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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


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


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.

More Opportunities


Applications are open. The deadline for applying for Fall 2020 undergraduate grants is May 15, 2020. 

All scholarship applicants must sign the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate FERPA consent form, granting access to their education records by the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate scholarship committee members.  This form will stay in effect through graduation.  Please include this form with your scholarship submissions.

The Duke Realty Fund For Education And Advancement of Minorities And Women in Real Estate - The DREAM Fund

The establishment of the DREAM Fund at MBIRE was led by James Connor, CEO of Duke Realty and the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Leadership Award. The goal of the DREAM Fund Scholarship is to support diversity as well as overall excellence in the real estate industry.  It seeks to educate, financially assist and support students, particularly those interested in industrial real estate. The scholarship also provides mentoring, access to job opportunities at Duke Realty, and an annual luncheon.  This fund provides a scholarship grant of $3,750 per semester for up to 4 semesters (a total of $15,000) as long as the student fulfills the requirements of the scholarship. View the Undergraduate Fact Sheet

James P. Grusecki and Northern Builders, Inc. Scholarship for Future Leaders in Industrial Real Estate Fund

James Grusecki, who is Chairman of Northern Builders, was recognized as the 2011 Lifetime Leadership Award recipient and has established this fund to educate, financially assist and support early and mid-career persons in leadership track positions in the Chicago industrial real estate sector. This fund provides a scholarship grant of $2,500 per semester for up to 4 semesters (a total of $10,000)  as long as the student fulfills the requirements of the scholarship. Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to actively participate in the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) during their studies. View the Fact Sheet

Louis and Ruth Kahnweiler Scholarship for Future Leaders in Real Estate Undergraduate BSBA-RE Degree Program

The goal of the Scholarship is to recruit, educate, financially assist and support the next generation of real estate leaders. View the Fact Sheet


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