USC to offer mixed real estate development-finance degree
Program starts in 2024 with a class size of less than 50 students
University of Southern California recently announced a new undergraduate degree program that will mix real estate development and finance.
The degree, a bachelor of science in Real Estate Finance and Development, will be a joint project of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and USC Marshall School of Business.
The joint degree program will be offered to incoming first year students in the fall of 2024. There’s an anticipated initial class size of less than 50 students, said Geoffrey Garrett, the Marshall dean.
The upcoming BS degree’s curriculum will offer core business classes from Marshall and urban planning courses from Price, said Ramandeep Randawa, USC Marshall’s vice dean for undergraduate programs. The program also will feature courses from both schools, which will include real estate finance, investment, development, analysis and law. Students must choose an experiential learning course such as Real Estate Investment Trust Analysis or Mixed-Use Development Process.
USC also offers a masters in real estate development. There are 600 students pursuing real estate-related degrees at USC.
The private university is one of a handful of Los Angeles area schools that offers undergraduate real estate degree programs. California State University — Los Angeles and California State University — Northridge offer real estate options in undergraduate business administration degrees.
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