A general business administration diploma or degree would certainly help, but the main prerequisite will be the curriculum setup by your real-estate board to obtain your real-estate licence. In Connecticut, this appears to be a 60 hour, in person course that covers all of the basics, and then completion of an exam to obtain a license.
Adam recommends the following next steps:
Depending in the state where you plan to work in, I would start by looking into the educational courses required for a real estate (RE) license in that state. I think it would be beneficial to consider a degree, diploma, or certification where you are able to meet the course requirements for a RE license while you are simultaneously obtaining a degree. I think a good starting point would be to look into a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, since the generally the program for this degree (1) may cover many of the courses required for a RE license and (2) the individual classes offered for a BS in Management will help you in your day-to-day RE agent roll (example: marketing, organizational behavior, etc). The great thing about going into real estate in general, is that once you get your foot in the door, you will be exposed to so many aspects of the business, and you may end up in different areas within real estate (commercial real estate, appraiser, etc) The possibilities are endless!
You have a bright future ahead of you, I wish you all the best!