Real Estate Undergraduate Program



The Wharton School has offered a real estate concentration for undergraduates since 1985.  The concentration consists of one required credit unit and three electives.  While the required course focuses on real estate finance, the electives allow students to explore a variety of issues related to real estate.  These include real estate development, housing markets, the legal aspects of real estate investment and financing, and the relationship between government policy and real estate development.

The real estate concentration is offered under the auspices of the Real Estate Department of the Wharton School. Professor Gilles Duranton serves as the Chair of the department. Professor Susan Wachter is the undergraduate advisor, and can be reached at: The Real Estate Department is located in 1400 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall and the phone number is 215-898-9687.

Before declaring a concentration at the beginning of their junior year, Wharton undergraduates have built foundations in both business and liberal arts education. The real estate concentration combines and develops the business, analytical, and communication skills students have gained during their first two years at Wharton. The results are students possessing the skills required to enter the business world, as well as an unusual sensitivity to the larger issues involved in creating and maintaining working and living environments.

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Real Estate Department

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
4th floor Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6301

Phone:(215) 898-9687
Fax: (215) 573-2220