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.

Learner Outcomes

  • 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

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 via Blackboard


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 https://trumpexcel.com/learn-excel/ 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


Microsoft Excel Proficiency (Intermediate - Advanced)


"This is one of the most important courses I have taken so far. To learn how to analyze real cases and determine whether I or my company would have invested in them is extremely valuable. This is exactly what I was looking for when I enrolled in the program!" - Jeff Freeman
"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." - Allison Pico

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Online Fixed-Date
5:30PM to 8:35PM
Feb 21, 2023 to Mar 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
  • Blackboard/Zoom
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD credit (1 units) $450.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

Once registered, login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education Student account to review the course welcome letter to review important course details.

Zoom logon, video iconThis course will be meeting via Zoom, login information will be shared two days prior to course start date. Course materials and additional resources shared via Blackboard.

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