Certificate in Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Finance Certificate in BostonOffered in alliance with the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), Boston University's Certificate in Real Estate Finance focuses on broad-based commercial real estate finance issues. The program provides entry-level preparation in mortgage and equity finance and the balanced education necessary for career advancement.

The Certificate in Real Estate Finance is awarded upon successful completion of eight courses (six required and two electives).

MET Course Waivers for CPE Alumni

Get a head start on a Master’s in City Planning or Urban Affairs

Students who earn a Center for Professional Education certificate in Commercial Real Estate or Real Estate Finance may apply coursework toward the Master of City Planning or Master of Urban Affairs degree programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Upon admittance to either program, a waiver of three graduate elective courses (12 credits) will be granted.

For more information on BU’s City Planning and Urban Affairs programs, or the certificate in Commercial Real Estate or Real Estate Finance, please call the Center for Professional Education at 617–353–4497.

The Real Estate Finance certificate program consists of the following courses:

Core Courses (Select 6)

Code Course Title Tuition
RE107 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis $725
RE112 Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance $725
RE113 Fundamentals of Market Analysis $725
RE116 Underwriting the Commercial Mortgage $725
RE123 Physical Evaluation of Real Estate Assets $725
RE125 Practical Legal Knowledge for the Real Estate Professional $725

Elective Courses (Select 2)

Code Course Title Tuition
RE104 Commercial Lease Analysis $725
RE106 Overview of the Real Estate Development Process $725
RE108 Advanced Investment Analysis $725
RE109 Leadership and Executive Presence $725
RE119 Capital Markets $725
RE132 Managing Multi-Family Housing $695
RE140 Fundamentals of Real Estate Transactions $725
RE142 Finance, Accounting, and Taxation of Real Estate $725
RE175 Argus Cash Flow Modeling $895
RE203 Managing Commercial Properties $695
FM101 Fundamentals of Facility Management Systems and Practices $725
FM102 Facility Planning and Design Management $725
FM103 Facility Construction and Project Management $725
FM104 Facility Operations and Maintenance Management $725
FM105 Facility Financial Management $725
FM106 Environmental Health and Safety for Facility Managers $725
FM107 Building Systems $725
FM108 Security Management for the Facility Manager $725
FM110 Sustainability Management $725
FM111 Sustainable Approaches to Energy Design $725
FM112 Renewable Sustainable Energy $725