Real Estate (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Real Estate

Unit: College of Business
Academic Plan Code(s): REALMINOR

The College of Business offers a minor in Real Estate which is open to all students at the University of Louisville, with the program starting in Spring 2024.

For business majors, enrollment in either a BSBA or BBA College of Business degree program and completion of business program prerequisites with a 2.8 GPA is required for acceptance into the Real Estate minor.

Students who are not enrolled in the College of Business will need to have completed 51 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and also completion of program prerequisites with at least a 2.8 GPA.

The minimum total hours for the minor is 24 credit hours.

Program Prerequisites

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics - SB3
BSTA 201Business Statistics 13
Minimum Total Hours9

Program Requirements

FIN 301Corporate Finance3
or FIN 302 Business Finance
FIN 320Real Estate Finance and Investments3
ECON 311Real Estate Economics3
FIN 323Real Estate Law 21.5
FIN 422Real Estate Development and Management 23
Select at least one course from the following:1.5-3.0
Urban Economics
Financial Markets and Institutions
Collaboration and Negotiation-SB - SB
Special Topics in Finance 3
Zero-Credit Internship-Finance
Co-op in Finance I
Minimum Total Hours15-16.5

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville. 


The following courses also meet the statistics requirements: MATH 109, PSYC 301, or SOC 301.


Course under development by the College of Business; expected to be offered first in spring 2024.


FIN 490 is the general Special Topics in Finance course.  For this requirement, the Special Topic would be a current Special Real Estate topic, as specified later.