Learn From Industry Experts and Expand Your Real Estate Education

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In partnership with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, this professional development program was developed 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.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for real estate professionals who wish to lay a foundation for advancement in their career, those seeking knowledge in real estate disciplines or specialization, and individuals interested in pursuing further real estate professional study to complement their real estate industry experience.

Courses can be taken individually, or taken in any sequence to be applied towards completion of professional certificate. Learn more about the added value of professional certificates, here

Schedule and Fees

Required Core Courses
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SU 2020
FA 2020

REP-X810 Managing the Entitlement Process

Aug 12



REP-X813 Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101

Jun 23



REP-X815 Real Estate Market Analysis

May 12



REP-X816 Real Estate Finance


Sep 3


REP-X817 Legal Aspects of Real Estate




REP-X835 Real Estate Development Process


Nov 4


Required Seminar
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SU 2020 FA 2020 Fee*
REP-X806 CEQA Seminar  Aug 27 Dec 9


Required Elective (Choose 2)
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SU 2020
FA 2020

REP-X814 Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 102

Aug 4



REP-X818 Property Management 




REP-X828 Asset Management


Sept 30


REP-X838 Commercial Real Estate Valuation 


Oct 7


Lecture Series (Not a Certificate Requirement)
Schedule and Enrollment Link
SU 2020 FA 2020 Fee

REP-X840 Real Estate Projects in Action 

Jul 1 - $450
*Schedule and Fees are subject to change.

Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our world in unprecedented ways. As the situation evolves, the University of San Diego remains focused on addressing two imperatives: ensuring that we take prudent precautions to protect our community and communities beyond our campus, and continuing to deliver a values-based, liberal arts education that prepares our students to address society’s most urgent challenges. After careful consideration, the university has made the decision to extend remote teaching until further updates. The safety of our community is our top priority and we believe that extending remote teaching to support social distancing efforts is the best decision at this time. USD has created a dedicated COVID-19 website to serve as the first stop for the USD community for information. Visit the University’s COVID-19 website (sandiego.edu/coronavirus) for the most current information for the USD community.

Program Details

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development . Learn more about certificate benefits and policies, here.

  • Complete 6 required courses 
  • Complete CEQA seminar
  • Complete 2 elective courses
  • Complete all coursework with a final grade of 'C' or better
  • Certificate Fee $45 
  • Develop competitive skills to identify sources of capital and other financing vehicles
  • Learn the intricacies of real estate investment and analysis
  • Examine the legal aspects of real estate as well as development and project management
  • Identify real estate development strategies that are necessary to compete in today's changing market
  • Examine the mandated, complex and time-consuming processes involved in every land use decision, including clarification of the entitlement, environmental impact and permitting procedures

Do I need a parking permit?

No, Parking permits are required on campus Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pay-by-Plate All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard.

Payment at all metered space locations above may also be made from your smart phone. Students must pay to park in either the Mission Parking Structure (subject to space availability) or the West Parking Structure, West Parking Lot and Gravel Parking Lot.

I am unsure if I want to pursue a certificate, can I make a decision after a few courses?

Yes, all courses can be taken as stand alone professional development courses. Once you are ready to declare yourself as a certificate track student, make sure to add the certificate fee to y our cart or contact us at (619) 260-4585.

Do courses need to be taken in sequence?

No, courses can be taken in any sequence. 

How long are courses?

Each course is 4 weeks in duration, and meet once a week at the University of San Diego. 

Are textbooks are required? 

No, all course materials are shared in class or through your course Dropbox folder. 

Who can I contact to enroll?

Students, can contact our Enrollment and Student Services, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (619) 260-4585.

Get the Inside Story

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.

The Center also hosts informative industry-oriented conferences on a variety of commercial and residential real estate topics throughout the year. Programs address timely and relevant real estate trends of great interest.

Learn more about the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate or visit Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Information Kit, here.

Take Your Real Estate Career to the Next Level: How I Gained a Better Understanding of Key Real Estate Concepts 

By Kimberly Malasky, Director of Communications and Marketing  - Read the article, here.

Continuing Ed Offers More Than You Think for CRE - Read the GlobeSt.com article, here.

Inside the Classroom of a Certificate Program - Read the GlobeSt.com article here.

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