Business Law

Real Estate

The option in Real Estate covers both theoretical and practical aspects of real estate and provides an academic foundation for careers in real estate. Students completing the option in Real Estate will have satisfied most of the educational requirements for the California real estate broker’s license and the real estate appraiser’s license.

Planning your schedule - Beginning Fall 2016

Please note that beginning this Fall, 2016 a couple of courses change. FIN 338 Real Estate Principles becomes BLAW 414. FIN 439 Valuation becomes BLAW 416 Real Estate Appraisal.  If you're under an old catalog, just submit course substitution requests, which you'll find here: http://www.csun.edu/cobaessc/subwaiver 

You'll find prerequisite and other information in the catalog, here: http://catalog.csun.edu/academics/blaw/courses/  For planning purposes, note that we're offering BLAW 414 and 416 Fall, 2016 but will probably have insufficient enrollment to offer them again until the following Fall, 2017. Likewise, BLAW 412 Real Estate Practice, will probably be offered once annually, in the Spring.  We plan to offer BLAW 368 Law, Business and Ethics both semesters and BLAW 453 Negotiation in the Spring. 

Course Sequence for BSBA Real Estate (.pdf) 

Minor in Real Estate

NEW! Revised Option in Real Estate (New Catalog Year - Available Fall 2016)

Real Estate Useful Links

California Course Requirements for eligibility to sit for Real Estate Broker's and Agent's exams

BrokerCSUN Equivalent
1. Real Estate Practice; andBLAW 412
2. Legal Aspects of Real Estate; andBLAW 481
3. Real Estate Finance; andFIN 433
4. Real Estate Appraisal; andFIN 439 or BLAW 416
5. Real Estate Economics or Accounting; andECON 310 or ACCT 220
6. Three courses from the following list: 
  
Real Estate PrinciplesFIN 338 or BLAW 414
Business LawBLAW 308 or BLAW 280
Property Management 
Escrow 
Real Estate Office Administration 
Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending 
Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate 
Advanced Real Estate Finance 
Advanced Real Estate Appraisal 
Computer Applications in Real EstateIS 312
Common Interest Developments 
Note: If both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are taken,          only two courses from the above group are required. 
AgentCSUN Equivalent
1. Real Estate Principles, andFIN 338 or BLAW 414
2. Real Estate Practice, andBLAW 412
3. One course from the following list: 
  
Real Estate AppraisalFIN 439 or BLAW 416
Property Management 
Real Estate FinanceFIN 433
Real Estate EconomicsECON 310
Legal Aspects of Real EstateBLAW 481
Real Estate Office Administration 
General AccountingACCT 220
Business LawBLAW 308 or BLAW 280
Escrows 
Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending 
Computer Applications in Real EstateIS 312
Common Interest Developments 

Note: This information is intended to aid students in preparing for licensure but we are not authorized to make representations on behalf of the California Bureau of Real Estate. Kindly consult them for more information.

The Revised Real Estate and Business Law major and minors Fall, 2016 - FAQs

David Nazarian College of Business & Economics
The Revised Real Estate and Business Law major and minors Fall, 2016 – FAQs

What’s new?

For Real Estate majors, beginning Fall, 2016, BLAW 412 (Real Estate Practice) will be joined by BLAW 414 (Real Estate Principles) and BLAW 416 (Real Estate Appraisal) as new courses.

For Business Law majors, beginning Fall, 2016, the business breadth requirement disappears and, instead, students will take BLAW 368 (Law, Business & Ethics) and BLAW 453 (Negotiation). BLAW 368 may double count as upper-division GE – check your DPR.

I’m a Real Estate major or minor from a previous catalog year and I still need to take FIN 338 (Real Estate Principles) or FIN 439 (Real Estate Valuation). Will they continue to be offered?

No.  Instead, you’ll need to petition to substitute BLAW 414 in place of FIN 338 and BLAW 416 in place of FIN 439.  You’ll find a request for substitution/waiver form here: Course Substitution waiver form (.pdf)

I’m a BLAW major or minor from a previous catalog year. Can I use BLAW 412, 414 or 416 as BLAW electives towards the major?

No. You’ll find the advisement sheets here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/business-law  They do not include the new real estate classes, BLAW 412, 414 or 416.  However, if you’re under a catalog year where you’re required to take 6 units of “business breadth” classes, you can petition to take BLAW 412, 414 or 416 as one or two of those required breadth classes. You’ll find the course substitution/waiver form here: Course Substitution waiver form (.pdf)

I’m a Real Estate major from a pre-2015 catalog year. Can I substitute BLAW 368 (Law, Business & Ethics) in place of the upper division communication course requirement?

                Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above. 

I’m a Real Estate major from a pre-2015 catalog year. Can I substitute BLAW 412 (Real Estate Practice) in place of the Real Estate Elective Breadth and Perspective course requirement?

                Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above.

I’m a real estate agent or broker licensed in California. Can I petition to waive FIN 338/BLAW 414?

Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above and be sure to include a copy of your license.  If granted, this would waive the required class but would not affect the units necessary to graduate.

How can I find out the most recent information about the programs?

“Like” the Department of Business Law on Facebook and on LinkedIn – this is the quickest way for us to get information to you.

I’m interested in becoming a real estate agent or broker. Where can I get more information?

Licensing is done through California’s Bureau of Real Estate. We have a summary of information here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/real-estate

I’m interested in going to law school. Where can I get more information?

You can find a list of resources here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/blaw-and-real-estate-advisement  and a summary of information here: "You Can Get There From Here: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Law School" (.pdf)

I’m interested in getting a real estate degree.  How strong is CSUN’s program?

Frankly, we’re great.  Our business programs are accredited by AACSB (an achievement obtained by only 5% of the world’s business schools.  Our real estate classes are staffed by professors who have excellent academic credentials combined with real world experience.  We have a vigorous speakers’ series and opportunities for internships.  CSUN has a larger real estate program than any of the other 22 CSU campuses and, in 2015, received the largest grant of any CSU from California’s Real Estate and Land Use Institute.

I’m interested in getting a Business Law degree.  How strong is CSUN’s program?

Well, we’re great there too.  We were the first business school in the western U.S. to create a Business Law program and we’re accredited by the AACSB (an honor achieved by only 5% of business schools globally).  All of our faculty are licensed attorneys with excellent academic credentials along with real world practice of law.  Our graduates go on to business careers in various fields, including regulated industries (for example banking, insurance, securities, health care), along with business fields like human resources, contract administration, risk management, and public affairs.  Lots of our graduates go to law school as well.  In fact, CSUN is the ninth-largest “supplier” of undergraduate degrees of licensed California attorneys.