Sep 30, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Business Administration (Real Estate Finance) (BS)

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance provides specialized skill sets for students wishing to work in real estate finance and development. The degree signals to potential employers that the graduate is ready to perform complex tasks involving real estate finance, economics and state-of-the-art computer modelling.

Requirements for Admission

This program is available only to current Marshall and Leventhal undergraduates who have attained sophomore standing and have completed at least one semester in residence at USC. Students who wish to transfer to this program should visit the Marshall Undergraduate Advising office (see

Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Real Estate Finance) as a second bachelor's degree must satisfy all university requirements for a second bachelor's and complete 32 units unique to the Business Administration (Real Estate Finance) major.

Students may earn only one emphasis within the BS in Business Administration degree.

Requirements for Completion

To complete the program, students must satisfy all requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration including USC's General Education requirements and 16 upper-division units in the emphasis.

Composition/Writing Requirements (8 units)


*Placement into MATH 118  is contingent on successful completion of MATH 117  or obtaining an acceptable score on the math placement exam. The MATH 118  requirement may be waived with an AP Calculus AB or BC score of 4 or higher or an IB math score of 5 or higher.

**A-level mathematics examination scores of A or B may receive subject credit for MATH 125 . Eligible students should speak with their academic advisers for additional information.

Real Estate Finance Emphasis Requirements

Required Course (4 units)

Electives (12 units)

A minimum of 8 units must come from the Real Estate Finance Electives list. The sum of units from Real Estate Finance Electives and Non-Real Estate Electives must total at least 12.)

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