First off, I want to say thank you to all the Vets on here that provide incomprehensible amounts of real world info/experience. Its been a while since I’ve posted last, but the info I’ve been given from this site has kept me very busy!! As advice to newbies: “Heed what they say!” The advice not only works but helps increase your own sense of self worth as you progress. Trust me, I’ve watched my entire life turn around because of the info on this site. And for free on top of it!!! lol
But to get to the point, I’ve stayed (loosley) in college while working a full time job (fixed income trading assistant now) and was progressing toward my undergrad when I came across a list of classess offered by my university (University at buffalo). These classes offer no real “degree value” but seem very relavant to what I’m doing. I would like to see what the Vets think in regards to the classes and if the topic would seem relavent to their OWN continuing education (ie: if you think the info is relavant from YOUR experience and I should take it let me know). (Note: I didn’t include descriptions for the sake of not having a ridiculously long post, but can if asked) The classes are:
1: Basic Real Estate Law
2. Real estate development business (Architecture/Urban Planning course)
3. Entrepreneurship and the Small Business
4. Financial Controls for Small Business
All seem extremely relavent to me but in terms of importance for our industry how do they rate to you? Obviously, I currently have an attorney and accountant but I figure that learning what I PAY them for is slightly important too. These will be in the upcomming semester (August) as REI usually slows down here in buffalo as the weather forces us to hold off on major renovations. Let me know what you think.
Anyone in school: I would be interested to hear what your local institutions offer in terms of Small business/Real Estate. I haven’t found many places that offer any info into these fields (not suprisingly) but the few that do don’t give degree credit(such as mine).
Thanks all and happy investing!!