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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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A UNT Real Estate degree with a Residential Property Management concentration prepares you to make investment and management decisions. You'll explore aspects of real estate transactions, from residential to commercial to international, and learn about property appraisal, finance and management.

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Why Earn a Residential Property Management Real Estate Degree?

The Residential Property Management concentration focuses on the multifamily housing industry and is available at a limited number of universities. It's been developed in consultation with the Texas Apartment Association and the Apartment Industry. Graduates will understand real estate and property management's legal environment, valuation of real estate assets and market research.

In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), we graduate experts who rent, buy and sell properties for clients or themselves, as well as:

  • Accompany clients to potential property sites
  • Prepare real estate contracts and work with many related experts
  • Calculate prospective rates of return
  • Manage commercial or residential properties

The program is supported by a strong UNT Real Estate Alumni Group which contributes time, mentoring, internships and scholarships. An active Student Real Estate Club, one of the largest clubs on the UNT campus, organizes guest speakers, field trips and fun activities.

Marketable Skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Oral and written communication
  • Application of cross-discipline business principles
  • Real estate transactions and law
  • Real estate valuation

Residential Property Management Real Estate Degree Highlights

In addition to being outstanding teachers, our faculty members are certified brokers, appraisers, right-of-way agents and consultants who remain current on trends and applications through research.
Scholarships sponsored by the department are available and students also have earned scholarships from organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation and the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, as well as from generous and successful alumni.
Faculty members have written numerous articles and books in their areas of expertise and incorporate their experiences and research into the course curriculum.
UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation's largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means the college meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.
Our Business Leadership Building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders with 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art general access computer lab.
Many students are eligible to sit for the real estate licensing exam after completing only a few courses. This license is required for sales agents in Texas.

What Can You do With a Residential Property Management Real Estate Degree?

Residential Property Management Real Estate B.B.A. graduates get jobs such as:

  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Leasing Agent
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Mortgage Lender
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Analyst

Graduates continue on to leadership roles such as:

  • Owner/operators; Investor/developers
  • Corporate Real Estate executives for large firms
  • Senior executives of major Property Management firms

Residential Property Management Real Estate Degree Courses You Could Take

Property Management (3 hrs)
Examination of the process and methods of managing real property assets. Topics include property leasing, marketing, maintenance, personal supervision, value analysis, taxation and cash-flow analysis.
Real Estate Investments (3 hrs)
Analysis of real estate investments during the origination, operation and termination phases. Primary emphasis is on financial feasibility and cash-flow analysis.
Real Estate Law and Contracts (3 hrs)
Study of the legal principles governing real estate transactions with an emphasis on promulgated contracts. Topics include contract law, estates in land, types of ownership, deeds, mortgages, title insurance, agency and homestead.
Property Management Law (3 hrs)
Study of the local, state and federal laws, regulations and cases that impact the professional management of real property. Particular emphasis is given to the legal and ethical issues relative to residential property management. The landlord/tenant relationship is analyzed as well as issues concerning employees, tort liability, risk management, various types of government regulation, fair housing and eviction. Texas Apartment Association lease contracts and other forms are reviewed.
Advanced Property Management (3 hrs)
Detailed focus on advanced aspects of managing real property assets. Topics include market analysis and segmentation, advanced asset management and risk management.
Principles of Real Estate (3 hrs)
Survey of real estate principles, including real estate market, financial, investment and legal analysis. Home ownership and real estate investment for personal benefit are emphasized.

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