities, resume book and job opportunities, Industry and Student networking through the Real Estate Society field trips.

Complete three Real Estate courses from a list of approved Real Estate courses, and you could earn the Focus Area in Real Estate. Here are some courses from this list:

Choose three of the following:

FNCE 3230: (3 credits) Real Estate Principles
Overview of the personal, social and business aspects of real estate. Emphasis on location analysis, market characteristics and investment decision-making.

FNCE 3332: (3 credits) Real Estate Investments
Risk-return analysis for alternate types of real estate investments. Techniques and applications of investment decision-making and value estimation. Lease analysis, cash flow, forecasting, appraisal techniques, discounted cash flow modeling, portfolio management, and equity securitization including real estate investment trusts.

FNCE 3333: (3 credits) Real Estate Finance
Investment characteristics of mortgages and the structure and operation of mortgage markets — both primary and secondary, including the role of securitization. Risk and return *characteristics of various mortgage instruments, both residential and commercial, are analyzed from the perspective of both the borrower and lender. Tools for measuring and managing the risks of portfolios of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities are introduced.

FNCE 3334: (3 credits) Real Estate Markets
How does a business decide where to relocate? Specialized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are now used to make retail, office, and industrial location decisions. The Internet opens new sources of timely information. This gives decision-makers unprecedented power to manage data and analyze risks. Students gain hands-on experience with GIS and Internet through projects organized around real estate problems.

BLAW 3274: (3 credits) Real Estate Law
Examines the legal aspects of real property interests, transactions, and development. A study is made of present and future land interests, non-possessory interests, fixtures, liens, co-ownership of real estate, residential and commercial landlord-tenant relationships, multi-unit real estate interests, real estate brokerage in transfers, transfer and financing methods, transfers after death, zoning, environmental law, and taxation of real estate transactions.

ECON 3439: (3 credits) Urban and Regional Economics
Economic problems of cities and regions: urban markets for land, labor, and housing; location decisions of businesses and households; metropolitan transportation problems; urban/suburban fiscal relations; urban and regional environmental quality; and the economics of crime.

FNCE 4895: (3 credits) Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
This course is about the process used to complete a commercial appraisal assignment. Typically this means the appraiser is tasked with determining a dollar value, as of a certain date, for income-producing real estate. The process used to find this value follows standards set by the Appraisal Institute: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). These skills are widely recognized in the real estate industry; they are in demand through all phases of the real estate cycle.

FNCE 4895: (3 credits) Real Estate: A Practical Approach
This challenging and pragmatic course provides students with practical, high-level, tactical and strategic concepts. Students decide whether to invest in a tempting piece of property, to analyze the income that can come from various developments, to learn the art of negotiation, to explore the costs of maintaining a building, and to devise strategies to protect their interests in a complex business partnership. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of practical real estate information from working in small teams on intensive case studies. The entire course is focused on a practical approach so that students enter their careers better equipped with the knowledge of how real estate investments really work.

Information & Application Form

Real Estate Focus Area for Business Majors