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Certificate in Real Estate

Key Program Highlights

  • Four (4) quarter-long courses (one mandatory course plus three elective courses)

  • Complete in as little as six months

  • Graduate-level courses (16 units) lead by experienced faculty in conjunction with highly-regarded industry leaders from all disciplines

  • Valuable learning and networking opportunities with practitioners and other professionals

  • Plus exclusive and complimentary access to the Center for Real Estate's business-focused events and knowledge-sharing forums, featuring highly regarded industry leaders and current topics.

Leadership Development Certificate and UCI Merage School of Business Alumni Status granted upon completion.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the real estate industry

  • Professionals interested in obtaining enhanced knowledge in a specific real estate discipline or specialization

  • Managers and leaders from all fields related to real estate planning and development

Program Cost

$25,288 (payment plan available)


New! GI Bill approval. Please follow these steps for VA benefits.

Program Location

UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Program Duration

Length: 2-4 Quarters

Holistic and contemporary
approach to real estate

Enhance your Career in the Dynamic Real Estate Industry

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in one of the most comprehensive and carefully crafted real estate programs in the country and learn practical skills and theories from world-renowned faculty at the top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine - in the heart of Southern California's vibrant Orange County, home to some of the nation’s most vibrant and dynamic real estate businesses and communities.

The coursework takes a holistic and contemporary approach to real estate, drawing from the lessons of past cycles and current trends. Participants complete a total of four quarter-long courses, in addition to a two-day program, and can complete the program in as few as nine months.

The interactive and dynamic curriculum will provide participants with insights and skills regarding key factors and investment strategies driving real estate markets, and will incorporate case studies, opportunities to work on real-life projects, and feature world-renowned faculty and distinguished guest speakers from leading organizations in the real estate community.


Key Program Components

1 Mandatory

  • Seminar in management of the Real Estate Enterprise

3 Electives (from the following options):

  • Introduction to the Real Estate Process

  • Real Estate Capital Markets

  • International Real Estate

  • The Real Estate Development Process

  • Applied Real Estate Security Analysis and Portfolio Management


How to Apply

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate / Graduate degree, plus a minimum of 2 years professional work experience with increasing responsibilities


  • Resume or CV

  • A 1-2 page document describing: 

    • Why you are interested in joining this program?

    • Why/how you would benefit from participating?

    • How other students would benefit from your participation in this program?

    • What your career aspirations are following the completion of the program?

  • Transcript from Undergrad school


Please email documents to the Leadership Development Institute with Subject line: Certificate in Real Estate Application

Individuals will be notified regarding their application within 1-2 weeks.

2023-2024 Application Dates

  • Fall classes begin week of September 25, 2023

  • Fall Application deadline September 15, 2023

  • Winter classes begin week of January 3, 2024

  • Winter application deadline December 4, 2023

  • Spring classes begin week of March 27, 2024

  • Spring application deadline February 28, 2024

Real Estate Form

Reach Out to Us Today to Setup a Personalized Conversation

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please send us a message and we will set up a conversation with one of our program specialists.

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