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. A list of currently offered courses can also be found at this link.

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.

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 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.

Course Title Credits Department/School
AAS 408 African Economics: Social and Political Settings 2-4 LSA
AAS 426 Cities in Contemporary Africa 3 LSA
ALA 223 Entrepreneurial Creativity 3 LSA
ARCH 215 Architecture in Capitalism 3 Taubman
ARCH 357 Architecture, Sustainability, and the City 3 Taubman
ARCH 423 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning 3 Taubman
ARCH 523 History of Urban Form 3 Taubman
BL 482 Real Estate Law 3 Ross
CEE 307 Sustainable Cities 3 Engineering
CEE 331 Construction Contracting 4 Engineering
CEE 402 Professional Issues and Design 4 Engineering
CEE 435 BIM (Building Information Modeling) 3 Engineering
CEE 501 How Cities Work 1 Engineering
CEE 537 Construction of Buildings 3 Engineering
ENVIRON 408 Land Use Policy, Law, and the Environment 3 LSA
ES 444 Finance for Societal Good 3 Ross
FIN 320 Real Estate Finance 1.5 Ross
FIN 321 Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Finance 1.5 Ross
FIN 425 Entrpreneurial Finance 3 Ross
FIN 428 FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Other Technology Innovations In and Out of Finance 3 Ross
FIN 463 Real Estate Development in Practice 3 Ross
FIN 466 Real Estate Finance and Investments 3 Ross
HISTORY 364 History of American Suburbia 4 LSA
POLSCI 327 The Politics of the Metropolis 3 LSA
PUBPOL 475 Community Development Finance 1-4 Ford
PUBPOL 750 Community Development Finance 1-4 Ford
RCSSI 330 Urban and Community Studies 4 LSA
SM 238 Introduction to Accounting and Finance 1.5 Kinesiology
SM 313/441 Monetizing Sport 1-4 Kinesiology
SM 341 Sport Finance 3 Kinesiology
SM 440 Sport, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization 3 Kinesiology
STATS 100 Introduction to Statistics 3-4 LSA
STATS 250 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 4 LSA
URP 357 Architecture, Sustainability, and the City 3 Taubman
URP 423 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning 3 Taubman
URP 529 History of Urban Form 3 Taubman
URP 590 Integrative Real Estate Seminar 2 Taubman
WGS 350 Nonprofit Management and Community Engagement 3-4 LSA