Real Estate Management and Development

Major: Real Estate Management and Development
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9141

Drexel’s Real Estate Management and Development major encompasses foundation courses in real estate operations, management and development, including specialized courses in sustainability, asset management, real finance, and law. The major balances students’ need for critical thinking and business acumen skills by including core business, social sciences, and humanities courses. Students in this full-time, face-to-face major will benefit from Philadelphia’s outdoor classroom – its diverse real estate market. The curriculum also includes a six-month co-op experience that partners classroom knowledge with experiential learning to further develop the requisite skills students need to succeed as real estate management and development professionals in the built environment.

Degree Requirements

Real Estate Management & Development (REMD) Major Courses
BLAW 330Real Estate4.0
ENSS 325Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning4.0
REMD 110Introduction to Real Estate Management4.0
REMD 320Sustainability in the Built Environment4.0
REMD 375Real Estate Finance4.0
REMD 410Real Estate Investment and Asset Management4.0
REMD 491Senior Capstone in Real Estate Management & Development4.0
SOC 250Research Methods I4.0
Total Credits32.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
General Education elective3.0
Society and Culture elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BIO 101, 101, CHEM 151,
or PHYS 151
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
History elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
BIO 100, 101, CHEM 151,
or PHYS 151
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
3.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 6
ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
BLAW 330Real Estate4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
REMD 110Introduction to Real Estate Management4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
ENSS 325Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning4.0
MGMT 260, 370, 371, 451,
or STAT 202
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
REMD 320Sustainability in the Built Environment4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
REMD 375Real Estate Finance4.0
General Education Elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 10
REMD 410Real Estate Investment and Asset Management4.0
REMD 491Senior Capstone in Real Estate Management & Development4.0
General Education elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
SOC 250Research Methods I4.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
General Education elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
Free electives9.0
General ellective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 180.0

About the Minor

A minor in Real Estate Management & Development (REMD) is designed to prepare students to engage, analyze, and synthesize investment real estate property portfolios from a comprehensive operational perspective. Students who successfully complete the REMD Minor will be able to approach the built environment with a holistic view. The REMD Minor is open to all undergraduate students across the University.

Program Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES
BLAW 330Real Estate4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
REMD 110Introduction to Real Estate Management4.0
REMD 320Sustainability in the Built Environment4.0
REMD 375Real Estate Finance4.0
REMD 410Real Estate Investment and Asset Management4.0
Total Credits24.0

Finance Faculty

David A. Becher, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financial institutions.
Erik Benrud, PhD, FRM, CAIA, CFA (University of Virginia) Department of Finance. Clinical Professor. Economics/managerial economics: game theory; finance: alternative investments, derivatives.
Jie Cai, PhD (University of Iowa) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.
Thomas Chi-Nan Chiang, PhD (The Pennsylvania State University) Marshall M. Austin Professor of Finance. Professor. International finance; time series analysis of financial data; econometric modeling & forecasting; financial markets; international risk management; monetary theory; macroeconomics; emerging markets; and global country funds.
Naveen Daniel, PhD (Arizona State University). Associate Professor. Corporate governance, mutual funds, hedge funds.
Daniel Dorn, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Capital markets and investments; behavioral finance.
Casey Dougal, PhD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Assistant Professor. Empirical asset pricing, financial media, behavioral finance, and urban economics.
Eliezer M. Fich, PhD (New York University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Empirical topics in corporate finance.
Michael Joseph Gombola, PhD (University of South Carolina) Department Chair, Finance. Professor. Stock offerings and repurchases, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring; working capital management, time series analysis; options and derivatives, financial statement analysis.
Jennifer Juergens, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Assistant Professor. Corporate Control and Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation; Investments; Securities Analysts
Amy Kratchman, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Clinical Professor. Investments; Portfolio Management
Michelle Lowry, PhD (University of Rochester) TD Bank Endowed Professor. Empirical corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers, and corporate governance
Edward Nelling, PhD, CFA (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton) Department of Finance. Professor. Investments; corporate finance; real estate finance.
Gregory Nini, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Creditor control rights, corporate governance, and firm value; insurance economics.
Patricia Robak, PhD (Lehigh University) Department of Finance. Associate Clinical Professor. Investments, money and banking, international finance.
John Robinson, PhD (Arizona State University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Board of Directors; Capital Structure; Executive Compensation
Diana Sandberg, MS (Drexel University) Department of Finance. Associate Clinical Professor. Portfolio management, derivatives, investment management.
Samuel H. Szewczyk, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial engineering, investment banking, financial institutions.
George Tsetsekos, PhD (The University of Tennessee) Dean Emeritus, LeBow College of Business; Francis Professor of Finance. Professor. Valuation and corporate restructuring, treasury and risk/hedging operations, investment banking, securitization, emerging capital markets, multinational finance, bank asset-liability management.
Ralph Walkling, PhD (University of Maryland) Stratakis Professor of Corporate Governance, Department of Finance. Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.
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