Minor Area of Specialization in Real Estate (STEM)

The Miami Herbert Business School's Real Estate minor is for business students seeking to apply the theoretical and analytical concepts of finance to real estate lending, investment, and development.

The importance of understanding developments in real estate and mortgage markets and the integration of real estate investments into the national and international economy have led to increased interest in this important field.  The Real Estate minor strengthens ties with important segments of the business community.

Curriculum Requirements

The Real Estate minor consists of the following classes:

Required Courses
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance (taken as part of the Business Core for Business students)3
FIN 303Intermediate Financial Management (pre-requisite FIN 302)3
or FIN 320 Investment and Security Markets
FIN 344Real Estate Investment Analysis (pre-requisite FIN 302 & pre- or co-requisite FIN 303 or FIN 320)3
FIN 445Real Estate Finance (pre-requisite FIN 344)3
FIN 446Real Estate Market Analysis (pre-requisite FIN 344)3
The following one-credit hour courses are strongly recommended, though not required:
Introduction to ARGUS (pre-requisite FIN 302)
Advanced ARGUS (pre-requisite FIN 347)
Total Credit Hours15

NOTE:  All specific coursework for the minor in Real Estate must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.