Real Estate Course Descriptions

The following courses (9 units)

MIS 260 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course is the classic introduction to management information systems: how computers are used and managed in organizations, and how such technology assists management. Topics include the strategic role of information systems, a survey of hardware, software, databases and networks, types of information systems, the design and acquisition of information systems, and ethical issues in information systems.

MGT 499 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (6 UNITS)

Prerequisite: MGT 317
Internship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in an area in the field of management which the student may want to pursue. Also see “Internships” for general information and policies.

One business elective course selected from the following courses: (3 units)

Any upper division ACC, FIN, HRM, IMG, MGT, MIS, MKT, or SMG course.

The following courses: (12 units)

MGT 233 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE

Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course is an investigation of various real property institutions and transactions. Topics include the evaluation, acquisition, and sale of real estate, as well as financing techniques and development guidelines.

FIN 433 INTERMEDIATE REAL ESTATE FINANCE

Prerequisite: FIN 320
This course studies financial decisions made in real estate: how to evaluate different properties, how to make investment decisions, and how to finance these investments. We will also talk about recent financial innovations in real estate, like mortgage-backed securities and markets for them. The course aims to provide students with concepts and techniques for analyzing financial decisions in real estate development and investment. The course begins with an overview of the fundamentals of income producing real estate and builds on these concepts studying real estate investment analysis, financial leverage, fixed rate mortgage loans and more flexible mortgage arrangements, mortgage payment issues, debt securitization, real options, and REITs.

LAW 316 – REAL ESTATE LAW

Prerequisites: MGT 206, MGT 233
This course serves as an introduction to the legal issues surrounding real estate transactions.  The principal objective of the course is to familiarize students with the legal concepts that have evolved with the dynamic growth in real estate, and their implications for the real estate industry. 

ECO 316 URBAN REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS

Prerequisites: ECO 200, ECO 201, MTH 251
This course applies economic concepts to issues of the urban environment. Special attention is given to the relevance of those urban issues for the real estate industry. The course examines the economic forces propelling the development of cities and economic issues of land scarcity and housing within cities. Additionally, the course examines related economic issues of urban transportation, crime, local government, and public policy responses to urban issues.