Real Estate Graduate Certificate

Commercial and residential real estate are areas of considerable interest, and the real estate sector can have a profound effect on the US economy. The real estate certificate addresses the need for, and interest in, real estate education among our graduate students and community partners.

For more real estate resources, visit the UC Real Estate Center.

The real estate certificate is made up of 12 semester credits (plus a prerequisite of three credit hours), including two to three core courses (six to nine semester credits) and one to two elective courses (three to six semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior coursework.

Real estate certificate curriculum
  Course number Course title Credit hours
Prerequisites* ACCT 7000 Foundations in Accounting 2
FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
6-9 credits
RE 6050 Real Estate Development 3
RE 7042 Real Estate Finance and Investment 3
FIN 7014** Financial Management 3
3 credits
RE 6000 Property and Asset Management 3
RE 6031 Real Estate Analysis 3
RE 6092 Real Estate Valuation 3
FIN 7035 Financial Information and Valuation 3
FIN 7037 Fixed Income 3
FIN 7041 Investments 2
FIN 7062 Advanced Capital Budgeting 2

*Prerequisites may 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.

**Lindner MBA students 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.