A Foundation for Success

The undergraduate real estate area of emphasis (major) program is open to current Leeds students. The area of emphasis consists of a total of 18 credit hours of course work. Students who successfully complete all the course requirements will be awarded a Bachelors of Business Administration with the Real Estate area of emphasis.  Leeds alumni go on to successful real estate careers thanks to a unique curriculum and close engagement with industry and the CU Real Estate Center.

Among Colorado's Fastest-Growing Majors

More than 500 CU Boulder students and over 50 graduate CU Boulder students are enrolled in real estate programs.

Undergrad students



The emphasis is designed to give students a thorough, multidisciplinary understanding of real estate. It prepares students for a real estate career by providing a solid foundation in capital markets, developing students' decision-making skills, and framing real-world challenges in a multidisciplinary context. 

If you are interested in declaring the Real Estate emphasis or want to find out more about our program, please e-mail RealEstateUG@colorado.edu 

Required Core Classes (15 credit hours)
REAL 3000 (3) Principles of Real Estate 
FNCE 3010 (3) Corporate Finance (pre-requisite for REAL 4100)
REAL 4100 (3) Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
REAL 4400 (3) Real Estate Economics (pre-requisite REAL4100)
REAL 4850 (3) Senior Seminar in Real Estate (pre-requisite REAL3000, 4100, 4400)

Elective Options (3 credit hours)
REAL 4000 (3) Real Estate Law
REAL 4200 (3) Real Estate Technology
REAL 4820 (3) Real Estate Development

Updated (Effective Fall 2022)
FNCE 3010 (3) Corporate Finance - real estate students gain a deeper knowledge of valuations and excel skills

Certifications and Licenses

Technical Training

Students master ARGUS-DCF® Enterprise, advanced Excel modeling and other software tools during their coursework.  ARGUS Enterprise is a software training and certification course designed to provide users with real-world and hands-on case studies to breakdown the financials of a commercial real estate lease over time.

Industry Insight

Alumni and industry partners allow CUREC to host a packed calendar of invaluable professional development events, including career treks to companies here and abroad.

Extracurricular Emphasis

Leeds students enjoy a strong track record in national and global case competitions, where they put real-world learning into practice.  Click here to learn more about participating in the extracurricular case class.