(For more information, please consult the current University Catalog or contact the Degree Programs Center at 916/278-6771.)
Estate and Land Use Affairs area of concentration is intended for students
preparing for careers within the real estate industry,
such as governmental and private positions relating to planning, environmental regulation and finance; positions with lending institutions;
management positions in public and private corporations concerned with investment, site location or eminent domain; and positions
related to the marketing or sales and brokerage of real estate. Completion of the courses required for this concentration may qualify
students to take the California Department of Real Estate Broker's exam. In addition, this area will prepare the student for personal
investment decision making.
(3) OBE 140 Real Estate Development
(3) OBE 142 Real Estate Finance (OBE 19 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 or ENGR 140)
(3) OBE 143 Real Estate Market and Feasibility Studies (OBE 19 or OBE 140 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 or ENGR 140)
(3) OBE 145 The Land Use Regulatory Environment (OBE 140)
(3) OBE 149 Current Topics in Real Estate and Land Use (Completion of 9 units of required real estate courses, including OBE 140)
(6) Six units from the following:
(3) OBE 19 Real Estate Principles
(3) OBE 117 Business, Ethics and Society
(3) OBE 141 Managerial Real estate Law
(3) OBE 153 Management of Human Resources
(3) OBE 155 Conflict Management and Negotiation
(3) OBE 196 Experimental Offerings in Real Estate and Land Use Affairs
(3) MGMT 136 Modern Portfolio Management
(3) MGMT 137 Financial Institutions and Markets
(3) MGMT 138 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
(3) MGMT 187 Entrepreneurship
(3) MIS 125 Microcomputers for Managers
(1) CM 10 The Construction Industry
(3) CM 110 Legal Aspects of Construction
(3) CM 111 Construction Labor Relations
(3) ECN 180 Urban Economics
(2) ENGR 140 Engineering Economics
(3) ENVS 122 Environmental Impact Analysis: The Procedure and the Statement
(3) GEOG 109 Geographic Information Systems
(3) GEOG 141 Geography of Economic Activity
(3) GEOG 147 Urban Geography
(3) GEOG 181 Spatial Analysis
(3) GEOG 193A Field Geography: Urban Metropolitan
(3) GOVT 180 California State and Local Government
(3) GOVT 185 Problems of Urbanization
NOTE: At least 9 upper division units must be taken in residence.
(3) Required Courses:
Estate Law (OBE 019)
Real Estate Finance
(OBE 019 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 )
& Feasibility Studies (OBE 019 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 )
The Land Use
Regulatory & Entitlement
Legal Aspects of Real Estate (offered at Community College)
Real Estate Appraisal (offered at Community College)
Real Estate Economics (offered at Community College)
Real Property Management (offered at Community College)
Business, Ethics & Society (passing score on the WPE)
Managerial Real Estate Law (OBE 019)
Real Estate Finance (OBE 019 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 )
Market Analysis & Feasibility Studies (OBE 019 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 or ENGR 140)
The Land Use Regulatory and Entitlement Process (OBE 019)
Management of Human Resources
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Experimental Offerings in Business Problems
Principles of Risk Management & Insurance
Microcomputers for Managers
The Construction Industry (1 unit)
Engineering Economics (ENGR 017, ENGR 030, or CSC 130) (2 units)
*If not taken previously can be taken as an elective.
The Urban Land Development (ULD) program prepares MBA students for management and professional careers in urban land development and institutional real estate investing. The ULD curriculum emphasizes the application of analytical skills to practical decisions faced by professionals in today’s rapidly changing economic, environmental, institutional, regulatory, and social contexts.
|ACCY 240||Management Accounting|
|MGMT 223||Marketing Management|
|MGMT 234||Financial Management|
|MIS 221||Management Information Systems|
|OBE 252||Behavioral Science Applications in Management|
|OBE 243||Real Estate Finance and Investment|
Seminar in Urban Land Development (OBE 243, PPA 250 and advancement to candidacy)
Two 200-level courses selected in consultation with the ULD Advisor.
D. Culminating Experience (1-3 units)
Select one of the following:
OBE 502B Master Project (3 units; advancement to candidacy and MGMT 210) .
or MGMT 290 Advanced Strategic Management (Program requirements)
The program brings together the private (decision-making) and public (policy) aspects of real estate development and should help students develop the skills needed to develop land in metropolitan areas. The program is interdisciplinary and covers all major aspects of the development process including design, feasibility analysis, land use regulation, market and location analysis, and negotiation. Thus, graduates from the program would bridge the gap between land use professional with training in fields such as city planning, government, and public policy and those trained in business administration. Graduates from this program should be able to understand the constraints and incentives faced by both the private and public sector when making land use recommendations and decisions.
The proposed program is the result of recommendations from alumni, land use professionals, conducting a review of the contents of some of the most successful graduate Real Estate programs in California and the East Coast, and extensive discussions among the RELUA faculty and with the Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration.
The MS in Urban Land Development requires 36 to 48 semester units of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate degree, depending upon the extent of the student's prior academic preparation. Because the foundation courses provide an academic background of knowledge necessary in the required and elective courses, students who have not completed the equivalent to the foundation courses will be admitted as Pre-ULD Masters. Students with the appropriate background could have the foundation courses waived.
Before enrolling in the Foundation courses, students must be proficient in mathematics (one semester of calculus), statistics (introductory course in probability and statistics), and computer usage. A student may gain the necessary proficiencies in many ways; no proficiency courses can count in the program requirements.
A GPA of at least 3.0 ("B") is required in all foundation courses taken at CSUS, and program requirement courses presented for the degree.
Other courses approved by the program coordinator may be used to meet the elective course requirements. However, a maximum of six (6) units of upper division undergraduate coursework may be used to meet the elective course requirements.
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