Property Management Major
Our degree offers career oportunities in luxury and affordable apartment developments, senior living communities, mixed-use, and office and retail properties. Graduates are equipped with skills that address the complexities of managing multimillion dollar investments.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MAJOR IN THE U.S.
OF STUDENTS COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP
IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO STUDENTS SINCE 2000
OF STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF GRADUATION
Total Credit Hours: 120
Property Management Requirements (32 hours)
AHRM Core Requirements (24 hours)
General Education (up to 45 hours)
Electives (25-27 hours)
What You'll Study
- 120 credit hours for a bachelor of science degree, including Virginia Tech's Pathways or Curriculum for Liberal Education (CLE)
- 32 credits of residential property management courses, including:
- Multifamily Property Management and Operations
- Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties
- Contemporary Issues in Property Management
- 25-27 credits of approved electives, selected from a variety of disciplines, including:
- Human Development
- Urban Affairs and Planning
- 24 credits of AHRM core degree requirements
What is a Property Management Degree?
Our property management degree 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 Here?
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 degree program has a very high professional placement rate. Students often consider multiple employment offers before graduation.
Beyond the Classroom
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.
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.
Careers and Further Study
What do I do with a property management degree?
A recent survey by Money Magazine and Salary.com ranked property management as one of the top five jobs for young people looking for more pay, more upside, and more control over where they’re going.
Our students have worked in affordable housing, luxury apartment, and senior living communities. You will build a competitive edge by interning, networking, and attending national conferences.
- Property Manager
- Leasing Manager
- Leasing Consultant
- Commercial Property Manager
- Director of Sales and Marketing
- Compliance Specialist