Real Estate (BComm program) | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Real Estate (BComm program)

real estate students at lang

For more than 20 years, Lang's Real Estate major has helped produce some of Canada’s most successful leaders in residential and commercial real estate.

As a student in this major, you will develop the analytical, conceptual and managerial skills needed to succeed in this high growth industry. The hands-on nature of the specialized courses will have you explore real estate topics such as property appraisal, property management, financing, market analysis, urban economics, planning and development. Furthermore, each fall, a team of six students is chosen to participate in the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City. These students have the opportunity to meet students from other top real estate programs in the world.

You will have plenty of opportunities to compete in case competitions, apply your knowledge in your co-op placement and network with industry professionals. Graduates of this major can also be exempt from many of the courses needed to complete the Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) designation, the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, as well as some other Ontario real estate licensing courses.

20 plus years of developing leaders in real estate and housing
Number one 2016 undergraduate real estate case competition
$27,000 plus available in awards and scholarships

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Join our renowned student community

Links to student life experience page for real estate and housing major

Life as a university student is about more than the lecture hall.

At the University of Guelph, we want you to experience the student life we're known for, and that means joining clubs, staying active and discovering Guelph both as a place for top-notch education and a community you can be proud of.

Learn more about the student life in our Real Estate major.


Build your career

Graduates of the real estate major are employed by some of the top real estate companies across Canada and around the world.

  • Allied Properties REIT
  • Altus Group
  • Canadian Tire
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Colliers
  • Great West Life
  • Homestead Land Holdings
  • Mattamy Homes
  • Oxford Properties
  • Smart Centres

Learn more about our strong connections to the real estate industry.

Job titles of recent Real Estate graduates:

  • Appraiser
  • Broker/leasing agent
  • Land development coordinator
  • Market analyst
  • Mortgage manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Property manager
  • Urban planner


Credit Summary (22.00 Total Credits)*

16.00 - Required Core Courses

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

2.50 - Free Electives

2.00 Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed the total number of credits will equal 22.50.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.


ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
REAL*1820 [0.50] Real Estate and Housing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
0.50 electives
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
0.50 electives
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
REAL*2850 [0.50] Service Learning in Housing
One of:
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
FIN*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Finance
HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
REAL*2820 [0.50] Real Estate Finance
0.50 electives
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
FIN*3500 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
REAL*3890 [0.50] Property Management
0.50 electives
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
REAL*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
REAL*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
0.50 electives
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*5000)
COOP*5000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term V
(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*4000)
ECON*3500 [0.50] Urban Economics
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
REAL*3810 [0.50] Real Estate Market Analysis
REAL*4870 [0.50] Sustainable Real Estate
0.50 electives
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
REAL*4830 [1.00] Real Estate Development Project
0.50 electives




Estimated Cutoff Ranges: 78-82% for all majors.

Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cutoff ranges.



For more information, visit the Admissions website.


Meet our alumni

Many business leaders have graduated from Lang's Bachelor of Commerce program. Meet some of our Real Estate alumni.

View the full list of our notable alumni

Scholarships include:

The University of Guelph has an extremely generous scholarship program that recognizes academic achievements and supports students in their continuation of study. Below are some helpful links to entrance scholarships.

Top scholarship at the University of Guelph

Domestic entrance scholarships

International entrance scholarships