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.

Major Program Requirements

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

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admissions Courses33
Required Core Courses24
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Real Estate Required Courses18
Financial Management
Operations Management
Financial Accounting Concepts
Principles of Real Estate
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Additional Real Estate Courses6
Select two of the following:
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and REITs
Additional Finance and Banking Course (any 4000 level Finance Course)3
Emphasis Support Courses6
Select two of the following
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Computer-Based Data Systems (if not used in UL requirements)
Algorithm Design and Programming I
Algorithm Design and Programming II (or any 4000 level class (if not used in required course courses))
Economics: ECONOM 3251 or any 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Financial Planning: Tax Planning
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Marketing: 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 Credits120

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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 15003MATH 14003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3ENGLSH 10003
Biological or Physical Science with Lab3Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
MATH 13003ACCTCY 22583
ECONOM 10153FINANC 30003
STAT 25003ECONOM 32293
Elective3Humanity (writing intensive)3
 15 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35003MANGMT 35403
FINANC 40103FINANC 40203
STAT 35003MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 3000W3Emphasis Support3
MANGMT 33003Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
MANGMT 40103MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)3
ACCTCY 43563Additional Real Estate Course3
FINANC 45003Additional Real Estate Course3
BUS_AD 45003Additional Finance Course3
Elective 3Emphasis Support Course3
 15 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. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. 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.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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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 are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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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