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Purdue University Global | BS in Finance - Real Estate

The Bachelor of Science in Finance program with a concentration in Real Estate at Purdue University Global is designed to teach students the fundamentals of real estate practices and financial transactions. Find out more about this online undergraduate degree here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor Science in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Strong math skills and a background in introductory finance courses would be beneficial to students who wish to enter this program. Students should also bring an interest in finance specific to the real estate industry. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Real Estate concentration in this Bachelor of Science in Finance program offered at Purdue University Global combines a general business and finance education with a focus on real estate financing, markets, and practices. In the program's concentration courses, students can study real estate sales processes, market analysis, vehicles for financing real estate transactions, legalities of brokerage ownership, and ethics in real estate. Major courses address corporate finance, cash flow analysis, securities markets, and investing methods. Either an extensive research project or internship at a financial institution can be chosen to complete the program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Finance - Real Estate:

The majority of credits in this program are taken in major courses. Students must also complete three concentration courses, general education requirements, and electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Courses (106 credits)

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investments
  • 300/400-level Major Electives
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bachelor's Internship in Finance
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Finance

Real Estate Concentration Courses (18 credits

  • Foundations of Real Estate Practice
  • Real Estate Finance and Ethics
  • Real Estate Law

Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • One 100/200-level open elective
  • 300/400-level open electives

General Education (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those who graduate from the BS in Finance - Real Estate program might choose to continue their studies in a graduate degree program. Additionally, a master's degree could be required by some employers for those who are seeking upper management positions in the field.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Financial Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Real Estate
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Finance program with a concentration in Real Estate could seek entry-level positions for real estate firms, mortgage companies, or lending institutions. After completing the courses in this program, students might have a better understanding of real estate contracts, closing documentations, real estate financing options, and appraisal processes.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Real estate underwriter
  • Mortgage loan analyst
  • Real estate loan officer
  • Real estate asset manager

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