This minor requires a minimum of 15 credits in addition to prerequisites, with 10 out of the 15 credits being upper-level courses. Please note that course titles, listings and availability varies semester to semester. It is important to check course catalogs for each semester.

Prerequisites: See course listing below

Students must complete at least one course in economics at the University of Michigan or obtain a waiver from their home unit due to previous courses or mastery of the subject.

Course #ProgramTitleCredit HoursDepartment/School
101ECONPrinciples of Economics4LSA
102ECONPrinciples of Economics4LSA
401ECONIntermediate Microeconomic Theory4LSA
251ECONIntroduction to Statistics and Economics4LSA

Foundational Courses: 6 credits

Foundational courses introduce students to the field of real estate and cities to ground future work with an understanding of market mechanisms. Students are required to take URP 390 and have the option of taking either FIN 300 or FIN 302 to satisfy the foundational requirements.

A financial management course provides a foundational understanding of rational decision-making using financial analysis and the ability to apply that framework to make investment decisions, allocate capital within an organization or firm, and assess risk.

The core course in Real Estate Development and Design is required, and provides the knowledge to understand real estate finance, underwriting, operations and management and the tools to be effective in shaping the built environment.

Course #ProgramTitleCredit HoursDepartment/School
300FINFinancial Management (BBA majors only)3ROSS
302FINMaking Financial Decisions (non-Ross students only)3ROSS
390URPReal Estate Design and Development Fundamentals3TAUBMAN

Electives: A minimum of 9 credits (no more than one course below 300 level)

Electives to complete the minor cover a range of disciplines to allow you to craft a course of study that fits your interests. From kinesiology to business to anthropology, courses can be selected that assist in preparing you to be effective in a range of fields. Note that elective courses change from semester to semester so it is important to check the course catalog for the term and availability of classes.

CourseTitleCreditsDepartment/SchoolFall 2024Winter 2024
AAS 408African Economics: Social and Political Settings2-4LSANoNo
AAS 426Cities in Contemporary Africa3LSANoYes
ALA 223Entrpreneurial Creativity3LSAYesYes
ARCH 215Architecture in Capitalism4TaubmanNoNo
ARCH 357Architecture, Sustainability, and the City3TaubmanNoNo
ARCH 409Egalitarian Methods3TaubmanNoNo
ARCH 423Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning3TaubmanYesYes
ARCH 523History of Urban Form3TaubmanYesNo
BA 456LBLE (Living Business Leadership Experience)3RossYesNo
BA 457LBLE3RossNoYes
BL 417Real Estate Law3RossNoYes
CEE 307Sustainable Cities3EngineeringNoYes
CEE 331Construction Contracting4EngineeringNoYes
CEE 402Professional Issues and Design4EngineeringNoYes
CEE 435BIM (Building Information Modeling)3EngineeringYesNo
CEE 501How Cities Work1-4EngineeringYesYes
CEE 537Construction of Buildings3EngineeringNoYes
ECON 487Urban Economics3LSAYesYes
ENVIRON 408Land Use Policy, Law, and the Environment3LSAYesNo
ES 444Finance for Societal Good3RossNoNo
FIN 320Real Estate Finance1.5RossNoNo
FIN 321Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Finance1.5RossNoNo
FIN 425Entrepreneurial Finance3RossNoNo
FIN 428FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Other Technology Innovatons In and Out of Finance3RossNoNo
FIN 463Real Estate Development in Practice3RossYesYes
FIN 466Real Estate Finance and Investments3RossNoYes
HISTORY 364History of American Suburbia4LSANoNo
IOE 265Prob & Stat for Engr3EngineeringYesYes
POLSCI 327The Politics of the Metropolis3LSAYesNo
PUBPOL 475Community Development Finance1-4FordNoYes
PUBPOL 750Community Development Finance1-4FordNoYes
SM 238Intro to Accounting1.5KinesiologyNoNo
SM 341Sports Finance3KinesiologyNoYes
SM 440Sport, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization3KinesiologyYesYes
SM 441Monetizing Sport (formerly SM 313)3KinesiologyNoYes
SM 442Sports Real Est Devp3KinesiologyYesNo
STATS 100Introduction to Statistics4LSANoYes
STATS 250Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis4LSAYesYes
STATS 206Intro Data Science4RossNoNo
TO 301Bus Analytics & Stats4RossYesNo
URP 357Architecture, Sustainability, and the City3TaubmanNoYes
URP 423Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning3TaubmanYesNo
URP 529History of Urban Form3TaubmanNoYes
URP 590Integrative Real Estate Seminar2TaubmanNoYes
URP 591Financing Real Estate Development3TaubmanYesNo
WGS 350Nonprofit Management and Community Engagement3LSAYesYes
SOC 210SocSci Statistics4LSAYesNo
URP 402-002Intro to Urban Housing System3TaubmanNoYes
URP 596Fundamentals of Real Estate Development3TaubmanYesNo
URP 595Public Private Partnerships-Financing Equitable Development3TaubmanYesNo
URP 610-001Acquiring and Repositioning Real Estate3TaubmanNoYes
URP 402-002Is a Career in Real Estate Right For Me?1TaubmanYesNo
URP 402-004Sustainable Design and Construction in Real Estate3TaubmanYesNo
URP 402-005Affordable Housing Development in Practive3TaubmanYesNo