The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is dedicated to cutting edge research and the training of skilled individuals for all segments of the industry. We provide numerous services to Connecticut’s real estate professionals and to the Department of Consumer Protection. Our activities embrace many disciplines including finance, statistics, economics and geography.

10 Quick Facts

  1. Ranked in top 10 undergraduate pro- grams in U.S. News & World Report
  2. Ranked number 1 in academic research
  3. Faculty are involved internationally
  4. Internship placement in real estate firms in Boston, New York and Hartford
  5. Students placed third overall in Cornell Real Estate case competition
  6. Mentoring program with alumni
  7. Student placement in Cornerstone, UBS, Altus, Cushman & Wakefield
  8. Full-time job placement for 100% of real estate majors graduating in 2013
  9. Extensive networking connections with leading industry firms
  10. Numerous awards and scholarships

Major in Real Estate

As a Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies major in the School of Business, you will need to take 13 courses as your major re- quired courses. These 13 courses will add up to 33 credits. They in- clude courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Business Law. In addition to the major required courses, two required primary courses are:

  • FNCE 3332 Real Estate Investments
  • FNCE 3333 Real Estate Finance

There is an additional course requirement for the Real Estate Major. You must choose two courses from a list of 13 courses, most in fi- nance. This adds up to 45 required credits. Any student in the School of Business must also complete the general education requirements. These include 7 required courses and 5 general education required courses, and a minimum of 60 credits of non- business courses.

Real Estate Minor

The minor in real estate is designed to offer a basic understanding of real estate topics for students who are not enrolled in the School of Business or who are pursuing a business degree.


  • Five 3-credit 2000-level or above courses offered by the School of Business to include:
    • ACCT 2001
    • ACCT 2101
    • FNCE 3230
    • BADM 3730
  • One 3-credit Junior/Senior (3000-4000) level business or BADM elective courses and two of the following required courses:
    • FNCE 3332
    • FNCE 3333
    • FNCE 3334
    • BLAW 3274
  • A “C” (2.0) grade or better in each course to be counted toward the minor

Real Estate Certificate

To earn a Certificate in Real Estate, students in the School of Business complete three Real Estate courses from a list of approved courses. Here are some of the courses:

  • BLAW 3274:   Real Estate Law
  • ECON 3439:   Urban and Regional Economics
  • FNCE 3230: Real Estate Principles
  • FNCE 3332: Real Estate Investments
  • FNCE 3334:   Real Estate Markets
  • FNCE 4895:   Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

Real Estate Society

The mission of the UConn Real Estate Society is to assist students interested in the field of Real Estate.  Students will be able to meet other students who share similar interests, and network with Real Estate Professionals.

The Center for Real Estate has available several scholarships and awards for Real Estate students during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. These awards are for:

  • Undergraduate students who have taken at least two real estate courses or who are cur- rently enrolled in their second real estate course; and
  • Graduate students who are pursuing a concentration in real estate.

The Real Estate Society offers awards, scholarships, resume book, job opportunities, industry and student networking through the Real Estate Center field trips.


Most of the scholarships are sponsored by real estate organizations.

Applications are screened by the Real Estate Center staff. The sponsoring organization selects the award recipient.

If you want to be considered for any of these scholarships, please:

  1. complete the application for Real Estate Center Scholarships;
  2. submit a resume;
  3. submit an unofficial transcript; and
  4. write a one-page essay explaining why you have chosen real estate as a career.