Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

The School of Hospitality Business

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Real Estate

The Minor in Real Estate prepares students for careers related to hospitality and commercial real estate including investment acquisition, appraisal, asset management, brokerage, consulting, development, market analysis, and mortgage lending.

The minor, which is administered by The School of Hospitality Business, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department or school and college that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree program.


Enrollment in the minor is limited, and admission to the minor is competitive. Admission is based primarily on the cumulative grade-point average and grades in the core courses listed below. Academic and non-academic factors and experiences will also be considered. Minimum criteria for admission to the minor are:

1. Completion of 28 credits.
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
3. The following course (3 credits):
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3

Requirements for the Minor in Real Estate

1. One of the following courses (3 credits):
HB 273 Hospitality Business Analytics 3
ITM 209 Business Analytics and Information Systems 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FI 311 Financial Management 3
FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
HB 311 Hospitality Finance 3
3. One of the following courses (1 or 3 credits):
FI 355 Financial Modeling 3
HB 472 Real Estate Financial Modeling 1
4. All of the following courses (9 credits):
HB 282 Real Estate Principles 3
HB 470 Real Estate Asset Management 3
HB 474 Real Estate Valuation 3