Real estate is a dynamic multifaceted industry that is a significant part of the local, national, and global economies.  The Real Estate Development Minor provides students with a range of courses that delve into core aspects of the real estate industry including finance, urban planning, negotiations and selling, and construction.  In addition to the required course, students can select from multiple elective courses offered by several schools. The electives are divided into three primary tracks, which are: Real Estate Development, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Planning.  In addition to their coursework, students in this minor can take advantage of programs offered by GMU’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship including valuable networking opportunities with leaders in the regional real estate industry.


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The Costello College of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: REAL

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

FNAN 351Principles of Real Estate3
Total Credits3


Select four courses from the following: 112
Real Estate Development Track
Internship in Business
Construction Systems
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Development and Investment Fund
Urban Planning
Negotiations in Organizations
Consultative Selling
Entrepreneurship Track
Internship in Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business
Negotiations in Organizations
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
Consultative Selling
Urban Planning Track
Internship in Business
Urban Planning
Urban Planning
RS: GIS Analysis and Application
Issues in Public Policy and Administration
Total Credits12

Students may select three elective courses from one track, or from a combination of tracks.