Quick Facts

  • Delivery: on campus
  • Credits: 120

Interested in real estate, hands-on learning, and business in general? The Property Management program is set up for your rapid career advancement. Our bachelor’s degree will allow you to gain practical applications of theory, a high degree of interaction with industry representatives, and a solid business education with a focus on a single industry.

The small program means you will be in a close-knit community of educators, peers, and industry power-players. You’ll gain real-world experience in marketing and leasing investment properties, financial management or investment real estate, and real estate development, construction, and operation processes.

Professional Credentials

Ball State’s Property Management program will provide you the opportunity to earn the following designations at the student rate, ultimately helping your marketability after graduation:

Maplewood Mansion

Maplewood Guest House

You’ll get out of the classroom and gain hands-on experience in a real, operational boutique apartment building. Students in the property management program have created a resident handbook, developed a Facebook page as part of a marketing plan, and helped set up and maintain our operation through other projects at Maplewood Guest House a Medical Student Community.

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Major Requirements

As a property management major, you will take courses in marketing, leasing, maintenance, management, accounting, real estate, and many others. Many courses provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to interact with apartment industry professionals. 

Award Winning Faculty

HERA Award

Faculty members Carla Earhart, Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, and Dina Zemke, along with David Martin, Manager of Maplewood Guest House a Medical Student Community, are recipients of the 2021 Housing Impact Award from the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA). The award was presented at the HERA Conference in November.

Their award-winning housing initiative includes the immersive learning activities that originated with Residential Property Management (RPM) students at the Maplewood Guest House, which has now been expanded to include a second site (Village Promenade Learning Lab), and the involvement of additional students from other academic areas. This is part of a partnership between Ball State University, the local Ball Brothers Foundation, and the Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie Campus.




A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Capstone in Property Management
  • Intro to Property Management
  • Marketing and Leasing Investment Properties
  • PM Internship
  • Profit Management in Property Management

For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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College Scholarships

About four of every five students receive some kind of merit- or need-based assistance with their tuition and fees. On top of the dozens of options our University offers its students, Miller College of Business gives several awards every year to its own students. Learn more.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Property Management?

Choosing to work in this industry means you’ll find work quickly. Entry-level salaries are competitive. Property Management alumni are employed by companies all over the country. Career opportunities and positions include:

  • Apartment communities
  • Condominium communities
  • Commercial office buildings
  • Government-assisted housing
  • Hospitality properties
  • Retail properties

The National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NHMC) report that the apartment/multifamily industry and its residents annually contribute more than $3.4 trillion to the national economy.

Tax payments associated with apartment operations, as well as tax payments by apartment residents, contributed $408.9 billion to the national economy.

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Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about our property management bachelor's degree, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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