Real Estate Finance & Development
Whenever you’re downtown, do you ever look up at a building and wonder how it got there? How it started and the hoops that were jumped through in order for it to be constructed? If you’re interested in how it all began and the business oversight that goes into managing real estate, then you may want to major in Real Estate Finance and Development.
UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development Program
UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development degree is grounded on a firm academic foundation along with building strong connections with leaders in the real estate industry. The program allows for multidisciplinary and specialized real estate training and will emphasize industry engagement and applied activities. The coursework involves accounting, management and finance tailored specifically to real estate. After graduating, you will be able to explore career opportunities in areas like financial analysis, market analysis, mortgage banking, real estate development and real estate investment.
What You’ll Learn
As a Real Estate Finance & Development major, you’ll have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Real Estate Finance & Development majors are analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.
Careers in Real Estate and Finance Development
Top job titles for Real Estate and Finance Development graduates include:
• Real Estate Agent
• Financial Analyst
• Property Manager
• Business Development Manager
• Project Manager
• Financial Manager
• Construction Manager
Real Estate and Finance Development and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. More than 144,000 real estate and finance development-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.
Industries for Real Estate and Finance Development Graduates
Real Estate and Finance Development is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of real estate and finance development-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Real Estate Agent and Broker Offices
• Activities Related to Real Estate
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Financial Investment Activities
• Lessors of Real Estate
• Insurance Carriers
Salaries for Real Estate and Finance Development Graduates
The salary range for open real estate and finance development-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Real Estate and Finance Development Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Real Estate and Finance Development graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Real Estate and Finance Development may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You are detail oriented
• You enjoy learning
• You like solving puzzles and problems