2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Real Estate and Housing (Co-op) (REH:C)

Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, College of Management and Economics

A principal aim of the Co-op program is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career in the real estate industry by enhancing the integration of theory and practice.

The Co-op program consists of two eight month work terms. The Co-op program is normally completed over a 5 year period.

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op Major students must maintain a satisfactory average, must complete all course requirements as scheduled and must obtain a minimum evaluation of "satisfactory" on all required work term reports. Consult the Co-op advisor or Department for additional information.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1 - Fall
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MCS*1820 [0.50] Real Estate and Housing
0.50 electives
Note: Students who are exceptionally strong in mathematics may substitute either MATH*1080 or MATH*1200 for MATH*1000.
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MCS*1400 [0.50] Introduction to Design
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
1.00 electives
Semester 3 - Fall
BUS*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
1.00 electives
Semester 4 - Winter
BUS*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
MCS*2820 [0.50] Real Estate Finance
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
MCS*2850 [0.50] Service Learning in Housing
MCS*3820 [0.50] Real Estate Development
MCS*3890 [0.50] Property Management
0.50 electives
Semester 6 - Fall
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
MCS*3030 [0.50] Research Methods
MCS*3810 [0.50] Real Estate Market Analysis
MCS*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law *
0.50 or 1.00 electives
* This course if offered every other year; should be taken in Semester 6 or 7.
Winter Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 7 - Fall
BUS*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
ECON*3500 [0.50] Urban Economics
MCS*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
HTM*4390 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
0.50 electives or MCS*4840 if not taken in Semester 6
Semester 8 - Winter
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
MCS*4810 [0.50] Real Estate and Housing Project
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
1.00 electives