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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Spring
Program Type: Major, Minor

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.

Collete English Dixon
,  Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Thomas Hamilton
,  Academic Chair, Real Estate

What Differentiates Us



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.



The Marshall Bennett Institute 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.



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.

Grad Hat


Students can apply for numerous scholarship grants supported by the Institute that can significantly offset the cost of tuition for the real estate degree program.

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


Fundamental Knowledge


“I’m so grateful for the invaluable opportunities MBIRE has provided me with during my time here. I am excited to use the knowledge and connections I gained to excel in my career in the real estate industry.”

Rachel Horvath
BSBA-RE, Class of 2021, Roosevelt University

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.

Listen to Dr. Hamilton discuss real estate education.

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

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