Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Real Estate

An online bachelor’s degree in real estate may provide students with knowledge and expertise in lending, development, and brokerage. In these four-year programs, students may study trends that affect property values, examine real estate business practices, and apply real estate law. Coursework within these programs may include general education requirements along with electives and core courses, such as business law, real estate investment, and property management.

Bachelor’s degree graduates may either seek entry-level employment or pursue graduate-level programs in real estate or a related field. Graduates may seek employment opportunities in several aspects of real estate, including brokerage, investing, and selling.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 11% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree program in real estate may combine general education requirements alongside major-specific courses and electives. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may study business writing, ethics and integrity, economics, and market analysis. Core real estate courses may include the following:

  • Business Statistics
  • Leveraging Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Property Management

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in real estate may find career opportunities in brokerage offices, leasing facilities, and other real estate businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities are projected to increase by 11% from 2010-2020*.

Possible careers include:

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Title Insurance Officer
  • Property Appraiser
  • Real Estate Investment Analyst

Continuing Education

Graduates of online baccalaureate-level programs in real estate may further their education through a graduate degree program. These upper-level programs may expound upon undergraduate studies, and students may study the developmental and financial aspects of the real estate industry. Employers may require individuals to have only a high school diploma; however, if graduates wish to work as a real estate broker or agent, they may be required to hold a license. Requirements for licensure vary by state, but according to the BLS, individuals must be at least 18 years of age, successfully complete an exam, and finish a specific number of hours in real estate courses.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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