The undergraduate program in real estate provides concentrated course work in all aspects of the real estate enterprise. The program is nationally renowned for its ability to develop real estate professionals with superb analytical skills. Many of the graduates of the program go on to work as managers of and advisors to pension funds, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, and investment banks. Other graduates of the program go on to take public and private industry jobs in real estate development, appraisal, corporate real estate asset management, and real estate analysis. 

Explore Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an excellent way to gain international experience that enhances your business education. Many students also consider a summer program or a short program embedded in a course. Students are encouraged to visit the Study Abroad section to learn more about study abroad opportunities and to meet with their academic advisor to discuss course planning. Students can take a maximum of two courses in their major abroad. Other common course options abroad include core and breadth courses.

Course Requirements

Students must be admitted to the Wisconsin School of Business to complete a major in Real Estate.

The curriculum requirements for the Real Estate major can be found on Guide.


Learn more about the Real Estate Department.


Real estate as a career encompasses a wide range of activities—from development and construction to financing; from brokerage and leasing to property management; from appraisal and assessment to insurance and regulation; from research to urban planning, government affairs and more. Job responsibilities vary by function and can be office-based or in the field. Qualifications also vary from licensing and certification to advanced degrees.


Meet the academic and career advisors for Real Estate.

Mattison DJ
DJ Mattison
Academic Advisor
Caitlin Quillen
Caitlin Quillen
Career Coach

Please visit the Contact Advisors and Staff page for information on advising and appointments.

Contact wibbaadvising@bus.wisc.edu for questions regarding academic advising.