2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm)

Housing and Real Estate Management (HREM)

Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The Housing and Real Estate Management major in the B.Comm. program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of housing, focusing on the delivery of housing services, the management of housing and real estate and on the economic and social policy context.

The major shares a common core with other majors in the B.Comm. program. The focus of the major is on the development of conceptual, analytical and management skills required for professional careers in the field of housing and real estate management.

Students in the major study housing and real estate in the context of an assemblage of physical, financial, legal, political and social elements, making linkages between and among elements and then use this knowledge to apply to the management and analysis of housing services systems, and the appraisal of housing policy.

Students graduate with a degree leading to a variety of professional positions in the public and private sectors or continue on to graduate work in business, planning or the social sciences.

Students in the Housing and Real Estate Management major are required to take the courses listed below. In addition, some may wish to make use of groupings of elective courses in order to pursue individual interests or develop additional focus.


Semester 1
COST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Marketing Management
COST*1800 [0.50] Housing and Community Planning
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 elective
Semester 2
COST*1400 [0.50] Introduction to Design
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus
0.50 elective
Note: Students who are exceptionally strong in mathematics may substitute either MATH*1080 or MATH*1200 for MATH*1000.
Semester 3
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
COST*2810 [0.50] Social Aspects of Housing
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
STAT*2080 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I
0.50 elective
Semester 4
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management
COST*2820 [0.50] Housing Finance
STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II
0.50 elective
Semester 5
COST*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
COST*4850 [0.50] Housing Policies
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
0.50 elective
Semester 6
COST*3030 [0.50] Research Methods
COST*4860 [0.50] Housing Industry Structure and Process
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration
0.50 elective
Semester 7
COST*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
ECON*3500 [0.50] Urban Economics
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
0.50 elective
Semester 8
COST*3890 [0.50] Property Management
COST*4810 [0.50] Housing Services Systems
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
1.00 elective