Bachelor of Science in Business - Real Estate Concentration



The concentration in Real Estate provides undergraduate students with the knowledge base in finance, real estate investment, development, valuation and strategic planning, which will prepare them for an entry-level position in the real estate industry.

Since most of the field courses in this concentration are at the graduate level, this concentration may put students who complete it at a competitive advantage vis-à-vis students from other universities’ programs.

After Completing this Concentration, Students Should:

  • Have a strong understanding of finance in order to assess the risks and returns of investment decisions and financing.
  • Understand the principles of real estate investment (including valuation, appraisal, financing and
  • development).
  • Be prepared to immediately contribute at firms that are on the cutting edge of real estate – those that are focused on mixed-use, walkable, and sustainable projects that are in most demand throughout the country.

Contact Us

Dr. Robert Van Order
Chair, Finance Department
Funger Hall, Suite 501-A
2201 G Street NW
Phone: (202) 994-3427
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Robert J. Valero
Executive Director for the Center for Real Estate
2131 G St., NW
Phone: (202) 994-02920
Email: [email protected]


Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled for the concentration in real estate: 15 credits in required and selected courses; at least 9 of these credits must be taken in residence. All concentration courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Concentrations are only available to GWSB students. See Concentrations under GW School of Business Undergraduate Regulations in this Bulletin for additional information.

FINA 4201Real Estate Investment
FINA 4240Real Estate Development
or FINA 6240 Real Estate Development
FINA 4242Real Estate Valuation and Investment
or FINA 6242 Real Estate Valuation and Investment
Two courses selected from the following:
AH 2154American Architecture I
or AMST 2520 American Architecture I
ECON 2157Urban and Regional Economics
FINA 4102Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts
FINA 4243Strategic Planning for Real Estate Companies
or FINA 6243 Strategic Planning for Walkable Urban Real Estate Companies
FINA 4248Commercial Real Estate Development Cases
or FINA 6248 Real Estate Development Cases
GEOG 2140Cities and Societies
SUST 2002The Sustainable City