Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate

Develop an in-depth understanding of appraisals and real estate development, including buying, selling, and managing residential and commercial properties.

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About This Program

You’ve heard the old saying: The three most important things to consider in real estate are location, location, and location. But don’t forget the economy. Or finance. Or appraisal, property law, investment analysis, and land-use controls. With a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Real Estate from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), you can learn about all of these things while preparing for a career buying, selling, and managing residential and commercial properties. This ever-changing field isn’t for the complacent: Those who do best in the industry are detail-oriented strategists as comfortable with a spreadsheet as working with clients. 

What to Expect

Real estate is about people as much as it is about buildings and land. At Ole Miss, you can learn the profession through a network of industry leaders, both on our faculty and in the community. Develop in-depth knowledge about appraisals and real estate development, which are foundational to a career in the field. 

Learn to use industry-standard tools in our Real Estate B.B.A. program so you can start your job running, including software provided by both Argus and CoStar. These platforms help real estate professionals evaluate what to buy, how to manage, and when to sell. 

Because the real estate program is part of our AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration, you can acquire the kind of all-around business education that employers want to see. Graduate prepared to sit for state exams to become a licensed real estate broker and salesperson.

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study

    Business and Accountancy


    4 Years


    B.B.A. in Real Estate

    Program Location



    Real Estate

    Required Credit Hours

    120 Hours

    Real Estate Degree Program Highlights

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    Supportive Alumni Network

    An open door goes a long way. Our alumni work in all corners of residential and commercial development and management.  

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    Funding Your Future

    As a real estate professional, you know how to spot value. And Ole Miss is one of the best around: We’re a fraction of the cost of a private institution 

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    The curriculum for the B.B.A. in Real Estate covers three distinct areas: a liberal arts core, courses focused on core business concepts, and classes specifically devoted to real estate. 
    Succeeding in business — any business — takes a plan. The core curriculum in the Ole Miss School of Business Administration gives you the tools to build one, offering classes that cover need-to-know material in economics, marketing, management, operations, and other areas. 

    Required classes in the real estate major examine investments, real estate finance and mortgage banking, and valuation and appraisal, while electives focus on topics such as real estate law, insurance, and more. 

    Classes cover areas such as: 

    • Appraising Principles 
    • Ethics 
    • Feasibility of Real Estate Investments 
    • Portfolio Management 
    • Principles of Land Economics 
    • Risk and Yield 
    • Valuation 

    Review the general structure and list of courses for the real estate major. 

    Careers With a Real Estate Degree

    When you think of a real estate career, buying and selling properties is just the start. A degree in real estate from Ole Miss prepares you to engage with every aspect of the profession. You may appraise properties or go into property management. Or you could help buyers secure mortgages and other financing or focus on real estate as an investment path. 

    Whatever you choose, you can expect to find a dynamic field poised for growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of real estate brokers and sales agents to grow by 3 percent through 2032.  

    Some careers you may consider include:  

    • Asset Management 
    • Construction 
    • Leasing and Investment Sales 
    • Mortgage Lending 
    • Property Development 
    • Retail Site Selection 

    Find out more about the School of Business Administration’s Career Preparation Services. 

    Admissions Requirements

    Entering freshmen must submit an application, complete the required units of the Mississippi College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC), and provide a high school core GPA and either an ACT or SAT score.  

    Ole Miss grants admission on a rolling basis until the university reaches capacity. For best consideration, apply before April 1 of your senior year. 

    Review admissions requirements. 

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