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 commercial 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. Whether your interest is to work for a firm that invests in, develops or services commercial real estate or to run your own commercial real estate business, Marquette's real estate major is a great place to prepare for your career. Our applied course of study gives you the opportunity to analyze, evaluate, finance, develop and manage commercial real estate.

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 more importantly 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.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Modeling
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Advanced Real Estate Analysis

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in real estate, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.