Real Estate

Real Estate

Join more than 800 real estate alumni nationwide. The real estate degree in the College of Business Administration will prepare you for exciting and challenging careers in commercial and residential real estate, in mortgage underwriting, asset management, brokerage and appraisal to name a few. You can help make decisions involving tens of millions of dollars on a commercial building or a mortgage, or help a family find their dream home.

Good business sense and an understanding of markets are necessary to succeed in real estate. Just as important for some career paths is learning how to establish positive relationships so you are trusted to make intelligent decisions for your clients. This combination is what makes the real estate major in the Department of Finance so unique.

As Iowa's only premier four-year real estate education program, the real estate degree program at the University of Northern Iowa will prepare you for an exciting career in commercial or residential real estate.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for our undergraduate students, create real estate career opportunities for students, and meet the needs of the industry through commercial real estate and residential real estate education.

Iowa's only premier four-year real estate education program.


Check out the information found on our transfer page for tips on what you can do to hit the ground running at UNI.


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UNIBusiness has received numerous accolades due to the quality of education we provide in and outside of the classroom. Our program has logged more than 31,000 hours of client project work for hundreds of Iowa and international-based companies.

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As a student in the College of Business Administration, you'll have the opportunity to participate in many short- and long-term study abroad and internship programs with little financial burden. Scholarships and Fly Free make it possible to show your adventurous side and prove you're ready for business on a global scale.

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Professional certification can be a deciding factor in hiring decisions, and few schools prepare their students for the exams. UNIBusiness offers certification training for the CPA, CFA Level 1, global business, Six Sigma, project management and appraisal.


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed


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Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’.

Shar Self
Professor and Head of Economics, Head of Finance
Office: CBB 219

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