Real Estate Division

BUSI 121 - Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics

Course Structure

This is a scheduled online course that is completed over 15 weeks. The weekly work typically includes reading one or more chapters, watching an instructional video, and completing a multiple choice assignment. In addition, there are two projects required and the course ends with a written online examination.

Course Details/Syllabus

Lesson No. 1: The Basis of Financial Analysis and Interest Rate Conversions
Lesson No. 2: Present Value Analysis
Lesson No. 3: Future Value Analysis
Lesson No. 4: Mortgage Loan Analysis
Lesson No. 5: Mortgage Finance Applications: Vendor Financing and Assumable Loans
Lesson No. 6: Mortgage Finance Applications: Cost of Borrowing and Investment Yields
Lesson No. 7: Real Estate Investment Analysis
Lesson No. 8: Mathematics of Graphing and Surveying
Lesson No. 9: Foundations of Statistics
Lesson No. 10: Exploring Statistical Relationships
Lesson No. 11: Multiple Regression and Real Estate
Lesson No. 12: Further Topics in Statistics: Sampling and Time Series Analysis

Multiple Choice Assignments: 10% of final grade

Project 1: Questions on Lessons 1-7 (Finance): 20% of final grade

This project requires students to research the mortgage and investment market and to perform basic mortgage loan calculations and investment analysis.

Project 2: Questions on Lessons 9-12 (Statistics): 20% of final grade

This project requires students to use a spreadsheet program to analyze a set of assessment sales data.

Final Examination: Multiple choice and short-answer written and calculation questions: 50% of final grade

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