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  • Type: Public
  • Degree(s): Both


The Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies is home to world-class teaching and research faculty and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Their various specializations in finance allow students to seek careers in banking, financial services, real estate, insurance and risk management, corporate financial management, investment management and international finance.

Specializations in economics enable students to attain deeper insights into the economic forces that shape health care provisions and utilization, international trade and development, markets for labor and natural resources, and domestic and international macroeconomic and monetary policies.

Core Focus

Bachelor Degree in Finance, Real Estate Concentration
Master or Science in Finance, Real Estate Concentration

Program Highlights

For students in the Real Estate specialization, bringing work home means giving people's work a home. What was once thought of as expertise required only for individuals seeking a career in residential and home sales has continued to grow into commercial markets, creating highly regarded career opportunities with it.

The Real Estate concentration combines many different academic disciplines including economics, finance, sales, marketing and law.

Commercial brokerage, appraisal, mortgage banking, property management, asset management and portfolio analysis are common areas of employment for Real Estate students. With the growth of large national and international real estate investment trusts, there is an even greater demand for people who can apply sophisticated investment management strategies to maximized returns in a sector where demand is always rising but supply rarely is.


*This information is based on the school's 2017/2018 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.