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Property Management Major

What is a Major in Property Management?

Our major in property management prepares you to tackle contemporary issues in property management and gives you hands-on experience with industry leaders. You will learn how to manage property, the differences between housing unit styles and resident populations, the challenges each demographic faces, business and management best practices, and residential technologies.

Why Study Property Management at Virginia Tech?

As one of only a few programs in the U.S., we offer a major that provides industry mentors, internship experience, dedicated faculty, and an annual job fair. Our property management program has a very high professional placement rate. Students often consider multiple employment offers before graduation.

Property Management Major in the U.S.

Of Students Complete an Internship

Of Students are Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation

Careers and Further Study

What Can You Do with a major in Property Management?

Jobs Held by Our Graduates

  • Property Manager 
  • Leasing Manager
  • Leasing Consultant 
  • Commercial Property Manager
  • Director of Sales and Marketing 
  • Compliance Specialist 

Beyond the Classroom

Experiential Learning

Get Experience

Gain first-hand industry experience with our collaborative partners located in metropolitan centers around the country. These opportunities offer you real-world experience, valuable career contacts, and a place to explore different real estate markets around the country. These positions are often compensated, and housing is typically provided.  


The career fair provides an opportunity for you to connect with industry professionals regarding internships, summer employment, and full-time careers. The fair is held each March and is attended by 24 management firms, with an additional waiting list of eager employers.

See the World

We offer a property management and housing study abroad course every other year (2020, 2022). You will have the chance to see and experience multifamily and commercial property management, current and historic residential design, and new ideas in housing technologies. We have visited Germany, France, and the Czech Republic on past trips.

See the World
Financial Awards

Members of the Property Management Advisory Board, along with numerous other organizations and individuals, have generously donated funds for scholarships. We have awarded more than $675,000 to students.

Financial Awards

Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Degree

Property Management Requirements

  • Multifamily Property Management and Operations
  • Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties
  • Contemporary Issues in Property Management

Minor and Elective Hours

Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.

120 hrs
B.S. Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

45 hrs
General Education

60 hrs
Major Requirements

15 hrs


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