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Written by Gabriel Dillard
The Craig School of Business’ real estate program at California State University, Fresno has been ranked 34th among the 40 top comparably-sized university real estate programs in the country.
The small program, consisting of two instructors and 25 Fresno state students, was ranked by Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News and listed online in the 2019 Leading Schools for Real Estate index.
Despite the Fresno State program’s small size, “it’s making a big name for itself. The Fresno State Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a real estate and urban land economics option is one of the top 34 leading real estate programs in the country,” states a Fresno State news release.
“We must be doing something right,” Andres Jauregui, associate professor and director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center at the Craig School, stated. “Real Estate is a growing industry, with multiple job opportunities for students with multiple sets of skills. Fresno State’s courses provide the basic understandings of how the real estate industry functions, which is particularly attractive to many companies.”
The real estate option is rooted in business but teaches students real estate principles and practices, including finances, economics and law, the report continues.
Upon graduation, students in the program have enough credits to take their real estate license or broker license exams. Or they may continue to graduate school.
“There are not a lot of real estate programs where students can go and get the credits necessary for the real estate license and a full understanding of what the real estate market is,” Jauregui said.
“We offer that.”