George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Real Estate Development Minor

The Real Estate Development Minor provides any student with an interest in real estate, urban planning, or other aspects of the built environment, a solid foundation of practical knowledge. The built environment is a critical component of both the economy and society more broadly. Understanding the nature of the real estate industry, the various stakeholders, and how they interact is useful for those interested careers in real estate development, construction, urban planning, and public policy. Though a combination of lectures, site visits, and group projects students will gain experience in analyzing issues related to the built environment and developing actionable strategies related to the real estate business.

The minor provides a range of classes that delve core aspects of the real estate industry include finance, urban planning, negotiations and selling, and construction. In addition to the two required courses, students can select from multiple elective courses offered by several schools. The electives are divided into three primary tracks, which are: Real Estate Development, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Planning.

Program at a glance:

  • Focus is on the fundamentals of the real estate industry
  • Three tracks: Real Estate Development, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Planning.
  • Available to business undergraduate majors
  • At least eight credits of the minor courses must be unique to the minor
  • 15 credits (five courses)
  • Requires sophomore standing

Real Estate Development Minor Requirements

Important Steps to Declare a Business Minor

Industry Executives' Testimonials on the Real Estate Minor