The foundation of the real estate industry is understanding the underwriting, financing and valuation of investments. This new certificate program offers coursework that provides fundamental industry knowledge of the considerations and analysis of real estate investing that is useful to lenders as well as owners. Students benefit from Roosevelt’s industry-expert faculty who have real-world experience and success in real estate. This certificate can be completed in 2 semesters, taking 2 courses each semester.
The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment offers academic and practical knowledge to achieve success in the finance and investment sectors of the real estate industry. The courses provide fundamental real estate knowledge that is applicable to many careers within the industry. The certificate is most useful to students who have experience in commercial real estate, however, students with residential real estate experience will also benefit from the concepts, application, and analysis provided in the courses.
Students completing the certificate will be given graduate level transcript credit for all of their courses completed with at least a “B” towards the Master of Science in Real Estate degree at Roosevelt. However, a student cannot pursue the MSRE degree and also receive the certificate.
Classes are scheduled in the evenings to facilitate work and life calendars; Semester course timing allows for time to fully engage in learning.
The graduate certificate program provides focused knowledge that can be immediately utilized in the workplace; the shorter time commitment provides the opportunity to see the value of the additional insights more quickly than might occur when pursuing a degree program.
Access to industry leaders in the classroom and on the Advisory Board; Mentoring
Students enter the program ready to learn, and leave prepared to advance their careers in the real estate industry; real-world and project-focused courses that require students to analyze, conceptualize and develop solutions to real-world, built environment issues.