Finance, Real Estate, and Law


The Finance, Real Estate and Law Department (FRL) provides a program for individuals interested in careers in finance, real estate and law or in related fields in private or public organizations. The FRL curriculum provides the student with theory and practical application through hands-on learning in the polytechnic tradition. The overarching goal is to prepare people-oriented leaders who can advance in the business world.

Students select one of the three emphasis areas that best meets their career objectives: Finance, Real Estate, or Business Law and Contract Management.

The Finance emphasis offers courses on the theory and methods of financial analysis and valuation, corporate financial management, the management of financial institutions, securities analysis, and multinational finance. The Finance emphasis is a CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, and has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Level 1 Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.  This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

The Real Estate emphasis focuses on real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, residential and commercial appraising, and real property investment/development. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a Real Estate emphasis will be considered equivalent to two year of experience as a licensed salesperson and meets the equivalency broker exam requirements of the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). 

The Business Law Program offers two specialties: Business Law and Contract Management.

The Business Law emphasis serves both as a highly-relevant pre-law major that enhances student knowledge and preparation for the rigors of law school graduate education, and as a significant specialized complement to general business and corporate management education and in future employment. Courses introduce, among other major topics, the American legal system and business dispute resolution, financial law, international business law, and corporate law and regulation.

The Contract Management emphasis helps to prepare students for law school and for careers as contract administrators and contract cost and price analysts. Contract management courses emphasize the study of American sales law, government contract practices, and analysis of important court decisions.

The department offers four minors: finance, real estate, business law, and financial management of public and private contracts to non-FRL students.

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