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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Real Estate Finance and Development

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance and Development offers students the opportunity to minor in Construction Management, Facility and Property Management, or Finance. The Construction Management minor is offered by the College of Business with support from the Architecture program. Architecture and Construction Science and Management courses are described under the College of Architecture. The minimum number of semester credit hours for the B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development is 120, 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. The minimum number of hours with the minor in Construction Management is 124, the minimum number of hours with the minor in Facility and Property Management is 121, and the minimum number of hours with the minor in Finance is 120.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below. All real estate related courses are listed under the Real Estate (RFD) course description heading.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance and Development must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Economics.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Economics Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. 18 semester credit hours of required courses:

    FIN  3433  Principles of Real Estate
    FIN  4713  Mortgage Banking and Real Estate Finance
    FIN  4723  Principles of Real Estate Investment
    RFD  3523  Real Estate Law
    (Students completing the Construction Management minor may substitute CSM 4633 Construction Law.)
    RFD  3533  Principles of Construction for Real Estate Professionals
    (Students completing the Construction Management minor must take COA 1133 in lieu of RFD 3533.)
    RFD  4733  Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development

  2. Completion of Option 1 or Option 2 listed below:

    Option 1: 6 semester credit hours of additional real estate (RFD) or facility and property management (FM) courses, and 5 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives

    Option 2: Completion of a Minor in Construction Management, a Minor in Facility and Property Management, or a Minor in Finance.


Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Real Estate Finance and Development – Option 1

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students should make every attempt to take the courses in bold in the indicated sequence. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Semester Second Semester
MAT 1033 (core and major) 3 COM 1053 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 IS 1403 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level I * 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ACC 2013 3 ACC 2033 3
ECO 2013** (core and major) 3 ECO 2023** 3
MS 1023 3 FIN 3014 4
POL 1013 (core) 3 GBA 2013 3
Natural Sciences core - Level II 3 MS 3043 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 16
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
BLW 3013 3 FIN 4723 3
FIN 3433 3 MGT 3013 3
MGT 3003 3 MKT 3013 3
MS 3053 3 RFD 3523 3
POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3 RFD elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
FIN 4713 3 MGT 4893 3
IS 3003 3 RFD 4733 3
RFD 3533 3 Business or non-business elective 2
Business or non-business elective 3 Directed elective 3
Literature core 3 World Society & Issues core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 14

* Facility and Property Management Minors should take ES 2013 to meet the Science Level One core requirement.
** ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.

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Minor in Construction Management

The minor in Construction Management is available only to students pursuing a B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development degree. All students pursing the minor in Construction Management must complete the following 18 semester credit hours as well as the Core, the CBK, and B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development major requirements listed in part A above:

  1. 15 semester credit hours of required courses:

    BLW 3013  Business Law
    CSM 2323  Construction Documents
    CSM 4013  Construction Estimating I
    CSM 4513  Construction Management I
    RFD  4903  Internship in Construction Management

  2. 3 semester hours from the following:

    CSM  4023  Construction Estimating II *
    CSM  4523  Construction Management II *
    CSM  4613  Sustainable Building Practice

  3. * Space may be limited in these classes. Students must obtain permission from the coordinator of the Construction Science and Management program to enroll.

To declare a Minor in Construction Management and to obtain advice, students must consult the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center.


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Minor in Facility and Property Management

The minor in Facility and Property Management is available only to students pursuing a B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development degree. All students pursuing the minor in Facility and Property Management must complete the following 18 semester credit hours as well as the Core, the CBK, and B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development major requirements listed in part A above:

  1. 9 semester credit hours of required courses:

    BLW  3013  Business Law
    FM    4303  Facility and Property Management Policies and Procedures
    FM    4313  Facility and Property Management Practices

  2. 6 semester credit hours from the following

    FM    4233  Sporting and Event Facility Management
    MGT  3613  Managing Human Resources

    MOT   4143  Introduction to Project Management
    or
    MS    4333  Project Management

  3. 3 semester credit hours of support work:

    ES   2013  Introduction to Environmental Systems I (this course also satisfies Level One Science core curriculum requirement)

To declare a Minor in Facility and Property Management and to obtain advice, students must consult the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center.


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