Our real estate certificate program in partnership with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate for those who want to expand and gain essential skills in financing, developing, managing, and selling commercial real estate projects, and explore the legal, entitlement, and environmental aspects as well as other important elements of development and project management.
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. Our world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts provide students with a one-of-a-kind, personalized educational experience that positions them for successful careers in real estate. Learn more about real estate programs offered through the Knauss School of Business and the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate or view the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Information Kit, here.
To earn a professional certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, complete the following requirements:
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Learn to recognize the policy documents, zoning regulations, and environmental studies that may affect your project budgets and timelines.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.
Gain a competitive edge and acquire an understanding of finance and investment fundamentals in the real estate world!
This course is aimed at providing students with a foundation for understanding market analysis in real estate, reviewing highest and best uses for a given site and a longer-term planning vision for a market site.
This course will give the student a working knowledge of the types of income properties with emphasis on underwriting the cash flows from each of the four main property types.
This 4-week course will provide an overview of all legal aspects of acquiring, developing and operating commercial projects.
Explore the commercial real estate development process, and learn from San Diego’s premier practitioners.
Students will prepare financial models and analysis to determine the overall profitability and feasibility, and to identify the risk attributes that can affect the investment.
Learn how sophisticated property management Impacts the bottom line through the intervention of experienced instructor .
This course will provide a basis for understanding the strategies, key concepts and practices around the management of real estate assets.
This 4 week course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to review narrative appraisal reports, and determine the highest and best use of real estate.
Learn the small scale real estate development process from one of San Diego’s premier practitioners with this online professional development course.
Review current trends, as well as, review major environmental issues confronting land use development and offer proactive site planning and design techniques to minimize environmental impact and promote sustainability.
This course will provide four site visits to current development projects in the San Diego region – One Paseo, the North Parker, Idea 1 and the Pendry Hotel.
COVID Vaccination/Booster and Face Covering Policy in effect for this in-person course.
Class location will vary for each session, so the specific address will be emailed to enrolled students.
No class Thanksgiving week. This course will be meeting via Zoom for the fifth and final class, login information will be shared two days prior to course start date.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom for some class meetings, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.
Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.
How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.
This certificate program includes 6 required courses, 1 seminar, and 2-course electives. Click on the following courses to learn more.
Core Courses (All Required)
Elective Courses (Choose 2)
This real estate investment certificate is intended for real estate business professionals who wish to build a foundation for a career in the commercial real estate industry. Our stand-alone courses are great for professionals seeking proficiency in a specialized area.
Whether you are an established entrepreneur or work for a well-known company, the real estate industry is a robust field that offers excellent career opportunities in a variety of sectors. Some of the benefits you can expect from earning your professional real estate certificate from the University of San Diego include:
The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Outstanding! I loved this class and Scott is a wonderful instructor. Great depth of the Capital Markets and financial fundamentals. I even went back and watched the videos! Thank you Scott!
As a beginner to the Real Estate Industry with minimal knowledge of terms and concepts, the Real Estate Certificate has provided vital knowledge and insight to prepare to to advance professionally in the industry. The exposure to local leaders in the Real Estate field, both as instructors and guest speakers, makes the certificate program a valuable experience that is well worth the investment.
Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the business and finance field are expected to grow by over 750,000 new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated business professionals.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.
Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.
You have five years to complete the certificate.
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Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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