Top Schools for Property Management and Maintenance

Find out which top schools can help students prepare for a career in property management and maintenance. Read about the degree options at three leading universities, and use the table at the end of the resource to find other schools in the U.S. that offer instruction for property managers.

School Overview

Among the three schools featured below, students will find a high-ranking national university and two top public institutions. Two of the three schools offer an undergraduate major in real estate or housing with concentrated coursework in property management. Students at the University of Wisconsin can earn a Bachelor of Science in Property Management.

Top U.S. Schools with Property Management and Maintenance Programs

1. Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is private university that ranked 15th on U.S. News & World Report's list of best national universities for 2011. The university offers a major in real estate with a concentration in property and asset management. The property management concentration includes courses in facility management, workplace planning and resort development.

2. University of Georgia in Athens

In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Georgia as the 23rd-best public school in the country. Additionally, the university's undergraduate business program in real estate ranked third best in the U.S. according to a 2011 U.S. News & World Report peer survey.

The University of Georgia's Department of Housing and Consumer Economics offers a bachelor's degree program in housing with a residential property management emphasis. This major prepares students for work in the real estate, management and housing industries. Courses include topics in nonprofit and special community housing management, residential property management and leasing strategies. Students also learn about the legal issues associated with residential property management.

3. University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie

The University of Wisconsin - Stout is a public polytechnic university that U.S. News & World Report ranked as the 20th-best public school in the Midwest in 2011. Program offerings include a Bachelor of Science in Property Management. Once enrolled, students develop skills in tenant and employee relations, financing and accounting, as well as acquire an understanding of the legal matters affecting properties. They also develop their own property management plans and become familiar with house leasing and marketing techniques.

Ten Schools with Property Management and Maintenance Degree Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Ball State University Only public school in Indiana designated as a 'Green College' by The Princeton Review in 2011 Muncie, IN
Brigham Young University Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Provo, UT
Cornell University Four of Cornell's colleges and schools are designated land-grant colleges Ithaca, NY
Curry College Certificate program in residential property management available Milton, MA
Drexel University Nation's 14th-largest private university Philadelphia, PA
New York University Ranked as 33rd-best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 New York, NY
University of Georgia University library has over 4.2 million volumes and one of the largest map collections in the U.S. Athens, GA
University of Maryland Flagship school of the Maryland university system College Park, MD
University of North Texas Named a Best in the West college by The Princeton Review in 2009 Denton, TX
University of Wisconsin--Stout First institution of higher education to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Menomonie, WI

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