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The B.S. in Real Estate Property Management provides a comprehensive and challenging academic experience that prepares graduates to be leaders in the property management profession. Property management is the administration, operation, marketing, and maintenance of real property in order to achieve the objectives of the property’s owner. Property managers are in a service business and work closely with both the owners of the properties they manage and the tenants and residents who reside and work within these properties.
The field of property management is growing steadily because of three concurrent trends: (1) the simultaneous growth of the population and its requirements for space has increased the total number of all types of buildings, (2) a larger percentage of real estate is considered investment property and (3) there is increasingly wide acceptance of the fact that real estate management requires special training and education.
There is a growing sophistication and professionalism in the management of both residential and commercial property. A professional property manager has to possess a diverse skill set in the areas of finance, accounting, tenant and employee relations and laws affecting these properties. The degree program is designed to prepare students for this by drawing widely from courses in the disciplines of business, management, construction, service management, retail and hospitality.
Bachelor of Science Degree
|Total for graduation
Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)
Three credits must be selected from RES-A.
Global Perspective (6 credits*)
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.
General Education (40 credits)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)
A natural science course with a lab is required.
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, and philosophy.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses, which includes technology.
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.
Selectives (3 credits)
Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.
Core Requirements (64 credits)
Professional Studies (64 credits)
Concentrations (18-19 credits)
Students may choose from a list of approved selectives or complete a concentration.
Construction (18 credits)
Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management (18 credits)
Business Retail (19 credits)
Program Selectives (16 credits)
Select courses from the following list.