Real Estate Degree Program (B.S. Management Major)
Real Estate is a significant element in the California and U.S. economies. The recent economic recession is intimately connected with the bursting of the real estate bubble. Land use is an ongoing issue in California; in the Bay Area land is a finite commodity with many competing claims for its use. Thus, real estate represents an area of business that will continue to be a major component of the California economy. Graduates with a background in real estate may work as brokers, property managers, developers, in government, or even go into real estate law following graduate school.
Real Estate students complete the core curriculum in business (39 units) that is taken by all business students. The core curriculum insures that all business majors have a solid understanding of the totality of the business enterprise. The Real Estate option then consists of upper division courses in real estate law, real estate finance, urban economics, and electives to total 30 units. An internship is required of all Real Estate majors. The program can be completed in four years of study.
Ben Efraim believes being part of the Menlo family has helped him build his successful career. He thinks students and alumni can all benefit from the “Menlo bond.”