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Merrick School of Business

Program Requirements

The UB Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Program prepares students for careers in all phases of real estate—the program equips students with the most advanced knowledge in real estate finance, law, marketing, and construction.

Real Estate students have access to the most up-to-date industry computer software. Including:

  • ARGUS :  The industry’s most used valuation and cash flow analytic program. Argus derives profit and loss statements and cash flow set-ups. The program can also derive values and returns. Students who learn ARGUS at the Merrick School of Business have a significant advantage when they graduate. This tool is used in investing and finance firms, as well as commercial marketing.
  • Co-STAR : The listing for all commercial real estate across the United States.  Co-star lists rent levels, pass-through costs,  available space,  and any other information that can be useful to buyers and renters.  The School of Business has the listings for the entire United States. Thus students can compare Baltimore to other cities and areas.

The connection between theory and industry practice is an important element of the UB Real Estate and Economic Development Program it provides students with a background in general business and real estate theory and practice. Students will study the many factors involved in property assessment and sales, how they change and how these changes affect the real estate industry and economy. Study includes: property taxation, zoning, land-use planning, environmental protection, urban redevelopment and government-assisted financing programs.

What Our Students Study:

Curriculum as of Fall 2013

Business Fundamentals:

FIN 330 Excel for Financial Analysis  
FIN 331 Financial Management  
INSS 300 Management Information Systems  
MGMT 330
Personal and Professional Skills for Business
 
MKTG 430 Personal Selling  

Real Estate Core Requirements:

ECON 312 Public Economics and Land Use Policy  
FIN 471 Real Estate Finance  
REED 312 Real Estate Principles and Transactions  
REED 315
Real Property Law
 
REED 475
Real Estate Market Analysis
 
REED 480 Property Management  
 Real Estate Electives (take a minimum of 2)
CSCE 401 Economic and Community Development  
FIN 470 Real Estate Investments  
REED 495 Real Estate Internship  
REED 497 Special Topics  

 Approved Electives

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I  
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II  
CSCE 301 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership  
GVPP 320
Public Administration
 
GVPP 322
Bureaucracy and Public Policy
 
GVPP 326 Urban Politics and Public Policy
GVPP 348 State and Local Government
GVPP 461 Maryland Government Processes and Politics
HIST 382 History of Baltimore