Undergraduate Program

Real Estate Major

To excel in the increasingly competitive landscape of the real estate industry, you need an understanding of real estate fundamentals and the ability to critically examine real estate financial information from diverse and conflicting sources in challenging commercial environments.

Maximizing return on investment and minimizing exposure to risk are financial phrases that apply in almost every industry. Real estate is no exception. In fact, real estate has been one of the best performing asset classes in the past 30 years based on its risk-return characteristics. There are more than 1.5 million real estate professionals employed in the United States, and there is a growing demand for more professionals with specialized skills in development, appraisal, real estate valuation, investments, mortgage securitization, capital markets, market research and real estate asset and portfolio management. 

At A Glance

Notable Hiring Companies

Cushman & Wakefield
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch

Internship Positions

Summer Analyst   
Debt and Derivatives Valuation Intern



Full-time Positions

Commercial Real Estate Analyst
Brokerage Associate
Valuations Analyst


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Undergraduate Program,
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Clubs and

The Real Estate Club provides a forum for you to learn more about the industry through dynamic discussions, guest speakers and site visits. These opportunities expand your base of knowledge and introduce you to additional resources through programming and events. A wide range of networking and learning opportunities, such as seminars and panel discussions, are exponentially valuable both in preparing you for the responsibilities of a career in real estate and in making career connections. 



Experiential Learning