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Bachelor's in Real Estate (BSBA)

Heller College of Business

Roosevelt’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Real Estate degree prepares graduates to work in all aspects of the real estate industry, and develops real estate professionals with cutting-edge technical and analytical skills. Our expert faculty brings years of professional industry experience and academic training, preparing you for a successful career in real estate development, brokerage, leasing, analysis and more.

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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major, Minor
Collete English Dixon
, Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Thomas Hamilton
, Academic Chair, Real Estate

What Differentiates Us

Meeting Talent Demand

Meeting Talent Demand

The Chicago marketplace produces an abundance of jobs for undergraduate students each year. We help our students learn and work in one of the top real estate markets in the country.

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

The Chicago School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University is located in the heart of Chicago, competitively positioning our students for prime mentorship, internship, professional development, and employment opportunities.

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

In addition to the unparalleled support of Roosevelt's Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, our students have access to a wide variety of professional organizations, employer contacts and other recruitment opportunities.

Quality Education at a Great Value

Quality Education at a Great Value

Roosevelt University’s tuition for the real estate degree programs is a great value when compared to other similar programs. The high-caliber courses, combined with the extensive student and alumni resources, provide a compelling package at a very attractive cost and there are numerous scholarships available to assist students with their financial obligations for the degree.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

The BSBA in Real Estate provides students with 18 semester hours of core content and three semester hours of electives tailored to deliver comprehensive knowledge of the real estate industry and urban land economics.

Students will use industry-standard computer programs and databases to solve problems related to the built environment. Students will incorporate the concepts of social costs and benefits in analyzing the ongoing process of urban gentrification, and not just the individual financial benefits associated with change in the urban landscape. The Real Estate BSBA program places emphasis on awareness of social justice and engagement in civic life, which are pillars of Roosevelt’s mission.

Students will be expected to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA during their pursuit of the Real Estate major.

Sample Courses

  • Real Estate Process
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Marketing & Management
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Development

Outcomes

Students will acquire the fundamental knowledge to seek employment in all facets of the real estate industry including brokerage, analysis, finance, valuation, management, marketing, consulting and development.

Testimonials

Thomas Hamilton

"Real estate education is the study of the built environment. You can’t walk outside without seeing real estate.  And it encompasses everything:  from economics to  finance, architecture, marketing, management, government and law....real estate education is a good fit for both left and right brain thinkers. There is the quantitative side, with jobs for analysts and researchers. And for more outgoing people there are jobs in leasing, sales and marketing."

Dr. Tom Hamilton
​Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate, Roosevelt University