Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101

1 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Gain Skills Necessary to Analyze Financials

The objective of this course is to acquire an understanding of finance and investment fundamentals in the real estate world. This class will examine the basics of financial analysis that informs the real estate investor in decision-making and the lender for underwriting.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within this one area of the real estate industry

Course Materials: All materials shared within your online course.


Due to the nature of this course, students will be required to complete the following FREE online training modules before the course start date. This is online resource can be accessed by visiting or by clicking on the individual links below:

  1. Module 1 - Excel Basics
  2. Module 2 - Excel Essentials (Lessons 7 & 8)
  3. Module 3 - Excel Formulas

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand basic finance (time value of money)
  • Perform financial returns, ratios and benchmarks reports for feasibility
  • Develop, execute, and perform Proforma analysis
  • Run cash flow projections for income properties
  • Understand joint ventures and syndications


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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-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:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


I have looked at this program in the past, but could not get down to USD at 6PM during the week. Please continue offering the virtual option! Michael did an excellent job of delivering the course over zoom.