Real Estate

The Real Estate major combines the study of finance and real estate to develop special competency in structuring real estate transactions, real estate valuation techniques and an in-depth understanding of the capital markets. Recent graduates have chosen careers in brokerage, capital markets, development, investment management, commercial lending and real estate valuation.

Required Courses

Four (4) required courses:

  • Real Estate Fundamentals *
  • Real Estate Law *
  • Real Estate Markets and Valuation *
  • Real Estate Finance *

*These core courses make up the specialization in Real Estate


Plus Two (2) of the following elective courses:

  • Business Modeling Spreadsheets
  • Evolution of American Capitalism
  • Energy and Environmental Law
  • Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business (if senior core is completed with STRA 5370)
  • Advanced Financial Management + Lab
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management + Lab
  • Derivatives
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Advanced Concepts in Financial Management
  • Negotiations
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Practicum (by application only)

BBA Specialization

SMU Cox students who are declared business majors in subject areas beyond real estate may choose to add a specialization in real estate by completing the four (4) core real estate courses.