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					                               Florida International University
                                             Academic Learning Compact

Name of the Undergraduate Degree Program

                                                       Real Estate

Mission Statement
The department seeks to be a premier, university-based real estate educational and research center known for its
exceptional expertise in international real estate transactions.

Student Learning Outcomes
FIU Real Estate graduates should be able to achieve the following:

  Content/Discipline Knowledge

  1. Develop a conceptual understanding of the functions of real estate markets, real estate practices, and real estate
  2. Calculate time value of money concepts including multiple compounding of interest and valuation of various cash flow
  patterns as applied to commercial real estate investment strategies.
  3. Utilize financial calculators, spreadsheets and ARGUS software to solve problems on real estate financing, and
  investment projects.
  4. Appraise the real estate development opportunities in the commercial real estate markets for residential, warehouse,
  retail, and industrial properties.
  5. Use analytical and research skills to solve specific problems or issues related to real estate investment and financing.
  6. Explore the international integration of international real estate markets and analyze the implications for real estate
  investment decisions.
  7. Become familiar with the nature of the legal environment of real estate.
  8. Calculate the costs of various financing alternatives for real estate investments.
  9. Develop a report on the country specific characteristics that impact international real estate investment and financing
  decisions. Detail the tax laws, accounting practices, legal constraints, foreign exchange issues, and the cultural issues,
  related to real estate investments.

  Critical Thinking
  1. Analyze complex business problems, particularly ill-structured ones (business problems with no "right answer").
  2. Identify and evaluate relevant issues and information.
  3. Generate and evaluate possible solutions to problems.
  4. Recommend solutions based on a well-reasoned rationale.

  Oral and Written Communication
  1. Write effective business correspondence using various types of media and technology.
  2. Research, organize, support, and orally deliver business presentations adapted to diverse audiences.
  3. Use pronunciation, grammar, nonverbal communication, and articulation appropriated to the designated audience.

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