Real Estate Program

Graduate Real Estate Courses

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Required to earn the Graduate Real Estate Certificate

FINA 7397 – Principles of Real Estate (3 CH) - Available: Fall & Spring
Introductory, overview course covering all major aspects of real property and estate business, including land title and ownership interests, title, encumbrances and title insurance policies, surveys , laws and regulations controlling real estate, development and construction, financing of real estate, roles and responsibilities of participants in real estate development and related topics.

FINA 7397 – Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH) - Available: Fall Only
Introduction to the real estate development industry including applied processes and best practices used on actual development projects. The course follows the development process from an entrepreneurial and “deal making” point-of-view. Course topics include market analysis, site selection, project budgeting/financial analysis, land acquisition, marketing and leasing, joint ventures, financing, design and construction management, and dispositions. In addition, this course will utilize case studies to illustrate these practices, and illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of real estate development teams.

FINA 7380 – Real Estate Finance and Investment (3 CH) - Available: Fall Only
This introductory course provides an overview of financing for all major real estate assets as well as the principles and practices of real estate finance and investment. The course will focus on the fundamentals of commercial real estate, the financial tools needed to analyze and make decisions related to real estate, and the variables that need to be identified and quantified as part of that process. The course will also review leverage, and its impact on real estate projects, and how to calculate various forms of debt structures used to finance commercial real estate. The course examines pre and post- tax investment analysis, annual cash flows, sales proceeds at disposition with focus on tax implications and target IRR attainment. In addition, this course will utilize case studies to illustrate these practices, and the real life decision making that takes place by real estate professionals on a day to day basis. Prerequisite: FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance and Valuation

FINA 7397 – Real Estate Market Analysis & Valuation (3 CH) - Available: Spring Only
This introductory course covers the fundamentals of market research in real estate and determination of development project feasibility. Topics include land economics, shift share analysis, market demand forecasts, and assessment of competitive conditions, determination of market risk plus project vacancy and absorption projections for residential, commercial and mixed use projects.

Elective Courses

FINA 7397 – Mastery of Real Estate – Capstone Course (3 CH) - Available: Spring Only
As “Capstone” this course organizes the knowledge and skills learned in the core courses’ and refines it into practice based professional application. It also examines current industry dynamics and identifies leading edge innovations in the profession. The course utilizes case studies, project field trips, development of business plans, and team case study projects. This course is sponsored by the Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate and the student’s results are published in a Journal and presented at symposium attended by leaders of the Houston real estate community.

FINA 7397 – Residential Real Estate (3 credit hours) - Available: Spring Only
Overview of the major divisions of residential real estate, multi-family, single family, community development and homebuilding in which students gain knowledge and skills in all professional aspects of the residential business, financial analysis, market analysis, financing, development, sale or leasing and operations. This is an “enterprise based course”, meaning-how a multifaceted residential real estate company is organized and operates at corporate level.

 

 

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UH Bauer Real Estate Program
334 Melcher Hall,
Houston, TX 77204-6021
Physical Location:
UCBB Room 302
Phone: 713-743-1968
Fax: 713-743-5458
realestate@bauer.uh.edu
www.bauer.uh.edu/real-estate

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Student Academic
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Open Sessions:
Every Tuesday
Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Real Estate Program Offices, UCBB, 302
No Appointment Necessary


Real Estate Certificate Graduate Curriculum Pathway Degree Plans

Explore curriculums for: MBA, MS Finance, MBA/JD and MBA/MS Hospitality | or Download the PDF

Note: Courses, curriculum and pre-requisites are subject to change without prior notice.

MBA:

48-Credit Degree, Elective Courses (27 CH)


CORE COURSES: 22.5 SEMESTER CH
Module 1 Fall 1st Year
  • ACCT 6331: Financial Accounting (3 CH)
  • BZAN 6310: Quantitative Analysis for Business (3 CH)
    OR
    BZAN 6320: Foundations for Business Analytics (3 CH.)
  • GENB 6350: Business Communication (3 CH)
  • FINA 6A35: Managerial Finance (1.5 CH)
  • MARK 6A61: Marketing Administration (1.5 CH)
  • MANA 6A83: Strategic Analysis (1.5 CH)
  • SCM 6A01: Production & Operations Management: (1.5 CH)
Module 2 Spring 1st Year
  • FINA 6387: Managerial Analysis (3 CH)
  • MANA 6A25: Ethical Leadership & Critical Reasoning (1.5 CH)
  • MANA 6A32: Organizational Behavior & Management (1.5 CH)
  • MIS 6A41: Information Systems (1.5 CH)
Module 3 Summer 1st Year
  • MANA 6A25: Ethical Leadership & Critical Reasoning (1.5 CH)
  • MIS 6A41: Information Systems (1.5 CH)

Degree ELECTIVE Courses 25.5 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATE

1.5 CH Prerequisite, 12 CH Real Estate Certificate, 6 CH Elective Courses

Prerequisites
  • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance & Valuation (1.5 CH)
  • Real Estate Program Orientation, Advising and Degree Plan
Required Real Estate Certificate Courses

4 courses, 12 CH

  • FINA 7397: Essentials of Real Estate Principles (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Real Estate Market Research & Valuation (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course) Note (1)
  • FINA 7380: Real Estate Finance (3 CH) Note (1)
Elective Real Estate Courses

2 courses, 6 CH

  • FINA 7397: Mastery of Real Estate - Capstone (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Residential Real Estate (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

 

Notes: CCIM and TREC

  • CCIM: Reduced curriculum will eliminate one of the CCIM University Alliance required courses, Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment. Alliance will be maintained and two of the required courses will be offered, Real Estate Finance and Investment and Real Estate Market Analysis and Valuation
  • TREC: (Texas Real Estate Commission) Due to change in course credit hours for FINA 9370 Essentials of Real Estate Principles, from 4 to 3 will mean this course will no longer count toward TREC real estate license education requirements

MS Finance:

36-Credit Degree, Elective Courses (15 CH)


CORE COURSES: 21 CH
Fall 1st Year
  • FINA 6A31: Analyzing Financial Statements (1.5 CH) Fall only
  • FINA 6A35: Managerial Finance (1.5 CH)
  • FINA 6387: Managerial Analysis (3 CH)
  • BZAN 6310: Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3 CH)
    OR
    BZAN 6320: Foundations for Business Analytics (3 CH)
  • FINA 7A10: Intermediate Corporate Finance & Valuation (1.5 CH)
Spring 1st Year
  • FINA 7A20: Cap Markets (1.5 CH)
  • FINA 7A23: Portfolio Theory & Practice (1.5 CH)
  • FINA 7354: Financial Securities & Innovation (3 CH) (Spring only)
  • FINA Elective: (3 CH)
Summer 1st Year*
  • FINA Elective: (3 CH)
  • FINA Elective: (3 CH)

*Summer courses not required, can be completed fall/spring 2nd year.

Fall & Spring 2nd Year
  • FINA 7A30: Advanced Corporate Finance (1.5 CH)
    OR
    FINA 7A33: Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures (1.5 CH)
  • FINA 7350: Derivatives I: Options (3 CH) Fall only
    OR
    FINA 7351: Derivatives II: Forwards, Futures & Swaps (3 CH) Spring only
  • FINA Elective: (3 CH)
  • FINA Elective: (3 CH)
REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATE

12 CH, plus optional electives 6 CH*
(*Requires 39 CH Degree for Electives)

Prerequisites
  • Real Estate Program Orientation, Advising and Degree Plan
Required Real Estate Certificate Courses

4 courses, 12 CH

  • FINA 7397: Essentials of Real Estate Principles (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Real Estate Market Research & Valuation (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course) Note (1)
  • FINA 7380: Real Estate Finance (3 CH) Note (1)
Elective Real Estate Courses

2 courses, 6 CH

  • FINA 7397: Mastery of Real Estate - Capstone (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Residential Real Estate (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

MBA/JD:

111-Credit Degree, Bauer Elective Courses (15 CH)


BAUER BUSINESS CORE COURSES: 21 CH
Module 1 Fall 1st Year
  • ACCT 6331: Financial Accounting
  • FINA 6A35: Managerial Finance
  • MARK 6A61: Marketing Administration
  • GENB 6A50: Business Communication
  • MANA 6A83: Strategic Analysis
Module 2 Spring 1st Year
  • FINA 6387: Managerial Analysis
  • BZAN 6310: Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
  • SCM 6A01: Production and Operations Management
  • MANA 6A32: Organizational Behavior and Management
Module 3 Summer 1st Year
  • MANA 6A25: Ethical Leadership & Critical Reasoning
  • MIS 6A41: Information Systems
ELECTIVES: 27 CH

12 CH Law Center, 15 CH Bauer = 27 CH

Law Center Courses
REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATE

12 CH, plus optional electives 6 CH*
*Requires 118.5 CH Degree for 2 Electives, 1 Prerequisite

Prerequisites
  1. FINA 7A10: Intermediate Corporate Finance & Valuation (1.5 CH)
  2. Real Estate Program Orientation, Advising and Degree Plan
Required Real Estate Certificate Courses

4 courses, 12 CH

  • FINA 7397: Essentials of Real Estate Principles (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Real Estate Market Research & Valuation (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course) Note (1)
  • FINA 7380: Real Estate Finance (3 CH) Note (1)
Elective Real Estate Courses

2 courses, 6 CH

  • FINA 7397 Mastery of Real Estate - Capstone (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397 Residential Real Estate (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

 

Notes: CCIM and TREC

  • CCIM: Reduced curriculum will eliminate one of the CCIM University Alliance required courses, Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment. Alliance will be maintained and two of the required courses will be offered, Real Estate Finance and Investment and Real Estate Market Analysis and Valuation
  • TREC: (Texas Real Estate Commission) Due to change in course credit hours for FINA 9370 Essentials of Real Estate Principles, from 4 to 3 will mean this course will no longer count toward TREC real estate license education requirements

MBA/MS Hospitality/:

63-Credit Degree, Bauer Elective Courses (15 CH)


BAUER BUSINESS CORE COURSES: 21 SEMESTER CH
Module 1 Fall 1st Year
  • ACCT 6331: Financial Accounting (3 CH)
  • FINA 6A35: Managerial Finance (1.5 CH - 1st half)
  • MARK 6A61: Marketing Administration (1.5 CH - 2nd half)
  • GENB 6A50: Business Communication (1.5 CH - 1st half)
  • MANA 6A83: Strategic Analysis (1.5 CH - 2nd half)
Module 2 Spring 1st Year
  • FINA 6387: Managerial Analysis (3 CH)
  • BZAN 6310: Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3 CH)
    OR
    BZAN 6320: Foundations for Business Analytics (3 CH)
  • MANA 6A32: Organizational Behavior and Management (1.5 CH)
  • SCM 6A01: Production and Operations Management (1.5 CH)
Module 3 Summer 1st Year
  • MANA 6A25: Ethical Leadership & Critical Reasoning (1.5 CH)
  • MIS 6A41: Information Systems (1.5 CH)
ELECTIVES: 27 SEMESTER CH

(12 credits from the Hilton + 15 credits from Bauer)
(12 credits from the Hilton + 13.5 credits from Bauer)

  • 1. HRMA
  • 2. HRMA
  • 3. HRMA
  • 4. HRMA
  • 4. BAUER
  • 5. BAUER
  • 6. BAUER
  • 7. BAUER
  • 8. BAUER

For Information on MS Hospitality Curriculum of MS/MBA, see Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management http://www.bauer.uh.edu/downloads/mba/2015-MS_HRM-MBA-Joint-Masters-Program.pdf

REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATE

12 CH plus optional electives 6 CH*
*Requires 67 CH Degree for 2 Electives and Prerequisite

Prerequisites
  1. FINA 7A10: Intermediate Corporate Finance & Valuation (1.5 CH)
  2. Real Estate Program Orientation, Advising and Degree Plan
Required Real Estate Certificate Courses

4 courses, 12 CH

  • FINA 7397: Essentials of Real Estate Principles (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397: Real Estate Market Research & Valuation (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course) Note (1)
  • FINA 7380: Real Estate Finance (3 CH) Note (1)
Elective Real Estate Courses

2 courses, 6 CH

  • FINA 7397 Mastery of Real Estate - Capstone (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 7397 Residential Real Estate (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

 

Notes: CCIM and TREC

  • CCIM: Reduced curriculum will eliminate one of the CCIM University Alliance required courses, Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment. Alliance will be maintained and two of the required courses will be offered, Real Estate Finance and Investment and Real Estate Market Analysis and Valuation
  • TREC: (Texas Real Estate Commission) Due to change in course credit hours for FINA 9370 Essentials of Real Estate Principles, from 4 to 3 will mean this course will no longer count toward TREC real estate license education requirements

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Real Estate Certificate Curriculum Pathway Undergraduate Degree Plan

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Note: Courses, curriculum and pre-requisites are subject to change without prior notice.

BBA Finance: Junior and Senior Year Curriculum

120-Credit Degree, Elective Courses FINA Advanced Electives-12, FINA Electives-6 (Total 18 CH)


ADVANCED-LEVEL BUSINESS
REQUIREMENTS: 24 CH

(required for all business majors)

  • SCM 3301: Service and Manufacturing Operations (prerequisite: MATH 1313): 3 CH
  • FINA 3332: Principles of Finance (prerequisites: MATH 1313, MATH 1314, and ACCT 2331): 3 CH
  • MANA 3335: Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management: 3 CH
  • MARK 3336: Elements of Marketing Administration; 3 CH
  • MARK 3337/COMM 3356*: Professional Selling/Business & Professional Speaking [TCCN: SPCH 1321 or 1315]: 3 CH

Global Studies Courses:

  • INTB 3354*: Introduction to Global Business (INTB 3350 or INTB 3351 may substitute for INTB 3354): 3 CH
  • INTB 3355*: Global Environment of Business (INTB 3352 or INTB 3353 may substitute for INTB 3355: 3 CH
  • Prerequisites: ECON 2304 and 2305, or ECON 2301 for non-business majors)

Other:

  • ENB 4350 Business Law & Ethics (prerequisite: GENB 2301, 3301, or 3302): 3 hrs
ADVANCED BBA FINANCE COURSES

Finance: 36 CH

  • FINA 4320: Investment Management: 3 CH
  • FINA 4330: Corporate Finance: 3 CH
  • FINA ADV ELECS: Advanced Finance Electives: 12 CH*
  • ADV BUS ELECS: Any 3000-4000 level business course: 6 CH*
  • ADV ELECS: Any 3000-4000 level course: 6 CH
  • GEN ELECS: Any 1000-4000 level course: 6 CH
  • Consult Finance Advisor for specialty tracks in Global Energy Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Personal Financial Planning and Commercial Banking, and Real Estate.

Click here to see the Freshman and Sophomore Curriculum.

BBA FINANCE REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATE

12 CH Required Courses, 6 CH Elective Courses

Prerequisites (Prior to admission to program)

  1. Admission to Program and Real Estate Orientation (Junior or higher with 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA)
  2. FINA 4330: Corporate Finance (with a grade of B or higher)

Required Real Estate Certificate Courses

4 courses, 12 CH

  • FINA 4397: Essentials of Real Estate Principles (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 4380: Real Estate Financial Analysis (3 CH)
    (Undergraduate Only)
  • FINA 4397: Developing a Real Estate Project (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 4397: Real Estate Market Research & Valuation (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

Elective Real Estate Courses

2 courses, 6 CH

  • FINA 4397: Residential Real Estate (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)
  • FINA 4397: Mastery of Real Estate - Capstone (3 CH)
    (Mixed Grad/UG Course)

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