Real Estate Academics
A real estate major at UC is flexible and broad-based, while emphasizing an entrepreneurial spirit. UC also offers a graduate program and certificate program in real estate. Each program combines a core curriculum covering the functional areas of business with specialized coursework in real estate, finance, urban economics and planning. UC also provides a strong offering of related courses in construction, geography, planning, urban economics and civil engineering.
Additionally, UC real estate students gain professional experience through opportunities including, mentoring, networking at our monthly roundtable programs, participating in local, national and international programs, and leadership opportunities in the UC Real Estate Association (UCREA).
With invaluable input from alumni and industry advisors, the real estate curriculum is constantly evolving to keep pace with a changing world.
Graduates from the program go on to various opportunities in brokerage, investment banking, finance, banking, appraisal, property management and redevelopment, valuation, asset management, research and corporate real estate.
Flexible and multi-disciplinary, the undergraduate program in real estate combines a core curriculum covering the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and quantitative analysis) with specialized coursework in real estate. Students also are exposed to other disciplines which impact the field of real estate, i.e. construction, geography, planning, civil engineering. These elective courses are offered by four of UC's other colleges, many of which boast nationally ranked departments: Applied Science; Arts & Sciences; Design, Architecture, Art & Planning; and Engineering.
The MBA with a concentration in real estate was launched in September 1991 in response to an increasing demand for graduate education across the nation in the field, particularly among corporate real estate divisions and institutional investors. Support from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and exposure to groups like the Building Owners Managers Association (BOMA), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and others, provided invaluable networking opportunities for the University of Cincinnati.
Recent events have clearly demonstrated that the Real Estate sector can have a profound effect on the national United States economy. Both the residential and commercial Real Estate sectors can also significantly affect local industries and economies.
The Real Estate certificate is designed to provide you with a foundational knowledge of real estate financing and management while also allowing you to customize your course work based on your individual goals and interests, such as real estate valuations and/or real estate investing.