2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Real Estate Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus, Online

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Group gathered for the Ness School event "Known Unknowns: Macroeconomic Policy, Volatility, and Real Estate."

Program Coordinator/Contact

Brittany J. McKnight, Assistant Professor
Ness School of Management and Economics
Harding Hall 101

Program Information

The Real Estate Certificate provides students with foundational skills associated with various high-level professions in the real estate industry. The graduate certificate provides specialized knowledge to individuals who wish to become professionals in the real estate industry. 

Course Delivery Format

Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who have completed the Real Estate Certificate will be able to:

  • Use financial concepts and theories in assessing the value or real property.
  • Apply economic theories and tools to a range of real estate focused specialties.
  • Design, analyze, and evaluate management strategies using economic and management theories.

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE: Not required
TOEFL: 90-91 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 9.5
IELTS: 6.5
Duolingo: 115

Two letters of reference and a letter of intent are required.  In the letter of intent, the applicant should identify their interests in the graduate program, address how their skills - including those the applicant attained in their undergraduate program - align with our graduate program, and address any undergraduate coursework in which the applicant earned below a B.  The letter of intent should be roughly 500 to 750 words long.

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.