Be part of a major that has prepared graduates to meet the high demand for employees in the real estate industry for 20 years! As a student in this major, you'll focus on developing analytical, conceptual, and management skills required for a professional career in the field of commercial or residential real estate. Your studies will include a core business curriculum, supplemented by real estate courses including appraisal, real estate finance, real estate law, property management, urban economics, real estate market analysis, planning and development. Graduates can be exempted from many of the courses to complete the Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations, as well as some Ontario Real Estate Association licensing courses.
The Real Estate and Housing major in the B.Comm. program is one of only a few undergraduate programs in Canada that specialize in the real estate sector. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of residential and commercial/investment real estate.
The purpose of this major is to develop the conceptual, analytical and management skills required for careers in real estate and housing. Students graduate with a degree that can lead to a variety of professional positions in the private or public sectors of the Canadian real estate industry or they can continue on to graduate work in business, planning or the social sciences.
A principal aim of the Co-op program in Real Estate and Housing is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career by enhancing the integration of theory and practice.
The Co-op program in Real Estate and Housing is a five year program, including 5 work terms. Although the schedule includes 5 work terms, students have the option to complete only 4 of the 5 work terms, but must graduate with a Fall, Winter and Summer work term. Students are eligible to participate in a maximum two (2) summer employment processes and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined on the Co-operative Education and Career Services website.
*This information is based on the school's 2016/2017 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.