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The Department of Marketing and Real Estate offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Real Estate.  This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, including Sales and Marketing; Appraising; Brokerage; Mortgage Banking; and Investment Analysis; as well as to pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Program Description

The Department of Marketing and Real Estate offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Real Estate. This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, including Sales and Marketing; Appraising; Brokerage; Mortgage Banking; and Investment Analysis; as well as to pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Method of Delivery

Available on campus or as much as 80% online (some online courses may require some visits to Carrollton).

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACCSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I). The accounting program is one of only five institutions in the state of Georgia to have accounting accreditation from the AACSB.

This program accredited by AACSB.

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 120
Maximum Hours Transferable into program:

Tuition & Fees

The Value of Online Learning:

Save money.

Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.

Earn more.

The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.

The bottom line - value.

Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.

Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 Tuition, Fees, and Charges (pdf)

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

Financial Information and Assistance

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

There are a variety of financial assistance options for undergraduate students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the links below for more information.  
Office of Financial Aid
Richards College of Business Scholarships
Financial Information for Veterans and Families

Coursework

COURSEWORK:

Major Courses;

  • RELE 3701, 3705, 3711, 3730, 4705, 4706, 4707
  • MGNT 4660

Major Required:

Strategic Management - MGNT-4660

Description: An integrative approach to the study of the total enterprise from the executive management's point of view--the environment in which it operates, the direction management intends to head, management's strategic plan and the task of implementing and executing the chosen strategy. Must be taken no earlier than one semester before graduation and provided completion of Core Area F business courses and MGNT 3600, MKTG 3803, FINC 3511 and ECON 3402. Must have senior standing.

Real Estate Principles - RELE-3705

Description: Emphasis on principles and fundamental concepts. Course provides basic information for the student preparing for a career in real estate, also helps the consumer learn how to select, finance, and maintain real property either for a home or for investment purposes. Same as MKTG 3805.

Real Estate Research - RELE-3711

Description: The study of residential and commercial real estate data bases, including sales, rents and mortgage loans. Internet basics such as web sites, search engines, and email will also be reviewed. Using fee versus free data.

Real Estate Finance - RELE-3730

Description: Analyze the different financial institutions that are sources of equity and mortgage funds for the real estate industry. The real estate mortgage and the other real property security agreements are examined in depth. Other emphasized topics include financial leverage, the secondary market, loan qualifications, foreclosure, mortgage payment plans and financial math.

Real Estate Investment - RELE-4705

Description: Examines the use of discounted after tax cash flow analysis in the evaluation of real estate investments. Topics discussed include operating expenses, cost capitalization, federal tax law implications, depreciation, ownership forms, and different measures of investment performance such as IRR and NPV. Home ownership as a real estate investment is also explored.

Residential Appraisal - RELE-4706

Description: Examines the use of the sales comparison, income, and cost approaches used by professional appraisers to estimate the market value of residential property. The effects of social, economic, political, and physical factors on value are discussed. Some aspects of residential construction and architecture are explored. A form appraisal report of a residential property ties the principles and concepts presented together.

Income Property Appraisal - RELE-4707

Description: Investigates the different techniques used by the professional appraisers to estimate the market value of income producing property. The use of income multipliers and capitalization rates and their deviation from market data is explored in-depth. A narrative appraisal of an income producing property is used to integrate the principles and concepts presented. Professional and ethical standards of behavior are also explored.

Faculty

This describes the general information about faculty for this program.

Guidelines for Admittance

Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15

Admission Process Checklist

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Contact

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

Dates

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP

Learning Objectives

  • Real Estate majors will understand in detail the practices and principles common to the Real Estate field.
  • Real Estate majors will be able to apply Real Estate concepts and principles to the analysis, planning, implementation and control of real estate operations.
  • Real Estate majors will be able to conduct research pertinent to real estate issues and problems.