Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Real Estate Graduate Certificate

As recent economic events have clearly demonstrated, the Real Estate sector can have a profound effect on the US economy. Thus, Real Estate, including both the residential and commercial sectors, is an area of considerable interest. The Lindner College of Business has a Center for Real Estate, which has strong programs and ties with the local corporate community.

This Certificate addresses the need for and interest in Real Estate education among our graduate students and community partners.



The Real Estate certificate is made up of 12 semester credits (plus a pre-requisite - 3 credit hours), including 2-3 core courses (6-9 semester credits) and 1-2 elective course (3-6 semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior coursework.

Course Number

Course Titles

Credit Hours


ACCT 7000

Foundations in Accounting


FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
CORE  (6-9 semester credit hours required):
RE 6050Real Estate Development3
RE 7042Real Estate Finance and Investment3
FIN 7014**Financial Management3
ELECTIVES (3 semester hours required):
RE 6000Property and Asset Management
RE 6031Real Estate Analysis               
RE 6092Real Estate Valuation3
FIN 7035Financial Information and Valuation3
FIN 7037Fixed Income3
FIN 7041Investments3
FIN 7062Advanced Capital Budgeting3

*The pre-requisites can be waived, at the discretion of the Program Director, for students who have appropriate prior coursework or relevant work experience. Typically an undergraduate business degree will be sufficient to waive ACCT 7000.

**MBA students at LCB who are required to take FIN 7014 as part of the MBA Core may not count this towards the Certificate. They will be required to take an extra elective. Undergraduate finance majors will be able to waive FIN 7014 – they will also be expected to take an extra elective instead. 

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may also be able to select other electives, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

Shaun Bond
West Shell, Jr., Chair in Real Estate, Professor
411 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Jason Dickman
Director, Graduate Recruiting & MBA Engagement
606 Carl H. Lindner Hall