“One of the issues with education today is its tendency for passive learning. Students listen, study and take a test. In the real estate profession, interaction is key, so we foster that by having students make prospecting calls and go into the community to make introductions,” Holsapple said. “The Ninja system encourages students to integrate these practices before they graduate, and now even our online program has the interactive component.”
Currently, 69 students are enrolled in CSU’s real estate program. Upon completion, they will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in real estate – with the added bonus of receiving a Ninja Selling certificate.
Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE, credits CSU for its forward-thinking approach to real estate education: “It is encouraging to see such a comprehensive offering at the college level, helping prepare the next generation of real estate professionals. These students have been intentional in their career choice and will enter the profession well equipped to succeed.”