BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Real Estate

Degree Program Description

Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing.   Students who pursue an emphasis in Finance and Banking can add on an emphasis in Real Estate.  Real estate is an ideal field for those with an entrepreneurial spirit who seek career options around the globe.  The Real Estate emphasis is for students contemplating a career in real estate investment, property management, mortgage banking, or associated field.  Related careers include real estate investment analyst, property manager, mortgage banking officer, REIT (real estate investment fund) manager, and real estate valuation specialist.

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below.

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admissions Courses34
Required Core Courses26
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Real Estate Required Courses
Financial Management
Operations Management
Intermediate Microeconomics
Theory of the Firm
Financial Accounting Concepts
Principles of Real Estate
Additional Real Estate Courses
Select two of the following:6
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and REITs
Emphasis Support Courses
Select two of the following6
Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Computer-Based Data Systems (if not used in UL requirements)
Public Speaking
Algorithm Design and Programming I
Algorithm Design and Programming II
Any 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Professional Writing
Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Capstone course - senior year (on campus) minimum grade of C- required3
Strategic Management
Total Credits102

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
BUS_AD 15002MATH 14003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3ENGLSH 10003
Biological/Physical Science3Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
MATH 13003ACCTCY 22583
ECONOM 10153STAT 25003
BUS_AD 25002ECONOM 32293
Biological/Physical Science3Humanity (Writing Intensive, 2000+)3
 14 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35002MANGMT 35403
FINANC 30003FINANC 40103
STAT 35003FINANC 40203
MANGMT 30003MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 33003Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support3
Biological/Physical Science with a Lab3 
 17 15
Fourth Year
MANGMT 40103MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)3
ACCTCY 43563Additional Real Estate Course3
Additional Real Estate Course3ECONOM 3251 or 43513
BUS_AD 45003Additional Real Estate Course3
Elective 2Emphasis Support Course3
 14 15
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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