Bachelor - Real Estate Studies

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies program is designed to provide you with an understanding of business principles as well as specialized knowledge of residential and commercial real estate practices. Learn more about this Ashford University Forbes School of Business and Technology real estate studies major here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies program have the opportunity to examine how real estate prices and property values are affected by societal factors and market trends. Courses are designed to cover industry laws and ethical practices. In addition, you'll have the chance to learn how to complete contracts, which are typically used to list, lease, purchase, and sell properties. The program is also intended to teach students about common mortgaging methods. However, completing this series does not guarantee that you will be able to obtain professional licensure or certification in the field. This Ashford University major is offered in a convenient online format and is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technology™.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You may have experience working for real estate broker, property management firm, real estate advertising agency, or mortgage company. Previous training in business law, management, finance, or marketing could prove helpful. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies program requires the completion of 120 credit hours. This includes 52 general education, 45 major, and 26 elective credits.

Introductory Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development and Life Assessment

Major Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 311 Business Law I
PHI 445 Personal and Organizational Ethics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 308 Statistics for Managers
RES 301 Principles of Real Estate
RES 325 Real Estate Practice
RES 327 Real Estate Economics
BUS 330 Principles of Marketing
RES 334 Real Estate Finance
RES 345 Legal Aspects of Real Estate
RES 429 Property Management
RES 431 Commercial Real Estate Investment
RES 450 Real Estate Appraisal
RES 497 Strategic Management of the Real Estate Enterprise

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this Ashford University series, you could be able to pursue employment with real estate agencies, residential development firms, condominium associations, banks, mortgage lenders, or government agencies. Professionals in this field might undertake responsibilities in sales, customer service, advertising, appraising, or consulting.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies, you could be able to seek a position as a:

  • Real estate associate
  • Property investor
  • Mortgage specialist
  • Real estate analyst

Advanced Degrees

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies you may decide you'd like to continue your training. This could lead you to obtain professional credentials or participate in continuing education courses. You may also opt to earn an advanced degree, which could help you gain additional skills in the field as well as strengthen your leadership abilities.

Related master's degree options for Ashford University graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Real Estate
  • Master of Science in Real Estate Development
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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