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  • Type: Private
  • Degree(s): Both


The University of St. Thomas is the only university in the Twin Cities offering an undergraduate and graduate degree in real estate as well as real estate industry research and professional development programs.

Part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, the Shenehon Center for Real Estate serves as a resource to the commercial, industrial, residential and corporate segments of real estate industry and the community to advance the public interest in real estate issues.

For more than 15 years, the Shenehon Center for Real Estate has supported the improvement in real estate leadership and management by:
-Creating and developing real estate leadership and management programs for undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional development
-Providing a neutral forum to convene real estate professionals to share best practices
-Supporting and working with local real estate industry organizations
-Conducting real estate research
-Developing mechanisms to transfer leading edge business practices to the real estate industry

Core Focus

Professional Certificate in Commercial Real Estate
B.S. Degree in Real Estate
MBA with a Real Estate Concentration

Program Highlights

Their undergraduate real estate curriculum provides you with a background in general business and real estate theory and practice. You will study the many factors involved in property assessment and sales, how they change and how these changes affect real estate and individuals. Study includes: property taxation, zoning, land-use planning, environmental protection, urban redevelopment and government-assisted home financing programs.

You will find a wide variety of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities, and you will enjoy socializing with other real estate majors as well as networking with Twin Cities real estate professionals through the Real Estate Society. Additionally, you will partner with a member of our practitioner-experienced faculty who will act as adviser and career coach.

A “Professional Certificate in Commercial Real Estate” is a certificate series for experienced professionals who wish to advance their career and refresh their understanding of current trends in the commercial real estate market.


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