Real estate degree

Lay the foundation for your career in commercial real estate at Susquehanna University, where you’ll gain a deep understanding of this competitive and constantly evolving industry. From studying real estate law to analyzing market opportunities to perfecting project pitches, you’ll master the critical skills to enter and succeed in this market.

Through program coursework, guaranteed internships and future-ready experiences, you will be positioned to make strategic decisions to advance your professional career as a commercial real estate investor, developer, broker or property manager. Through foundational courses in AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business, expert faculty will teach you to navigate investments and finance, and to evaluate development opportunities.

In addition to earning your degree, you can add other tools to your skillset to launch your career. During your first year at Susquehanna, acquire Bloomberg certification for market data analysis. Earn real estate industry endorsements, such as the Urban Land Institute’s Foundations of Real Estate Certification and ARGUS Enterprise certification, that will equip you with immediate professional credentials.

of students receive financial aid
of students work with a faculty advisor all four years
Sigmund Weis School of Business students graduate Bloomberg Certified

Built to Sell 

Susquehanna’s real estate program certifies business foundation and boosts students’ jobs prospects by providing real-world experience crucial for developing the skills needed to succeed in the industry. By working with actual properties, interacting with clients, negotiating deals and navigating legal and regulatory requirements, students have the opportunity to build relationships with industry professionals and gain insights into the day-to-day operations of real estate businesses.


Susquehanna students walking on campus in the fall.

“In the current competitive real estate industry, opting for a real estate major can unlock numerous opportunities. Your appeal to real estate brokerage firms will be bolstered by earning a degree from the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business.”

James Pomykalski, department head of finance & analytics

Potential Careers

  • Real Estate Investor
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Appraiser
  • Asset Manager
  • Property Manager

Recent Employers

  • Hillwood Investment Properties
  • Citigroup
  • Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
  • Highland Associates
  • Sotheby’s International Realty

Average Salary


2021 median pay for real estate broker

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Sigmund Weis School of Business

Studying business at Susquehanna qualifies students to become leaders at home and abroad. In other words, active and engaged citizens of the world. Opportunities include guaranteed international internships, luxury brand marketing and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainability management, accounting, professional accounting, sales and earning a CPA in four years instead of five, to name a few.

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Studying for a Degree in Real Estate

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in real estate at Susquehanna.

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See the full list of related programs on the Sigmund Weis School of Business page.

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