Real Estate Finance and Investments (Minor)

The Minor in Real Estate Finance and Investments will prepare students from various backgrounds for a career in the real estate industry. The curriculum is practice-oriented and will develop students’ analytical and problem-solving skills, especially as pertains to finance and real estate. Further, the coursework and related training will enhance a students’ ability to communicate financial information. The Minor is designed to be aligned with the real estate industry’s trends and demands, and it will provide students with exposure to the many aspects of real estate, including investing, financing, appraisal, law, regulation, development, property management, and local and regional real estate rules and regulations.

Coursework for the minor provides students with the foundation required for more advanced study of real estate finance, including critical concepts of time value of money and capital budgeting. Required coursework is additionally aimed at preparing students for the New Hampshire real estate licensing exam and directly related to functional areas of the real estate industry (property development, law, and internship). Students select the final course to complete the minor from a list of approved elective courses offered in a variety of interest areas.

Real estate is relevant to individual lives and practically all aspects of our society. The Minor is intended for undergraduate students from all majors of UNH to develop a strong acumen of real estate finance. In addition, certain majors may have strong synergies with this course of study. This Minor can be particularly beneficial for students majoring in Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Community and Environmental Planning, and Environmental Sciences to gain valuable knowledge and skills and prepare them for their chosen career path, including in the real estate industry.

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete five courses for a total of 20 credits with a grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Students are responsible for checking and fulfilling any prerequisites for courses listed.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy Major requirements may be used for the Minor.
  • No more than 8 credits may be from transfer coursework.
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for a Minor.
Required Courses
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
or FIN 501 Survey of Finance
or HMGT 655 Hospitality Finance and Development
FIN 608Real Estate Finance4
CEP 672Fundamentals of Real Estate4
FIN #620Topics in Finance I (Real Estate Development and Law) 14
or FIN 695 Real Estate Internship
Select one additional course from the following:4
Topics in Finance I (Real Estate Development and Law) 1
Real Estate Internship
Survey of Accounting
Financial Accounting
Law and Economics
Economics of Climate Change
Contemporary Resort Development and Management
Revenue Management: The Art of Pricing
Environmental Pollution and Protection: A Global Context
Applied Community Development
Green Real Estate
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
There Is No Planet B
Global Trade and Local Development
Making Maps: GIS Fundamentals
History of New Hampshire
American Environmental History
Global Change and Social Sustainability
Communities and the Environment
Total Credits20

If a course is listed with "Topics" in the title, students must take the specified section of the course matching the title noted in parenthesis for the course to count towards the minor.

Students may petition to substitute one course on the list by a course of choice approved by the Minor Program Coordinator, provided that university policy for minors is followed.