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  • Type: Public
  • Degree(s): Both


Residing within the Finance department of the Kelly School of Business, The Center for Real Estate Studies was established in 1985 by Dr. Jeffrey Fisher to support a variety of research and educational activities in the field of real estate at Indiana University. Now under the direction of Douglas McCoy, the center continues to provide support for students majoring in real estate and real estate professionals.

The mission of the Center for Real Estate Studies is to further the excellence of the IU real estate program by:
Supporting academic excellence, Facilitating industry involvement, Encouraging life-long relationships, and Inspiring impactful service.

Core Focus

Bachelor of Science in Business, Real Estate Major
Master's (MBA) Program, Real Estate Investment

Program Highlights

Real estate represents a significant portion of the nation's wealth and is an important investment vehicle for individuals, partnerships and corporations. This module deals with the analysis of real estate from the perspective of appraisers, developers, lenders, corporate users and equity investors. Emphasis is placed on identifying factors that affect the risk and expected rate of return for real estate such as the structure of the leases, the type of financing, legal considerations and characteristics of the particular property. The effect that corporate real estate decisions have on the company's financial statements is also considered as well as the public ownership of real estate by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Finance is one of the most popular majors on the Indiana University campus, and with good reason: Their students work with world-renowned faculty to learn the essential tools and skills needed for successful careers in all areas of finance. Through their real-world curriculum that makes extensive use of technology, you’ll build solid core skills in budgeting, investing, implementing financial models, and more.


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