During your first few semesters, you'll enroll in a combination of general education courses and foundational courses for the major. Core education includes English composition, speech and a variety of self-selected courses in humanities and the arts. Economics, psychology and geography — including graphic information systems — will make up the social and behavioral science selections.
A natural science course covering the environment is also required. In addition to an introduction to the property management field, other foundation courses include marketing, business writing and human resource management.
As You Progress
The property management program teaches you all the critical facets of the profession including building maintenance, accounting, marketing, leasing, market and investment analysis and real estate law. You'll also take courses in leadership, strategy and security, and risk management.
In the capstone course, you'll develop a property management plan, a critical document analyzing the highest and best uses of a particular property. Our course offerings help you achieve industry certification at a faster rate than most people entering the industry for the first time.
The curriculum draws widely from existing courses in business, management, construction, service management, retail and hospitality. It is anticipated that, as the program develops, elective concentrations will be developed. Future concentrations may include residential property, commercial property and hospitality property management.
A variety of internship positions in both residential and commercial property are available for you. It is an excellent way for both you and employers to learn about each other and assess the prospect for future career opportunities.
IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) is a student-run club that consists of students who have similar career interests in managing various types of property. This student professional organization plans numerous field trips throughout the school year to get a behind-the-scenes look at how various types of property are managed by the professionals in the industry.
Students in the Resort/Property Managers' Association have similar career interests in managing various types of property. This student-run professional organization plans numerous field trips throughout the school year to get you a behind-the-scenes look at how various types of property are managed by professionals in the industry.