Real Estate Certificate

UNC Charlotte offers a graduate certificate in real estate finance and development for individuals who wish to pursue advanced study in real estate finance and real estate development. 

The Curriculum:

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate and Development requires completion of 15 semester hours (3 core and 2 elective courses) of 6000-level courses in real estate finance and development. Transfer credits are not accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development program. Students must earn a “B” or better grade in all 5 courses that make up the certificate program.

Core Requirement

  • MBAD 6152 Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • MBAD 6158 Real Estate Finance and Investment (3 credit hours)
  • MBAD 6159 Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)

Electives (2 of the following 4 courses)

  • MBAD 6160 Real Estate Capital Markets (3 credit hours)
  • MBAD 6258 Site Feasibility Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • MBAD 6259 Applied Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)
  • MBAD 7090 Study Abroad Real Estate Course (3 credit hours)

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must possess a bachelors degree. Other admission requirements include (1) basic proficiency in using spreadsheet computer software, to be demonstrated by a past project or a certificate from completion of a training course in Excel, (2) completion of MBAD 5131, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting & Financial Management, or its equivalent, and (3) completion of MBAD 5110 Foundations of Economics, or its equivalent.  A minimum of six years of business related experience is strongly preferred.

Prospective students must submit:

  • Graduate School Application for Admission form
  • One official undergraduate degree transcript
  • An essay describing the applicant’s experience and objectives in undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Program
  • Application fee

*Admissions test requirement is waived for candidates with a graduate (masters or law) degree.

Note: MBA students concentrating in Real Estate Finance and Development are ineligible to enroll in the Certificate Program.

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Participants may enroll for the first time in Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. Pre-admission interviews are recommended.