Curriculum: Real Estate Bachelor's Courses

Marylhurst University’s online Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies is a comprehensive and dynamic inspection into the business of real estate. The program has been developed by expert faculty to enhance and accelerate online learning. There are a total of 18 courses. Each quarter is composed of two classes taken individually in five week blocks. Taking one course at a time allows students to master a topic before moving on to the next phase. The curriculum itself has been based on the same principles: students complete nine foundation courses focused on business skills before moving on to the eight core real estate courses. Students are advised to take the courses in sequence. Each course is designed to build off the knowledge gained in the previous course. The program culminates with a comprehensive capstone. Below, you can learn about each of the 18 BS in Real Estate Studies courses.

BM 301: Foundations of Management

In this Foundation Course students will learn to drive change by applying the management processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
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BM 305: Business Writing and Communication

This Foundation Course prepares students to use good writing and presentation skills in academic and business environments.
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BM 311: Personal Ethics in Organizations

Students explore fundamental questions about what is right and wrong from the perspective of major ethics traditions and within the context of organizations in this important Foundation Course.
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BM 321: Information Technology Strategies

Foundation Course: Students examine the critical role of information system strategies in driving competition and industry structure. Students take the manager’s view as they explore technology, applications, and integration options.
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BM 361: Culture, Conflict, and Communication

Foundation Course: In today’s global workplace, cultural differences in values, lifestyles and communication styles can enrich organizations or lead to misunderstandings and conflict.
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BM 371: Business, Media and, Popular Culture

Students analyze and interpret representations of business in literature, media, and pop culture. This Foundation Course equips students with concrete skills in critical thinking.
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BM 391: Business Statistics for Managers

This Foundation Course requires an analytical mind and a commitment to moving outside of your comfort zone. The advanced statistical analyses will position you for success in the core curriculum.
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BM 381: Marketing

This Foundation Course introduces the basic concepts of marketing and provides a framework for analyzing marketing opportunities and challenges. Students will discover the important role marketing plays in modern business organizations.
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BM 341: The Economics of Business

Foundation Course: Economic topics include scarcity, supply and demand analysis, behavior of the individual consumer, decision-making by profit-maximizing firms, and the economic analysis of projects.
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RES 400: Real Estate as a Profession

This is a survey course that will examine the real markets, their dimensions and structure, marketing analysis and financing methods. The course will also look at the various possessory rights to land, the limitations on land usage and how property is bought and sold.
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RES 405: Leveraging Real Estate I

This course is an introduction to real estate financing methods and covers mortgage instruments and alternative methods of financing, such as deeds of trust and land sale contracts. Also covered are risk analysis, automated valuation modules and other computer-based applications.
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RES 410: Leveraging Real Estate II

This is an advanced course in real estate finance theory and practice. It provides an in-depth understanding of real estate investment analysis, investment strategies, replacement and refinancing considerations, leveraging concepts, tax-deferred exchange techniques, and more.
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RES 415: The Laws and Regulations Governing Real Estate

This course provides the student with the fundamental principles of real estate law. Upon the conclusion of the course, students should be able to identify key terms, core principles, and basic concepts in real estate.
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RES 425: The Deal: An Analysis of a Real Estate Transaction

This course offers a hands-on approach to all the phases of a real estate transaction: initial research, establishing parameters, site search, negotiation, preparation of documents, due diligence, closing, possession, and post-closing issues.
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RES 435: Beyond Raw Land

Students will examine the history and fundamentals of building technology, as well as the impact buildings have on environmentally sensitive lands such as brownfields, wetlands, toxic waste sites and flood zones.
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RES 455: The Real Estate Development Process

This course demonstrates how developers identify a need in the market, locate a building site, investigate the highest and best use, create a site-specific plan for development, achieve financing and approvals, coordinate construction, and stabilize occupancy.
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RES 475: Real Estate Investment Strategies

The course deals with the principles of real estate investments, including determining various ownership interests and types, income tax considerations, financing, and feasibility studies.
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BM 491: Applied Management Principles

CAPSTONE: Students apply strategic management principles and demonstrate collaboration, decision-making, and ethics across all key business functions.
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