Real Estate

The vision of the real estate program at SDSU is to create a ready-day-one educational program for students who aspire to become future leaders and professionals within the multifaceted real estate industry.


This vision and the changing nature of today's real estate market require that graduates receive a complete education that provides both breadth and depth in this field. Majors in real estate receive a solid foundation in business and real estate through a core business curriculum combined with courses in real estate finance, law, development, investment and valuation. Graduates will also be prepared to continue learning, provide leadership, and contribute to communities and a variety of organizations, large and small, public and private as a result of their total degree program experience.

SDSU's program in real estate provides students with analytical skills and technical competence to perform market and project analyses, and an understanding of the tools necessary to perform in today's complex real estate industry. This means graduates should be prepared to make an impact/contribution to any real estate organization from their first day of employment. Graduates that select applicable courses should have most of the requirements underway to attain a real estate broker's license. SDSU's real estate program recognizes the ever-changing real estate environment and prepares majors for diverse opportunities in development, finance, brokerage, property and asset management, appraisal, mortgage banking and corporate real estate, even in times of economic uncertainty.

Real Estate Curriculum

Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

  • ACCTG 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 202: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 101: Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECON 102: Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • FIN 240: Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 180: Principles of Information Systems
  • RWS 290: Business Communications
  • MATH 120 or MATH 150: Calculus for Business Analysis
  • STAT 119 or ECON 201: Elementary Statistics for Business or Statistical Methods

You must have a 2.0 average or better in the courses listed below in order to graduate. Other requirements for the degree can be found in the SDSU Catalog and in your degree evaluation. Official requirements are based upon catalog copy and issued by the Office of the Registrar:

  • BA 300: Ethical Decision Making in Business (1-unit)
  • BA 310: Foundations of Business in a Global
    Environment (1-unit)
  • BA 323: Fundamentals of Finance
  • BA 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
  • BA 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain
    Prereq. STAT 119 or ECON 201; recommended: MATH 120;
  • BA 370: Marketing
  • FIN 331: Real Estate Essentials
  • FIN 333: Law of Real Property
    Prereq. FIN 331
  • FIN 335: Financial Modeling
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 336: Principles of Residential Property Management
  • FIN 431: Real Estate Finance
    Prereq. FIN 331
  • FIN 433: Theory of Real Property Value
    Prereq. FIN 331
  • FIN 435: Real Estate Investment Analysis
    Prereq. FIN 331
  • FIN 436: Residential Property Management Practices and Issues
    Prereq. FIN 331
  • FIN 437: Real Estate Development
    Prereq. FIN 331

6 units of upper division Finance electives

Current Students: Requirements may vary based upon catalog year. For year-specific information, please visit:

Requirements by catalog year

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