Finance, Real Estate Concentration, B.B.A.

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Study the Real Estate Concentration in Finance at MTSU's Jones College of Business. High-demand field with vast economic impact.

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Finance, Real Estate Concentration, B.B.A.

The Real Estate Concentration is in the Bachelor of Business Administration program in Finance and is offered through the Jones College of Business at MTSU.

It has been said that the game of football is an exercise in acquiring real estate. Teams face each other and push their way into the opponent's territory, increasing their real estate holdings while shrinking their adversary's home turf. Football is big business and so is real estate. It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of the fixed, tangible wealth in the United States is represented by real estate holdings.

Employment in real estate and the construction industry typically accounts for five to seven percent of the total U.S. labor force. New real estate construction makes up about ten percent of our nation's annual gross national product. As an industry, real estate transactions score billions of dollars every year.

In addition to meeting the Jennings A. Jones College of Business requirements, a major in Finance with a Real Estate concentration consists of 27 semester hours of finance and requires a minimum 2.00 GPA. At least 50 percent of the required major hours must be taken in residence at MTSU.

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Raider Realty

Raider Realty

Raider Realty is not just an educational program; it's an actual real estate brokerage where students work, earn commissions, and interact with industry professionals, all before they graduate. This unique aspect of our initiative allows students at MTSU to dive into the real estate industry headfirst, gaining invaluable on-the-job experience while still pursuing their academic goals. Through working in a live brokerage environment, students learn the intricacies of real estate transactions, client interactions, and market analysis directly from seasoned professionals. Additionally, Raider Realty eases the pathway into this competitive field with scholarships aimed at helping students obtain their real estate licenses, ensuring that financial barriers do not impede their professional development. By blending rigorous academic coursework with practical, hands-on experience, Raider Realty sets a new standard for real estate education, preparing students to excel in their careers from the moment they step into the real world. For those aspiring to carve out a successful path in the real estate industry, joining Raider Realty offers a distinctive advantage, marrying educational excellence with real-world readiness.

Scholarships and hands-on opportunities

Scholarships and hands-on opportunities

The program currently awards eight scholarships for students majoring in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. Four are $750 per semester; two are $500 per semester. Awards may be received for up to four semesters. Recipients normally must have a GPA of at least a 3.00. Additionally, students interested in urban rehabilitation can get in the trenches. A newly formed group recently visited downtown sites, met with city planners, and shared their views on development opportunities around the Courthouse Square. The group hosted an event for area merchants and civic leaders and also surveyed MTSU students for their perceptions of downtown Murfreesboro. Applied learning!

News Briefs

Raider Realty

Raider Realty is not just an educational program; it's an actual real estate brokerage where students work, earn commissions, and interact with industry professionals, all before they graduate. This unique aspect of our initiative allows students at MTSU to dive into the real estate industry headfirst, gaining invaluable on-the-job experience while still pursuing their academic goals. Through working in a live brokerage environment, students learn the intricacies of real estate transactions, client interactions, and market analysis directly from seasoned professionals. Additionally, Raider Realty eases the pathway into this competitive field with scholarships aimed at helping students obtain their real estate licenses, ensuring that financial barriers do not impede their professional development. By blending rigorous academic coursework with practical, hands-on experience, Raider Realty sets a new standard for real estate education, preparing students to excel in their careers from the moment they step into the real world. For those aspiring to carve out a successful path in the real estate industry, joining Raider Realty offers a distinctive advantage, marrying educational excellence with real-world readiness.

Scholarships and hands-on opportunities

The program currently awards eight scholarships for students majoring in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. Four are $750 per semester; two are $500 per semester. Awards may be received for up to four semesters. Recipients normally must have a GPA of at least a 3.00. Additionally, students interested in urban rehabilitation can get in the trenches. A newly formed group recently visited downtown sites, met with city planners, and shared their views on development opportunities around the Courthouse Square. The group hosted an event for area merchants and civic leaders and also surveyed MTSU students for their perceptions of downtown Murfreesboro. Applied learning!

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The MTSU Career Development Center serves as a centralized placement service and coordinates recruiting visits by a large number of companies who regularly visit the MTSU campus. Additionally, the real estate industry works closely with MTSU faculty members who teach real estate courses. These contacts produce internships, part-time work, and full-time employment opportunities. Careers in real estate include:

  • Appraiser
  • Broker
  • Buyer and rehabber of houses and apartments
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Corporate asset manager
  • Direct equity investor
  • Home inspector
  • Land developer
  • Mortgage lender
  • Property manager
  • Relocation specialist
  • Research and education professional
  • Shopping center manager
  • Syndication and real estate securities professional
  • Title analyst/insurance broker
  • Urban planner
  • Writer/public relations practitioner

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Bank of America
  • Parks Realty
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • Durham Realty and Auction Co.
  • Exit Realty
  • FirstBank Mortgage
  • Integra Realty Resources
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Red Realty
  • Turley Martin Tucker Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Turner and Associates Realty, Inc.
  • United Financial Mortgage Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Ole South Properties

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