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Real Estate Management and Development
BSBA Major in
Real Estate Management and Development

Institutional investment in real estate prompted an increase in demand for knowledgeable property management and development professionals who understand how to increase property value and generate a return on investment. Drexel LeBow, always at the forefront of changes in business, offers a real estate management and development degree to meet this increasing demand.

An undergraduate real estate degree will provide students with the skills they need to achieve their career goals in many industries, including areas of focus in sustainability, finance, investment and asset management.

Real Estate Management and Development Major Curriculum

Drexel LeBow’s real estate management and development (REMD) major encompasses foundational courses in real estate operations, management and development, including specialized courses in sustainability, asset management, finance and law.

A business degree in real estate management and development provides the requisite critical thinking skills, business acumen, technological competencies, social responsibility awareness and leadership skills necessary to address the current and ever-changing environment of property management and development and its complex asset types, such as:

  • Multifamily apartments
  • Office buildings
  • Retail centers
  • Industrial parks and warehouses
  • Student housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Privatized military housing
  • Active adult living

The REMD program is supported by an active advisory board of industry professionals. This bachelor’s degree program incorporates Philadelphia’s booming real estate market as its outdoor classroom.

The curriculum consists of courses that will equip students with a foundation in real estate operations and management, along with specialized courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Asset Management
  • Business Law
  • Construction Management
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Economics

Learn more about our degree course requirements
View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

More Ways to Study Real Estate Management and Development

Find requirements and eligibility for LeBow's undergraduate and graduate dual degree programs.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, real estate management and development majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Our students have done their LeBow real estate management co-ops in a variety of organizations, locally and around the world. Past real estate management and development co-op placements include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Exelon Corporation
  • SAP America

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

Promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems, providing opportunities for self-development, service and association.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

Prepare for your career through business networking and learning opportunities, as well as competition-based learning initiatives.

Broaden your financial knowledge and prepare for a career in finance by attending events, networking and participating in tournament events.

The Drexel MicroFinance Group researches countries in need of financial intermediation for the "unbankable" and aims to increase awareness about micro finance.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

The Financial Literacy Group was created to promote financial literacy within both the Drexel community and the larger West Philadelphia community.

Dedicated to helping any Drexel University student with an interest in business, regardless of major, to become a leader in the business world.

Furthering the educational, professional and career aspirations of people of color in accounting, consulting, finance and information technology

NYSSA Drexel aims to maintain a network of dedicated business students who are interested in a finance career.

Careers and Network

The property management industry offers a breadth of career opportunities. Drexel LeBow’s real estate management and development graduates are prepared for career opportunities in acquisitions, land development, operations and facilities management, asset management, advertising and marketing and commercial lending.

Learn more about real estate management and development careers opportunities

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington DC means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community

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Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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