Real Estate Major

Finding the perfect location is as important to a growing business as hiring the employees to run it. Will a new coffee shop thrive in this neighborhood? What about a condominium or apartment complex? Could this be the right spot for a plant? Businesses might range from tiny storefronts to sprawling industrial complexes, but the importance of commercial real estate — and those who understand it — is the same.

Effective and ethical.

Marquette real estate majors receive an education that is grounded in the Jesuit tradition. It seeks to provide the real estate community not only with innovative and effective professionals, but also with ethically committed decision-makers who understand their accountability to current and future users of developed space.


As a real estate major, you'll be exposed to the many firms that surround Marquette — from national life insurance companies and banks to commercial property management firms and real estate development and brokerage companies — whose members advise and collaborate with Marquette's chair in real estate, creating fertile ground for your own growth as a real estate professional.


Marquette's program keeps the emphasis on real estate where it belongs: on practical applications, not just theory. Real estate majors will learn how to apply principles of market analysis, financing and development with respect to commercial real estate — literally building from the ground up in some cases. And because you'll graduate as an applied decision-maker, not just a number cruncher, you'll already have the skills employers demand.

  • Learning Outcomes

As one of many methods of assuring that the goals of our educational mission are successfully met, the college regularly and systematically engages in the assessment of a variety of competencies. As part of this assurance of learning, each program defines and collects data on learning goals; statements of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that we want our graduates to possess. We use them for continuous improvement and they are the criteria on which organizations such as AACSB evaluate our accreditation. The following is the current Learning Goal for the Real Estate Major along with the goals for the Undergraduate Business Core.

  • Perform an applied real estate analysis in a business situation

Below are the specific learning outcomes assessed to help determine if students meet the above outcome.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply concept of real estate development feasibility.
  • Apply mortgage finance evaluation tools.
  • Apply the concept of property valuation and appraisal.
  • Apply concept of real estate analysis to case study.

Undergraduate Business Core Learning Goals

  1. Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.
  2. Analyze the global business environment.
  3. Analyze the local business environment.
  4. Use critical thinking skills in business situations.
  5. Apply an ethical understanding and perspective to business situations.